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The Last Of Us 2 Pre-Order Guide: New Release Date, Ellie Edition, Pre-Order Bonuses, And More

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It looks like we'll have to wait a little bit longer for The Last of Us Part 2. Following an initial release date announcement and new story trailer in September, Naughty Dog announced October 24 that The Last of Us Part 2 has been delayed. Initially planned for February 21, the game will now release May 29, 2020 on PS4. Game director Neil Druckmann announced the delay via Twitter and released a letter to fans explaining the reason for delay--namely, that more time is needed to polish up the game.

The latest story trailer showed protagonist Ellie on a killing spree after a terrible event involving her best friend and romantic interest, Dina--and we got our first look at a much older-looking Joel, who shows up to help her get revenge.

The 2013 game The Last of Us was critically acclaimed and one of the best titles to launch on PS3. It was impeccably crafted, with cinematic style, satisfying game mechanics, and a story that cut right to the bone. So needless to say, it's exciting to have a release date and even more footage of the game.

In a recent media event, two GameSpot staffers spent a couple of hours playing The Last of Us Part 2--you can check out their impressions and new details learned from the hands-on preview. Plus, catch up on everything we know about The Last of Us Part 2, including its story, setting, combat, and more. One major change: Naughty Dog has confirmed Part 2 will not have multiplayer, focusing instead on the single-player experience. Despite that removed mode, we know that the game will span two Blu-ray discs.

Now that we have a release date, more pre-order information has been revealed about The Last of Us Part 2, including details about its pre-order bonuses and special editions. You can check out all the details on those editions below and lock in your pre-order now.

The Last of Us Part 2 pre-order bonuses

If you pre-order The Last of Us Part 2, you'll receive two in-game items--an ammo capacity upgrade and crafting training manual--at launch. Pre-order the standard or Digital Deluxe edition on the PlayStation Store, and you'll also receive a PSN avatar featuring Ellie's tattoo.

Pre-order The Last of Us Part 2 standard Edition

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The standard edition, which costs $60, comes with just the base game and will include any pre-order bonuses.

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Pre-order The Last of Us 2 Part 2 Special Edition

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If you opt to pre-order the Special Edition of The Last of Us Part 2, you'll receive:

  • Base game and any applicable pre-order bonuses
  • Collectible steelbook
  • 48-page mini art book from Dark Horse
  • PS4 Dynamic Theme
  • 6 PSN avatars

The Special Edition will cost you $80, and you can pre-order it below.

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Pre-order The Last of Us Part 2 Digital Deluxe Edition

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Prefer to buy digitally? The Digital Deluxe Edition is similar to the Special Edition and comes with:

  • Base game and any applicable pre-order bonuses
  • Digital mini art book from Dark Horse
  • Digital soundtrack
  • 6 PSN avatars

The Digital Deluxe Edition will cost you $70, and you can pre-order it below at the PlayStation Store.

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Pre-order The Last of Us Part 2 Collector's Edition

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Of course, The Last of Us Part 2 has a Collector's Edition, which comes with some nice physical goodies.

  • Base game and any applicable pre-order bonuses
  • 12" Ellie statue
  • Life-sized replica of Ellie's bracelet
  • Collectible steelbook
  • 48-page mini art book from Dark Horse
  • Set of six enamel pins
  • Lithograph art print
  • Set of five stickers
  • PSN Dynamic Theme
  • Six PSN avatars
  • Digital soundtrack
  • Digital version of the mini art book

The Collector's Edition will cost you $170, and you can pre-order it below.

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Pre-order The Last of Us Part 2 Ellie Edition

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Finally, there's the Ellie Edition, which includes everything that comes with the Collector's Edition listed above, plus a full-sized, fully functional recreation of Ellie's backpack. You'll also receive an embroidered patch and 7" vinyl record with music from the original soundtrack.

  • Base game and any applicable pre-order bonuses
  • Full-sized recreation of Ellie's backpack
  • Embroidered path
  • 7" vinyl record with original music
  • 12" Ellie statue
  • Life-sized replica of Ellie's bracelet
  • Collectible steelbook
  • 48-page mini art book from Dark Horse
  • Set of six enamel pins
  • Lithograph art print
  • Set of five stickers
  • PSN Dynamic Theme
  • Six PSN avatars
  • Digital soundtrack
  • Digital version of the mini art book

The Ellie Edition is by far the most expensive, costing $230. That said, we expect it'll sell out quickly, as these types of editions are prone to do, so snag your copy quickly if interested.

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