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The Last of Us Day 2020 Preview: Celebrate with New Posters, Collectibles, and More

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The Last of Us Day 2020 Preview: Celebrate with New Posters, Collectibles, and More

Plus, download The Last of Us Part II Themes for free at PlayStation Store until Monday.

Hey everyone! It’s been a few months since we launched The Last of Us Part II in June, but we’ve been keeping busy. In August, we launched our free Grounded Update*, which added new features like Permadeath Mode, Grounded Difficulty, and other bonuses to the game. We’ve also been hard at work on preparations for The Last of Us Day, our annual community celebration, which kicks off tomorrow September 26. We have a lot of exciting content lined up, which you’ll be able to find on TheLastofUs.com/TLOUDay tomorrow starting at 9:00am PT / 6:00pm CET, but we wanted to give you a little preview in the meantime. Let’s get right to it!

The Last of Us Part II Original Soundtrack 2XLP Vinyl + Limited Edition Posters

We love our good friends at Mondo and the incredible artists they collaborate with. We’ve created some special things together for The Last of Us Day in the past, and this year, we wanted to go even bigger. Tomorrow, Mondo will be debuting a special vinyl release of The Last of Us Part II Original Soundtrack by Gustavo Santaolalla and Mac Quayle and debuting not one, but two new screenprinted posters.

Renowned illustrator Tula Lotay designed the stunning album art for this special 2XLP release, as well as two beautiful new The Last of Us Part II-inspired posters. All will be revealed and available for pre-order tomorrow starting at 9:00am PT/12:00pm ET/6:00pm CET. 

The vinyl will be available while supplies last, but the posters will be timed editions with pre-orders that end on 9:59pm PT on Wednesday, September 30 (1:59am ET / 9:00am CET Thursday, October 1). In other words, after pre-orders close, they’re gone and won’t be printed again. Keep your eyes on MondoShop.com for more information and don’t miss out!

Announcing The Last of Us Board Game

Tabletop gamers, rejoice! The Last of Us Board Game is coming. We’re excited to announce our new partnership with the talented team at CMON, makers of Bloodborne: The Board Game and God of War: The Card Game, to develop a brand new board game for The Last of Us. Our love of games–digital, card, board, or otherwise–knows no bounds, and we couldn’t be more excited to be bringing the characters and world of The Last of Us to a tabletop format. Development is already underway, and we can’t wait to share more info with you when the time is right. For more info, be sure to check out the full announcement over on CMON.com.

The Last of Us Part II Abby Cosplay Guide

Each week on our social media channels, we spotlight the meticulously crafted costumes, props, and makeup created by The Last of Us cosplay community. We’re continually in awe of the level of thought and care that goes into representing our characters, which is why, last year, we wanted to share our support by releasing an official cosplay guide for Ellie. The response was incredible, and we’re proud to follow it up with an official cosplay guide for Abby.

This downloadable PDF features high-resolution renders of every facet of Abby’s design, including detailed shots of her clothing, weapons, equipment, and hair style. You can also find information about materials, color reference, and more. 

We’ve already received some incredible Abby cosplay submissions in the months since launch, so we can’t wait to see what you can do with this additional reference. Be sure to share your cosplay and other creations with us via naughtydog.com/ugc.

New The Last of Us and The Last of Us Part II Premium Statues

For all of the collectors out there, we have new The Last of Us statues to add to your display cases!

First up, we’ve collaborated once again with Gaming Heads — makers of the Clicker statue we revealed for The Last of Us Day 2015 — to produce a new 16” Ellie statue from The Last of Us Part II that is available in three unique editions. In the base version, Ellie stands at the ready with her machete, while the Stealth Edition adds interchangeable arms and a head piece that allow you to alter Ellie’s expression and swap out her machete for a bow. A special Hunter Version offers everything in the Stealth Edition, but features a special paint finish. All three can be pre-ordered starting today and more info can be found via GamingHeads.com.

Next, for the fans that have been with us from the beginning, we have a brand new modular statue from Mamegyorai Collectibles. Sculpted and painted by Masato Ohata, these two individual statues of Ellie and Joel stand at 1/9th scale and can be displayed individually or adjoined to form a unified scene. The set is available for pre-order via Mamegyorai’s website and will ship in March of next year.

Free New The Last of Us Part II PS4 System Theme

As we thought about introducing players to the experience of The Last of Us Part II, we wanted the main menu to symbolize the journey you were about to take and, once finished, the one you’ve taken. For The Last of Us Day, we wanted to take that final parting image of the boat washed ashore with the waves gently rolling onto the beach and make it into a dynamic system theme, so that you can enjoy it anytime you load up your PS4 system — and we’re making it available to everyone for free. Get it now at PlayStation Store.

To top it off, we’re also making all of our existing The Last of Us Part II themes and avatars free on PlayStation Store from now until Monday, September 28 at 11:59pm PT. Don’t miss out.

Save on The Last of Us Remastered, Left Behind, and on The Last of Us merch

Oh, we’re not done! Rounding out our celebrations for The Last of Us Day, PlayStation Gear Store is introducing new items to their The Last of Us collection, including the Joel Funko Pop! (while supplies last) and a brand new t-shirt and mug available tomorrow. There will also be a limited number of the special edition The Last of Us Part II Taylor 314ce and GS Mini guitars back on the store for The Last of Us Day — for one day only — so if you missed an opportunity to grab one in July, you’ve got another shot. 

Existing The Last of Us merch not added for The Last of Us Day will be discounted up to 40% on PlayStation Gear Store and PlayStation Store will be hosting a The Last of Us Day Sale with a 50% discount on The Last of Us Remastered, The Last of Us: Left Behind, and select The Last of Us Remastered Factions Bundles all weekend.

The Last of Us Day PlayStation Gear Store and PlayStation Store sales start today and end on Monday, September 28 at 11:59pm PT!

The Last of Us Part II Photo Mode Contest

With every Photo Mode post we receive on social media, we get to see our own game through a new lens — yours. The way you’ve been able to capture the characters, landscapes, and emotions of The Last of Us Part II in Photo Mode is so inspiring and for The Last of Us Day, we wanted to share our appreciation. That’s why, we’ll be kicking off a brand new The Last of Us Part II Photo Mode Contest for the month of October. Each week, we’ll select winners that will receive a coveted Ellie Edition and runners up that will earn a The Last of Us Part II Limited Edition DualShock 4.

To enter, all you have to do is capture your masterpiece in The Last of Us Part II’s Photo Mode and share it with us via NaughtyDog.com/ugc and include your name, address, and date of birth between Thursday, October 1 12:01am PT and Thursday, October 29 11:59pm PT. We’ll be selecting one winner a week every Friday starting on October 9 until Friday, October 30 and featuring the winners on Naughty Dog’s social media channels. The contest is open to fans who are 18 years or older and legal residents of the United States (excluding Arizona) and Canada (excluding Quebec). Void in Puerto Rico, all U.S. territories and possessions and overseas military installations and where prohibited or restricted by law. For full T&Cs, visit naughtydog.com/TLOUDayContest.

We can’t wait to see what you create!


We’ve covered a lot here, but we have a few other things up our sleeves for tomorrow’s The Last of Us Day festivities. Be sure to check TheLastofUs.com/TLOUDay and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to get all the latest updates.

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41 Comments

  • I hope to hear some fractions multiplayer soon

  • Free update for PS5
    4K (3840×2160)
    60fps
    No loading

  • The theme is cool but one with the beach at the end of the game would have been awesome

  • Its very evident that there will be no way to add significant enhancements to PS4 games if they are running on a PS5, through a patch. If this were the case, you would have announced it here in this blog post and given us very specific details. Please confirm if such a post is coming later or before PS5’s launch.

    Which is a shame because it will only be specific re-releases of games on PS5 where we can see things such as ray tracing and higher programmed in resolutions and framerates. And re-releases will take too much time and effort and waste time that should be on development of next gen games.

    • And why is so hard to get a reply from anybody on this blog? You don’t even have the excuse that there are multiple region blogs anymore, THIS IS IT, this post you did is THE place to reply to a question about The Last of Us Part II right now, a reply to a person with a PlayStation and logged in with a PlayStation Network account.

      Really putting that “Senior Communications Manager” title to great use there. Somebody give this man a raise.

    • the gimmie gimmie attitudes anymore.

  • It’s shame that a lot of these celebrations are geared towards the US fanbase.
    You hold a competition that’s only open to US/Can residents.

    This blog is a global blog now (big mistake) but you only include a link to the PSN US store.

    The EU/UK territories don’t have a PlayStation Gear store and most of the merchandise can only be imported from the US (including those rather expensive statues).

    Anyway thanks for the theme.

  • No one wants any of this garbage. Just give us Factions and take your useless vinyl soundtrack and imposable statues somewhere else.

  • Can we please get a Bruce Straley remake of Last of Us 2? Just remove the Part 2 and announce Part 2 as non-canon.

  • Couldn’t care less about this franchise anymore. So thanks, but no thanks.

    • Imagine exerting the effort to navigate to a blog and then compose a comment to then imply that you didn’t care. You come off as an idiot for it either way.

    • @Rehjul Oh wow, someone clicked a headline and spent 5 seconds typing a comment? That’s unbelievable, I can’t imagine such a thing… Think of all the work involved! I can’t believe someone would expend that many calories! I can’t even fathom the amount of energy needed for that… And you’re totally a very smart person, not an idiot! In fact, you just may be the greatest genius of our times. Not an idiot, no no no, not at all.

  • Why isn’t Arizona included in the photo contest?

  • I’d love those statues but they’re still expensive for me to afford right now. Was really hoping for some news regarding factions or a PS5 update for the game. Maybe tomorrow.

    • Naughty Dog’s entire attitude towards the fans have been insulting and hypocrital in this game cycle. And no, I am not talking about the story or the game itself. I loved the game and the story.

      Any criticism small or big has been met with “you know nothing, we have been doing this job for years” attitude. It has been easy for Naughty Dog to label people as “brainless” when they didn’t like the Abby character but when it comes to their pockets, they play it safe and give us the EXACT same Ellie statue again. There are 5 variants of this statue on the market. DH 8″, DH 12″, GH 16″ Standard, GH 16″ survival, GH 16″ hunter. TLOU II has more characters than the entire Uncharted series combined. So many opportunities for a different, brilliant statue.. This gives us only one message: “we don’t need to put any work into this because collectors are stupid and they will buy the same thing 5 times”, which seems to be supported by the fact that TLOU logo has been put on anything that can be sold and marketed, related to the game or not. We connect with the game and the characters, not the logo….

      I have purchased every single TLOU statue that has been released so far and bought hundreds of other TLOU items but it seems like my TLOU journey will end here. This is a straight, soulless cash grab

  • ABBY SUCKS!!! RUINED THE GAME FOR ME. Who ever thought it was a good idea to make us play Abby should be fired!!!

  • Lazy writing, horrible controls, and broken stealth. Part II killed my love of the franchise.

  • Hope we get a Factions reveal tomorrow and more info on the HBO show.

  • The last of us and Uncharted 4 are the best two games ever created. Unfortunately We will never see such good games in the future. But I hope at least there are some patches so we can play these two games on ps5with a higher frame rate.

  • Thank you Naughty Dog for providing us the the most epic characters and story telling of our time!

  • Love both of the last of us 1 and 2 good job naughty dog I would be 🤩🤩🤩🤩 if you made a 3rd one it’s OK if you can’t but it would be amazing!!! Keep up the good work!!!

  • I was literally on the page for the record when it went live, w/ my card ready. And it sells out in less than a minute?? Ngl, I’m pretty upset.

    • UPDATE — I managed to snag one!! It was sold out of the plain black ones, but I refreshed a few times and now I’ve got a pre-order on a colorful one!! Lol, so forget my last post… ouch XD XD

  • Thank you best game the last of us❤❤❤❤

  • Nice Theme But Poor Game 💔

  • Damn so really no Factions 2. Sad day indeed.

  • I used store.us.playstation.com to “purchase” all the avatar as and themes as it is much easier to purchase multiple items at once on the pc.

    The avatar worked fine and were immediately available. However, the themes showed up with gray padlock icons on my list of themes in the settings menu. When I pressed “x” on one of the themes, I received a message that said it needed to be downloaded from the store. I went to the PS4 storefront and downloaded each one individually. However, I’m still getting the same error message when I try to use any of the themes.

    Anyone else having this issue? I took screenshots that I can provide to Sony support if nessasary.

    • I had that issue. I went and tried to get the beach theme and the Ellie forest theme. The beach one worked swell, but the Ellie forest one was locked. I just waited turned my PlayStation off, checked back on it, and it became available for me to use!! I hope your situation gets figured out!!

  • Abby cosplay guide and no guide for anyone else lol, stop forcing her on us, we don’t like her, she’s just a bad joel clone

  • Never mind. By the next day the issue had resolved itself. The padlocks were gone and at least one of the themes was usable. I assume they all are now.

  • The Last Of Us Part 2 can go run and jump for all I care.

    I can’t believe the Game Awards have nominated this game under best story nominations😵🤦‍♂️ Absolute joke.

    Hopefully HBO will scrap the story of Part 2 in the TV series, and make it there own.

    • You know how “game awards” work, right?

      You’ll be “shocked” to know it’s not actually down to anything actually being of any merit. More who pays enough “incentives” so their company can put “best game in the wurld” on their covers.

      But don’t worry. If Sony doesn’t “win” they’ll probably give themselves another “award”. Still amusing how endless games with mediocre/tired GAME PLAY can ever be in a GAMES award (it’s like best film going to a film with no moving pictures). 😂

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