The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered will be released in January 2024 for PS5 and comes with a handful of visual enhancements and new game modes for players to enjoy. The game will offer a $10 upgrade for those who own the original PS4 version making it quite a steal considering the new roguelike mode No Return is part of the package.
While details are a little scarce on what the mode includes, according to Naughty Dog, the No Return mode in The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered will see players take on increasingly more difficult levels as they fight Clickers, and human enemies and use everything at their disposal to survive.
Given that No Return is a roguelike mode, players will likely be able to level up throughout the campaign and go into each level slightly stronger than before. Naughty Dog also wants the mode to be highly replayable as roguelikes go.
According to a former Naughty Dog QA tester, the mode will include at least 12 levels to play through. Spotted by Joanastic on X, this former QA tester detailed some of the content in the game and mentioned they worked on “12 different No Return roguelike levels in The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered“. The details were found on their LinkedIn profile.
- Created, implemented, and tested Al dialogue regions in-engine across 12 different No Return roguelike level layouts in The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered.
- Created, modified and tested render regions in-engine by adjusting lighting levels to fit visual filter aesthetics throughout 135 tasks in The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered story mode.
- Tested and modified extraneous audio regions, and adjusted PAT tags on surfaces and objects throughout 12 different No Return roguelike levels in The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered.
Of course, the No Return mode might include more than 12 levels but the tester only mentioned 12. So let us say it includes “at least” 12 levels at the moment.
By the sound of things, the No Return mode is going to be quite a selling point for The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered. I personally can’t wait to see how it works.