It’s been a big week for The Last of Us news: The Last of Us Part 2 got a release date and a new trailer, and we also learned Joel is returning in the sequel (although Ellie is the focus this time around). To top it all off, developer Naughty Dog has announced some free stuff, new merchandise, and a PlayStation Store sale to get fans even more excited about Part 2.
Notably, there’s a new limited-edition, polyresin Ellie statue that you can pre-order directly from Dark Horse Comics. The Ellie statue is 12 inches tall and was designed by Naughty Dog character artists. It features Ellie poised with her bow and arrow and comes with a round terrain base and certificate of authenticity. Listed at $180, the statue is currently sold out at Dark Horse but will hopefully come back into stock for anyone hoping to snag it for themselves. It’s expected to start shipping between May and August of next year.
Dark Horse is also publishing a new art book, The Art of The Last of Us Part 2, which, similar to the compendium they made for the first game, includes hundreds of pieces of original concept art, character designs, and more from the game. It’ll be available to pre-order starting Monday, September 30, and will release March 3, 2020. If you never picked up the official art book for the first game, it’s currently on sale for $19.95 at Amazon, although it’s temporarily out of stock, which means you can still place your order but shipping will be delayed.
There are also deals and freebies to be had, including a new dynamic PS4 theme for The Last of Us Part 2 that you can download for free right now. The “Grunge” theme features Ellie in different situations and has a grainy, black-and-white filter to it. All other The Last of Us Part 2 avatars and themes are half off on PSN right now.
Finally, the PlayStation Gear Store has new merch for The Last of Us Part 2 available now to purchase, including Joel and Ellie graphic T-shirts and a logo hat. Use promo code OUTBREAK to get 20% off all The Last of Us items in the store. And if you’re a PS Plus member, don’t forget you can snag The Last of Us Remastered (and MLB The Show 19) for free starting October 1.
The Last of Us Part 2 is available to pre-order now–be sure to check out our pre-order guide for all the details on its pre-order bonuses, special editions, and more.
Source: Game Spot Mashup