As we all wait with bated breath to find out when Naughty Dog will announce a remaster for the just revealed remaster The Last of Us Part IIIn the meantime, we’ll settle for other new features in this first rework of the 2020 horror sequel: three “lost levels” are to be added to the game, and one of them is simply titled “Sewers.”
News from The Last of Us Part II Remastered first leak last week on November 17, quickly followed by an official announcement from Sony and Naughty Dog, containing information on a new roguelite mode called No Return, and a lot of sniffle and confusion as to why such a recent game was already receiving a remake.
Today, more information has emerged in the form of the game PlayStation Store listing, where the nature of the previously mentioned lost levels becomes clearer. As GamesRadar reports Internet sleuths think they’ve already figured out what two of these three levels would be: one called Boar Hunt could well be Ellie tracking down the boar she writes about in her diary in the original version of the game. Another called Jackson Party will take place very likely in the town of Jackson, given that the trailer gave us a glimpse of Ellie moping around in the streets. However, the store’s listing also mentions a third that apparently wasn’t discussed in the images: sewers.
Generally, a sewer level in a game is something to be frowned upon. This usually means drab, damp hallways, and that’s overkill. But in TLOU2? It freaks people out.
“Putting this right after the first encounter with a stalker and right before the first encounter with a scar is so fucked up lol,” said Terrible-Art on the The last of us subreddit.
However, it’s important to note that this won’t feel like a director of the game, with these missing levels adding to the flow. Instead, from what I understand, these will be “early development versions” of levels that were obviously removed from the game before reaching their final state. You’ll play them from the main menu as a curiosity, a chance to see what almost happened. As another Reddit user chrchcmp points out: “I definitely understand why they removed it. This whole section is so intense. Right after the scars, you’re in the hospital, and it’s just loooooot.
Add them to a ‘Guitar Free Play’, the rogue-ish No Return and an improved game to be advanced on PS5, and this is clearly going to tempt many players, no matter how ‘too soon’ it may seem. . Everything will be released on January 19 next year.