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The Last of Us Part II Special Editions Reveal the Game Will Launch With Two Discs

It’s been a big day for The Last of Us Part II, thanks to a brand-new trailer and release date announcement. Following the emergence of such information, more details about the Naughty Dog adventure surfaced. Much like the franchise’s first entry, the sequel will launch with multiple editions. Particularly of interest, however, isn’t merely a nice statue or gorgeous steel book. Instead, many are shifting their focus to the game’s size. According to the “Features” section of a Best Buy product listing, The Last of Us Part II will launch with two discs, similar to Red Dead Redemption 2 before it. As such, fans should expect a pretty hefty download size, probably something around the 100GB mark, give or take.

On Twitter, Wario64 shared the news in the following post:

If this proves true, and it certainly seems to be the case, the game will be massive. Should things work in a fashion similar to Red Dead 2, one disc will likely be used to copy information onto the PS4. Meanwhile, players will insert the second disc in the console for playing.

Naughty Dog’s upcoming title will release with three special editions, in addition to the standard version. The Ellie Edition counts as the most expensive of the bunch, costing $230. It comes with the following:

  • A Steel Book Including the Full Game
  • 12-inch Ellie Statue
  • 48-Page Mini Art Book from Dark Horse
  • Ellie’s Backpack
  • Ellie’s Bracelet
  • Logo Patch
  • Lithograph Art Print and Thank You Letter
  • 7-inch Vinyl Record
  • Set of 5 Stickers
  • Set of 6 Enamel Pins
  • PS4 Dynamic Theme (Digital)
  • Set of 6 PSN Avatars (Digital)
  • Digital Soundtrack
  • Digital Mini Art Book

The Collector’s Edition is cheaper, priced at $170. Packaged within it is everything in the Ellie Edition, minus Ellie’s Backpack, Logo Patch, and 7-inch Vinyl Record. Finally, the Special Edition, which costs $80, only includes the steel book and art book as special items. The latter’s digital extras only feature the PS4 Dynamic Theme and 6 PSN Avatars.

The Last of Us Part II will come to the PlayStation 4 early next year on February 21, 2019.

[Source: Best Buy via Wario64 on Twitter]