The Last Of Us Part 2 Pre-Order Guide: New Release Date, Bonuses, And Special Editions

No many games carry as high expectations as The Last of Us Part 2. It’s easily one of our most anticipated games of 2020, and we finally have a new release date following the announcement earlier this month that The Last of Us Part 2 had been delayed indefinitely. Once planned to release May 29, The Last of Us Part 2 will now release on June 19 for PS4. Logistical issues and the ability to ensure a simultaneous global launch were reasons for the delay, said developer Naughty Dog in a tweet on April 2. The new June date is possible due to “an ease in the global distribution environment,” according to a PlayStation blog post.

If you had digitally pre-ordered The Last of Us Part 2 before April 2, you should have received an automatic refund–people were notified via email. That means you’ll need to pre-order your copy again to ensure you get the pre-order bonuses and have the game ready to go on June 19.

Naughty Dog is known for its tight set-pieces, incredible character-building, and powerful storytelling, and we can’t wait to see how the developer builds on Ellie’s story. The latest story trailer showed protagonist Ellie on a killing spree after a terrible event involving her best friend and romantic interest, Dina–and we got our first look at a much older-looking Joel, who shows up to help her get revenge.

In a recent media event, two GameSpot staffers spent a couple of hours playing The Last of Us Part 2–you can check out their impressions and new details learned from the hands-on preview. Plus, catch up on everything we know about The Last of Us Part 2, including its story, setting, combat, and more. One major change: Naughty Dog has confirmed Part 2 will not have multiplayer, focusing instead on the single-player experience. Despite that removed mode, we know that the game will span two Blu-ray discs.

We know plenty of details about The Last of Us 2’s pre-order bonuses and special editions. From the Ellie Edition to the Collector’s Edition and new Ellie statues, here’s what you should know about pre-ordering The Last of Us Part 2, including the best places to buy it.

  • The Last of Us Part 2 pre-order bonuses
  • Pre-order The Last of Us Part 2 standard Edition
  • Pre-order The Last of Us 2 Part 2 Special Edition
  • Pre-order The Last of Us Part 2 Digital Deluxe Edition
  • Pre-order The Last of Us Part 2 Collector’s Edition
  • Pre-order The Last of Us Part 2 Ellie Edition
  • Pre-order The Art of The Last of Us Part 2

The Last of Us Part 2 pre-order bonuses

If you pre-order The Last of Us Part 2, you’ll receive two in-game items–an ammo capacity upgrade and crafting training manual–at launch. Pre-order the standard or Digital Deluxe edition on the PlayStation Store, and you’ll also receive a PSN avatar featuring Ellie’s tattoo.

Pre-order The Last of Us Part 2 standard Edition

The standard edition, which costs $60, comes with just the base game and will include any pre-order bonuses.

Pre-order The Last of Us 2 Part 2 Special Edition

If you opt to pre-order the Special Edition of The Last of Us Part 2, you’ll receive:

  • Base game and any applicable pre-order bonuses
  • Collectible steelbook
  • 48-page mini art book from Dark Horse
  • PS4 Dynamic Theme
  • 6 PSN avatars

The Special Edition will cost you $80, and you can pre-order it below. It’s currently unavailable at Amazon and GameStop, but might come back in stock closer to launch. It’s still available at Best Buy.

Pre-order The Last of Us Part 2 Digital Deluxe Edition

Prefer to buy digitally? The Digital Deluxe Edition is similar to the Special Edition and comes with:

  • Base game and any applicable pre-order bonuses
  • Digital mini art book from Dark Horse
  • Digital soundtrack
  • 6 PSN avatars

The Digital Deluxe Edition will cost you $70.

Pre-order The Last of Us Part 2 Collector’s Edition

Of course, The Last of Us Part 2 has a Collector’s Edition, which comes with some nice physical goodies.

  • Base game and any applicable pre-order bonuses
  • 12″ Ellie statue
  • Life-sized replica of Ellie’s bracelet
  • Collectible steelbook
  • 48-page mini art book from Dark Horse
  • Set of six enamel pins
  • Lithograph art print
  • Set of five stickers
  • PSN Dynamic Theme
  • Six PSN avatars
  • Digital soundtrack
  • Digital version of the mini art book

The Collector’s Edition will cost you $170–unfortunately, it’s currently sold out everywhere, but we expect it’ll be restocked before June, so keep checking back and follow GameSpot for updates.

Pre-order The Last of Us Part 2 Ellie Edition

Finally, there’s the Ellie Edition, which has been incredibly popular among The Last of Us fans. Available for $230, the Ellie Edition includes everything that comes with the Collector’s Edition listed above, plus a full-sized, fully functional recreation of Ellie’s backpack. You’ll also receive an embroidered patch and 7″ vinyl record with music from the original soundtrack.

The Ellie Edition sold out quickly when it was first announced, restocked temporarily on February 13, and has since sold out again. This edition is extremely limited, so we’re not sure whether it’ll be restocked again before the game’s release. Some retailers will let you sign up for notifications to let you know when the Ellie Edition gets restocked, so that’s worth doing if you really want to own this edition.

  • Base game and any applicable pre-order bonuses
  • Full-sized recreation of Ellie’s backpack
  • Embroidered patch
  • 7″ vinyl record with original music
  • 12″ Ellie statue
  • Life-sized replica of Ellie’s bracelet
  • Collectible steelbook
  • 48-page mini art book from Dark Horse
  • Set of six enamel pins
  • Lithograph art print
  • Set of five stickers
  • PSN Dynamic Theme
  • Six PSN avatars
  • Digital soundtrack
  • Digital version of the mini art book

Pre-order The Art of The Last of Us Part 2

Naughty Dog has partnered with Dark Horse to publish The Art of The Last of Us Part II, a hardcover volume featuring original art and creator commentary. A pricey Deluxe Edition is available and includes an exclusive cover, slipcase, and gallery-quality lithograph.

Standard Edition – $28

Deluxe Edition — $81

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