A couple of days ago, the developer of critically acclaimed series The Last of Us announced that it would be renaming its yearly celebration of the community. The annual commemoration takes place on September 26 and was previously called Outbreak Day. Due to the pandemic, Naughty Dog changed the title to The Last of Us Day this year.
In honor of The Last of Us Day, the Santa Monica-based video game maker has announced a bunch of new collectables, memorabilia and more. First off, a 2xLP vinyl version of The Last of Us Part II's original soundtrack has been announced, coupled with some limited edition posters. Pre-orders start tomorrow and close September 30, after which the exclusive posters will go out of print.
Naughty Dog has also announced a tabletop game called The Last of Us Board Game, created in collaboration with CMON. The board game is still under development and no further information is available at the moment, apart from its existence.
Collectable figurines of characters from The Last of Us and The Last of Us II have also been announced. This includes limited-edition statues of Ellie striking different poses and scale figures of Ellie and Joel which may be bought in pairs or individually. Pre-orders are open, with more information available on Naughty Dog's blog.
Following an overwhelming response from fans on the Ellie cosplay guide, an official cosplay guide for Abby from The Last of Us Part II has also been published. A high-res pdf version of the guide can be downloaded from the game's official website free of charge. As part of the festivities of The Last of Us Day, a dynamic beach theme featuring The Last of Us II for the PS4 has also been revealed and is available for free on the PS Store. Until September 28, all other The Last of Us Part II themes and avatars will also be free.
To celebrate The Last of Us day, PlayStation Gear Store will also roll out new merchandise for the franchise such as shirts, mugs and the Joel Funko Pop. Meanwhile, previously existing The Last of Us items on the Gear Store will be discounted by 40%. The PlayStation Store will also participate in the festivities, offering half-off discounts for The Last of Us Remastered, The Last of Us: Left Behind, and some The Last of Us Remastered Factions Bundles. Both sales will end on September 28 at 11:29 PM PST.
Lastly, Naughty Dog has also launched a competition called The Last of Us Part II Photo Mode Contest which will take place on its social media. Qualifying winners stand to win Ellie Edition DualShock 4 controllers while runners up will receive The Last of Us Part II Limited Edition DS4 controllers.
Further information such as pre-order details or terms and conditions about the photo mode competition can be found on Naughty Dog's blog.