The highly anticipated game, The Last of Us 2, is just a month away, and Sony has announced a limited edition PS4 Pro bundle that will launch with the game. The bundle includes a PS4 Pro and a unique TLOU 2 controller design, a digital voucher for a dynamic theme, avatars, the game and other sweet treats.
The PS4 Pro console has a matte finish with a design of Ellie’s tattoo engraved and a similar design detail on the controller with TLOU 2 logo on the touchpad. This bundle will cost $499.99(CAD), while the controller is now available for pre-order separately as a standalone purchase of $74.99(CAD).
The Art Director at Naughty Dog, John Sweeney, shared some light on the inspiration behind these design choices:
When we first revealed The Last of Us Part II, we had no idea how quickly fans would embrace Ellie’s tattoo. Within a day, we started seeing real-life versions showing up on social media and fans have been sharing photos of their new tattoos with us week after week ever since.
When the opportunity arose to create a custom PS4 Pro for The Last of Us Part II, I worked with our graphic designer at the time, Angel Garcia, and we considered a few different ideas, but we kept coming back to Ellie’s tattoo. By that point, it had become a symbol of the game and for the community–much like the Firefly logo in the first game. It was the clear choice, but we wondered: what if it could be engraved? It hadn’t been done before, so we weren’t sure it was even possible, but thanks to the incredible efforts of the teams at PlayStation, we found away.
The result is something we feel is really special–a design that honours the passion of our incredible fans and that we ourselves would be proud to own.
We can’t wait for you to see it in person and for you to experience The Last of Us Part II for yourselves!
The announcement also showed off other branded accessories. The company has licensed Seagate to produce a 2TB Game Drive with a similar design element, which will cost $114.99(CAD) and can store up to 50+ games. Sony is also producing limited edition wireless headset presented in a Steel Black matte finish with contrasting crimson inner ear cups. Ellie’s fern tattoo and the games logo will cost you $119.99(CAD).
The Last of Us 2 is one of the most highly anticipated games of 2020, and it’s been a long time coming. The game has been through some delays for extra polish, and then our current situation happened. But I believe once we get our hands on this game, it’ll be worth the wait.
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