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The Last of Us Part 2 release date leak: Special and Collector’s edition

Published: 21/Sep/2019 12:54 Updated: 24/Sep/2019 21:15

by Calum Patterson

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A release date for The Last of Us Part II appears to have leaked online, after a German retailer, Softridge, stated the shipping date on their website.

Update – September 24 – 2:00 PM

The release date for The Last of Us Part 2 was announced during a September 24 State of Play Event as February 21, 2020 proving the previous leak incorrect by one week.

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The release date for The Last of Us 2 is February 28, 2020, according to the German retailer’s site.

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The game was set to be unveiled properly during PlayStation’s State of Play event on September 24, where it is expected the release date will be officially confirmed.

The release date is shown as February 28, 2020.

Some have suggested that the release date could simply be a placeholder used by the site, but a February launch has been rumored for months, and this date would line-up with an optimal release window on a Friday.

2020 is also a leap year, meaning there is a February 29.

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The Last of Us Part 2 collectors edition

Alongside the leaked release date was images of the collector’s edition, also shown on the Softridge website

However, the bottom states that the “packshot is not final” meaning there could be different artwork for the final product.

A collector’s edition was also leaked on the retailer’s site.

This box art also appears on the standard edition of the game, as shown by @Nibellion on Twitter. Although not explicitly stated, this may not be the final design.

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Update, September 21, 10:50 AM EST: Nibellion has now revealed that this release date actually appeared on the Softridge site over a month ago, but still expects the February release to be accurate.

There is also a special edition, which feature’s more unique boxart, in what appears to be a white case, but there is another disclaimer stating that the “packshot” is not final.

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The State of Play livestream airs on Tuesday, September 24, at 1pm PT / 4pm EST / 9pm BST, and Sony has confirmed that the 20-minute broadcast will feature The Last of Us Part II.

Naughty Dog tweeted a teaser for the stream on September 20.

The Last of Us Part 2 is the sequel to the 2013 critically-acclaimed original and has presumably been in development since.

A gameplay trailer was released at E3 2018, giving fans a taste of what to expect, but with Sony not attending E3 in 2019, there hasn’t been much news about the game.

Voice actors for the game have been drumming up hype by giving away little tidbits in press conferences and interviews, keeping fans on their toes.

Last updated: Saturday, September 21, 10:50 AM EST

Smash

Iconic Smash Bros Hyrule Temple stage recreated in Tony Hawk Pro Skater

Published: 7/Oct/2020 17:21

by Michael Gwilliam

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Super Smash Bros Melee introduced many playable fan-favorite stages such as Final Destination and Battlefield, though none may be more infamous than Hyrule Temple. Now, a fan has recreated the Zelda stage within Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2.

Hyrule Temple is an absolute blast to play in a casual setting as it’s one of the largest stages in the game and has five sections for players to battle in – three on the upper area, and two on the lower.

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Due to the stage’s layout and Smash’s casual scene consisting of items and multi-player brawls, it’s really the perfect battleground for chaos to ensue.

As it turns out, Hyrule Temple isn’t just a good Zelda-inspired Smash stage. It also makes for a pretty unique map in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater.

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Link on Hyrule Temple
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Hyrule Temple has appeared in other Smash games since Melee.

Redditor Skramblez took to the popular site to share their recreation with the world. In a post titled “I recreated Hyrule Temple in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2,” the gamer showed off the map in a video accompanied by Zelda music.

As you can see in the video, the stage’s sections are split into their own variants of a skate park. Some of the smaller paths are replaced by rails for skaters to grind on, and there’s plenty of gaps to clear.

The edges of the stage are replaced with ramps, so you shouldn’t be flying off the stage like you’ve still taken a Ganondorf F-Smash at a high percentage.

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As a nice touch, and sticking with the Zelda lore, Skramblez even made the character look a bit like Link – at least the most Link-like the skateboarding game could allow for.

Instead of a green tunic, the player has a green hoodie. Instead of the green cap, it’s a beanie. However, the character does have long blonde hair, just like the Hero of Time.

Triforce in Tony Hawk Pro Skater
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Don’t miss the Triforce hidden in the map.

According to Skramblez, it took fifteen hours to make the map. “The park editor’s not the most intuitive, but you can do a lot once you get used to it,” they explained.

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If you want to try it out for yourself, just search “Hyrule Temple” in custom parks on Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 on PC.