The Last of Us

How to play The Last of Us Part 2 early – demo date, Ellie Edition, more

by Kamil Malinowski
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Naughty Dog have revealed a bunch of new The Last of Us Part 2 content for the run-up to the game's release, including an Ellie special edition and how fans can get hands-on before launch. 

There's absolutely no doubt that the next installment of the video game franchise is one of the most highly anticipated in 2020, with developers working towards a May 29 release date.

While fans had to wait a long time for launch details to be made available, not to mention a delay that saw the launch window pushed back a few months, more information has been revealed, and it’s looking amazing.

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The Last of Us Part 2 is just a few months away, but some fans will be able to try it early.

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How to play The Last of Us Part 2 early

Fans of the game will be able to try an exclusive hands-on demo at PAX East 2020. The game returns to its iconic starting point of Boston, where not only the in-game story began, but also the first-ever demo was unveiled back in 2013.

PAX East attendees will have a chance to play the newest version of the game from February 27 – March 1, when an hour of content will be available for anyone visiting the Naughty Dog booth.

However, the American company has highlighted that there is limited space. So if you want to ensure you get a chance to try out TLOU 2 early, you should book a spot through Experience PlayStation mobile app.

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The Last of us Part 2 is one of the most anticipated games of 2020.

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How to get The Last of Us 2 Ellie Edition

The fan-favorite ‘Ellie Edition’ of The Last of Us Part 2 quickly sold out in September and many have been asking Naughty Dog for a chance to purchase the special edition of the game.

It will finally become available again on February 13 at 6:00 AM PST (09:00 AM EST / 02:00 PM GMT) at Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop, Walmart.com, Target, and EB Games at a whopping $229.99.

Of course, this will be well worth the price for many fans as it features a replica of Ellie’s backpack, an Ellie figurine, special soundtracks, art, pins, and more collectible goodies.

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The special Ellie Edition of The Last of Us Part 2 will contain a whole bunch of goodies.

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How to get a free The Last of Us 2 PS4 Dynamic theme

Last but not least, Naughty Dog have decided to give everyone a little The Last of Us gift – a free dynamic theme.

To unlock the theme all you need to do is redeem a code in the PlayStation Store.

Americas: 4FMP-BBNM-J5L3

Europe/AU/NZ/Russia/Middle East/Africa/India: 9DEK-PKNG-N445

Rest of the World: More details are available via each country’s PlayStation social channels.

There’s more to come ahead of the release of The Last of Us Part 2 on May 29, so any fan of the game should keep their eyes peeled for exciting content.