The Last of Us 2 Part Outbreak Day Brings New Merch, Free Themes, and More

Naughty Dog is celebrating Outbreak Day, the fictional day that caused the events of The Last of Us to spawn and by doing so, have announced some pretty awesome merch, freebies, and more!

Scott Lowe Senior Communications Manager at Naughty Dog took to the Playstation Blog to detail all the cool new festivities for Outbreak Day, and if you’re a fan of the franchise, there will be a ton of cool stuff for you to get. There’s some free PS4 system themes, signed posters from the developers, and a bunch more!

Check out a detailed look at some of the new The Last of Us Part 2 merch, some free PS4 system themes, and plenty more cool items such as posters, statues, and more down below!

Free PS4 System Theme and PlayStation Store Sale

What’s better than a new PS4 system theme for Outbreak Day? A free one! In keeping up with tradition, we’ve released our new The Last of Us Part II Grunge Theme, featuring animated effects, new art, and music from The Last of Us Part II, and it’s available now at PlayStation Store for free. As an added bonus, all existing The Last of Us Part II PS4 system themes and avatars are 50% off from now until next Tuesday, October 1.

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The Last of Us Part II Ellie Cosplay Guide

Since announcing The Last of Us Part II nearly three years ago, we have been floored by the enthusiasm we’ve seen from the cosplay community. Week after week, fans from all over the world have shared photos of their meticulously crafted Ellie cosplay.

As a small token of our appreciation and to help aspiring cosplayers, we’ve created an extensive cosplay guide that features high-resolution renders and insights about every aspect of Ellie’s character design — from her distinctive frayed work shirt to the style of her hair. It’s available to download now via TheLastofUs.com/OutbreakDay. Be sure to share your cosplay, fan art, and other creations with us at NaughtyDog.com/ugc.

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New The Last of Us Part II Gear

Of course, it wouldn’t be Outbreak Day without new The Last of Us merch! PlayStation Gear Store has just launched a new collection of The Last of Us Part II items, including awesome new Ellie and Joel graphic tees, and a black-on-black The Last of Us Part II logo hat. The lineup also includes a new The Last of Us Part II logo tee and a Firefly logo hat.

Best of all, all of the items introduced for Outbreak Day, as well as all existing The Last of Us and The Last of Us Part II products at PlayStation Gear Store are 20% off from today, September 26, until Sunday, September 29. Swing by PlayStation Gear Store to see more.

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The Last of Us Part II - Outbreak Day

The Last of Us Part II Limited-Edition Statue and Art Book

For the collectors out there, we’ve teamed up with our friends at Dark Horse to create a new limited-edition The Last of Us Part II Ellie Statue and the official art book for The Last of Us Part II. Standing at 12” tall, this premium polyresin statue was designed by our own character artists and features Ellie standing with her bow at the ready. It’s up for pre-order now via Dark Horse Direct and is expected to ship in summer 2020.

Alongside the new limited-edition Ellie statue, we’re also excited to share The Art of The Last of Us Part II — an exhaustive collection of hundreds of pieces of original concept art, character art, and more from The Last of Us Part II.

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Win Outbreak Day Posters Signed by the Studio

If you missed our limited-edition The Last of Us Part II Outbreak Day posters from years past, don’t worry! To coincide with The Last of Us Remastered joining the PlayStation Plus lineup for the month of October*, next week we’re kicking off a Photo Mode contest where you can enter for an opportunity to win a set of all three Outbreak Day posters, signed by the development team here at Naughty Dog.

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Beginning on October 1, all you have to do is fire up The Last of Us Remastered, capture your Photo Mode masterpiece, and share it with us via NaughtyDog.com/ugc and include your name, address, and date of birth for a chance to win. We’ll be selecting one winner a week every Friday from October 4 to November 1 and featuring the winners on Naughty Dog’s social media channels.


Developer Naughty Dog is having an outbreak week, as they have been releasing a bunch of new footage, information, and new details about their highly anticipated title — The Last of Us Part 2! Check out the latest news from The Last of Us Part 2 right here!

The Last of Us Part 2 is set to release for the PlayStation 4 on February 21, 2020. Are you excited for the highly anticipated title? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: PS Blog