This free PS4 beach theme for The Last of Us Part II is surprisingly chill


One of several Last of Us Day announcements

After teasing “exciting things” for The Last of Us Day, Naughty Dog says that Last of Us fans will want to hop online tomorrow, September 26, at 9:00 a.m. Pacific. “We have a lot of exciting content lined up, which you’ll be able to find on,” said senior comms manager Scott Lowe.

But before then, the studio made several early Last of Us Day announcements including a Last of Us board game from CMON (the team behind Bloodborne: The Board Game), a 16″ Ellie statue from Gaming Heads, a pair of 1/9th scale Joel and Ellie figures from Mamegyorai Collectibles, and a 2XLP vinyl and two screen-printed posters from Mondo. Those posters are bound to go fast. They always do.

For specific pre-order times and availability info, consult this overview article.

If you’re not looking to drop a wad of cash on merch in these trying times, there’s also a pleasant freebie to grab for your PS4. The Last of Us Part II has a new dynamic beach theme with rolling waves.

Is that it? Was I getting my hopes up for news about Factions? Naughty Dog capped off the preview by saying “we have a few other things up our sleeves for tomorrow’s The Last of Us Day festivities.”

The fact that all of these (potentially) smaller announcements were made today gives me confidence.