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Sony’s Pandemic Edition PS4 Pro Offers The Last of Us II and IPA Beer

PlayStation is launching a limited edition PS4 Pro as well as a themed-beer to celebrate the launch of The Last of Us Part II.

  • PlayStation has revealed a The Last of Us Part II PlayStation 4 Pro bundle.
  • The bundle includes a limited edition engraved PS4 Pro, DualShock 4, and the game itself with a number of accessories available separately.
  • PlayStation has also teamed up with the Boulevard Brewing Co. for a special The Last of Us Part II-themed beer.

If you’ve been putting off grabbing a PlayStation 4 before the generation’s end, then now’s the time. PlayStation has unveiled a stunning limited edition The Last of Part II PlayStation 4 Pro just in time for Naughty Dog’s latest effort.

Limited Edition The Last of Us Part II PS4 Pro

The Limited Edition The Last of Us Part II PlayStation 4 Pro bundle will be available on the very same day that The Last of Us Part II launches – June 19. It will set you back a steep $400, though.

As Sony explains in a PlayStation Blog post sharing the news, the PS4 Pro features a customized matte finish engraved with a replica of Ellie’s tattoo design. As for the inspiration, Naughty Dog’s art director, John Sweeney, says:

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 a way.

Alongside the console itself, would-be owners receive a Limited Edition DualShock 4 wireless controller in the same matte finish with white detailing on the buttons, the fern tattoo engraved on the right grip, and The Last of Us Part II logo on the touch pad.

Source: PlayStation

Of course, the bundle also includes the game, although it’s only the standard edition. If it’s any consolation, PlayStation is throwing in a digital code to redeem digital content, including a dynamic PS theme.

Themed Beer

For those that want to go all in on The Last of Us Part II theme, PlayStation is also launching a limited edition gold wireless headset and licensed Seagate 2 TB hard drive.

There’s a The last of Us Part II Seagate branded hard-drive. | Source: PlayStation

Finally, PlayStation is also teaming up with the Boulevard Brewing Co. to brew up special edition Space Camper Cosmic IPA six-packs. Beer and one of the year’s most anticipated games, not bad.

Source: Boulevard Brewing Co.

With The Last of Us Part II releasing in June and Ghost of Tsushima a month later, there’s no better way to experience the last days of the PlayStation 4 era. You’ll also be able to tap into PlayStation’s stacked roster of exclusives, which in most cases benefit from the performance boost of the Pro version of the console.

Last modified: September 23, 2020 1:57 PM

Thomas Bardwell

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