PlayStation have today announced via the PlayStation Blog a special edition The Last of US Part II PlayStation 4 Pro bundle, which will launch alongside the game on June 19. The special edition console and controller share a steel black matte finish alongside an engraving of Ellie’s fern tattoo and the game logo.
The bundle features the aforementioned PlayStation 4 Pro console and controller, alongside a physical copy of the game and a code that can be redeemed on the PlayStation Store to grant access to a dynamic theme, avatars, and more.
John Sweeney, Art Director at Naughty Dog, shared some information on the console design stating:
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.
The result is something we feel is really special–a design that honors the passion of our incredible fans and that we ourselves would be proud to own.
Also announced on the blog post was a The Last of Us Part II officially licensed Seagate 2TB Game Drive, and a Limited Edition PlayStation Gold Wireless Headset, with the two both also having a steel black matte finish, the games logo, and Ellie’s fern tattoo design. The controller present in the bundle will also be available separately.
In terms of special edition consoles, I think this one looks perfectly fine. The steel black matte is a solid colour and the tattoo engraving is pretty. While I like the overall design of the console and controller, I can’t help but scratch my head at the existence of a branded hard drive. Cyberpunk 2077 recently got their own Seagate branded drive and I have no idea why they are suddenly becoming a thing, but I digress.
The Last of Us Part II PlayStation 4 Pro bundle will launch alongside the game on June 19. The console bundle is an EB Games exclusive and is available for pre-order from 8am AEST Wednesday May 20. The Limited Edition PlayStation Gold Wireless Headset is available exclusively to JB Hi-Fi in Australia and is available for pre-order now.