The Last of Us Part II is Reimagined as a PS1 Game in This Fan-Made Dreams Creation
In Bearly Regal's latest video, he turns The Last of Us Part II into a PS1 game in all its blocky glory in this Dreams-created project.
It’s easy to say that as the sequel to one of the most acclaimed video games of all time, anticipation for the upcoming The Last of Us Part II is at an all-time high. Though the game was delayed late last year from its original February release window to May 2020, fans are still hoping for an incredible successor to the story of Joel and Ellie that we saw from The Last of Us. That’s especially thanks to the incredible visuals that we’ve seen from the game’s trailers so far, with one fan taking the time to reimagine what The Last of Us Part II would look like if it were made on the very first PlayStation.
YouTuber Bearly Regal released a new video that reimagines (or “demakes”) The Last of Us Part II as an original PlayStation title, with the video being made entirely from within the framework of Media Molecule’s Dreams. As you can tell from the video, just about everything that Bearly Regal made in the video not only captures the themes and style of The Last of Us Part II, but also perfectly recreates the blocky, chunky style of PS1-era graphics and how TLOUII might have played back then.
This of course isn’t the first time that we’ve featured the work of Bearly Regal, as just recently he made an incredible video that adapted CD Projekt Red’s upcoming Cyberpunk 2077 into the world of Dreams in the style of a PS1 game. He’s shown a knack for being able to demake games in a faithful way as if they were on the PS1, and especially with his work on the fan-made The Last of Us Part II video, I almost want to play the demake as much as I want to play the real thing when it comes out in May.
In terms of other recent news around The Last of Us Part II, things have been relatively quiet on both Naughty Dog and Sony’s end, other than the game’s delay to spring 2020. The game’s director, Neil Druckmann, expressed that the extra work going into the game was being done to “make fans proud”, to shed some positivity on the game’s three-month delay. It was also recently revealed that an animated The Last of Us short film was in the works, with artwork from the cancelled project having surfaced from the animation team behind it.
The Last of Us Part II will release exclusively for PS4 on May 29, 2020, and you can pre-order the game right now over on Amazon. For a closer look at Bearly Regal’s version of what the game would look like on the original PlayStation, you can check out the video below: