‘The Last of Us Part 2 Covers and Rarities’ Now Available to be Streamed
Yesterday’s Last of Us Day included a number of announcements to celebrate The Last of Us 2 and The Last of Us 3. A new collection of merchandise, a collectible statue and confirmation that Naughty Dog will be working on The Last of Us 2’s multiplayer game mode were some of the announcements made by the studio. They also announced that an EP called The Last of Us Part 2 Covers and Rarities would soon be available for downloading and is currently available on all major streaming platforms.
The EP contains five songs from The Last of Us 2 and was sung by Joel and Ellie. Tracklist: Troy Baker sings Future Days, True Faith, Through the Valley and Take on Me. Ashley Johnson sings Take on Me. Wayfaring Stranger is sung in the background by both actors.
The game features all of the songs from the EP, with the exception of True Faith, which was used only in marketing. Naughty Dog did not properly credit the artist they used in their TV commercial, creating a slight controversy for fans of The Last of Us. Lotte Kestner was eventually refunded by the studio for the mistake and the song was included on the EP.
Since the first trailer for The Last of Us 2 was revealed, fans have been asking Naughty Dog to release music from the game. The trailer featured Ellie playing the guitar in a house filled with bodies. In the trailer, Ellie sings Through the Valley by Shawn James. This Easter egg is also featured in the game in the first scene, where Ellie is listening after she arrives in Jackson.
You can find Ellie’s complete version of the song in-game if you are completing the story on the harsh permadeath mode. After completing the game on Grounded difficulty, Joel can be heard singing Future Days. This was also added as DLC to The Last of Us 2 in August.
The Last of Us Part 2 – Covers and Rarities can be streamed on all major platforms. A physical vinyl edition of the EP can also be preordered from Mondo.com. You can find the physical edition of The Last of Us Part 2 – Covers and Rarities right here.