Sony announced today that The Last of Us will launch with two special editions of the game in North America and Europe, each containing a mixture of packaged and digital goods.
In North America fans can choose between the “Survival” and “Post-Pandemic” editions of Naughty Dog’s upcoming survival adventure game. The Survival Edition runs $79.99 and contains the following; a Steelbook version of the game (with artwork of Joel and Ellie on opposites sides of the cover), a 170 page art book by Dark Horse titled The Art of The Last of Us, and the first issue of The Last of Us: American Dreams (a comic book series that “digs deeper into Ellie’s backstory”). Additionally, the Survival Edition will include the (previously announced) Sights & Sounds DLC pack, which consists of the following:
- The official soundtrack of the game
- A PS3 dynamic theme featuring the cover art
- Two avatars for your PSN profile – Winter Joel and Winter Ellie
The Last of Us‘ Post-Pandemic Edition is a GameStop exclusive that will cost a whopping $159.99. This bad boy also contains the Steelbook version of the game and the American Dreams comic, however, the Dark Horse art book has been swapped out for a 12″ Premium Statue of Joel and Ellie by Project Triforce. The Post-Pandemic Edition will also include the Sights & Sounds DLC from the Survival Edition, along with the Survival DLC Pack containing the following multiplayer-centered content:
- Bonus experience points for multiplayer
- A multiplayer melee attack booster
- Some extra starting in-game currency
- Special customizable character items for multiplayer
- Two special bonus skins for Joel and Ellie which will be unlocked after your complete the single player campaign
European fans will be able to pick up either a “Joel” or “Ellie” special edition when the game hits retailers across the pond. Both of these versions have the same DLC as the North American Post-Pandemic Edition, along with the following items; The Last of Us mini art book, American Dreams issue #1, an exclusive cover for the game featuring either Joel or Ellie (depending on which edition you decide to order), a poster of either Joel or Ellie (depending on the edition), a skin for the DualShock 3 controller with either Joel or Ellie (depending on the edition), and a LittleBigPlanet Sackboy Joel or Ellie skin (you guessed it… depending on the edition).
Images for all the special editions of The Last of Us are posted in the gallery below, let us know which one you are planning to pre-order in the comments.
Source: PlayStation Blog