The Last of Us is one of my most anticipated games of 2013. I’ve been a fan of Naughty Dog since Crash Bandicoot, and everything they’ve done with Uncharted has been nothing short of epic. Next time you see me, check out my Nathan Drake belt if you don’t believe me. Today, we get a couple of pictures from the upcoming special editions of the game.
From the Press Release
To celebrate the launch of the eagerly anticipated new title from the makers of Uncharted 3, Naughty Dog Inc., Sony Computer Entertainment Europe will be releasing two Special Edition packages for The Last of Us on May 7th 2013. Fans will be able to choose between The Last of Us: Ellie Edition (available exclusively at GAME) and The Last of Us: Joel Edition (available exclusively at Tesco & Independents), each packaged in a unique canvas wrap, and filled with exclusive physical and downloadable content.
- The Last of Us mini artbook: explore the world of The Last of Us through some of the remarkable artwork that gave shape to the game.
- The Last of Us: American Dreams Issue #1: the first in a series of comics created in partnership with Dark Horse to delve into the backstory of Ellie. The version included features a variant cover found only in these special editions.
- Exclusive game pack: The Ellie Edition showcases the character Ellie on the game pack artwork, while the Joel Edition will feature Joel’s face.
- Collectable poster: an exclusive screen print effect poster of each character can be found in their respective editions.
- DUALSHOCK3 skin: skin your PS3 controllers with Joel or Ellie, depending on which edition you decide to order.Survival DLC Pack
- Multiplayer Bonuses: Bonus XP, Melee booster, and In-game currency.
- Customizable character items: Bonus Joel and Ellie skins available once the single player game is completed.Sights & Sounds DLC Pack
- Official Game Soundtrack by Academy Award winning musician Gustavo Santaolalla.
- PS3 Dynamic Theme.
- PSN Avatars: Winter Joel & Ellie.
- LittleBigPlanet Sackboy Skins: voucher codes for a downloadable Joel skin or a downloadable Ellie skin for your Sackboy character depending on which special edition you choose.
- Finally, in addition to the Special Edition packs, anyone who pre-orders the standard version of The Last of Us (available from all retailers), will receive the ‘Sights & Sounds DLC Pack’, as a ‘thank you’ bonus.Visit the official The Last of Us website to learn more.
The Last of Us will be due out May 7th, 2013.