Two ‘The Last of Us’ Special Editions Announced
As with nearly ever AAA game this generation, Naughty Dog’s highly-anticipated The Last of Us will hit store shelves with two special editions in tow, the $79.99 Survival Edition and the $149.99 Post-Pandemic Edition.
The Last of Us: Survival Edition comes with the game, a 170-page hardcover art book from Dark Horse Comics, a steelbook case, the first issue of The Last of Us: American Dreams comic book, a Naughty Dog-themed sticker sheet and the Sights & Sounds DLC. That content includes the official game soundtrack, a dynamic PS3 dashboard theme and Winter Joel and Ellie avatars for your PSN ID.
The Last of Us: Post-Pandemic Edition includes the contents of the above-detailed Survival Edition (without the art book), the Survival DLC, and (of course) a 12-inch statue of Joel and Ellie, designed by Project Triforce.
The Survival DLC contains multiplayer bonuses in the form of bonus XP, a booster for melee attacks (whatever that means), more in-game currency and customizable character items. Those who pick up the Post-Pandemic Edition will additionally receive extra skins for Joel and Ellie after wrapping up the game’s story one time.
If you’re interested in just netting yourself the art book from Dark Horse Comics, it’ll be on sale separately for $39.99 around launch.
The Last of Us launches exclusively on PlayStation 3 in North America on May 7. I would make some distasteful joke about the statue that comes with the Post-Pandemic Edition, but I’ve purchased every Legendary Edition available for each game in the Halo franchise at launch. Sure, that Halo Reach statue sits dusty in my closet just begging for more attention, but I haven’t the shelf space — I’d have to move my limited edition Master Chief helmet to make room, and there’s no way I’m doing that!