News – The Last of Us Special Editions announced

January 23, 2013 by  
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The PS3’s The Last of Us will feature two Special Editions, with the only difference being the packaging.

There will be Joel and Ellie flavoured editions, with individual artwork for the two characters on the boxes. Each Special Edition will feature the following extra content:

  • The Last of Usmini 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, 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
  • LittleBigPlanetSackboy Skins: voucher codes for a downloadable Joel skin or a downloadable Ellie skin for your Sackboy character depending on which special edition you choose

The Joel Edition is exclusive to Amazon and independent retailers, while the Ellie Edition is exclusive to GAME.

The Last of Us, developed by Uncharted developer Naughty Dog, is set for release on PS3 on May 7th.