January 22, 2013 // 8:02 pm
- First Party Games Associate Product Marketing Manager Mick Perona
has finally revealed The Last of Us: Survival Edition and Post-Pandemic Edition today with details below!
To quote: The Last of Us
is coming May 7th, 2013, and we're celebrating the impending arrival by announcing two very special editions of the game available in North America.
First off, the Survival Edition
will be hitting retail shelves packaged with some very cool extras.
When you get the Survival Edition, you'll be able to explore over 170 pages of the incredible artwork and designs that went into making The Last of Us in The Art of The Last of Us, a full-sized hardcover art book by Dark Horse
Also packed in from Dark Horse, artist Faith Erin Hicks
, and The Last of Us Creative Director Neil Druckmann
is The Last of Us: American Dreams #1, the first issue in a series of comic books that dives deeper into Ellie's backstory. The version you'll get features a variant cover that can only be found in the Survival Edition.
In addition to the books, you'll be getting the Steelbook
edition of the game showcasing artwork of Ellie on one side and Joel on the other side of the cover. Ordering the Survival Edition also nets you the Sights & Sounds DLC pack:
Sights & Sounds DLC Pack
• Official Game Soundtrack by Academy Award winning musician Gustavo Santaolalla
• PS3 Dynamic Theme
• PSN Avatars: Winter Joel & Ellie
The Survival Edition retails for $79.99 and is available in-store and online at participating retailers.
Dark Horse will be releasing a standalone edition of Art of the Last of Us ($39.99; 978-1-61655-164-3), available at your local comics shop
, or your local bookstore
The second offering is for the true collector: Witness the Post-Pandemic Edition
In the Post-Pandemic Edition, you'll receive the Steelbook edition of the game and The Last of Us: American Dreams issue 1 with the variant cover. Also included is a highly collectible 12" Premium Statue of Joel and Ellie by Project Triforce that's worthy of any display case.
You'll be getting two DLC packs as well. In addition to the Sights & Sounds DLC Pack, the Post-Pandemic Edition includes a plethora of digital content in the Survival DLC Pack:
Survival DLC Pack
• Bonus XP
• Melee booster
• In-game currency
• Customizable character items
• Bonus Joel and Ellie skins available once the single player game is completed
The Post-Pandemic Edition will only be available at GameStop for $159.99. It's very limited, so pre-order your copy today! Both the Post-Pandemic Edition and the Survival Edition include custom chrome Naughty Dog stickers so you can stylishly tag your preferred items or walls with the developer logo of your favorite new game.
Hop online or head to your local retailer and pre-order
today. Be prepared for The Last of Us before May 7th, 2013!