‘The Last of Us’ special editions revealed

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Drinking game: do a shot every time a new game gets a special edition revealed. Get your whiskey ready, because The Last of Us is the latest game to offer a pricier package with extra goodies.

The first European version was leaked earlier today. That version of the special edition will feature a branded PS3 and DualShock 3 controller, a metal water bottle, and a poster, as well as a 30-day free trial for PlayStation Plus. So far, this one has not been confirmed for North America and appears to be exclusive to Europe, or perhaps just Italy. Take a look:

 

Gameranx also shares some additional info about the game itself:

Something about the character Tess:

She loves Joel secretly but questions whether Joel feels the same for her.

You can hear Tess saying “She’s only cargo, Joel” in the story trailer. That sentence was considered to Ellie. Tess is jealous on Ellie. Quarrel about these two characters is preprogrammed.

- horses serve as a mean of transportation. So it’s not just a scenario thing like in Uncharted.

Something about the character Ellie:

Ellie has to practise on guns she founds in the proccess of the campagne before she can use them.

 

The PlayStation Blog has been updated to reflect a pair of additional special additions for North American gamers. The first of these is called the Survival Edition. It will retail for $79.99 and will offer a 170-page hardcover art book, the first issue of the comic book series inspired by the game (with an exclusive variant cover), a Naughty Dog sticker sheet, a Steelbook-encased copy of the game, and the Sights & Sounds DLC pack that includes the soundtrack, a PS3 dynamic theme and a few PSN Avatars. Here’s that edition:

The second option is the Post-Pandemic Edition, also known as the “dear God that’s a lot of stuff” edition. It’s available in very limited quantities from GameStop for $159.99 and will include the Steelbook case, sticker sheet, Sights & Sounds DLC and comic from the Survival edition, as well as a 12″ statue of Joel and Ellie, and the Survuval DLC pack. This pack includes a handful of multiplayer buffs (bonus XP, increased melee damage, currency, and cosmetic items) and additional skins for Joel and Ellie upon completion of the game. Check it out:

Update: That’s not all for European gamers. You lucky players will get to choose between two special themed editions, Joel and Ellie. Each edition will, of course, be themed after its respective character. The Ellie edition will feature the DLC packs of the Post-Pandemic edition, a mini art book and comic, an Ellie-themed Dualshock 3, Sackboy costume for LittleBigPlanet, a poster, game case, and a canvas wrap to put it all in. The Joel edition will feature all of that, though of course it will all be Joel-themed. Here they are:

The Last of Us comes out May 7 of this year, and we couldn’t be more excited. Let us know what you think of the game and these editions in the comments, or discuss your love/hate of special editions in our forums!

Chris has been writing about the industry in some capacity for over 5 years, and loves doing it. When he's not enjoying the latest novelty indie game, he can be found watching movies or telling lame jokes. PSN: SheriffSheridan, Steam: cmichaelsheridan