Naughty Dog Inc. are already well known in the gaming industry for their ground-breaking title Uncharted 3, the Uncharted series alone is one of this generations brightest shining starts and it’s because of that, that gamers are eager to get their hands on their latest creation The Last of Us.
While the game isn't out until May 7th this year, fans are already able to choose between two newly announced special editions of The Last of Us. First up we have the Ellie Edition which will be exclusive to retailer "GAME" and secondly we have the Joel Edition which will be available at Tesco & Independents. Each will come in a unique canvas wrap and come packed with a plethora of goodies and downloadable content extras.
• The Last of Us mini art book: 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
o Multiplayer Bonuses:
? Bonus XP
? Melee booster
? In-game currency
? Customizable character items
o 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
If you can't go the whole hog and invest in a special edition, you can always pre-order the standard edition; doing so will earn you the "Sights & Sounds DLC Pack" and a free bonus. Either way, this game is set to be one of the biggest titles of 2013 and I don't think May can come around quick enough.