The Last of Us to get character-specific special editions

Fans can pre-order The Last of Us: Ellie Edition or The Last of Us: Joel Edition for merchandise featuring each respective character.

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Sony Computer Entertainment Australia has announced two special editions for its upcoming survival action-adventure game The Last of Us. Due to launch globally on May 7 this year, the special editions will be based on each of the two main characters.

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The Last of Us: Ellie Edition and The Last of Us: Joel Edition will each contain a mini book featuring art from the game, and a copy of The Last of Us: American Dreams Issue #1, the first of a comic book series that details Ellie’s back story. The mini art book will feature a variant cover exclusive to the special editions.

Each edition will also contain a poster and a DualShock 3 controller skin with the respective character featured. The Last of Us: Ellie Edition and The Last of Us: Joel Edition will each carry a recommended retail price of A$114.95 and can be pre-ordered from JB Hi Fi and EB Games.

In addition to this, users who purchase a special edition will also receive a Survival DLC, Sights & Sounds DLC and LittleBigPlanet Sackboy skins. Content details are as follows:

Survival DLC Pack
- Multiplayer bonuses (Bonus XP, melee booster, in-game currency, customisable character items)
- Bonus Joel and Ellie skins available at the completion of the single player campaign

Sights & Sounds DLC pack
- Official game soundtrack
- Dynamic theme for the PlayStation 3
- PSN Avatars, Winter Joel & Ellie

The Last of Us is Naughty Dog's first game outside of the Uncharted universe since 2005. It is an action-adventure game set in a post-apocalyptic version of the United States, and follows the efforts of the pair as they fight to survive. Developer Naughty Dog recently confirmed that the game will feature a multiplayer mode, but hasn't yet detailed specifics on locations or objectives.

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