Naughty Dog will release three The Last of Us DLC packs (one single-player and two multiplayer), which are available to pre-purchase at a discounted rate when bought as part of a newly announced season pass. Priced at $19.99 / €19.99, which represents a 30 per cent saving over purchasing the DLC packs individually, the season pass is now available digitally in the US and will launch later today in Europe when the PlayStation Store updates. It will also be released at retail when the game arrives next month.
Eric Monacelli, community strategist at Naughty Dog, said in a post on the PlayStation Blog: “For the first time ever we’ll be offering single player DLC. The journey and cast of characters in The Last of Us lends itself to thorough narrative exploration and we’ve got more of the story to tell.
“The two other DLC packs will feature multiplayer content in the form of additional multiplayer maps and other expansions. You’ll be hearing about our multiplayer over the next couple of days. It’s an experience that continues the themes, tone and tension from the single player campaign and we can’t wait to tell you more about it.”
Monacelli also detailed a number of exclusive bonuses for season pass buyers designed to offer players a head start in the single player campaign
- Increased Crafting Speed
- Increased Healing Speed
- 9mm Reload Speed Upgrade
- Rifle Clip Capacity Upgrade
- Grounded – exclusive 90min “Making of The Last of Us” documentary
The Last of Us is also now available as a digital pre-order from the US PS Store and will be in Europe later today. The game will be a day one digital download featuring an installer that lets users begin playing once the data is a little over halfway downloaded.
The survival-horror title went gold earlier this month ahead of the Last of Us release date of June 14. A The Last of Us demo included with copies of God of War: Ascension will go live this Friday, May 31, offering early access to one chapter of the game. We got our first hands-on with the title in February - see how we fared in multiple encounters with the infected in this The Last of Us preview.