‘The Last Of Us’ Pre-Order Bonuses & Box Art Revealed; Multiplayer Confirmed

Published 2 years ago by , Updated July 17th, 2013 at 3:35 pm,

The Last of Us Pre-Order Bonuses, Box Art & Multiplayer

Naughty Dog’s upcoming survival game, The Last of Us, is easily one of the most anticipated titles of 2013. Following the recent announcement of its official release date, there is more The Last of Us news to share: the game’s box art has been revealed, its pre-order bonuses have been announced and a multiplayer mode has been confirmed.

Players who pre-order The Last of Us at any participating retailer will get access to the Sights and Sounds Pack, which includes the game’s official soundtrack (composed by Academy Award winner Gustavo Santaolalla), two PlayStation Network Avatars (Winter Joel and Winter Ellie) and a dynamic PlayStation 3 theme. In addition, all GameStop pre-orders will come with the Survival Pack, which includes multiplayer bonuses (experience points, a melee attack booster, customizable character items and extra in-game cash for multiplayer characters) and two skins for Joel and Ellie. The Survival Pack skins are single player only, and will be unlocked after beating the game’s campaign.

The dynamic theme included with the Sights and Sounds Pack is based on the game’s box art, which we’ve included down below.

The Last of Us Box Art

Now that Sony has confirmed multiplayer for The Last of Us, we can only speculate as to what it will entail. Looking at Naughty Dog’s multiplayer record, we suspect that many of the game’s single player mechanics will come into play. For example, climbing was a large part of the Uncharted series, and as such it was heavily incorporated into Uncharted 2‘s multiplayer component. The Survival Pack’s multiplayer melee booster indicates that combat won’t be solely gun based; as with the game’s single player campaign, it will likely emphasize the scarcity of guns and ammo. As well, it’s entirely possible that The Last of Us multiplayer could include co-op – perhaps even an asynchronous mode, a la the Demon’s Souls/Dark Souls series. The possibilities are endless.

Of course, some players might be worried that focusing development resources on a multiplayer mode could take away from the game’s singleplayer campaign. Naughty Dog‘s history, however, suggests that won’t be the case. Uncharted 2 incorporated multiplayer, and its single player campaign is still considered to be one of the best experiences of this generation.

Ranters, do you plan to pre-order a copy of The Last of Us? How much interest do you have in the game’s multiplayer mode?

The Last of Us will release May 7th, 2013 for the PS3.

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Source: PlayStation Blog

TAGS: Naughty Dog, PS3, PSN, Sony, The Last of Us

  • COREY_1993

    this is crazy! i never thought this type of game would support multiplayer. i wonder how exactly it will be because uncharted is different from this game and is more action packed compared to this game and in the last of us gameplay there is a lot of stealth.

    also it kinda annoys me when people assume that multiplayer takes away from the story. usually in the studio there is a completely different side of the team working on the multiplayer and the other working on the story. God war ascension has that problem but it quickly shut a lot of people up.

  • Shalkowski

    So if you go to Gamestop you get both sights and sounds and survival?

    • http://gamerant.com Jeff Schille

      That’s right – GameStop pre-order customers will get both packs.

  • fanofgames

    I think having to beat the game to use the skins is kind of a rip off but i dont really mind. This game looks and sounds great.

  • boogoo

    I can’t wait to hear more on the multiplayer. I’m all for some coop!

  • smitty

    interesting wonder what their going to do with the multiplayer

  • The mighty avenger

    Wow in making a trip to GameStop today. I’ve been waiting forever for some more news kn this! A release date a new trailer and cool incentives. This is my most anticipated for sure. Can’t wait for it

    Gonna have to start replaying uncharted. Haha I know there not in the same universe but naughty dog rocks.

  • LunoYoryiki

    ….i think you mean 2013….

  • http://www.sspewings.tumblr.com Gernes

    YES!! YES YES YES YES YES!!… For those not certain, I believe I might potentially pre-order

  • Matt

    I’m very skeptical about competitive MP in The Last of Us, but I’m really hoping Naughty Dog pulls it off.

  • Jak Frost

    I want it now