It seems like almost a monthly occurrence for online retailers to inadvertently shed light on the impending announcement of highly sought-after releases. Following GameStop’s possible posting of Batman: Arkham Knight‘s release date just weeks ago, it looks as though The Last of Us may be getting a similar treatment courtesy of Spanish retailer XtraLife.
Considered by many to be one of the PS3’s most poignant swan songs, gamers have been yearning to see The Last of Us make the transition to next-gen ever since its release. With the reveal that a PS4 release of the game is still a very real possibility, that previous hope was renewed. Now as if on cue, a listing for The Last of Us: Complete Edition has appeared on XtraLife’s website. As of the time of writing though, the link simply redirects to the site’s homepage.
While the listing itself on the site’s PS4 page seems to be offline, the ad for this next-gen release notes that it comes equipped with a ‘knapsack gift.” Whether this promotional item is exclusive to XtraLife or will be available to wider audiences should this listing prove true still remains to be seen, however the prospect of a “Complete Edition” is something that should excite gamers.
As stated in the recent rumor that The Last of Us’ PS4 release could come this summer, the game’s critically-acclaimed DLC “Left Behind” would be a logical inclusion in a PS4 re-release of the game. If the rumored PS4 version of The Last of Us does in fact come to fruition, this idea of a “Complete Edition” would make the most sense, especially after the successful and impressive re-release of Tomb Raider on next-gen consoles.
Whether this listing is simply wishful thinking or an accidental early posting of a yet-to-be-announced product, there’s no doubt that a next-gen release of Naughty Dog’s award-winning PS3 title is almost as exciting as the prospect of another iteration in the series. With E3 just around the corner, one of, if not both of these possibilities could very well become realities. In the wait that precedes the event though, rumors such as these should still be taken with a grain of salt – at least until official word from Sony or Naughty Dog is involved.
Do you think Sony will reveal The Last of Us: Complete Edition at this year’s E3? What improvements and additional content would you like to see included?
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