Sony today announced that Naughty Dog’s, The Last of Us will have two special editions available when the game hits stores at the beginning of May.

The two special editions will consist of an Ellie and a Joel version with each edition having its own unique canvas wrap and slightly different content depending on which special edition you decide to choose. The Last of Us: Ellie Edition will be available exclusively from GAME, while anyone wanting to pick up the Joel Edition can do so at Tesco and independents including Shopto and Amazon. The full list of whats included is;

  • The Last of Us mini artbook: 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
  • DUALSHOCK®3 skin: skin your PS3™ controllers with Joel or Ellie, depending on which edition you decide to order
  • Survival DLC Pack: Multiplayer Bonuses: Bonus XP, Melee booster, In-game currency, Customizable character items + 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

Finally, in addition to the Special Edition packs, anyone who pre-orders the standard version of The Last of Us (available from all retailers), will receive the ‘Sights & Sounds DLC Pack’, as a ‘thank you’ bonus.


The Last of Us is released exclusively on the PlayStation  3 on May 7th 2013.