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The Last of Us is one the most highly acclaimed games of 2013, and it's about to get its first expansion. Naughty Dog's Eric Monacelli has shared news on what players can expect from the three content packs that are on the way.
The first pack will drop on October 15. The Abandoned Territories Map Pack adds four new maps to The Last of Us' multiplayer offerings. The Suburbs map features random dust storms, the Bus Depot will display the game's wild giraffes in the background, Hometown puts players in combat at night, and Bookstore adds verticality to the mix.
The second DLC is the story-focused segment. This will feature a new character who has just been cast. Naughty Dog expects to deliver this in December or January.
The final DLC pack will be multiplayer focused. Naughty Dog has also announced that a number of head items to customize multiplayer characters have been added to the season pass, including the exclusive Nightmare Mask. Be sure to read our review of The Last of Us and check out the hilarious alternate ending.
[Source: PlayStation Blog]
Our TakeI haven't yet had the opportunity to play The Last of Us' multiplayer mode, though I hear good things. It's the story-driven content that intrigues me the most. A new character tied to the core experience sounds like an interesting way to expand our knowledge of Joel and Ellie's world without diluting their tale.
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That's cool! I won't mind paying for this. I wish they would add a mode where you have to hunt other players while there are clickers dispersed throughout the map. I think that would and another level of excitement IMO.
This is one of my top 10 games of all time. Words cannot express my excitement! Multiplayer is cool, but that second DLC story has me on cloud nine!
Yay! Single player DLC!!!
The single-player DLC sounds good but unless the final pack adds some form of co-op vs. A.I. mode to the multiplayer I don't think I'll be revisiting it. As much as I love the setting and tone of Last of Us, purely competitive multiplayer just isn't my cup of tea.
The single player DLC looks interesting.
I'm hoping that the sp dlc involves playing as the two brothers prior to their meetup with Joel and Ellie. Getting separated from the group and fending for themselves in the ruins could add some meat to that encounter...
Perfect good know that ND decided to expand the story, first day download for sure!
This is awesome news. Might only get the second and last dlc but the first one sounds interesting with the giraffes. Cant wait to see how the story dlc is since Naughty Dog has never really done one but im sure they took great care with it.
Kinda disappointing, I think. I was expecting to hear what the story DLC is all about. At least give us a tease of what to expect. From someone who doesn't like the multiplayer, that story based DLC is all I care about.
Fantastic news. Can't wait to try out the new maps and the expansion.
I never got around to multiplayer, but I can do with some new story content for sure!
Only 1 story-driven DLC? I was hoping for more. There will lots of missed opportunities.
Why can't we get the sp one first? :_