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 Take
I 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.