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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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Playing as Ish would be sweet.
Sounds good i guess?!!!
I'm not getting the single-player DLC unless it expands upon Joel and Ellie's story. I'm usually okay with ambiguous endings (I love Stephen King), but the ending for The Last of Us just left too many questions. I know that some people LIKE the fact that it was ambiguous, but for me it was disappointing and depressing.
So, I'm okay if we're playing as a different character in the DLC, but only if he encounters Joel and Ellie sometime after the game's ending takes place.
There should be two story dlcs its been way to long since the release to do multiply multiplayer dlcs.
That pretty much confirms it will be about Ish then. I knew they wouldnt have that whole story in there for nothing, this should be really good.
I didn't care for the mp but i'm glad that their is single player dlc.
I can't wait for this. I really enjoyed the multiplayer, but I am definitely picking this up for the single player dlc.
I am so thrilled to see more dlc for this one of a kind multiplayer, this will be great. PS4 day 1 I'm out
New DLC? Looks like it's time to dust off the ol' gal and take her for another spin.
That's neat I guess. For some reason I was hoping their would be a bit more elaboration on the ending but I suppose if they did that then it would ruin the ending.
The Last of Us saga continues, I'm in. A great game with added
player(s) in the story mode, sounds intriguing.
More of The Last of Us can only be a good thing.
I didn't even realize they had a multiplayer mode for this game. I am on edge about getting this game right now. It seems like I will enjoy the story mode over a multiplayer experience. I will await a year after the game of the year edition comes out. In the summer of 2015 I will pay 20 bucks for the game and preloaded dlc packs. I am cool with that!