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Naughty Dog has detailed the third and final DLC bundle for The Last of Us via a post on the PlayStation Blog. The Grounded bundle includes new multiplayer maps, a new single player campaign difficulty level, weapons, and more.
The new Grounded mode increases the difficulty of The Last of Us’ single player campaign and rewards players with a trophy upon completion. By itself, the mode costs $4.99 but is free for those with a season pass.
The DLC bundle is also adding multiplayer content, including four new maps in the Reclaimed Territories pack. The blog post describes the new locations as, “familiar yet unfamiliar to players of the single-player campaign.” The locations include: a dockside area, the city of Boston, a coal mine, and a water tower. More details can be found on the blog post, and the bundle is available for $9.99.
Naughty Dog is also adding a weapon bundle (available for $5.99), and two survival skills bundles (available for $3.99 each). Everyone with a copy of The Last of Us is receiving a free gun – a fully automatic rifle – for use in the multiplayer mode.
Those who haven’t picked up The Last of Us season pass have until the week of May 13 to do so. The season pass is available for $19.99 and gives you the Grounded Bundle announced today, Abandoned Territories, Left Behind, and other DLC items released for The Last of Us. If you’d like to see the DLC before you buy, Naughty Dog is streaming content from the Grounded Bundle on Twitch April 24 at 12 p.m. Pacific Time.
The Last of Us: Remastered Edition was recently confirmed for PlayStation 4 release this summer and is upscaled to 1080p. Retail listings claim that previous DLC is included in the Remastered edition, though it is currently unknown if the Grounded bundle will be (we've inquired with Sony). Shortly after the confirmation, Naughty Dog released a trailer giving us a brief look at The Last of Us on PS4.
Update: The maps and grounded mode will be included in the Remastered edition. The weapons and skills will not be.
[Source: PlayStation Blog]
Our TakeNaughty Dog is packing quite a bit of content into the Last of Us between this and previous DLC bundles. The idea of a season pass has been a highly contentious issue with gamers, but the one for The Last of Us seems to be well worth the price for those who are interested in addition single and multiplayer content.
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