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New DLC For “The Last of Us” Announced

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Naughty Dog has just announced new DLC (and very likely the final DLC) for “The Last of Us.” The upcoming downloadable content will be titled the Grounded Bundle while its purpose is for those who are still playing the blockbuster game’s multiplayer mode.

Grounded Mode is an all-new difficulty setting that significantly ups the ante.

“The AI is relentless, smart, and brutal, and survival will be near impossible. ‘Completed Grounded Mode’ might be one of the most difficult Trophies you’ll ever earn,” writes Naughty Dog’s Eric Monacelli.

Grounded Mode costs $4.99.

There are also four new maps available for the multiplayer mode. The map bundle is called Reclaimed Territories.

The four maps are called Wharf, Capitol, Coal Mine, and Water Tower. The Wharf is “where Joel encountered Robert” in the campaign. Capitol is “set in Boston,” while the Coal Mine is “set in Colorado.” And finally, the Water Tower is located in Lincoln, Pennsylvania, and is “perfect for close quarters melee.”

Purchased alone, these maps will cost $9.99.

In case you want some new and unique guns while playing “The Last of Us,” the bundle has you covered. The Specter is a silenced assault rifle “that’s great if your style is stealth stalker.” The Double Barrel is a “classic, deadly, double-barrel shotgun.” The Enforcer is a “highly accurate pistol,” while the Launcher is “a weapon that fires small explosives.”

Buy them bundled together in the Survivalist Weapon Bundle for $5.99.

The best part of the bundle is that there are TWO new survival skills. Situational Survival Skills, can be purchased for $3.99. It includes Agility (“climb, vault, and move while crouching faster than you could before”), Awareness (“see enemy nametags before they see yours”), Fortitude (“you’ll take longer to bleed out, crawl faster, and have more health when downed”), and Scavenger (“automatically pick up ammo and supplies”).

The second survival skill is called Professional. It includes Gunslinger (“spawn with more pistol ammo”), Bomb Expert (“your bombs will explode more quickly”), Executioner (“earn more parts for shiv kills and special executions”), and Damage Marker (“automatically mark any enemies you hit”).

In addition, every player of “The Last of Us” – season pass holders or otherwise – will receive a brand-new weapon free of charge, called the Full-Auto Rifle. Naughty Dog has yet to reveal the release date of this gun — or any of the aforementioned DLC — but we hope to have that for you soon.

Also of note, this DLC – and the other DLC that was released earlier this year – will be included in the PlayStation 4 release, “The Last of Us: Remastered.”

If you have the season pass, the bundle is meant for you, however if you want to buy the pieces of the bundle a la carte, you can do that, too.

“The Last Of Us” To Become A Movie Produced By Sam Raimi

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It was rumored several months ago that Naughty Dog’s hit video game, “The Last of Us” was possibly in talks to be adapted into film and now that rumor is official.

The game of the year for many people and one of my personal favorite games of, well, ever, is on course become a movie with Sam Raimi set to produce via his Ghost House Pictures while Screen Gems will distribute. Naughty Dog’s Evan Wells, Christophe Balestra, Neil Druckmann, and Bruce Straley are also producing.

“The Last of Us” is primarily set 20 years after a devastating virus ended the world as we know it, turning most humans into horrifying mutated creatures and leaving the rest to do whatever it takes to survive. It follows Joel (Troy Baker), as he attempts to get a young girl named Ellie (Ashley Johnson) who might hold the key to finding a cure for the infection across the country and into the hands of a group known as the Fireflies.

Screen Gems  president Clint Culpepper said this about the recent announcement,

“Screen Gems’ Brian Dukes and Eric Ling brought this game to my attention insisting we go after it. When I saw the quality of the storytelling, I knew the audience for this project was far greater than just the gaming community and that Neil Druckmann must write the screenplay. I am thrilled that SCEA’s Riley Russell was able to get me in front of Neil and Evan Wells to plead my case. And Sam and his team at Ghost House round out the perfect team to help realize Neil’s vision.”

Currently there is no word on who the studios or producers are eyeing to star in the lead roles, but hey maybe we will get lucky and have both Johnson and  Baker as the main cast. Dare I dream?

The Last of Us: Left Behind to be Released on February 14

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Good news everyone! Naughty Dog has finally announced a release date for “The Last of Us” DLC entitled, “Left Behind.” The single player DLC will be available on February 14th for $14.99. What a wonderful Valentine’s Day!

In “Left Behind,” Ellie returns as new light is shed on her relationship with Riley, her best friend from the military boarding school they both grew up in. After inexplicably disappearing for weeks, Riley re-emerges in Ellie’s life with a surprising revelation. The two sneak out of their school for the last time, leading to a series of events that will forever change both of their lives.

You can watch the teaser for the DLC below:

New Cinematic Teaser for The Last of Us: Left Behind

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Naughty Dog has officially revealed the new teaser for upcoming DLC release for “The Last of Us” called “Left Behind.” The DLC is single player and will hit the PlayStation Network for $14.99. At the moment no official release date for the DLC has been confirmed unfortunately.

The teaser brings us our favorite foul-mouthed apocalypse survivor, Ellie, and the first look at her best friend Riley, played by Yaani King.

It should be noted that you will have to have “The Last of Us” disc to play the DLC. You can watch the teaser trailer below:

The Last of Us: New Multiplayer DLC Detailed

 

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Naugthy Dog has officially announced the first and only single player DLC for their hit game, “The Last of Us.” The DLC will be called “Left Behind.” Naughty Dog has also announced the release of the first Abandoned Territories map pack and details for its upcoming multiplayer bundles.

The new DLC bundles will all be free as soon as the PS Store updates next for season pass holders. If you don’t have a season pass, the full list of release dates and their respective prices is detailed below:

Government Issue Bundle –– Releases November 19 for $8.99.

Rally Bundle –– Releases December 3 for $8.99.

Bygones Bundle –– Releases December 17 for $8.99.

Each individual head included in the separate bundles can be purchased on its own, though prices may vary, according to the PlayStation Blog. Additionally, each bundle comes with its own exclusive head, such as the Nightmare Mask, Flaming Motorcycle Helmet, Rooster Hat or Battle Mask.

As for the story DLC, Left Behind, Naughty Dog has yet to reveal an official release date, but has said that it will release sometime in early 2014.

 

“The Last of Us” Comic Paperback Version Out Now

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Dark Horse Comics has officially released the paperback version of “The Last of Us: American Dreams.” The graphic novel is set a short time before the events of the popular video game, The Last of Us created by Naughty Dog about a fungi-infected world. The companion graphic novel was co-written by Faith Erin Hicks and Neil Druckmann, while Hicks also provides the artwork for the comic.

“The Last of Us: American Dreams: follows Ellie and her best friend, a girl named Riley. Although Riley never appears in the game, the two girls’ friendship provides important context for Ellie’s behavior.

If you want to take a sneak peek, you can read the first six pages of the comic on the Dark Horse website.

Multiplayer Last of Us DLC Out October 15th, Single Player DLC in Dec/Jan

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After beating “The Last of Us” (and then watching my boyfriend beat it) I found myself missing the beautifully rendered post-apocalyptic world. So, I wait (kind of) patiently for the DLC to be released. The first DLC announced was a multiplayer map pack called Abandoned Territories. The maps will include locales named Suburbs, which is plagued by random dust storms; Bus Depot, reported to include features like wild giraffes; Hometown, a moonlit environment geared towards stealth; and Bookstore, a two-story level, which adds “a highly unusual dose of vertical gameplay”. Continue reading Multiplayer Last of Us DLC Out October 15th, Single Player DLC in Dec/Jan

Naughty Dog Reveals The Last of Us Alternate Ending Image (That Might Make You Kind of Sad)

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Naughty Dog, creators of the game that most recently made me cry known as “The Last of Us,” recently released an image from an alternate ending of the game. The image was released via Twitter when creative director Neil Druckmann posted the image stating, “See how it originally ended.”

Warning: MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD! Continue reading Naughty Dog Reveals The Last of Us Alternate Ending Image (That Might Make You Kind of Sad)

3 Reasons “The Last of Us” Could Be Game of the Year – Review

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The Last of Us is the first game I have ever actively sought out to play despite not owning the system it was released on. As someone who typically sticks to the Xbox 360, seeing this as a PS3 exclusive meant there was a very real possibility I wouldn’t play it till it was way spoiled for me. I couldn’t let that happen, so I borrowed my friend’s PS3 with their copy of the game and did nothing else during my free time for a week. And honestly? It was incredibly worth it. Naughty Dog, the game’s developer, is doing something right with this game from the storyline, the game mechanics, and the depth of detail that makes it a fucking masterpiece of gaming.  Continue reading 3 Reasons “The Last of Us” Could Be Game of the Year – Review