‘The Last of Us’ Survival Edition And Post-Pandemic Edition Have Me Torn

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Sony recently took to their official blog to unveil the two very special editions of Naughty Dog’s upcoming post-apocalyptic PS3 exclusive The Last of Us, and after looking at them both I’m a little torn. Coming exclusively to North America are the $79.99 Survival Edition and a $149.99 Post-Pandemic Edition, which is targeted at the “true collector.” Full details after the break.

The Survival Edition brings with it a 170-page hardcover art book by Dark Horse Comics, the same studio that published the fantastic art books for Mass Effect, Alice: Madness Returns, and (soon) BioShock Infinite. It also comes with a Steelbook case, The Last of Us: American Dreams comic issue #1, a sheet of stickers, and a “Sights & Sounds” DLC pack, which includes the soundtrack a dynamic theme for your PS3, and some PSN avatars.

Next up is the significantly pricier Post-Pandemic Edition, which ships with everything the Survival Edition brings, minus the art book, and a 12-inch statue by Project Triforce that features protagonists Joel and Ellie looking awesome. Triforce has made some of the coolest video game statues ever for games like Darksiders, Gears of War, and Batman: Arkham City, so this one is guaranteed to be of the highest quality. The edition will also come with the Survival DLC pack that offers multiplayer bonuses like bonus XP, a melee booster, customizeable character items, and in-game currency.

The only downside to this is this edition is exclusive to GameStop and it doesn’t come with the art book. It’s no secret that I’m a fan of good art books, so knowing this edition won’t include that is a huge bummer.

The Last of Us launches worldwide for the PS3 on May 7th.

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Source: PlayStation Blog