Sep 27, 2013

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Naughty Dog Details Last of Us DLC Plans

Naughty Dog Details Last of Us DLC Plans

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The Last of Us single player campaign gave gamers an incredible story and gaming experience that is unlike most games we played this generation. So when the Season Pass was announced, those who finished the game might be wondering what Naughty Dog could have in-stored for future story-lines. Today they announced their DLC plans and it’s pretty much what I expected it to be.

There will be three DLC packs released: two multiplayer centered packs and one story driving campaign pack. While that’s not all that exciting, the story driven DLC will have a new character and they just started the performance capture process this week. No story details were released, but they did say “This is an ambitious story with strong ties into the narrative of The Last of Us.” Look for that DLC in either December or January.

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The first multiplayer DLC will be available on October 15, titled “Abandoned Territories Map Pack.” Here’s a breakdown of the maps:

  • Scrubs: Weather the opposing Faction and the random, dynamic dust storm.
  • Bus Depot: Explore a layered map of an overgrown urban environment with wild giraffes in the background.
  • Hometown: Stalk around in a dark, eerie, moonlit, environment – the perfect setting for some serious stealth
  • Bookstore: features a stacked, bi-level layout adding a highly unique dose of vertical gameplay

The second multiplayer pack is set to arrive in the first half of next year. Naughty Dog is also adding 60 different head items to the Season Pass for multiplayer characters ranging from Nightmare masks to an old school Football Helmet. These items will also be available to non-season pass holders via microtransactions as well.

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Not too surprising that Naughty Dog decided to only add one story driven DLC to The Last of Us based on what occurred in the campaign, and the multiplayer seemed to have been a hit with players (at least initially). We’ll have more details about each DLC pack as we get closer to the release dates.

The Season Pass is available now for $19.99 via the PlayStation Store or at GameStop, if you want to save over 75%, based on the suggested value of each DLC priced separately.

[Source: PlayStation Blog]

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