The Last of Us ‘Grounded Bundle’ Final DLC Revealed
We’re pleased to announce the third and final drop in The Last of Us season pass. Here’s a look at what’s in the Grounded Bundle.
New trophies and a mix of single-player and multiplayer content await you in this DLC drop. Grounded Mode will be the hardest challenge you’ll ever face as you try to complete the single-player campaign of The Last of Us. 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. If you’re not a season pass holder, Grounded Mode will cost $4.99 standalone.
The Reclaimed Territories Map Pack features four news maps: Wharf, Capitol, Coal Mine, and Water Tower. Each map has a mix of Trophies attached and is set in a location that will be familiar yet unfamiliar to players of the single-player campaign. Intelligent use of climbing, stealth, flanking, and all your clan survival techniques will be essential to master these maps. It’s available for $9.99 for non-season pass holders.
New guns and new survival skills are coming as part of the Grounded Bundle as well. All new guns and skills are available to try before you buy as part of new pre-set load outs. The Survivalist Weapon Bundle costs $5.99, and contains four new weapons: Specter, Double Barrel, Enforcer, and Launcher. These guns have very unique attributes that have been carefully balanced so as to offer new play styles that fit into the existing Factions gameplay.
Two Survival Skills Bundles, Situational Survival Skills Bundle and Professional Survival Skills Bundle, are also included if you own the season pass. If you want to purchase these standalone, they’ll cost you $3.99 each. These skills are very effective ways to find your new favorite play style.
Finally, everyone - non-season pass holders, included - will be getting a new gun, the Full-Auto Rifle, for free. This is a fully automatic, modified burst rifle that is very easy to use. It’s the perfect weapon for people who are new to Factions and experts alike.
While it’s been very cool to tell you about all this fresh content, nothing beats showing you. To that end, we’ll be livestreaming for the first time ever Thursday, April 24th over on the Naughty Dog Twitch channel. We’ll be showing off some of the new Grounded Bundle content, so tune in at 12:00 PM Pacific on April 24th to see new DLC in action.
Additionally, we’ll be doing some livestreaming on Twitch for our participation in Operation Supply Drop’s 8-Bit Salute on May 17th. Head over to learn more about the event at Team Naughty Dog’s fundraising page today.
If you haven’t purchased a season pass for The Last of Us yet, you’re missing out. With our final pack, this Grounded Bundle, as well as theAbandoned Territories, the Left Behind and the multiplayer head item drops all included, you’ll be getting savings of more than 80% versus purchasing all the content individually. The season pass will be available for $19.99 for four more weeks. After the week of May 13th, when PlayStation Store updates in your region, the season pass will no longer be available. Get the most out of The Last of Us while you still can.
The Last of Us Remastered – Coming to PS4 Summer 2014
Well, it’s no secret that we have been working night and day at the studio to bring The Last of Us to PS4.
We’re calling it The Last of Us Remastered.
Moving our efforts to the PS4 has allowed us to remaster an already phenomenal looking The Last of Us in 1080p with a list of upgrades including higher resolution character models, improved shadows and lighting, upgraded textures, along with even more improvements.We love setting challenging technical hurdles for us when working on each game – and this is no different. We’ve been working hard on The Last of Us Remastered to release a next-gen evolution worthy of the 200+ Game of the Year awards, not to mention the acclaim and expectations of our fans. We will be revealing more detailed information about the upgrades for the PS4 version in the coming months.
In addition to all the technical updates, we’re also including an exclusive director’s commentary for all in-game cinematics featuring Creative Director and Writer, Neil Druckmann; Voice Actor, Troy Baker, who plays Joel; and BAFTA Award winning Voice Actress, Ashley Johnson, who plays Ellie.
We’ve released a ton of additional content since The Last of Us launched in June 2013, including our first ever single player expansion, Left Behind. We’re happy to say that the major content releases will be included with The Last of Us Remastered:
• Left Behind single player expansion • Abandoned Territories multiplayer map pack • Reclaimed Territories pack – details will be coming soon on exactly what is included
Whether you are new to The Last of Us or have played it already on the PS3, we hope you are all looking forward to this release. We are!
You can preorder The Last of Us Remastered for PS4 right now from many of your favorite retailers and receive these preorder bonuses:
• 100 Supply Points (XP) for use in Factions mode • Two special bonus skins for Joel and Ellie which will be unlocked after your complete the single player campaign • Increased Crafting Speed for use in the Single Player Campaign • Increased Healing Speed for use in the Single Player Campaign • 9mm Reload Speed Increase Upgrade for use in the Single Player Campaign • Rifle Clip Capacity Increase Upgrade for use in the Single Player Campaign
• Early Access to the Brawler Survival Skill in Factions Mode • Early Access to additional Loadout Points for use in Factions mode • Early Access to the Jeep Cap and Surgical Mask for use in Factions mode
Now that we’ve finally gotten the official announcement out of the way, we’ll be keeping you updated regularly about The Last of Us Remastered until it releases Summer 2014.
The Last of Us: Remastered listing for PS4 appears on Sony Store
The official Sony Store features a banner advertising pre-orders for The Last of Us: Remastered on the PlayStation 4 for $59.99.
At the time of writing, clicking on the banner directs the user to a “Page not found” notice. Last week, PlayStation’s Eurasian Software Market Manager Sercan Sulun mentioned during an interview on Turkish CNN last week that the PS4 version will launch this summer on the PlayStation Network and physically. According to Sulun, the PS4 release will also include the Left Behind DLC.
A Sony spokesperson had told Polygon that “At no time have we announced that The Last of Us is coming to PS4 and therefore, have nothing to say on the subject.”
RUMOR: The Last of Us is coming to PlayStation 4, according to PlayStation’s Eurasian Software Market Manager
Sercan Sulun – PlayStation’s Eurasian Software Market Manager - said on CNN Turk (36 minute mark) that while a sequel to The Last of Us may not be forthcoming any time soon, the first game and its DLC will be released this summer for PS4 as a physical and digital copy, with enhanced visuals.
Translation:"There is no information about a new The Last of Us game but I can share this knowledge; as of this summer, The Last of Us will be on the PS4. Both on PSN and physically with enhanced graphics"
"The PS4 version will also include the DLC so you will be able to play ‘Left Behind’ as well."
Again this is just a rumor, Sony hasn’t confirmed. I would love to see this game on PS4 myself, but I wouldn’t get my hope up just yet until there is an official announcement from Sony.
The Last of Us Has Sold Over 6 Million Copies Worldwide
As we did in in 2012, we’ll have a large pack of Dogs giving talks at GDC 2014. We just wrapped up The Last of Us: Left Behind to universal critical acclaim. It currently has a score of 89 on Metacritic making it the highest rated PS3 downloadable content ever. We also recently received five BAFTA awards, including the coveted Best Game in 2014, for our work on The Last of Us.
We’re now heading to GDC to talk about some of the techniques and process that went into making The Last of Us, which has now hit over six million copies sold worldwide, as well as what made Left Behind, our first ever downloadable, single player story chapter, so unique.
The full list of sessions for all Naughty Dog talks, along with dates, times, locations and descriptions, is available below. Visit the GDC Schedule builder if you want to put these sessions in your calendar, export them or print them out.