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The Last of Us On PS3 May 7th, 2013: Pre-order Bonuses, New Trailer Revealed

Arne Meyer's Avatar + Posted by Arne Meyer on Dec 09, 2012 // Community Strategist, Naughty Dog

The Last of Us on PS3

It has been a big weekend for us here at Naughty Dog. We revealed a brand new trailer for The Last of Us at the Spike Video Game Awards on Friday along with the most important news for any fan – that The Last of Us will be released on May 7th, 2013!

This is our second trailer release and our first since announcing The Last of Us at least year’s VGA show. If you didn’t catch the show when it aired live or the Spike video stream, you can watch the full, uncensored trailer at the top of this post. We’ve tried to keep the trailer as spoiler-free as possible, while giving you some hints at the tense, emotional narrative the development team has crafted for The Last of Us.

That’s not all – we are also excited to announce details on the bonus content you can get for pre-ordering your copy of The Last of Us. Participating retailers will offer the Sights and Sounds Pack, which includes:

  • The official soundtrack of the game
  • A PS3 dynamic theme featuring the cover art
  • Two avatars for your PSN profile – Winter Joel and Winter Ellie

The Last of Us on PS3: Sights & Sounds PackThe Last of Us on PS3: Survival Pack

We’ve also worked with GameStop to provide exclusive bonus content in addition to the Sights and Sounds Pack. Pre-ordering at GameStop also nets you the Survival Pack, which includes:

  • Bonus experience points for multiplayer
  • A multiplayer melee attack booster
  • Some extra starting in-game cash
  • Special customizable character items for multiplayer
  • Two special bonus skins for Joel and Ellie which will be unlocked after your complete the single player campaign

Multiplayer, wha? We’re not quite ready to talk about it yet, but stay tuned as we’ll be revealing more details on multiplayer before The Last of Us is released on May 7th, 2013.

The team here is pumped to head into the home stretch to finish The Last of Us. We can’t wait to show you more in the coming months!

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219 Comments   52 Replies

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+ kbtarts3 on December 10th, 2012 at 6:21 am said:

WOW I Can’t Wait to play this!!!!!!


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+ Gigidy17 on December 10th, 2012 at 6:22 am said:

@ BuM87 its as bad as piracy because naughty dog and other developers don’t make money off of use games sales. thats why online passes are incorporated into games so if the chance a consumer wants to be ignorant and buy a $60 game for $58.97 they’ll be charged 10 dollars to access the online portion at least thats my take on the whole situation. also I dont buy your sob story if you only make 750 a month and only have a 100 dollars to spend on a video game then why should it be naughty dogs or any developers fault you cant afford afford to buy a game, you chose this hobby you knew how expensive it was if you knew you couldn’t afford it you shouldn’t have chosen it. sometimes I only buy 1 game a year 2 if im lucky but you dont see me blaming anyone.


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+ mcbuttz78 on December 10th, 2012 at 6:46 am said:

@140 sony doesnt do any online passes, the dev of the game does them, , but im kinda dis hearted they(ND) arent allowing psn gamers of playstation owners to pre rder the game with the bonuses on psn. I find it kinda offensive/ or silly they do these little deal gamestop deals and at the end of the day gamestop is ripping them off in the used game market. i understand making money. But at what cost, its a bit silly to me.

Because psn has everything in place for a pre order and bonuses to be successful, we have preorder, day one purchase , auto downloading.. I hate to see such features not being taken advantage of more often. alot of devs dont even psn does these things,or exsist for them. They can make more money before game even drops with psn pre order than cutting share to gamestop, But what ever floats their boats I suppose.

Mcbuttz78
vp-psn legioniaree group


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+ Youssef_Mazen on December 10th, 2012 at 6:46 am said:

This Game is The Best Game Ever,Uncharted Is currently The Best One,Will You Guys Have A Collectors Edition? i Cant wait to Pre-Order it!


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+ Dante989 on December 10th, 2012 at 7:11 am said:

Looks like I won’t be getting the survival pack. I don’t like GameStop.
But I have to say, the cover art is amazing.


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+ Ryumoau on December 10th, 2012 at 7:23 am said:

I wasn’t a big fan of uncharted 3 and i’m abit burned out on all these post apocalyptic zombie type games. I’ll put it on my gamefly queue but not spending $60 on it, thats for sure.


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+ Looukas on December 10th, 2012 at 7:34 am said:

Is special edition going to have another cover art? (If there is a special edition, not to mistake for collector’s)


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+ KazeEternal on December 10th, 2012 at 7:44 am said:

The game is looking great so far and I can’t wait to play it this spring…. just hope where ever I end up isn’t in alpha when the game releases lol. Little disappointed by the GameStop exclusive nonsense for that Pack. I don’t go there anymore as Amazon makes my life simple.

I’m excited over the MP as much as the SP. You guys have done an awesome job with Uncharted and I have a lot of faith in this title being extraordinary.

here’s hoping a Collectors Edition is in the works.


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+ ToFeY on December 10th, 2012 at 7:46 am said:

yesssss! hurry up may 7th <3 THANK YOU naughty dog :D i will definitely buy this game


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+ MP_is_for_Chumps on December 10th, 2012 at 7:48 am said:

@ those angry MP is in TLOU

Ultimately its your own fault for continuing to buy these SP games that get cr@ped up with MP. No one will ever listen to you if you keep putting up with this sh__t and buying these games anyway.

I dumped my old PSN account, sold all my unopened games where MP had taken over as the main selling point, (easy way to tell is to see what kind of dlc it gets), and have boycotted every game i felt insulted my sensibilities as a story focused gamer.

Take action, make a stand and stop buying these games. otherwise please STFU & GTFO.


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+ Cidastor on December 10th, 2012 at 7:54 am said:

I don’t think new IP’s should have collector editions. Kinda misses the point of what makes them special. I think an IP should have to earn the right to become valued by collectors.


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+ lyfestory on December 10th, 2012 at 8:03 am said:

i personally will not shop at Gamestop, so ill be missing out on that particular pre-order bonus, so, maybe ill just pre-order it through Amazon or something.. there’s no doubt in my mind it will be a must-buy for me, as it should for anyone PS3 gamer really… i don’t really care for multiplayer, but i know with the Uncharted series, the single player campaign is plenty for me, so im sure Last of Us will be no different.. definitely can’t wait…


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+ Welmosca on December 10th, 2012 at 8:10 am said:

I don’t have words to describe this game…fantastic trailer…go beyond the meaning of awesome.Just as expexted from the team behind UC2…btw what a shame,so the MP is true…shame on you ND this game has single-player only written all over it…damn now I’m sure we will have a shorter campaign.Whatever I’m still hoping for a long campaign and also I gotta have faith in the MP since its the same team behind the best MP…yep Uncharted 2.Can’t wait…Day 1 you guys have ma money.


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+ KrazE94 on December 10th, 2012 at 8:20 am said:

Was disappointed when Uncharted 3 was not up for digital download. Will this one be? This game looks like a gem and would like to keep it in my playstation account for a long time.


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+ Strangeheaven on December 10th, 2012 at 8:29 am said:

Hi,
I have three very important questions to ask?

Q1 Will the campaign last 20-40 hours long,because if so that would be fantastic.

Q2 Will there be a demo before release?

Q3 Please release a steelbook version of the game

Cheers


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+ MarinoBrea on December 10th, 2012 at 8:56 am said:

SONY, ADVERTISE YOUR D@mN GAMES!!!!!!


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+ tbon3man on December 10th, 2012 at 9:04 am said:

Will there be a MP Beta?


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+ tashpool on December 10th, 2012 at 9:09 am said:

First off, Naughty Dog has been on top of the world lately. Jax and Uncharted are top notch and that means The Last of Us is a guaranteed preorder. Having specific preorder bonus per retailer is not something I appreciate though. Anyways, the game is looking good, keep it up!


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+ wais_45 on December 10th, 2012 at 9:12 am said:

Looks good.


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+ TwinDad on December 10th, 2012 at 9:40 am said:

I am 110% disinterested in Multiplayer. Ever game so far this generation it is tacked on and simply a way for the developer to get DLC money from those that are willing. I understand that having it does not damage my interest in the single player, but I agree with others, it seems that something suffered for it’s inclusion. However I stop short of MC is for chumps striking.

I learned from Uncharted 3. As suborn as Sony is on dropping the prices for their games, I’m waiting it out for Greatest Hits.


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+ MarinoBrea on December 10th, 2012 at 9:42 am said:

@TwinDad

110 thumbs down to you. So say you’re broke and spare us this bullcrap…


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+ Firefly-1B3 on December 10th, 2012 at 9:57 am said:

You have to have a COLLECTOR’S EDITION!


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+ Sean_Pierce on December 10th, 2012 at 9:58 am said:

This is going to sound bias but since it’s not a title I’m sure I will love, I will hold my breath and wait for the game of the year edition (or whatever it will be dubbed as). That way it’s more affordable with more content packed in.


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+ Berae on December 10th, 2012 at 10:24 am said:

My most anticipated game next year! Cant wait!


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+ dh4645 on December 10th, 2012 at 10:30 am said:

best thing about the VGAs…other than drunk Jessica Alba. hah

i really was hoping for NO MP. sometimes it’s just nice to have an awesome SP game that you can finish…rather than feel like you need to play MP that will most likely suck.


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+ FairladyZED on December 10th, 2012 at 10:54 am said:

Just wondering, if i pre order do i get the sights and sounds pack right then and there? or do i have to wait for the game to come out to pick it up? because i really want to listen to the soundtrack so badly!


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+ DarkOne_PR on December 10th, 2012 at 11:30 am said:

Gotta hate the Multiplayer haters…. these dum.bas.ses believe that MP = downgraded story. Idiots Just look at Uncharted 2 and 3 both Goty SP games with AWESOME MP. If u dont want to play the MP then play the SP only nobody its forcing u. sigh….

same its happening with GOW:A these tards bashing and whining about not getting the game bc it has MP??? Frea.king ridiculous….

MP adds Replay Value to SP games thats all. dont like it play single player and give it in trade in. Those like me who have their games forever appreciate the effort of the team in giving this games lasting appeal after finishing their awesome story. Now F@%$ Off haters.

Arne Im eager to learn about the MP and I hope the single player can be played on/offline Co-Op???!!!! pretty pls? XD


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+ GhostMachine1 on December 10th, 2012 at 12:23 pm said:

You guys are the best developers in the world. Thanks so much for Uncharted 1-3. I cannot wait to play this one. Will it be a series?


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+ Shrapnelblitz on December 10th, 2012 at 12:29 pm said:

Super-hyped for this…Thank you ND :)
I read in your comments earlier that you’re still deciding on whether or not to issue a Collector’s Edition and I realize that I am only one voice but I just wanted you to know that if you do decide to make one, then I’m buying it! :)


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+ bobsadonkey4 on December 10th, 2012 at 12:37 pm said:

will there be dlc in the furture like new multiplayer maps or story extensions?


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+ TheIceMan9879 on December 10th, 2012 at 12:47 pm said:

I’m predicting that this will be arguably the best game of the year, especially with multiplayer mode. I’m also eager to see how the games multiplayer will play out and feel. But hats off to Naughty Dog for another outstanding game!
(P.S. My birthday is May 14th so i cant wait for the release!!)


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+ TwinDad on December 10th, 2012 at 1:04 pm said:

@150/Gigidy17,

You do realize that the used game had to be purchased as new at one point giving money to the developers while the pirated copy gave no money to the developers.

It is true that the online pass is the developer trying to recuperate money on the used/rental market.


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+ JelloMan_RB on December 10th, 2012 at 1:12 pm said:

TLOU is going be amazing I cant wait! good thing I already preordered. Also I cant wait to see multiplayer.


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+ four24twenty on December 10th, 2012 at 1:13 pm said:

Combat Veteran here….got a bit of liquid build-up in my eyes towards the end of that trailer. This game seems to be very emotionally intense and it resonates with me….first day purchase for sure.


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+ TwinDad on December 10th, 2012 at 1:17 pm said:

@169/MarinoBrea,

Sure let us go with that. I’m broke, it couldn’t possibly be that i put a value on a game as a measure of a games worth. Let us not jump to stereotyping people as broke, thank you. I will contend that it did come off a bit as entitled and complaining. So I suppose I do warrant a quit yer complaining comment.

Still, my comment was aimed at Sony and their die-hard philosophy of keeping the games at super high prices. It’s taken forever for the Sony first party games to drop in price. On the PS2 it was 6 months and drop to greatest hits. Sony has been doing almost 18 months then a drop this generation, the few exceptions are the PS2 upgraded bundles.

To Naughty Dog, I enjoy the games, a huge thank you. Also (aimed at Bend more here), while it wasn’t your game just your IP, I really liked Uncharted GA, in a way I enjoyed it more than Uncharted 3.


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+ Mateus-Webber on December 10th, 2012 at 1:21 pm said:

Look at all the content we have about the single-player ( annoucement trailer, E3 demo, Truck Ambush cinematic, Bill’s safe house cinematic, Gamescom Trailer, E3 Extended demo) and now this awesome Story Trailer, you guys still in doubts about the single player? Think again about those graphics, the tension that the sound, realistic AI and the animation brings to every second of the single-player.
Multiplayer will be a BIG PLUS.
And I don’t need to remind you guys that this is being developed by Naughty Dog, right?
The kings of console gaming!
;D
What about the Brasil Arne Meyer? Any release Event or Pre-Order Bonuses like in the Gamestop?
Can’t wait!


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+ Blazin_Blackie on December 10th, 2012 at 1:22 pm said:

OH NOES! I already bought all stars, and am pumped for sly cooper and bioshock coming early next year. And on top of that I have to get money for TLOU, GTA, and Beyond : two souls! Not to mention all the other games Im forgetting..

Im not complaining, because I love games, but my wallet is. Poor guy doesnt have much money to begin with, and now this… Oh the sad joy of being a gamer!


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+ Vv_An7iHeRo_vV on December 10th, 2012 at 2:06 pm said:

@175

I completely agree. multiplayer can only make the game better and more re-playable. if there is no multiplayer than when you finish the singleplayer there is nothing else to do and I end up never playing the game again. These multiplayer haters just suck at multiplayer too. uncharted 3 for example, it is my favourite multiplayer game and im still playing it right now. Uncharted 3′s MP is better than it’s SP, IMO. These idiots play the game for less than a few hours and expect to be better than everybody else and think that the guns suck even though all you have to do is level up and gain experience on the maps, and get attachments and boosters. If you MP haters really hate the MP, fine, you can just play the SP over and over and over again.


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+ Vv_An7iHeRo_vV on December 10th, 2012 at 2:07 pm said:

*DarkOne_PR^^


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+ DomJiji on December 10th, 2012 at 2:43 pm said:

Ohh!! I’m really excited!! ( #>_<#) ~<3
I saw the trailer and thought "Wow this is very beautiful and so scary!".
I think the box art is very fitting too, it fits the mood so perfectly.
The announcement of MP has me super intrigued too, I wonder how the MP experience will play. I don't doubt the abilities your team will provide, but it is making me super curious….
Also, I LOVE soundtracks to video games–that said, when provided this is another thing I am excited for! hahaha so much excitement <3 <3 <3

Keep it up all of you at ND!


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+ DonkeyKongKilla on December 10th, 2012 at 4:20 pm said:

Woah, MAY 2013????? whyyyyyyyyyy this is a bigger upset then seeing GTA5 in covering game informer n finding out its not gonna come out til spring, gotta say the demo played at E3, THE GAME LOOKS BAD-ASS :]


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+ T40Rs731N on December 10th, 2012 at 4:30 pm said:

Bonus experience points for multiplayer
A multiplayer melee attack booster
Some extra starting in-game cash

So that confirms the multiplayer.

In game cash? Is there a economic system in play?


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+ ThreeLeggedFreak on December 10th, 2012 at 4:52 pm said:

Any chance of having a companion app for vita? I was thinking of something where you can play the game using the vita as an extended screen. Since the bag is real time, once you open it to do alchemy and whatnot the bag menu would be on the vita while the rest of the game keeps going in real time and you could use touchscreen to mix your stuff. While not using the bag, it’s business as usual.


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+ StarWallace on December 10th, 2012 at 4:56 pm said:

Pre-ordered mine from Amazon way back in July… don’t go making me change my pre-order XD… but that survival pack… ugh… Here’s hoping for a collector’s edition, I’d gladly give my extra $40 for that!


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+ Avalanche on December 10th, 2012 at 5:03 pm said:

no Uber collectors edition :-(


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+ KingOfVillains on December 10th, 2012 at 6:58 pm said:

Please make a Collector’s Edition, I would love to have a beautiful steel case and TLoU goodies!


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+ USRevenge2 on December 10th, 2012 at 9:53 pm said:

I won’t be getting it, hated uncharted
but for those that are preordering the game, you get $20 worth of reward points if you preorder at best buy and are an unlocked member ( it’s $15 a year for that, you get a magazine with awesome coupons and stuff too) there are other games that have this same deal so you have to check out their website.


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+ avluis on December 11th, 2012 at 12:01 am said:

Hey Naughty Dog, honestly, thank you for making TLOU!! I cannot wait to get this game!!
I need to preorder but it is 0200 hours here so forgive me, I will have it paid off when GameStop opens at 0900!


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+ VendettaLion on December 11th, 2012 at 3:26 am said:

Phenomenal News!!! A little disappointed that the studio thought multiplayer was important instead of side story DLC (I know this can still happen). But I’m very excited for this game! Side note: Please no multiplayer trophies, Please.


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+ dh4645 on December 11th, 2012 at 4:42 am said:

@188
no i do not suck at MP gaming. i usually enjoy it (BF, MoH, CoD, Uncharted) it’s just sometimes nice to just have a great SP experience and not have some half-assed tacked on MP.

not saying that this will be the case with this game (since obviously how would i know), but it seems like it should just be SP.


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