Since revealing The Last of Us Part II, we’ve been overwhelmed by the response from the community. In no time at all, you were sharing your covers of “Through the Valley,” photos of your picture-perfect cosplay, your beautiful fan art submissions, and even your real-life tattoos inspired by Ellie’s. Your passion humbles and inspires us and every year we celebrate The Last of Us community with Outbreak Day on September 26—the date the infection hit critical mass in The Last of Us.
This year marks our fourth Outbreak Day and we’re kicking things off with a brand-new The Last of Us Part II poster, PS4 system theme and T-shirt, as well as hosting a week of sales on select The Last of Us content on the PlayStation Store.
In the lore of The Last of Us, September 26 represents the day the Cordyceps virus reached critical mass. A grim day for the inhabitants of that world, perhaps, but for Naughty Dog and The Last of Us community, it’s Outbreak Day—an annual fan celebration featuring deals on the game, DLC, and merch, as well as the debut of new collectibles, and more.
We’re celebrating Outbreak Day for The Last of Us this year a little early. In the past, we’ve marked the occasion with a video and a contest but today we are happy to finally reveal there’s a new Clicker Statue from our friends at IP Factory/Gaming Heads now available for pre-order.
So today is September 26th, 2013. That’s a special date for us. It’s the day the Cordyceps outbreak hit critical mass in the world of The Last of Us. We at Naughty Dog are celebrating by sharing some crazy tweets in regards to the outbreak.
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