The Last of Us Survival Edition and Post-Pandemic Edition announced for North America

Naughty Dog's post-apocalyptic action adventure game The Last of Us will come to North America in two special edition releases, the $79.99 Survival Edition and $149.99 Post-Pandemic Edition targeted at "the true collector." In a post on the PlayStation Blog, Sony reveals the contents of the game's two deluxe packages.

The Survival Edition of the PlayStation 3 game will ship with a 170-page hardcover art book published by Dark Horse Comics, a Steelbook case, the first issue of The Last of Us: American Dreams comic book, a Naughty Dog sticker sheet and the "Sights & Sounds" downloadable content pack.

Included in that DLC pack is the official game soundtrack, a PS3 dynamic theme and PlayStation Network avatars for Winter Joel and Ellie.


The Last of Us Post-Pandemic Edition, which is exclusive to retailer GameStop, will include the contents of the Survival Edition (minus the art book), plus a 12-inch statue of Joel and Ellie by Project Triforce and the Survival DLC pack.

The extra downloadable content includes a handful of multiplayer bonuses: bonus XP, a melee booster, in-game currency and customizable character items. Owners of the Post-Pandemic Edition will also receive bonus skins for Joel and Ellie upon completing the game for the first time.


The Dark Horse-published Art of The Last of Us book will be sold separately for $39.99.

The Last of Us is scheduled to come to PlayStation 3 in North America on May 7.

More from Polygon

Hearthstone: Naxxramas Overview

  • Oddworld: New 'N' Tasty - Overview video

  • Destiny's beta comparison video: PS4 versus Xbox One

  • The Crew closed beta - Overview video

  • Polygon goes to Poland

Latest Discussions

Log In Sign Up

Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.



Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.