Naughty Dog has been working pretty hard lately to get some DLC content available for fans. When you buy the Season Pass of The Last of Us, you get three DLC drops, and also gain a Bonus Day One Upgrades to single player mode exclusively available for Season Pass holders.
About The Last of Us
The Last of Us is an action adventure, survival horror video game published by Sony Computer Entertainment and developed by Naughty Dog. The game was released in June 2013, and for PlayStation 3 only.
You take on the role of Joel in a post apocalyptic 2033 United States. You have the job of escorting and protecting young Ellie during a dangerous journey toward a resistance group location. Ellie needs to get there, for she hosts the cure to a terrible infection that has devastated the world and human race.
First DLC Plan
As mentioned only yesterday by Eric Monacelli – Community Strategist at Naughty Dog – on this post on PlayStation blog, these maps will be available on the 15th of October, and entitled “Abandoned Territories Map Pack”. The DLC drop will get you through some exciting environments: the Bookstore will feature a bi-level layout adding a unique degree of vertical gameplay. In the Hometown map you’ll be in the perfect environment for testing your stealth abilities in a dark, moonlit domain. In the Bus Stop map you’ll be, instead, exploring pretty wild urban environments, in which you’ll even spot giraffes in the background for instance. Finally, in the Suburbs map you’ll be able to experience dynamic dust storms.
Second DLC Plan
For the first time, Naughty Dog will be offering a single-player DLC experience with the Season Pass – which is still under development though – and released between December and January. Since the journey and experience in The Last of Us is a big one, at Naughty Dog they have more to tell us. The story we are talking about here is an enthusiastic, energetic one, and strongly bound by The Last of Us narrative. Naughty Dog will release more information about this in the next coming weeks.
Third DLC Plan
The third DLC drop will be available in the first half of 2014, and will be multiplayer focused. There aren’t yet a lot of details about this third plan, but more precise information as well as timeframe will be released soon.
If you’re still not sure about buying the Season Pass, know that at Naughty Dog they created more than 60 different head items that can be used in the multiplayer character game. Although, as they mentioned, you’ll be able to buy each item separately, if you go ahead and purchase all DLC drops now, you can save over 75% as opposed to normal pricing.
Visit this link on PlayStation Store if you wish to buy the Season Pass now, released only today.
About The Last of Us Multiplayer Mode
For what we know, The Last of Us multiplayer component is named Factions, a world different from the single-player one, yet strictly connected to the other. As a matter of fact, since the beginning, you, as the player, can pick a faction to be part of, either Hunters or Fireflies.
When you get into one of the factions, you have to keep your clan alive, surviving for 12 weeks while collecting supplies during matches. Each match counts as a day, and the main focus of multiplayer mode is, in fact, clan survival as well as growth. After you complete the 12 weeks, in addition to survive along with your clan, you’re allowed to choose your faction again.
As mentioned, the main goal here is acquiring supplies to keep the clan going, and to do that you may: play well, kill enemies, helping in a kill, crafting items, gather supplies from dead enemies plus more. The better you do all that, the more supplies you get access to at the end of each match.
Although you, as the player, may populate your clan with non-player personages, you can also call up your Facebook friends to join. Using Facebook also gives you some sorts of boosters while playing The Last of Us. Finally, as you could gather from above, multiplayer characters may be customized with personalizable emblems, masks, helmets, as well as hats.
Image The Last of Us multiplayer head items.jpg courtesy of PlayStation blog