Rounding off a season of content, developer Naughty Dog is launching the third and final content bundle for their PlayStation-exclusive, third-person survivial-thriller, The Last of Us.
The Grounded Bundle offers both single player and multiplayer content. Season Pass holder will get access to the whole shebang, while non-holders can pick-and-choose specific content, if they wish.
Single player buffs looking for that extra challenge can tackle the new Grounded Mode, which the studio says “will be the hardest challenge you’ll ever face as you try to complete the single player campaign of The Last of Us.” The new difficulty mode costs $4.99 standalone.
Meanwhile, multiplayer survivors can look forward to four new maps; Wharf, Capitol, Coal Mine, and Water Tower, along with four new weapons; the Specter, Double Barrel, Enforcer, and Launcher. New survival skills bundles are also available; the Situational Survival Skills Bundle and Professional Survival Skills Bundle. As mentioned, each can be purchased separately – maps for $9.99, new weapons for $5.99, or survival skills bundles for $3.99 each.
If that’s starting to sound a bit expensive (almost $30 for the whole ordeal), know that Naughty Dog is offering the Season Pass for $19.99 for four more weeks. That will score you everything, including the Left Behind story content and the Abandoned Territories map pack. If you’re at all interested in additional The Last of Us content, it’s a bit of a no-brainer to pick that up while you can, before May 13.
That aside, Naughty Dog is throwing in a small freebee for both Season Pass holders and non-Season Pass holders with the new Full-Auto Rifle. The studio says it’s “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.”
Naughty Dog has yet to nail down an exact launch date for “Grounded Bundle”, but you can catch an early look over on the studio’s official Twitch channel when they live stream the new content at 12 noon on April 24.
As mentioned previously, The Last of Us Remastered coming to PlayStation 4 will include all downloadable content from the PlayStation 3 version. But according to GameInformer, “The Last of Us Grounded DLC – Only the maps and grounded mode will be included in the Remastered edition. Weapons, skills will not.”
When asked if The Last of Us owners on the PS3 might receive some sort of discount on the PS4’s Remastered version, Naughty Dog Community Strategist Eric Monacelli responded, “We’re looking into the business model for all this and will post about this once we have input from all regions.”