Naughty Dog and Sony revealed today the two special editions for their upcoming PS3 exclusive The Last of Us. Keen on throwing away large sums of money on a single game? Good, because you have two versions to choose from: Survival Edition and Post-Pandemic Edition.
The cheaper option here is the Survival Edition, which throws together a SteelBook case for Last of Us, plus a full-sized artbook The Art of The Last of Us, the first issue of a spin-off comic American Dreams, and the "Sights & Sounds DLC Pack."
Now the DLC isn't exactly what you might expect, as it doesn't include any actual in-game content. Rather, the DLC features the soundtrack, a PS3 theme, and PSN Avatars.
All that will cost you $80 USD. If you don't mind paying up to $160, on the other hand, there's also a Post-Pandemic Edition available for pre-order right now. Curiously, the more expensive version doesn't actually include the artbook. Instead, you'll have everything listed above except the artbook, which is replaced by a 12" statue of Joel and Ellie. For that price, I suspect the statue will actually be of pretty high quality.
You'll also be getting a "Survival DLC Pack," for use in multiplayer:
For art fanatics (like myself), the Art of The Last of Us book will also be released separately for $40 wherever you usually expect to find artbooks; no date as mentioned. The Last of Us will be out on May 7.