Naughty Dog finally unveiled its DLC plans Friday for The Last of Us on the Playstation 3. Three expansion packs are planned so far with two supporting multiplayer with a single-story expansion sandwiched in the middle.
The Abandoned Territories Map Pack will be the first DLC to be released on October 15.
"Weather the opposing Faction and the random, dynamic dust storm on the Suburbs map. Explore a layered map of an overgrown urban environment with wild giraffes in the background in the Bus Depot map. Stalk around in a dark, eerie, moonlit, environment – the perfect setting for some serious stealth – in the Hometown map. Bookstore features a stacked, bi-level layout adding a highly unique dose of vertical gameplay," Naughty Dog Community Strategist Eric Monacelli wrote on the Playstation Blog.
Meanwhile, the single-player DLC is planned to be released in either December 2013 or January 2014. Naughty Dog describes it as an "ambitious story with strong ties to The Last of Us." The DLC has been in pre-production for a couple of months already. Casting for a new character was just finished casting with performance capture about to start next week. That gives the developer approximately two to three months to knock out and deliver the first single-player DLC it has ever created. The concept art with the carousel in the slideshow gallery is the first image from the story.
Details on the third DLC have yet to be announced but it will be another multiplayer focused pack and will be released sometime during the first half of 2014.
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