The team at Naughty Dog is excited to let you know that Left Behind, the critically acclaimed and award-winning single-player chapter to The Last of Us, will be available as a standalone download via the PlayStation Store. The Last of Us: Left Behind standalone will be available on both PS3 and PS4 on May 12 for only $9.99. We will be dropping the price of the Left Behind Add-on on PS3 to the same price on that day as well.
If you haven't had a chance yet to check out The Last of Us, this is a nicely priced gateway to checking out the world and characters so many people (and critics loved). While part of the story of Left Behind takes place during the main narrative arc of The Last of Us, I think some of the best and most touching moments of any game in recent memory occur during the prequel segments, as we follow Ellie and Riley as they sneak out of boarding school to visit an abandoned mall, getting one final chance to enjoy their friendship before Riley leaves to join the Fireflies.
You can get more immersed into the story of Ellie and Riley in The Last of Us: American Dreams comic book, published by Dark Horse, co-written by Faith Erin Hicks and The Last of Us Creative Director Neil Druckmann, with interior art by Faith Erin Hicks. I highly, highly recommend it.
We realize that most of Naughty Dog fans and readers of the PlayStation.Blog will have probably already played The Last of Us and maybe even the Left Behind Add-on chapter - if you enjoyed the games, be sure to tell your friends that haven't played of this great introduction to The Last of Us. We've also included a two hour trial of the Factions Multiplayer mode. The Left Behind standalone game will have built-in upgrade paths through the in-game store to both the full Factions experience and/or the full game for The Last of Us.
Below are the details on the upgrade possibilities on both PS3 and PS4 after you already own the Left Behind standalone game.
Full Factions Multiplayer- $9.99
Full digital single-player game with Treacherous Territories Map Pack (if you already own the full Factions Multiplayer) - $29.99
Full digital single-player game, Factions Multiplayer Mode, and the Treacherous Territories Map Pack bundle - $39.99
Full Factions Multiplayer - $9.99
Full digital single-player game with Treacherous Territories Map Pack (if you already own the full Factions Multiplayer) - $19.99
Full digital single-player game, Factions Multiplayer Mode, and the Treacherous Territories Map Pack bundle - $29.99
We hope to see all you new fans of The Last of Us on May 12!