Last of Us Special editions
The Last of Us gets the VIP treatment in the UK, where it has two, slightly different, retailer-exclusive special versions, the Ellie Edition and the Joel Edition. The Ellie Edition, pictured above, is available only at GAME, and includes a mini artbook, the first issue of Dark Horse's The Last of Us: American Dreams, the Survival multiplayer DLC pack, the Sights and Sounds DLC pack, a LittleBigPlanet Ellie skin, and the game package, collectable poster and Dualshock skin featuring Ellie's face.

The Joel Edition contains exactly the same things, but with Joel's face and skin (ew) instead of Ellie's; take a look at that version below. The Survival DLC pack includes bonus XP, a melee booster, in-game currency and customizable character items for multiplayer, and bonus Joel and Ellie skins after the single-player game is completed. The Sights and Sounds pack features the official soundtrack from Oscar-winning composer Gustavo Santaolalla, a dynamic theme for PS3 and the Winter Joel and Ellie PSN avatars.

All pre-orders, from any retailer in the UK or US, get the Sights and Sounds DLC pack. Pre-orders from US GameStops and snag the Survival DLC, too.

Last of Us Special editions
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The Last of Us Special Edition – Pre-order Now!

To celebrate the launch of the eagerly anticipated new title from the makers of Uncharted™ 3, Naughty Dog Inc., Sony Computer Entertainment Europe will be releasing two Special Edition packages for The Last of Us™ on May 7th 2013. Fans will be able to choose between The Last of Us: Ellie Edition (available exclusively at GAME) and The Last of Us: Joel Edition (available exclusively at Tesco & Independents), each packaged in a unique canvas wrap, and filled with exclusive physical and downloadable content.

Contents:

The Last of Us mini artbook: explore the world of The Last of Us through some of the remarkable artwork that gave shape to the game

The Last of Us: American Dreams Issue #1: the first in a series of comics created in partnership with Dark Horse to delve into the backstory of Ellie. The version included features a variant cover found only in these special editions

Exclusive game pack: The Ellie Edition showcases the character Ellie on the game pack artwork, while the Joel Edition will feature Joel's face

Collectable poster: an exclusive screen print effect poster of each character can be found in their respective editions

DUALSHOCK®3 skin: skin your PS3™ controllers with Joel or Ellie, depending on which edition you decide to order

Survival DLC Pack
Multiplayer Bonuses:
Bonus XP
Melee booster
In-game currency
Customizable character items
Bonus Joel and Ellie skins available once the single player game is completed

Sights & Sounds DLC Pack
Official Game Soundtrack by Academy Award winning musician Gustavo Santaolalla
PS3® Dynamic Theme
PSN Avatars: Winter Joel & Ellie

LittleBigPlanet™ Sackboy Skins: voucher codes for a downloadable Joel skin or a downloadable Ellie skin for your Sackboy character depending on which special edition you choose

Finally, in addition to the Special Edition packs, anyone who pre-orders the standard version of The Last of Us (available from all retailers), will receive the 'Sights & Sounds DLC Pack', as a 'thank you' bonus.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.