The Last of Us: Left Behind DLC is a Prequel Starring Ellie

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During the American PlayStation 4 launch event last night, Naughty Dog unveiled the first singleplayer story DLC for their critically acclaimed PS3 exclusive, The Last of Us. As the teaser trailer above hints at, the DLC will be a prequel, starring Ellie and her friend Riley Abel.

Naughty Dog's Community Strategist, Arne Meyer, posted a lot more information about Left Behind on the US PlayStation Blog. The DLC is planned for release in early 2014, at a price of US $14.99, and will have you playing as Ellie throughout. 

The Last of Us: Left Behind is Naughty Dog's first ever single-player DLC. Bruce, Neil, and the rest of the team are getting close to wrapping work on this new campaign, which will meet the quality and gameplay what you've come to expect with The Last of Us, along with a few surprises.

She's back! Ashley Johnson reprises her role as Ellie in The Last of Us: Left Behind single-player DLC. Left Behind takes place while Ellie is attending a military boarding school in the Boston quarantine zone, prior to meeting Joel and the events in the main campaign of The Last of Us.

In just a few short months since the release of The Last of Us, you have made it clear that Ellie has become one of your favorite characters in games. Today, we're excited to confirm that you play as Ellie throughout the entirety of Left Behind.

Joining Ellie on this new adventure is Riley, her best friend and also a mentor of sorts at the military boarding school. Just as The Last of Us focused on the bond between Ellie and Joel, Left Behind explores the bond between Ellie and Riley through a series of events that will forever change both of their lives.

Bringing Riley to life through our performance capture process is the talented Yaani King, who we had the pleasure of working with on the DLC.

If you just can't wait until the DLC drops to get more of The Last of Us, go out immediately and read the Dark Horse comic series, The Last of Us: American Dreams – which is conveniently available in the recently released paperback collection. I cannot recommend this series enough and it's even more relevant now, as in the comic you will learn more about how Ellie and Riley first became friends, giving you even more insight into Ellie's story in The Last of Us universe. And it's also just plain great!

The Last of Us: Left Behind will be releasing in early 2014 – we will announce a specific date as soon as we iron out all the details. The awesome news is that Left Behind is included in the The Last of Us Season Pass, which also includes a ton of multiplayer DLC, and is the best deal you can get for all the DLC content we've planned to release – over 75% worth of savings compared to buying all the DLC separately. If you're only interested in the single-player DLC, you can pre-order it starting November 19 on the PlayStation Store for $14.99.

Naughty Dog also used the launch event to announce a new, PS4 exclusive entry in their much loved Uncharted series. 



 

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Comments Comments (12)

 
Posted by tuftsdude
On Saturday 16 Nov 2013 12:01 PM
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Why did I sell my copy after finishing the game :""(
 
 
 
rocketman12
Posted by rocketman12
On Saturday 16 Nov 2013 1:08 PM
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Awesome I loved The Last of Us.
 
 
 
Posted by CloudAxel16
On Saturday 16 Nov 2013 1:18 PM
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Hmm, I'm thinking they'll port the game and it's DLC to PS4 when they eventually announce the GOTY edition of the game.
 
 
 
Brucenz
Posted by Brucenz
On Saturday 16 Nov 2013 1:31 PM
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Great game!!!!
 
 
 
Posted by Goonertron
On Sunday 17 Nov 2013 9:34 AM
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So weird that both the sequel to Walking Dead and Last of Us is pretty much exactly the same premise.
 
 
 
Posted by kiwiatlarge
On Sunday 17 Nov 2013 10:57 AM
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I'm thinking stealth will be a must... ;)
 
 
 
Posted by Newsboy
On Sunday 17 Nov 2013 11:12 AM
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Anyone else think at least the DLC will be remade as a standalone downloadable package for the PS4?
 
 
 
Posted by Coddfish
On Sunday 17 Nov 2013 11:53 AM
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17 November 2013, 09:34 AM Reply to Goonertron
So weird that both the sequel to Walking Dead and Last of Us is pretty much exactly the same premise.
Granted, The Last of Us and The Walking Dead Season One both had very similar premises as well.
 
 
 
NickJacques
Posted by NickJacques
On Sunday 17 Nov 2013 11:58 AM
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I think this sounds great, it will be interesting to see how the player has to play the game given that Ellie isn't as strong as Joel. It could turn into an entirely stealth game.
 
 
 
Senketsu
Posted by Senketsu
On Sunday 17 Nov 2013 9:26 PM
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16 November 2013, 01:18 PM Reply to CloudAxel16
Hmm, I'm thinking they'll port the game and it's DLC to PS4 when they eventually announce the GOTY edition of the game.
Idk if they will man. they're workin on uncharted 4 and the rest of the LoU DLC, probably/hopefully a new franchise. PS4 priority no.1 will be Uncharted. but I know if they goty PS4 it i'll buy it. lol
 
 
 
Senketsu
Posted by Senketsu
On Sunday 17 Nov 2013 9:54 PM
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16 November 2013, 12:01 PM Reply to tuftsdude
Why did I sell my copy after finishing the game :""(
there's always goty. or pick another copy up cheap online?
 
 
 
thegr8link
Posted by thegr8link
On Tuesday 19 Nov 2013 8:19 PM
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I wish you could just download the DLC without owning the original game. Like some others - finished the game and sold it. Now tempted to get it again just for this..