Naughty Dog has announced that Left Behind, the award-winning and extremely well-received DLC for The Last of Us, will be released as a standalone title on the PlayStation Store, for both PS3 and PS4.
Left Behind takes place prior to The Last of Us, and serves as a sort of prequel to the single-player campaign. It tells the story of Ellie before she meets Joel in the full game. She and her friend Riley escape their boarding school to cause a bit of mischief and enjoy what time they have left together before Riley leaves to join the Fireflies.
Also included in this downloadable title is a two hour demo of the Factions multiplayer mode. According to a post on the PlayStation Blog by Arne Meyer, Community Strategist at Naughty Dog, “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.”
Left Behind will be available on both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 on May 12 for $9.99. Here is the upgrade path for those who purchase Left Behind as a standalone title:
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