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Naughty Dog Talks About "Multi-Faction Combat" In TLoU DLC

The more we hear about the upcoming single-player expansion for The Last Of Us, the more excited we get.

Left Behind will feature Ellie and her friend Riley, and it'll shed more light on the period of time before Ellie met Joel (and before Ellie was bitten by an Infected). In a new PlayStation Blog video with Naughty Dog game designer Jacob Minkoff, we learn more about the gameplay in the fresh adventure.

He makes mention of the difficulty, in that we should expect "some extremely challenging fights," and such encounters will show off the new combat features. Dubbed "multi-faction combat," this lets Ellie and Riley pit human enemies against the rampaging Infected. This allows the duo to avoid overly dangerous situations. Previously, we had heard that Left Behind would feature a more "playful" tone; well, getting humans to take on the Infected while you sneak past is kinda "playful."

As for the story, Minkoff said to expect an equally well-crafted narrative when compared to the main plot:

"With Left Behind, we wanted to make a single-player DLC that was as fully crafted as our main campaign. There's a great deal that we've done with the DLC that exceeds the level of narrative density that we had in the main campaign."

Left Behind will release on February 14 and if you picked up the DLC Season Pass, you'll get it for free. Not "free," per se, as you already paid $20 for the Pass, but you get what I mean. You don't have to pay more, obviously. And this one should be well worth the time to play!

Related Game(s): The Last Of Us

Tags: the last of us, the last of us dlc, tlou left behind, left behind dlc

1/22/2014 3:49:16 PM Ben Dutka

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014 @ 4:39:30 PM

I don't know about the US, but this DLC is far too expensive in the UK 11.99. I'm sorry but there is not chance I will pay for that, even if it was the Game of the Year in 2013.

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014 @ 7:22:44 PM

I'm getting this story DLC day one! Can't wait.

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014 @ 8:12:00 PM

Game sucks. Carry on.

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014 @ 11:18:51 PM

Can't wait for this one!

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Thursday, January 23, 2014 @ 3:25:43 AM

nice to see some more details, but come on is that all we get!?
give us a live gameplay trailer already!!!!!!!
whats ND hiding..............

also, out of all the stories they could of picked, they chose this?
would of much rathered to see joel and tess relationship when they first met, the early days of the infection, the militaries reactions and measures taken to contain the outbreak, ishs story, or hell even bill and his strange friend.

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Thursday, January 23, 2014 @ 10:03:58 AM

Pre-ordered this last night, can't wait. Paid my £11.99 and still made a saving by not bothering with the season pass as I am done with the multi-player.
Can't deny the hope in my mind though that this wasn't the DLC planned for release in dec-jan but is a fresh piece made when everyone worked out it was supposed to be ish's story that was coming and ND decided to catch us out by deciding to make another add-on, with the increased development time explaining the push to february and the true, planned ish's story DLC will appear at a later date, though that's either wishful thinking or paranoid conspiracy theory gubbins in my brain

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Thursday, January 23, 2014 @ 8:13:53 PM

No more single player DLC. Only two multiplayer and one single player story.

Last edited by sawao_yamanaka on 1/23/2014 8:16:17 PM

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