Last of Us: In the universe of the Last of Us, September 26 is known as Outbreak Day. On this day Cordyceps Brain Infection reached a critical mass that caused humanity to scraper in an effort to stay alive. In order to celebrate the occasion, Developer Naughty Dog has planned a number of activities.
According to the developers who teamed up with Mondo to create a limited edition poster inspired by The Last of Us. Developed in close collaboration with the studio, illustrated by Kevin Tong, the design is part of a small volume production, and each will be individually hand numbered and signed by the artist. Speaking of how to get the poster, it is slated to go on-sale from September 26, onwards MondoTees.com. The production run is limited to 350 posters. They cost $45.
Besides the poster, Naughty Dog worked with PlayStation to coordinate a Global Outbreak Day sale on the PlayStation Store. The Last of Us Remastered, the Left Behind standalone DLC, select multiplayer add-ons, and the Outbreak Day PS4 theme will be available from next week and includes significant discounts. The PlayStation Gear Store is offering 20% off on The Last of Us apparel and collectables. Also, the pricing and availability will vary so keep your eyes out.
IGN reported that in a video for the Wellcome Trust, Benjamin Thompson of The Microbiology Society hosted a discussion between a panel of experts to debate how The Last of Us’ infection would pan out in reality, and whether it’s safer to go outside and start caving in skulls or wait it out in hopes of a cure, how the UK government would respond, etc. Also recently actor Nolan North offered a hint about Naughty Dog’s future, saying “I know they’re doing a Last of Us 2, but my character in Last of Us kind of had an untimely demise.”