Fortune hunter Nathan Drake returns in Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, a blistering third person action adventure shooter created by developer Naughty Dog and exclusive to PS3.
Down on his luck, Drake is lured back into the treacherous world of thieves and mercenary treasure seekers he had sought to leave behind. When a mysterious artefact propels Drake on an expedition to find the legendary Himalayan valley of Shambhala, he finds himself embroiled in a dangerous game of cat and mouse against a fugitive war criminal who is after more than just the fabled riches of the lost city.
Caught in a web of deception and plunged into an increasingly deadly pursuit that tests the limits of his endurance, Drake will be forced to risk everything – but has his luck finally run out?
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, the highly-anticipated follow up to Uncharted: Drake's Fortune(TM), will feature up to 10 players in 5-versus-5 competitive gameplay. Cooperative multiplayer modes allow up-to-3 players to progress through a variety of environments by working together to accomplish set objectives. Utilizing a robust party system, groups of players will remain together in ranked and custom matches while earning currency, which used in combination with currency earned in single player missions, will unlock additional content and upgrades.
Presented with multiple modes of competitive gameplay, players battle in ranked matches that include Death Match and Plunder, a unique style of multiplayer competition that encourages team work to transport a treasure over dynamic terrain such as ledges and obstacles. Plunder brings truly vertical game play to traditional multiplayer modes. With maps based on environments from the single player campaign, players are taken from the nighttime streets of a war torn city to a Nepalese village and have the ability to create custom games allowing them to play any type of game on any map.
"Adding a multiplayer aspect to the Uncharted franchise is a significant step in the replayability of the game," said Christophe Balestra, co president Naughty Dog. "Uncharted 2: Among Thieves will be the most impressive and ambitious game that Naughty Dog has done and we are thrilled to let our fans experience it this fall."
SCEA is planning a consumer BETA program for Uncharted 2: Among Thieves beginning June 3 through June 28. Consumers who purchase one of the first copies of inFAMOUS, the open world superhero action adventure from Sucker Punch Productions launching May 26, have the opportunity to be among the first to test the multiplayer modes of Uncharted 2: Among Thieves via an access key packed in the box.
- Free-flowing gunplay adds a unique vertical element to standard third person shooting mechanics
- Immersive action adventure epic featuring gun fights, melee combat, stealth, platform play and puzzle solving
- A blockbuster gaming experience – over-the-top set pieces, compelling cinematics and high production values plunge you into the story
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