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Uncharted 2 Multiplayer Outlined, Beta Starts June 3

We knew it was coming but it's good to get the official confirmation, isn't it?

Some of you may have already seen the announcement over at the official PlayStation blog, and we now have the press release sitting in our inbox. As it says very specifically, "Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, exclusively for the PlayStation 3 system, will introduce online competitive and cooperative multiplayer modes to the franchise." To update and clarify the early leaked details, the game will feature 5-on-5 competitive gameplay (not 4 on 4, as reported earlier), and they confirm the cooperative mode for up to three players. Furthermore, Naughty Dog will implement a "robust party system," so that groups of players will stick together in both ranked and custom matches online. As you play, you will earn currency, which - combined with what you collect in the single-player campaign - can be used to "unlock additional content and upgrades." The multiplayer modes will include Deathmatch and Plunder, the latter of which is a "unique style of multiplayer competition that encourages teamwork to transport a treasure over dynamic terrain such as ledges and obstacles." This mode features what they're calling "truly vertical gameplay," too! Said Christophe Balestra, co-president of Naughty Dog:

"Adding a multiplayer aspect to the UNCHARTED franchise is a significant step in the replayability of the game. 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."

As for the multiplayer beta program, this will run between June 3 and June 28 and if you pre-order inFamous, you will get your chance to "be among the first to test the multiplayer modes." See, the access key will come packed in with the box, and we remind you that Sucker Punch's very promising action title is due out May 26. If you want in on the multiplayer beta fun, you've gotta put that five bucks down!

Related Game(s): Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

4/27/2009 Ben Dutka

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Comments (19 posts)

Daedusian
Monday, April 27, 2009 @ 2:32:22 PM
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I think I'm gonna wait til release to play this one. It's my most anticipated and I'd rather have all the fun and exploration then rather than early.

I really hope they deliver though with the MP..I don't want anything to bog down the success of the SP aspect of the game.

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Juanalf
Monday, April 27, 2009 @ 2:48:33 PM
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It looks like the MP is not some little add on mode so it great in their part.No one knows much about the SP but knowing how professional Naughty Dog is, it could be super amazing as well.We just have to trust them that they will satisfied the MP&SP(mostly SP) people.

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Random_Steve
Monday, April 27, 2009 @ 2:58:46 PM
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have u seen the trailer? It looks amazing as you can climb, fight people and throw them off ledges. it looks awesome, and more importantly, really fun

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Troy Powers
Monday, April 27, 2009 @ 3:28:34 PM

Yeah, when the guy is climbing up the wall and yanks the other guy down...that's cool.

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MirrorSoul
Monday, April 27, 2009 @ 3:53:20 PM

I just wonder how the fighting mechanic will work in Multiplayer, lol I could see 2 people in the Middle of a firefight exchanging blows and weaving like it Fight Night Round 4..

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AshT
Monday, April 27, 2009 @ 3:11:10 PM
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looks amazing, is there any other way to get hands on the multiplayer beta than to pre-order inFamous?

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Juanalf
Monday, April 27, 2009 @ 5:38:03 PM

That's the whole point of it to help Infamous sell if not there would probably not be a beta at all.

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Totalz
Monday, April 27, 2009 @ 3:26:36 PM
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Is there any way to get a beta key in the UK?

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Sir Shak
Monday, April 27, 2009 @ 3:26:49 PM
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When are we getting your hands-on impressions of Infamous ?

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NonProphet
Monday, April 27, 2009 @ 3:30:19 PM
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Don't think I'll be getting Infamous but those screens of Uncharted's MP have have peeked my interest. I was a little skeptical when I first heard Naughty Dog was incorporating MP into the sequel given what a strong SP game it was, but it does seem to have potential.

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SarahPalinMILF
Monday, April 27, 2009 @ 3:37:14 PM
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Infamous looks less than stellar...I'll pass on this one...

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SarahPalinMILF
Monday, April 27, 2009 @ 4:39:42 PM

I mean I'll pass on InFamous...not U2...uncharted 2 looks like a whole lotta badassery

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PS3addict
Monday, April 27, 2009 @ 4:13:53 PM
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I want to be ib the beat, but infamous does not look like a day one purchase for me.

BTW, here is a description of the multi player beta wiuth a few new screen shots.

http://kotaku.com/5228723/hands+on-with-uncharted-2-multiplayer-3+player-coop

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smileys_007
Monday, April 27, 2009 @ 5:14:43 PM
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awesome.. i'm gonna buy both Infamous and U2. now i wanna hear some news on White Knight Chronicles and Heavy Rain.

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Diggity Dan
Monday, April 27, 2009 @ 5:23:44 PM
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Wow, it sounds like they're really putting a lot of thought into the multiplayer for Uncharted, not just some half-baked, tacked on garbage.
It'll be interesting to see how it plays.

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Highlander
Monday, April 27, 2009 @ 6:43:40 PM
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That's all fine and well, but this element of collecting in game cash to unlock things later. One thing that had better be 100% certain is that you are not REQUIRED to play multi-player to unlock any feature accessible to the single player game.

In other words, by all means lock multi-player bonuses and make it so you have to accomplish certain multi-player tasks to get them, but all single-player unlockables and bonuses must be attainable without ever delving online or into co-op mode.

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shadowpal2
Monday, April 27, 2009 @ 6:49:31 PM
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................................I think I need to head over to gametrailers right now to catch the action that I'm missing out on.

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Mystearica
Monday, April 27, 2009 @ 9:26:37 PM
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Is this the OMG news that was received for April 27 from Sony? What happened to that???????????

link: http://www.psxextreme.com/ps3-news/5003.html

This is very "electrifying"

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bigrailer19
Monday, April 27, 2009 @ 11:20:46 PM
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this is it...

@xxtotalzxx about the beta being in the UK... I heard something along the lines of a demo im not sure how certain that is but i did hear that. you can check out goonline dot com i believe thats where i heard it...



Last edited by bigrailer19 on 4/27/2009 11:21:07 PM

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