Uncharted 2 to feature Multiplayer and 3 player Co-Op

SCE and Naughty Dog Inc have officially revealed today that Uncharted 2: Among Thieves will feature an extensive multi-player mode, as well as a 3 player cooperative mode.

The multi-player features 10 players competiting in various game modes.

Deathmatch is your standard everyone versus everyone affair, with all of the single player Uncharted 2 mechanics at your disposal, such as cover, climbing along buildings, platforming, and shooting enemies while hanging precariously from ledges. Maps are from the single player mode, but tweaked for MP.

In what is becoming more common in MP games, Uncharted 2 offers an upgrade system a la Call of Duty 4, where players obtain perks for performing well in matches. These perks include things like improved accuracy while running, or better precision when blind firing. There are two skill slots available for players to utilize.

Plunder, is Naughty Dog’s version of Capture the Flag, with an Uncharted twist. Gamers are tasked with locating a hidden treasure, and bring it back to the base. The twist here is that, since it’s treasure, it’s rather heavy, so whoever is carrying the treasure back to base will move slower than everyonem and accuracy with weapons is low also. This mechanic encourages teamwork, as the other 4 members of the team must protect the treasure carrier.

If things get too intense, you can throw the treasure, or pass it back and forth between team members to move it along faster.

What’s even more important to note is that players will be able to record their gameplay sessions, save them to their hard drive, then manipulate and tweak the angles to create their own videos of the battle. Color me impressed, and excited for the cinematic possibilities here (it wouldn’t surprise me if more enterprising individuals started to create short stories/movies following the exploits of the characters in MP).

Moving past competitive MP, Naughty Dog has included a co-op mode separate from the main storyline, featuring not 2, but 3 players. They take on the rolls of Drake, newcomer Chloe, and Sully, as they progress from objective to objective, taking out a relentless number of mercenaries in the process.

Naturally, the three playable characters aren’t carbon copies of one another, so teamwork will have to be utilized in order to help each other succeed (such as boosting a character up to a sign or ledge that they’d normally not be able to reach alone).

Altering the environment to hinder enemies is also a useful tactic.

Well, that’s about all the info we have at the moment for Uncharted 2 multi-player, but remember that if you pre-order inFamous, you will receive a voucher for access to the Uncharted 2 multi-player beta, which begins June 3.

For a better look at Uncharted 2: Among Thieves multi-player, check out the trailer below.

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2 Responses to “Uncharted 2 to feature Multiplayer and 3 player Co-Op”

  1. namelessshe Says:

    It sounds really cool. I can’t wait til the game comes out!

  2. Hopefully the singleplayer campaign doesnt get worse because of the multiplayer modes. But i think Naughty Dog will deliver like always 🙂

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