Uncharted 2 demo now exploring PSN

PlayStation Store Update: Naughty Dog's acclaimed actioner gets free single-player sampler, multiplayer DLC; Hustle Kings, Thexder Neo, Assault Heroes also online.

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Perhaps the biggest addition to the PlayStation Network Store this week won't cost PlayStation 3 gamers a thing. Those not yet convinced that Naughty Dog's highly acclaimed, multi-award nominated Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is worth their time can pick up a free single-player demo for the game beginning today. The multiplayer-centric PlayStation Heroes pack, which contains seven character skins from other high-profile PS3 exclusives, such as Killzone 2 and Resistance 2, is also available for $4.99.

The PS3 has a trio of original games added to its downloadable library this week as well. VooFoo Studios' Hustle Kings brings billiards to the PS3 for $9.99. Thexder Neo, from Square Enix, is a revamp of the classic PC side-scrolling shooter and features new graphics, features, and modes, as well as six-player online action, for $9.99. Having previously released the game for the Xbox 360 and PC, Wanako Studios will be bringing its top-down shooter Assault Heroes to the PSN this week for $9.99.

PS3 gamers shouldn't need much convincing to at least try Uncharted 2.

Two PSOne Classics also surface on Sony's store this week. Originally released for Sony's first gaming console in 1996, Epic Games' Extreme Pinball is available for $5.99. Bullfrog Productions' futuristic racer Hi-Octane: The Track Fights Back also zips in at the $6 price point.

There's a dearth of content on the PSP store this week, though four new PSP minis will see release. The new micro games released this week are Dracula - Undead Awakening ($4.99), Pinball Dreams ($6.99), Route 66 ($3.99), and Deflector ($3.99).

A full list of the week's deals and new PlayStation Store content, including themes, wallpapers, demos, and add-on content, is available on the official PlayStation Blog.

Discussion

55 comments
Blabadon
Blabadon

ahh well everyone to his own

andalore
andalore

@Blabadon I was talking in general, I thought the single player was too boring to finish the campaign, the Co-op mode had all the best gameplay and very little boring story

stewie1000
stewie1000

i think there also makin a dlc on february 25th 2010 with eddy raja,gabriel roman,and navarro but i dont know about navarro i hope that helped :))))

Blabadon
Blabadon

@andalore i hope your speaking multiplayer only then

andalore
andalore

The only thing that I enjoyed about Uncharted 2 was the Co-op, They should have more co-op missions imo, possibly using these 'Heroes' Characters, but im guerssing thats stretching it :P

oista
oista

@breakstress Agreed, should be like iPhone apps. That would increase the library size exponentially.

breakstress
breakstress

They should let the general public design and option PSN Minis. There's a lot of great small scale game designers out there, working with Flash and stuff.

aerial6790
aerial6790

awesome,but i already have the game...which is awesome!

SunDestroyeur
SunDestroyeur

@fps_d0minat0r you said that PSN suck, if so, can you explain me why your avatar is the PSN logo?

mourad_essa
mourad_essa

great newwwwwws :D i'm rly disappointed that i didnt buy this game :S so at least i have a chance to try the demo

gshell
gshell

played the Thexder NEO demo and the game was bit challeging to me but i liked it. i might just make that purchase......cool little game

jadefury27
jadefury27

i hope for more multiplayer maps soon plz. my buzz is fading...

DanC1989
DanC1989

Very short for a 3GB plus demo!

First_Descent
First_Descent

Awesome, PSN is doing really good in my opinion. As for Uncharted 2, For those of you haven't played it, you will love the demo, the game is amazing!

claykenobi
claykenobi

This became my favorite franchise very quickly. Anyone who doesn't enjoy a game this fleshed out has no imagination and doesn't appreciate developers that put this much effort into a game. If only they all did..

Supericano2
Supericano2

I'm sure the reason they released the demo now was because they didn't want to spoil the single player experience,but now that enough people have bought it they can afford to

parhar67
parhar67

lmao realy sony? Are the sales not up to your expectations that you now have to release a demo months after the games release. Good job Sony (BTW I own this game and you should rent it) Lol again good job Sony!!

alexkn64
alexkn64

This would've been a great addition if it was released before the game was...

SicklySunStorm
SicklySunStorm

@Tripse7en - I totally hear you. DLC is great, but only if the DLC IS great... if you get my meaning.... lol Of course, if there are people out there who like the skins and are willing to pay the exorbitant money for them, then go for it. But what we [most of us] want is decent stuff that adds to the game properly like maps and weapons, not some cosmetic rubbish. These cosmetic add-ons might be OK if they weren't stupidly expensive (£1.50 for ONE single sack-boy costume anyone?). I'd hope that a game like Uncharted 2 would get some decent DLC soon.

TripSe7en
TripSe7en

@VectrexFanBoy: I never said I was "pissed", I said disapointed. But maybe you don't understand; Lets see, in normal games; Borderlands, Fallout3, Gears of War, and many others, there is at least one content update to the game within this time period. Most games have multiple updates. We have not had one in nearly 5 months which is sad because I am actually WILLING to give Sony money when it does come out, but not for "skins". I hope this makes it clearer as to why I am disapointed.

VectrexFanBoy
VectrexFanBoy

@ TripSe7en dude, why are you so pissed about that? that probably isn't going to be the only dlc released for the game.

fps_d0minat0r
fps_d0minat0r

sony do suck at marketing but i hope this game gets the sales it deserves anyhow.

TripSe7en
TripSe7en

I am still disapointed that the first DLC for this great game is a measley "Skins" pack... Serioulsy, nearly 5 months after the release and we still don't have new playable content???

Breyant
Breyant

I just played the Uncharted 2 demo. It takes all of 5 minutes to play through... I've played the game so I'm not worried but I don't think it gives a very good impression to people who don't know anything about the game, especially since the game isn't even new anymore. I'm quite certain anyone who has been interested has already picked it up.

crazytom49
crazytom49

Uncharted 2 is an incredible game, and giving more people the oppurtunity to play it can only be a good thing. I dont really understand why the demo's being released now though, it's been out for months...

FlashCharge
FlashCharge

Both UC2 and ME2 are awesome gaming experiences to be enjoyed.

jadefury27
jadefury27

seems a little late for a demo...but if it'll convert some more players, then hey i'm for it. u guy don't know what your missing.

Nightrain50
Nightrain50

Will pick up UC2 as soon as it becomes a greatest hit, I ain't spending over $30 on games anymore. Just got the first one, loved it. Demo was short but left me wanting more... patience

good_sk8er7
good_sk8er7

@sagtlth Are you saying that Mass Effect isn't a good game? I preferred ME and ME2 over UC and UC2. That's not to say that I didn't love both of those games as well. :(

Crystall3d
Crystall3d

i am saving up for this masterpiece

sagtlthl
sagtlthl

Regarding this situation, selling only around one million for around 30 million sold PS3, will make Sony think twice to make such an amazing game in the future, and this will leave you with normal games such as Mass Effect and Halo on the XBOX360

sagtlthl
sagtlthl

come on people, you must buy this game, it's amazing

Pierce_Sparrow
Pierce_Sparrow

It may not be so bad. I haven't picked up the game, nor have I really had an interest in picking it up. So many good games are coming out, Im trying to save my money for the ones I really want. But, I will probably get the demo and make a judgment based on that.

kiramasaki
kiramasaki

a little early arent we, last time i checked demos usually came out just before or right as a game was coming out; if you havent played it by now i doubt you will, so this seems like a stupid idea.

rafaelp11
rafaelp11

their just doing this to boost their sales hahaha, still no good news if they already sold more than 1 million units. too bad for them a good & quality game like this, this is a must buy!

kejigoto
kejigoto

@ mikey1611 I think I missed the Uncharted 2 beta, but yea I'm more interested in the single player side of things when it comes to Uncharted. I'd probably give the multiplayer a try, but my main reason for purchasing that series would be the single player aspect and not much else. Just like when I get Bioshock 2, I could care less about the multiplayer, I'm here for the single player experience.

kejigoto
kejigoto

@ KillerWabbit23 I have trouble buying into that considering most major games out there get some form of a demo usually. I think the gains would have outweighed the risks there, get a demo out there that really showcases what the game can do and that definitely would have been a sales push for sure. Besides it isn't too often you see a buggy demo come from a major company like Naughty Dog and Sony. My guess is that they just wanted to focus on development of the final product and not worry about a demo, which to me probably hurt their potential sales. I'm fairly sure I'm not alone when I say I'll get it, but not for awhile with everything else coming out and all the games I still have on my shelf to play. Plus I still need to get through the first one as well. To me a demo is all about trying a game before its out, to build hype and let people get a taste of what is to come and get them excited. It is hard to get excited over something that is already out, especially with so many other demos dropping for upcoming games right now. Everyone's focus is on the games that are about to come out, not the games that have come out. To me this makes about as much sense as Microsoft suddenly releasing an ODST demo on Xbox Live. Sure it might push some people to get it, but it would have been more effective a few months ago before the game launched.

mikey1611
mikey1611

@kejigoto Uncharted 2 got a demo and it was the online beta. Maybe not the demo you were looking for but a demo nonetheless. It showed control mechanics and gameplay for multi and also it has the exact gameplay it has for single campaign, so it gives you a taste of that as well. Nothing has changed. That's why Uncharted 2's multiplayer was so great. They didn't have to modify anything from single to multi. I guess you were interested in a the story, but that's just a demo and hardly fills up anything at all. like @chikkkenbutt, @jazzyrider and @30NIGHTCRAWLER3 said "Just buy Uncharted 2!" !!!

KillerWabbit23
KillerWabbit23

@kejigoto: THe reason they released the demo late is because (I think) they didn't want to risk it. If potential customers played the pre-release, possibly buggy demo and disliked it, Naughty Dog probably would have lost customers. They didn't want to risk it, since Uncharted isn't really a well known property. At least, that's what I think.

WiiMan21
WiiMan21

Omg I love the new skins they released! the detail is crazy!

kejigoto
kejigoto

Wait? Didn't Uncharted 2 come out a few months ago? This seems like the exact opposite way of doing things.... Why can't they just put out a demo before the game comes out? At this point if I was going to buy it I would have, otherwise I'll just wait for the price to come down. Not dogging the game on any level either, Uncharted 2 looks awesome, but I was wanting a demo a few months ago. Right now my money is committed to other things and Uncharted 2 joined the list of games to scoop up on a deal.

chikkkenbutt
chikkkenbutt

Ay, BUY Uncharted 2! What 30NIGHTCRAWLER3 said!

jazzyrider
jazzyrider

Why wait for a demo-- buy the game NOW!!! You won't regret it!

shaggydellic
shaggydellic

Can you use the skins in the campaign or co-op, or is it online vs. only?