Uncharted 2 navigating retail Oct. 13

Sony dates Naughty Dog's already critically lauded follow-up to the multiplatinum PlayStation 3 action adventure.

Last week, retailers began listing one of the PlayStation 3's biggest upcoming releases, MAG, as slipping from this fall to next year. Sony Computer Entertainment America dismissed the date change as speculation but said it had still not announced final release plans for the game.

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Today, though, SCEA was crystal clear about the release date of one of the more anticipated remaining PS3 exclusives of the year. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves will ship out on Tuesday, October 13, in North America, bearing a price of $59.99 in the US. The game has not yet been rated by the Entertainment Software Rating Board, but its predecessor bore a T for Teen label.

A highlight of Sony's Electronic Entertainment Expo press conference, Uncharted 2 took top honors at the Game Critics Awards, winning Best of Show, Best Console Game, and Best Action Adventure Game. Developed by Naughty Dog (Crash Bandicoot), it continues the adventures of wisecracking treasure-hunter Nathan Drake, a distant relation of famed explorer Sir Francis Drake. The game will introduce both competitive and cooperative multiplayer to the series, as shown in the video demo below.

Even though it is drawing much media attention, Uncharted 2 still has some major shoes to fill. The first game in the series, Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, had sold over 2.6 million copies worldwide as of last month. It is also being adapted into a film by Sony-owned Columbia Pictures, with Hitman 2 writer Kyle Ward writing the screenplay.

To help stoke sales, Sony is offering several preorder incentives via various retailers. At GameStop, Uncharted 2 preorders will get a code allowing them to unlock the "Revenge" booster from the start of the multiplayer campaign. Amazon.com will bundle advance orders with an exclusive treasure map, while Best Buy preorderers will be able to download gold-plated pistols and AK-47s for multiplayer matches. Finally, GameCrazy preorders will come with a currency multiplier which will let them earn in-game currency faster than their opponents.

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Discussion

160 comments
paystation
paystation

thank u god they have pushed the release date fowerd by a moth

duffman_adam
duffman_adam

Uncharted is one of my top games this generation and the second looks even better, cant wait to play this

akiwak
akiwak

I played through all the modes in Uncharted time to go play it again. I can't wait for the second game to come out!! *joygasm*

jokerman_28
jokerman_28

can't wait! one of the best PS3 games coming out this year.

eightren
eightren

It looks cool. If only I have a PS3....

Cetanu07
Cetanu07

@ mozart-bach I KNOW!!!!!!!

mozart-bach
mozart-bach

I can't wait for this and especially for Last Guardian on 2010

Blabadon
Blabadon

like i said i though i would preorder the treasure map one but i could just use a walkthrough instead maybe i should get the gamestop one

iSAIGONi
iSAIGONi

dang, so many sick games comin out in october, i dont know which one i should get

link1709
link1709

I hope this applies to the uk. I guess we'll get the 17th. Either way the beta was awesome. I was one of about 5 who bought the original when it was released here in the uk. I am so happy there is a sequel.

pakhair
pakhair

I think it will be the PS3 game of the year 8).............

tudyniuz
tudyniuz

this is going to be the best game of 2009,hopefully...

Luiz_AF
Luiz_AF

I hope there's another way to get the golden guns..... I wish I was able to preorder it. :( I'll buy it anyways.

Luiz_AF
Luiz_AF

awesome........ the 1st one was great but underrated. It deserves at least a 9.0. But this one..... it's gonna be so amazing!!! The Uncharted franchise has a lot of potential. It's going to be as famous as God of War, I think.

snake289
snake289

Just too many good games coming out at the end of the year =-P

kayos539
kayos539

Alpha Protocol, Dragon Age, Uncharted 2 - all in October! I'm gonna be so broke...

DaDumb1
DaDumb1

Oh man. This, Brutal Legend, and Alpha Protocol in Rocktober? Well, I wanted to give AP a shot, but it just won't compare to these two. Well, I know I'm getting Uncharted, but man do I want Brutal Legend too.

yixingtpot
yixingtpot

The greatest game of this generation, until The Last Guardian comes out. If you like shooters, you'd better get this game, or get a PS3 to play it.

Hvac0120
Hvac0120

I was able to finally pick up the first game recently. I've only just began the game, but I'm caught up in it. I really like the characters. The game is really fun and reminds me of Tomb Raider in some ways, but is SO much better. This is what Tomb Raider should have turned into. I'm looking at trying to complete the first one before getting too excited about the sequel, but I feel confident that I will be craving a sequel once I am done with the first game. There are some good choices there for the pre-order bonus's, but I think I would go with GameCrazy. I like the idea of getting more in-game currency faster. Of course the golden gun sounds tempting too. _

nfur33
nfur33

Good choice on the release date. November will be very tough competition due to Modern Warfare 2. Uncharted 1 was one of the few games I bought and actually played on PS3. I'm excited for this one!

famguyfan2685
famguyfan2685

Definitely getting this on day 1!!! The first game was tight! Multiplayer is gonna be sick!!

eal-zubieri
eal-zubieri

@DeathScape666 uncharted is an outstanding game compared to its Genre but you right about jake&dexter they should make a new jake&dexter series.

eal-zubieri
eal-zubieri

its awsome but i thought that uncharted 2 is going to be lunched on november.

DeathScape666
DeathScape666

Naughty Dog should've just given us a current generation Jak & Daxter instead of a sequel to a flop that wasn't very good to begin with.

Ronin893
Ronin893

Release day purchase for me. I wonder how the currency will work. Is it just basically your scoring that you put towards unlocking other weapons and such?

Adziboy
Adziboy

LithuanianGamer: It's nothing like gears, at all.

LithuanianGamer
LithuanianGamer

Looks like gears of war that means I `m gonna like this one as much as gears

BalramRules
BalramRules

rohail88 great idea, i never thought of Uncharted on PSP, yeah, lets all tell Sony we want one on PSP, that'll be GREAT!!

sssb
sssb

very nice final they tell release date oct 13 good for me insh alllah i'll get from 1st day

BalramRules
BalramRules

That's good news what are you worried about?

lukas1051
lukas1051

Only 3 more months, only 3 more months, only 3 more months...

Blabadon
Blabadon

Last October was littlebigplanet Now uncharted 2 Wooot!

Halcalix
Halcalix

Uncharted 2 is going to be awesome:D I so can't wait for this!

joynul
joynul

Wow the multiplayer looks amazing. is this the beta thats available to download now. I mite need to get it in that case.

CTR360
CTR360

pal version coming some days earlier or after probably i cant wait uncharted2 game of the year for me

flyingteddy
flyingteddy

Just in time for my birthday! Uncharted just another great reason to own a ps3

TheIndianChild
TheIndianChild

First Killzone 2 , then inFamous ... and now this . :D Awesome 2009 , in terms of PS3 exclusives . Keep them coming , Sony . :)

ShinBattousai
ShinBattousai

Uncharted 2 will be Game of the Year. Bank on it.

KhanhAgE
KhanhAgE

I sooo have this date marked on my calender. Bring on October 13th!

YekDastan316
YekDastan316

any1 who denies this GOTY is living in a fantasy land

UGAfootballfan
UGAfootballfan

The GameCrazy preorder is terrible. I can't understand why they would make it easier to earn points in the game... Seriously, it's just stupid. But I'm really looking forward to this game! If I do preorder (I probably won't be able to), I'll probably go with Best Buy, just because I love the store and Gold Plated weapons sound awesome.

Jhoalot
Jhoalot

@TristanH12 You should preorder the game in best-buy, gold plated weapons thats awesome!