Uncharted 2 strikes gold

Among Thieves officially finished; Sony announces series of movie theater parties in advance of October 13 retail debut.

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Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is ready to set out in search of fame and fortune, Sony announced today on its official PlayStation blog. The sequel to 2007's PS3-exclusive Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, Among Thieves has wrapped development and will be ready for its planned October 13 debut at retail.

Caution: Dagger not suitable for actual human sacrifices.

Developed by Naughty Dog (Jak and Daxter, Crash Bandicoot), Among Thieves 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.

The first game in the series, Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, has sold more than 2.6 million copies worldwide. It is also being adapted into a film by Sony-owned Columbia Pictures, with Hitman 2 scribe Kyle Ward writing the screenplay.

To promote the sequel, Sony will hold four Uncharted-themed events at movie theaters in the Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle areas on October 5 and 6. Attendees will be able to play the game on the big screen, compete in multiplayer tournaments, and have a chance to win a Fortune Hunter Edition of the game. Not available in stores, the Fortune Hunter package includes the game, a replica of a dagger artifact in the game, an art book, and a collector's case signed by the developers.

Discussion

428 comments
wjcj100
wjcj100

Too bad this game comes out close to modern warfare 2. it wont sell as much as everyone thinks it will....sorry. MW2!!!!!!!!

f4bd3r3k
f4bd3r3k

@TevoxZi NICE VERBAL PWNAGE TO PS3 HATERS (360 FANBOYS)

TevoxZi
TevoxZi

@lightleggy It's obvious he lies; First of all; Rates games he hasn't played. For E.G. In his profile he rated the same game twice for both systems, of course he's that fanboy to rate the PS3 -game down to 7.5 while putting it 10.0 on Xbox 360. What a rating-system abuser. 2nd of all; He was comparing Gran Turismo 5 and Forza 3. The biggest joke is in that neither one of them is out yet, but Forza 3 is not a REAL LIFE Driving Simulator like GT5 is, besides Drifting started in Japan. He claims GT5 of having less tracks & no customization and framerate issues; Like.. how does he know? I've heard opposite from people those have actually played the game in GamesCom that it runs on 60FPS, the game is said to have about 1000 cars, including all of those that are coming onto the PlayStation Portable -version as well, the cars also have customization. Then once he was posting a site having some positive things said about 360, it was reliable according to him back then, but then when they said something good about PS3, it suddenly turned into an unreliable source. He comments up to his fanboyism, he doesn't truly own both and therefore he shouldn't even be listened to. He's just an ignorant butthurt fanboy who doesn't want to believe that his console isn't as.. .. as he imagined. Now he's so hyped for 360 being the best console only because IGN gave it A- while PS3 sold 500,000 units in 2 weeks while 360 sold 160,000 units. He sure wants to ignore the factual and believe in something that is an opinion of a Game Company, especially when IGN before linked up Best Consoles and 360 wasn't even close to the #1 which turned out being the very old and classic NES.

lightleggy
lightleggy

@SalarianChemist You dont get anything by ling you didnt completed uncharted: DF in 4 hours, because the game is around 12-13 hours to complete even if you play it on the rush. play it with haste, and by the time you reach level 3, you should already have spended 1 hour of your life, guess what, you have other 20 levels in front, and each one can take around 30 minutes to complete. it aint MGS

leandrovidotti
leandrovidotti

Here's a advise: If you don't have a PS3 this october you're in the middle ages.

fikkel
fikkel

i can't wait. i just got a ps3 yesterday. its going to be so awesome. this game finally made me buy a ps3( and the price cut of course!)

crazyshooter93
crazyshooter93

did anyone see that the french magazine psm3 rated this game 21/20 and called it monstrous

brendanhunt1
brendanhunt1

@ali-009 3.01 fixed the freezing yesterday, but must be updated manually

ali-009
ali-009

before someone goes crazy,uncharted 2 among thevies might be the game of the year since Assassins creed II is coming,that game is a great challenger,but if sony beat microsoft with thier consles and games,they can beat ubisoft too,right????!!!!

ali-009
ali-009

for anyone who wants to buy uncharted drakes fortune i'm sorry to tell you that uncharted is suffring a freezing problem since the 3.00 update,so buying it is like throwing your money out of the window (for me it is not because i just want to have it in my collection),just telling anyone who wants uncharted that he is late.

jets78
jets78

this is a beuatiful rental lol

kamizuka
kamizuka

this game is MGS4 but no sneaking and camo

DoMiNiC147
DoMiNiC147

YAY. Sorry I'm just excited I finally got a job. So I can actually get this release day...or soon after.

Bashers79
Bashers79

Multiplayer looks pretty cool, reminded me a bit of Army of 2 (probably due to the cover system + the shield) I might have to start thinking about getting off my Xbox high horse and saving up for a slim.

XenoNative
XenoNative

@spotty6 yea dude. activison pissed sony off when they said they would cut sony off if they didnt drop the price. and if that werent bad enough the a**holes (activison) are going to be releasing exclusive downloadable content for the 360. yea i say modern warfare is shaping to be our last fix

zeniftan
zeniftan

@king_chapeton15: For advertising reason's. If they have a UK site, they can advertise games related stuff from and for the UK. If they just have a US site then their advertising profit is very limited to the US response. This way Gamespot can rake in more moola and appear to be the same old site. Even if they have got some stupid video advert's placed before every video we actually want to watch. I guess that's the price I have to pay for free gamespot membership. ;-p

zeniftan
zeniftan

Whenever I watch this, It allways feel's to me like the character's leg's are a seperate entity to their bodies. I mean I used to be in the forces so I know how a person's arms move if they're climbing over something with a gun in their hand's, and this is not it right. Other than this though, the game look's frickin' AWESOME!

AceJakk
AceJakk

Gamespot is more prevalent in the UK. *edit* Gamespot is becoming more prevalent in the UK.

maverick_76
maverick_76

This game is looking great, too many great games are coming out right now, I can't keep up!

icecream_bowl
icecream_bowl

uncharted 2 is going to be freaking sweet ill get it when it's greatist hits. :) I feel ashamed that i must wait for a good price but whatever

BigBacon87
BigBacon87

Wonder how much one of those daggers will cost on Ebay. Why are people yippin about Left for Dead 2 here? It was ok for what it was, but lets face it zombies on COD5 was and is more fun. Go post in a L4D2 article. Can't wait for this game! A far, far better game I might add.

claykenobi
claykenobi

@Classic821 -Left for Dead was cool for about an hour then I got really, really tired of it. It's so repetitive it's not even funny. It feels like you're playing a demo over and over..Uncharted has a variety of great levels, gameplay, weapons, enemies and characters that made the first epic..

Zensword
Zensword

already pre-ordered this game. This game has potential to be GOTY.

AceJakk
AceJakk

left 4 dead 2 should've been DLC, more of the same - leftover from last year.

Classic821
Classic821

i know im gonna get comments of me bein a fanboy for this, but left 4 dead 2 will be the best game of 2009. not sayin uncharted and gow 3 (whenever its out)wont kick ass,left 4 dead 2 is just gonna be that good. batman aa was awesome too

JustWiicredible
JustWiicredible

Looking forward to this one, loved the great voice acting on the first.

SimulationStim
SimulationStim

This is the only game I feel that I'm missing out on cause I have a 360. This game and the next Project Ico. When's the next PS3 price drop?

Hvac0120
Hvac0120

I'm ready to see what all the fuss is about with the graphics. Sounds like it will be impressive for it's gameplay, graphics, story, and sound. The first game is really good and one of my favorites this generation. _

SUMMONO
SUMMONO

I have high hopes for this game. I enjoyed the first one a lot.

brendanhunt1
brendanhunt1

do u mean depressing as rubbish or depressing as just a sad story

TTDog
TTDog

@Tevoxzi: I played through the game a couple of times, and got two different endings, neither of which were overly cheerful, one of which was tremendously down and depressing. It was a fine piece of programming but the game was only written because the script got turned down by Hollywood, and you can see why, it's hardly the American Dream.

steelmouth
steelmouth

great for all yah ps3 owners hope you enjoy it, i wount, i dont have a ps3, mybe i will get one when god of war comes out

FYMonkey
FYMonkey

Awsome can't wait for the full monty! :)

Dark_Highlander
Dark_Highlander

Really hope that collector edition of the game will eventually hit stores. Would be a nice option for the collectors out there.

TevoxZi
TevoxZi

@TTDog It's still wise to stick with the forum rules, as I'm pretty sure they also apply here in GameSpot. A little reminder is never a bad thing. Also, just because you call it depressing, doesn't make it so to everyone, read some reviews of the game and you'll see where I'm coming from. In either case; I'm quitting our little chitchat here.

Panthermattnyc
Panthermattnyc

Blackwings and Mars: The video above is of the Multi-player; of COURSE it's going to be lacking in the Adventure/platforming department. I'm betting the single-player will be every bit as adventure based as Drake's Fortune.

TTDog
TTDog

@Tevoxzi: I must have missed the meeting where it was announced that someone had died and left you in charge... oh hang on... it never happened. And Indigo Prophecy not depressing? With one character you had to stop him getting too down and killing himself and the game ends with the end of the civilised world as the characters new it... right barrel of laughs that one, comedy gold.

mwmars
mwmars

Blackwings, I totally agree. I think the game will be worth playing regardless but, for me, most of the appeal of the first Uncharted was the lush environments and "adventure" feel.

BLACKWINGS17
BLACKWINGS17

The thing I really liked about the first one was the adventure gameplay and the jungle/temple environments, but this game looks like it takes place entirely in a war-ravaged town. I try to let games stand on their own and not compare them to other games - but this game just looks like Drake's third-person shooter with Call Of Duty:Modern Warfare environments. Uncharted was a great adventure game, but I'll wait on Uncharted 2 until they can show me more diverse environments and adventure gameplay than what I've seen so far. This game so far is showing the same formula that makes me hate first-person shooter games to begin with. The same environments over and over and over again.

CTR360
CTR360

yeah baby 23 october coming the game of the year

knoetgen
knoetgen

I really hope those character animations are not the finished product. The environments look great but the animations are anything but smooth or clean, just look at when they are jumping/climbing on things or shooting lol.

Vasot
Vasot

Alan Wake and Heavy Rain are different genre.

shawise
shawise

Lot of talk about this game didn't play the first, is it really that good?