Uncharted 3 map pack going retro

Naughty Dog teases Flashback Map Pack #1, showing Uncharted 2-inspired arenas; Killzone 3 character skin pack now available.

Thus far, Sony and Naughty Dog have only updated their highly regarded Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception with new multiplayer character skins. That continued with Sony's PlayStation Store update today, with Killzone 3 skins added into the mix. However, today's release also brought word on a more substantive addition to Uncharted 3: multiplayer maps.

Has Uncharted 2's Ice Cave undergone a thawing?

In a post to Sony's PlayStation Blog, Naughty Dog revealed that the first multiplayer map pack for Uncharted 3 will be titled Flashback Map Pack #1. Sony teased two of the maps that will be included in the add-on with images titled The Cave and The Fort. Though Naughty Dog did not explicitly say so, the maps appear to be based on Uncharted 2's The Ice Cave and The Fort maps.

Sony has not yet announced when the Flashback Map Pack #1 will be available or how much it will cost. However, it will be included with the Fortune Hunter's Club. The downloadable content program is priced at $25, and it includes the first four multiplayer map packs and first three multiplayer skin packs for Uncharted 3, a $45 value.

As for today's multiplayer skin pack, gamers will be able to don three different Killzone 3-themed duds: Capture Trooper skin, the ISA helmet, and the Helghast helmet. The skin pack comes included with the Fortune Hunter's Club, and it costs $1.49 bought stand-alone.

For more on Uncharted 3, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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47 comments
pulamata
pulamata

was thinking of geting Fortune Hunters Club..but after finding OUT about the first map pack....NO WAY JOSE!!!!! ND can take their flashback map and shuve it up where the sun dont shine!!!

Infinity_Gauntl
Infinity_Gauntl

Uncharted should get GOTY. I'm glad to get any map packs from them no matter what they are.

Avenged_Plague
Avenged_Plague

Although these maps remade looks quite cool, they at least could've released some new maps BEFORE they brought out maps that we've just been playing in U2

Chewin3
Chewin3

Uncharted still keeps on amazing me on how much of the story being told is actually true.

Just-Breathe
Just-Breathe

I don't understand flashback map packs. If I want to play old maps ill play the old game.

Rovelius
Rovelius

@Soothsayer42 So? Just because it is its first DLC doesn't excuse the developers from being lazy. I'd never pay for UC2 maps in UC3. What kind of stupid logic is that.

Spacerac
Spacerac

@pez2k_ WTF?! I earned $700,000+ cash in Subway multiplayer thinking I could spend it on the Single Player unlocks after beating the game. So after you beat it and replay it on Crushing, that's it? This really bites. Sadface. :( Damn you whichever that caused this online-focused crap. Damn you to hell.

pez2k_
pez2k_

@spacerac: No singleplayer unlockables whatsoever. Cuts out all of the replayability, I'm guessing that after your 8 hours of SP you're meant to just play multiplayer, like the COD series.

ishan316
ishan316

Already a member of The Fortune Hunters' club. Although I did expect some brand new maps rather than redone versions of the earlier ones.

MasoodAhmed
MasoodAhmed

Im not saying that Im going to buy it but read it carefully it's written that Fortune Hunter's Club costs you $25 which contains all 4 map packs, they are not saying that the map pack itself costs $25. I was just clearing up the confusion.

AdderD
AdderD

I hated ice cave :( broken flanking routes biased to one team.

MasoodAhmed
MasoodAhmed

Naughty Dog is really getting Naughty.

Soothsayer42
Soothsayer42

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kweeni
kweeni

They should take some locations from Uncharted 1 and turn them into MP maps. That would be cool, as long as they won't overprice it anyway...

Rovelius
Rovelius

Let the milking begin... cuz even Naughty Dog can't resist, apparently.

Spacerac
Spacerac

@jimmyzeke13 wait what are you talking about? You can't unlock things in single player like in the first two uncharteds?

brendanhunt1
brendanhunt1

So most of its stuff that I already paid for in uncharted 2.

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

I said to myself from the beginning that I wouldn't be buying any DLC unless it was worth it.. And this ain't worth it. Expansions packs I'll happily buy, but throw-back map packs? Not a chance. The big developers all seem to be heading down the same route now.. :?

SicklySunStorm
SicklySunStorm

@pszone - and it's everyone elses choice on here if they want to moan about it.... I don't feel like moaning about it, but I won't be bothered if others want to. Like you, I'll vote with my wallet and won't buy it. If people really want to comment about it, that's what a comments section is for, both positive and negative thoughts

TheVGamer
TheVGamer

Or "Uncharted 3 map pack going lazy".

burrito_tester
burrito_tester

Nothing is original anymore. Dont get me wrong, I love Uncharted 3 & Call of Duty, but they are just 2 examples of the Map packs that are all old things we have already seen...

pszone
pszone

Look dont comment if you going to moan at it. you dont have to buy it do you. my choice to me that im not buying this dlc

FuryX-4
FuryX-4

Cmon Naughty Dog, you are the best developer, but please don't follow these type of money move. :(

PeterDuck
PeterDuck

Sev and the Helghast soldier were my favorite characters to play in Uncharted 2 multiplayer

IamTheBesteva
IamTheBesteva

i only rent games so obviously i dont buy dlc, so i dont care :D

vivaLAbostonia
vivaLAbostonia

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0Hamburgher
0Hamburgher

@nightshade869 Read more carefully the first 3 skin packs and 4 map packs. That's probably only 8 maps. ****you naughty dog for giving us old maps again

alexLmx6
alexLmx6

Wait, Uncharted has multiplayer?

mdchapel9
mdchapel9

@HipHopBeats I totally agree with you, I find it funny how some of these newer Gen. gamers find excuses for the people who steal there money. example: "Awesome only $5.00 bucks for a New Character thats cheap!" or "Sweet $5.00 bucks for vs mode on RE5 which was already in the game just needed to pay the dlc to unlock it." What asad sad gaming world we live in...

kangaox
kangaox

Thing that has kept me from playin UC3 online is that I bought all the DLC maps for UC2, and what did they do? "refitted" those maps and placed them in UC3 instead of working on new ones. ( what did we get, 4 new maps?) I cant get into a NEW map coz everyone is voting on these 'old' maps. /facepalm. While I enjoyed them back in UC2, i looked forward to UC3 online for something new, not something i spent hours of play time in last year!!!.

nightshade869
nightshade869

At least they aren't charging 15 dollars for 2 or 3 maps like activision with COD and it is 25 for all DLC which is what 7 map packs? That seems legit to me.

syam32245340
syam32245340

25 bucks for maps and skins? That's just outrageous!

Vindicator_911
Vindicator_911

I'm a die-hard UC fan, but will not buy into anymore DLC scams.

EPaul
EPaul

At least they waited 2 weeks after release to announce the map pack instead of day one

rageman45
rageman45

This is pretty cool I might get this and im also a Fortune Hunter's Club member too :D

InnerSenses
InnerSenses

I also don't like the name "Flashback Map Pack #1". It suggests there will be a Flashback Map Pack #2. And 2/4 of the upcoming map packs being old maps is not good considering The Facility, The Museum, The Molten Ruins and The Highrise are already on disc and from Uncharted 2.

zzamaro
zzamaro

lol, that's a reason I don't like season passes

jimmyzeke13
jimmyzeke13

well now maybe you can update it with some SINGLE PLAYER UNLOCKABLES!!