Uncharted 3 Co-Op Shade Survival mode detailed, coming March 13th

Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception is set to receive the new Co-op Shade Survival Mode next week, introducing a new multiplayer game type that lets you play with your friends as you take on some of the the game's hardest enemies.

The new Shade Survival mode is a wave-based gameplay type, of which there are 8 rounds, that throws progressively harder Djinn at you.

"The Djinn’s ability to catch fire and teleport poses a formidable challenge to team strategy and coordination, and later rounds include highly skilled Djinn sporting extra armor and firepower, so get ready for a hearty battle," Naughty Dog community strategist Eric Monacelli said.

"Players will earn a very sizable amount of cash by playing this mode through to completion and therefore can level up more quickly when surviving the onslaught," he added.  Expect to earn new medals while playing, as well.

Different round objectives may come into play during a match, he warned.  One of these could be the Marked Man objective, in which a certain Djinn will be marked and then heavily protected by other Djinn bodyguards during the match.

As a standalone download, Shade Survival will cost $5.99, but members of the Fortune Hunters' Club will be able to download it for free on Tuesday, March 13th.  The download will be available on the PlayStation Store.

The Co-Op Shade Survival mode is the 13th DLC pack for Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception.  So if you would like to download all of the previous DLC for the game, including the upcoming final 14th DLC, you may want to consider joining the Fortune Hunters' Club for the most cost effective way to obtain them.  For $24.99 you can get all of the 14 packs of Uncharted 3 DLC.

Naughty Dog also revealed the 14th, and last, Uncharted 3 DLC will be coming in April.  Monacelli promised details for next month's DLC will be posted on the company's site.