UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves Introduces Online Multiplayer Features to Franchise

April 27, 2009

UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves
Introduces Online Multiplayer Features to Franchise

Featuring Five-Versus-Five Player
Matches Competitively, and Up To Three Player Cooperative Modes; Franchise Adds
Hours of Replayability

Sony Computer Entertainment America
today announced that UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves, exclusively for the PLAYSTATION
3, will introduce online competitive and cooperative multiplayer modes to the
franchise. Developed by premier PS3 software developer Naughty Dog Inc.,
UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves, the highly-anticipated follow up to UNCHARTED:
Drake’s Fortune, will feature up to 10 players in 5-versus-5 competitive
gameplay. Cooperative multiplayer modes allow up-to-3 players to progress
through a variety of environments by working together to accomplish set
objectives. Utilizing a robust party system, groups of players will remain
together in ranked and custom matches while earning currency, which used in
combination with currency earned in single player missions, will unlock
additional content and upgrades.

Presented with multiple modes of
competitive gameplay, players battle in ranked matches that include Death Match
and Plunder, a unique style of multiplayer competition that encourages team work
to transport a treasure over dynamic terrain such as ledges and obstacles.
Plunder brings truly vertical game play to traditional multiplayer modes. With
maps based on environments from the single player campaign, players are taken
from the nighttime streets of a war torn city to a Nepalese village and have the
ability to create custom games allowing them to play any type of game on any
map.

“Adding a multiplayer aspect to the
UNCHARTED franchise is a significant step in the replayability of the game,”
said Christophe Balestra, co president Naughty Dog. “UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves
will be the most impressive and ambitious game that Naughty Dog has done and we
are thrilled to let our fans experience it this fall.”

SCEA is planning a consumer BETA
program for UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves beginning June 3 through June 28.
Consumers who purchase one of the first copies of inFAMOUS, the open world
superhero action adventure from Sucker Punch Productions launching May 26, have
the opportunity to be among the first to test the multiplayer modes of UNCHARTED
2: Among Thieves via an access key packed in the box.

UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves is the
story of Nathan Drake, a fortune-hunter with a shady reputation and an even
shadier past who is lured back into the treacherous world of thieves and
mercenary treasure-seekers. The tenth game by premier PS3 software developer
Naughty Dog, UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves allows players to take control of Drake
and embark on a journey that will push him to his physical, emotional and
intellectual limits to discover the real truth behind the lost fleet of Marco
Polo and the legendary Himalayan valley of Shambhala.