Posts Tagged ‘Uncharted 3’

Five Not Alive – Uncharted 3 Beta

Videos | Posted by Pesico
Jul 13 2011

I never managed to get a “Five Not Alive” medal on my way to rank 60 in Uncharted 2. “Five Not Alive” is awarded for killing five enemies in rapid succession. I was therefore very exited when I finally pulled this off in the Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception Multiplayer Beta. Yes, they have increased the time limit between kills a bit, but I’m still very happy to pull this off. Here are the video. This is also my first video using the Hauppauge HD PVR to capture. Before I’ve used a camera to film the screen. You can of course expect me to make treasure videos and trophy guide videos when the retail version of Uncharted 3 hits store shelves. Enjoy!

Uncharted 3 Multiplayer Beta Rewards

News | Posted by Pesico
Jun 25 2011

Uncharted is my favorite franchise in video gaming and I’m extremely exited that the Uncharted 3 Multiplayer Beta is only a few days away. For PS+ subscribers and those that pre-ordered inFamous 2 will get access to it on Tuesday, June 28th. Everyone will get access from Monday, July 4th. There has been a lot of great information on Uncharted 3 Multiplayer, and I talked a little bit about it here. Naughty Dog posted some details regarding the Beta here and there are some juicy details there.

As usual, and for good reasons, your rank in the Beta won’t carry over to the retail release. There will however be rewards in place for the retail version, depending on how much you play the Beta. They are as follows:

* Exclusive UNCHARTED 3 PSN Beta Tester Avatar – for simply downloading the Beta.
* Exclusive Beta Decal Pack 1 – for completing 10 matches in every mode of Competitive Multiplayer.
* Exclusive Beta Decal Pack 2 – for completing 5 matches in every mode of Co-operative Multiplayer.
* Treasure Hunter’s Starter Pack – for completing 4 Treasure Sets in the Beta.
* Handsome reward of in-game cash on day one – for ranking up to level 25 in the Beta (the level cap in the Beta).

No details as of yet on those, but I could speculate. It’s nice to get an exclusive PSN Avatar for beta testing the game. I’m definitely gonna use that one during the Beta, no matter if it looks cool or not. The Decal Packs should include ways for you to customize your characters. The same probably goes for the Tresure Hunter’s Starter Pack. It’s also nice to see that dedicated players that reach the level cap in the Beta will get some cash to use on decals and boosters when the retail release hits stores in November.

The Beta will last for three weeks. In week one, you’ll be able to play Team Deathmatch, Plunder, Three Team Deathmatch and Co-op Arena on the Airstrip and Chateau maps. Week two continues with Airstrip and Chateau maps with Team Deathmatch, Free For All, Team Objective and Co-op Hunter as the available modes. In the final week, the modes available will be Team Deathmatch, Three Team Deathmatch and Co-op Adventure on the Airstrip, and until now, the unannounced Yemen map. Picture underneath.

Regarding if we can follow our stats on Naughty Dog’s website, Arne Meyer teased gamers that they have some cool things in store for Well, consider me exited. I know I’ll be spending a lot of time with the Beta and I’m going to go for all the rewards mentioned above.


Uncharted 3 Multiplayer Reveal Trailer

News | Posted by Pesico
Apr 18 2011

This video is the first official footage of what promises to be an awesome multiplayer competitive experience. No details on Co-op multiplayer yet, but it was confirmed to be in and will also see improvements.

50 seconds into the video above, you can see a Medal Kickback activated, in this case the “RPG!!!” medal kickback. It looks to work similar to kill streaks in COD, but based on getting medals rather than kills. Customization is also a big part of the multiplayer and it covers character, weapon and emblem customization.

Character customization includes changing the look and feel of your characters, including your favorite heroes like Nathan Drake. Weapon customization is not only visual, but also functional in the way that certain attachments give you different aiming methods and more. Emblems is a three layered customization process and you’ll see the emblem on your character, and sometimes also in the maps you play on. Great stuff Naughty Dog!

UC3 Multiplayer - Nathan Drake shooting from a plane

Another thing that has gotten me exited is missions. Missions can unlock items and modifiers, but what on earth are these missions? There are in fact two types. One of the types are instant missions, while the others are accessible from the Multiplayer menu and will be more long term. Instant missions just appears within a match and will give you a target that you can reach within a few matches. The longer ones that you activate from the multiplayer menu will take a long time, but in turn, will give you greater rewards.

The Multiplayer beta has been confirmed to start worldwide on June 28th 2011. In Europe, you can get in early by being a PlayStation Plus subscriber or by buying inFamous 2. The deal is pretty much the same in US, but the word “marked copies” in front of inFamous 2 might mean that not everyone buying inFamous 2 in US will get in. More details as that date approaches has been promised.


Uncharted 3 Multiplayer Likes Facebook

News | Posted by Pesico
Apr 18 2011

There hasn’t been much news about the multiplayer in Uncharted 3, but that is about to change, as Naughty Dog recently invited journalists to see, play and talk about the multiplayer in Uncharted 3. USA Today was first out of the box with information.

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The Wish List: Uncharted 3 Limited Edition

The Wish List | Posted by Pesico
Mar 14 2011

After looking on different forums and thinking a little bit for myself, I decided I wanted to write a post about what I want in a Limited Edition of Uncharted 3. There is no word yet if they will actually make a limited edition for it, but it’s a very safe bet they’ll do. So here are my wish list: Read the rest of this entry »

Elena Fischer to return in Drake’s Deception

News | Posted by Pesico
Jan 16 2011

Elena Fischer/Emily Rose - character and artistI remember back when Uncharted 2 was announced. Myself and most other Uncharted fans wanted to know if Elena Fischer would return. Then at E3 2009, the trailer for Uncharted 2 revealed Elena Fischer. I was so happy back then.
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Uncharted 3 With Offline Co-Op?

Games | Posted by Pesico
Dec 17 2010

I was ecstatic when I heard that Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception was announced earlier last week and the excitement skyrocketed with the video at the VGAs and Late Night With Jimmy Fallon shows. With all that in mind, I remember around the time Uncharted 2 was announced, people where worried that single player would suffer due to the inclusion of what could be a tacked on online multiplayer, myself included. Turned out the single player was better than ever and the online multiplayer was a great addition to the franchise. Now I feel the same regarding what could be the signs of offline co-op, perhaps a complete offline co-op campaign. Let’s take a look at the evidence first:

First evidence piece is GameStop’s listing of Uncharted 3:

While it says 1-3 online Co-op (like the last game) and 1-12 Online Multiplayer (6 vs 6 matches?), it’s the line under neath where it says this that is interesting:

- Number of Players: 1-2 Players

This is the amount of players possible in offline components of the game. Assuming this isn’t a mistake, we can expect some sort of multiplayer offline component in the next game, and most likely offline co-op campaign.

The next piece isn’t as much evidence as it is hinting, but take a look at the twitter questions video from the Late Night With Jimmy Fallon show below:

Allready at the first question where it is asked whether you can play other characters than Nathan Drake, they start getting giggly. Christophe Balestra avoids expertly and confirms you can indeed play as different characters since they have multiplayer in the game (online that is) and says he can’t reveal anything other than that. 1:55 they get asked more directly about co-op offerings in the game and whether it includes offline campaign co-op as well. There’s some more gigglying from both, but they never confirm if the next game really will have campaign co-op or not.

Now, I wouldn’t call any of this any solid proof, but I would be surprised if there isn’t any offline multiplayer component, whether campaign co-op or not. A fear of them having to make the single player campaign co-op enabled sneaks in, but if I learned anything from Uncharted 2, then Naughty Dog is the company to pull it off in style.

Naughty Dog has also promised that Nathan Drake will face his deepest fears. What about a co-op mini game with a clown version of Call of Duty’s zombie mode? That would be something right?