Yesterday, the official US PlayStation site teased an "electrifying announcement" ; the advertisement included photographs of both inFamous and Uncharted 2: Among Thieves .

Sony will officially lift the lid on this announcement on April 27, which is only a few days away, but we may already have the answer. A Kotaku reader has provided the info-hungry Internet gamer hordes with a piece of visual evidence : it's a photo of Best Buy pre-order placeholder display boxes for inFamous , which clearly illustrate two interesting points: firstly, if you pre-order, you'll gain access to the inFamous playable demo, and secondly, you will also receive a voucher for an early introduction to the upcoming multiplayer beta test for Uncharted 2 . Now, considering that Uncharted: Drake's Fortune was a strictly single-player adventure, it's huge news to learn that the sequel will boast a multiplayer option. That's first and foremost. It's further surprising to learn Naughty Dog is scheduling a multiplayer beta test, which usually only happens with titles that would feature multiplayer as a major focus. More leaked info around the 'Net has unofficially confirmed this information, so don't be surprised when Sony says exactly this come April 27.

As if Uncharted 2 wasn't already at the top of our Most Anticipated list for 2009; now it's gonna have multiplayer ? And we'll get to play it well before the game comes out? …yeah, that sounds totally bad-ass.

Related Game(s): Uncharted 2: Among Thieves , inFamous

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Schmitty
Schmitty
11 years ago

does anyone else here subscribe to playstation on youtube?

city96
city96
11 years ago

I do!!
I think it's just a way of promoting the new IP (InFamous). Millions bought Drake's Fortune, including me. FF demo raised sales so what will this demo do?
Oh yeah InFamous isn't as good as Prototype!


Last edited by city96 on 4/24/2009 5:28:33 PM

aaronisbla
aaronisbla
11 years ago

infamous isnt as good as prototype? holy sh*t i didnt know the games were out, let me head on down to gamestop now……. oh wait

Oyashiro
Oyashiro
11 years ago

Hmm, I just hope MP is completely separate and wont influence how the SP campaign plays. I already had one game ruined because of that. (RE5)

lloyders21
lloyders21
11 years ago

ill b pissed if its only for preorders from a certain gaming shop. hope its on all the infomouse disks in all shops.

LegendaryWolfeh
LegendaryWolfeh
11 years ago

It obviously says in the article, "Best Buy pre-order placeholder display boxes for inFamous, which clearly illustrate two interesting points: firstly, if you pre-order, you'll gain access to the inFamous playable demo, and secondly, you will also receive a voucher for an early introduction to the upcoming multiplayer beta test for Uncharted 2." So yeah, it means go to best-buy//

Troy Powers
Troy Powers
11 years ago

From my understanding, you have to pre-order infamous to get early access to the infamous demo, but ANYONE who purchases infamous (from ANY retailer) will get a Uncharted 2 beta code. Kinda like MS did with Crackdown and Halo 3.

LegendaryWolfeh
LegendaryWolfeh
11 years ago

yep guess i was wrong 🙂

rell
rell
11 years ago

Well that ruin sony plans on the 27, this is good news.


Last edited by rell on 4/24/2009 4:46:01 PM

Hexen
Hexen
11 years ago

That's great news hopefully the MP won't take away from the single player campaign and who knows maybe it will add to the experience.

Zemus101
Zemus101
11 years ago

Hmmm multiplayer for Uncharted? Honestly didn't see that coming at all. Why does everything have to have multiplayer now a days.

piratedrunk
piratedrunk
11 years ago

Yeah It seems like everything has multiplayer these days. I like the occassional multiplayer game like guitar hero or racing games but what I look for in games now is a long quality single player experience as I tend to get the most playtime out of those. I have a lot of games with multiplayer and I don't find they increase the replay value at all for my taste.

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

Yeah…

I mean I love Uncharted, but it DOES NOT need multiplayer, at all…

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
11 years ago

@ zemus101

i dont know why MP has to be in every game either, i would much rather have co-op, but o-well.

Either way though this is good news and im excited for it.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Isn't coop technically multiplayer?

Sir Shak
Sir Shak
11 years ago

I will say this as politely as possible : Kindly fu** multiplayer .

slackernz
slackernz
11 years ago

Too bad the cat's out of the bag Sony. You might as well announce the price drop instead to uphold that 'electrifying announcement'..=D

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

Beautiful

This is the kinda stuff which works!
Many are not sure 'bout INfamous, so this really works!

I applaud whoever came up with this.

Fabi
Fabi
11 years ago

Sounds awesome, I'm not big on multiplayer, and was not expecting Uncharted 2 to have it. So it's a nice bonus! I can't wait to play it.

eba101
eba101
11 years ago

u see ben i got half of right i said they would get online but only uncharted gets but good enough 4 me

Banky A
Banky A
11 years ago

Wow.

3rd person Uncharted 2 with multiplayer?
Looks like GTA IV and SOCOM have some competition.

=D

N a S a H
N a S a H
11 years ago

How can you even compare those 3 games? OK, GTA and U2 but SOCOM?? :S

Banky A
Banky A
11 years ago

They're both 3rd person.
But I know SOCOM (Confrontation) is tactical but I just put it there because of the noticeable similarities.

=D

bamf
bamf
11 years ago

Great news for people who are interested in the beta, hardly electriyfying though is it if we was all to be honest?

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

"electrifying" because it involved inFamous, electricity… get it?

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

So what would most of you would've preferred?:

-Multiplayer

or

-Bonus levels
-Extra costumes
-Hidden characters
-Hidden treasures
-Treasure hunt mode
-Extra weapons
-etc.?

Hexen
Hexen
11 years ago

You now it could probably have all that stuff and more,try being positive.

MirrorSoul
MirrorSoul
11 years ago

The thing is that Naughty Dog did Uncharted 1 awsomely, and doubt they would leave out all the extra goodies like they had in 1 for multi-player .Plus they said in an artical 2 months after the first one released that they already had MP in mind and it would in NO WAY affect the single player campaign. I trust Naughty Dog, I trust that they can deliver a Blockbuster cinematic game like the first with multi-player added on to increase the pleasure and longtivity of there superb series.

aaronisbla
aaronisbla
11 years ago

not seeing why some people are hating on the multiplayer already. Multiplayer doesn't equal a horrible single player game if its done right, and if anyone can do it, its naughty dog

MirrorSoul
MirrorSoul
11 years ago

I agree, Resistance suffered from it though, but that was only because Sony pushed Insomniac a little so they could interfere with Gears 2 a little.

aaronisbla
aaronisbla
11 years ago

i agree that the single player resistance 2 game was lacking a lil bit.

firehahahahaha
firehahahahaha
11 years ago

I just walked into best buy today and saw the box and grabbed it :D.

firehahahahaha
firehahahahaha
11 years ago

Oh and also, theres only a code for the demo in the box, so what's up with that???

IonHawk
IonHawk
11 years ago

You get the code for Uncharted inside the Infamous game box

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

As long as it doesn't feel tacked-on and pointless I'm fine with it.