Despite all the new multiplayer info that just recently rolled our way, we know a lot of you still have many questions concerning Naughty Dog's impending sequel, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves . Well, Chris Morell of the PlayStation blog had a chat with Lead Game Designer Neil Druckmann, and the interview video is quite enlightening.

First up was the question regarding the environments: will we still get some lush jungle/forest environments like we had in the original, or will it be more "urban and snowy" environments? Well, Druckmann quite simply replied that we'll get a diverse array of backdrops, and that includes everything you've seen before…and more. Then they get into the multiplayer aspects, and although you have most of the info, Druckmann tosses in a few more details. For instance, in co-op mode, one player will play as Drake and another as Chloe. He talks more about how the mode will work, too, so don't miss it. As far as the storyline is concerned, while we've heard the developers will focus more on the plot and characters, they won't sacrifice any of that humor and charm that we loved in Drake's Fortune . We were also interested to hear more about the stealth mechanic and something called "traversal gunplay," along with the free-climbing mechanic that sounds mighty interesting (and something we can't wait to try). The last note of interest for our part is the linear question; the original was quite linear, so will the sequel have side-quests and things like that? Well, no, but Druckmann says they're opening it up so you can make choices in how you approach certain obstacles.

Uncharted 2 is gonna win Game of the Year if certain other massive titles don't make it in 2009. We've said it before and we'll just keep saying it…'cuz it's true.

Related Game(s): Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

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

Awesome.

NoSmokingBandit
NoSmokingBandit
11 years ago

Any word on how long this game is? Drake's Fortune was a tad short and i would love to see Among Thieves go over at least 12 hours.

killzone100
killzone100
11 years ago

Cool loved the first one so I should love the second.

Itdoesntmatter
Itdoesntmatter
11 years ago

Is Sony planning to advertise this masterpiece? The first Uncharted masterpiece went almost unnoticed….even though, almost everyone that played the first one agrees that is one of the best games they've ever played


Last edited by Itdoesntmatter on 5/1/2009 10:51:35 AM

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
11 years ago

They BETTER advertise it.

Killzone 2 campaign was okay, but it certainly could've been a lot better.

kevinater321
kevinater321
11 years ago

I agree although all my friends that have the 360 were always talking about killzone. But when I ask them if they ever played uncharted they don't no what I'm talking about (n)

englishgolfer
englishgolfer
11 years ago

true sony needs to do something with advertising but the first uncharted has now passed 4 million in sales (160gb ps3 bundle included) so that's pretty decent for a game. quaility sells itself in time.

Arvis
Arvis
11 years ago

Tell that to Valkyria Chronicles, Golfer.

-Arvis

King James
King James
11 years ago

Well said Arvis

raztad
raztad
11 years ago

VC is doing pretty well to be a new IP in a non-popular genre. Inittially sales were pretty bad, but lately they have been improving a lot. Look at Amazon PS3 bestseller list, VC got the spot 6 or 7. In Japan after the rerelease figures have been a lot better.

That said, Sony ads campaign outside the interweb is pretty poor, even blockbuster multiplat titles look like they are exclusive on the competing console.

DGo8
DGo8
11 years ago

They gota advertise this 1 and they gota do it good…go hard on tha advertising how many adverts do you see for xbox games on your tv's…come on Sony push your advertise your products!

Powershifter
Powershifter
11 years ago

Co-op will be awesome.

Cpt_Geez
Cpt_Geez
11 years ago

When is uncharted 2 supposed to be released?

Alienange
Alienange
11 years ago

This game is looking better all the time. Didn't get the first one, but if there's ever a price drop I'll be the first in line I'll tell you that.

Itdoesntmatter
Itdoesntmatter
11 years ago

The first one is a steal even if it cost $100

King James
King James
11 years ago

@alienage

You gotta play the 1st one. You GOT TO!

SHADOW
SHADOW
11 years ago

One of the worst interviews I've ever seen. They just mentioned the same info we've known for months. And how did that custom soundtrack question make the cut? I love the playstation blog but this thing was just weak.

King James
King James
11 years ago

lol…Was it THAT bad Shadow?

Gregory Freeman
Gregory Freeman
11 years ago

I actually liked the interview, however i do think about 26% of those questions were not needed…

King James
King James
11 years ago

Big Naughty Dog supporter. They are arguably the best PS developer. Nathan Drake's return is gonna rock. I love this franchise.

Ben, you're really pushing this GOTY thing. Was what you've seen really THAT good? There are a lotta games scheduled for this year across all platforms. Considering the Halo bias will show back up as soon as that Halo: Recon or OSDT drops, the new Modern Warfare, and plus all those multiplatforms…Is Uncharted pwning all of em?

Arvis
Arvis
11 years ago

@raztad:

yeah, you're right, it seems like VC is selling a lot better, especially in Japan. My theory is that all the people that bought a PS3 for Biohazard 5 picked up a copy of Valkyria as well.

-Arvis

Oyashiro
Oyashiro
11 years ago

Who is the genius that wanted custom soundtracks in Uncharted? I never use custom soundtracks, And I hope more developer don't include that option.

Hexen
Hexen
11 years ago

Yeah that would have butcher the single player but they could add it to the mp for the mp people.

JcBball717
JcBball717
11 years ago

why would u be so against custom soundtracks that u hope all the games never include it… how about they do include it but u just dont use it. its like ppl who are against marijuana being legalized but then again… if it does become legal no one is gonna force them to do it.

WNDRTWN1
WNDRTWN1
11 years ago

Well this game has my vote for game of the year for sure.

Turbey
Turbey
11 years ago

englishgolfer

Where do you get your info regarding Uncharted: Drakes Fortune`s sales? I`m admiting I don`t have a clue which site is best to see game sales chartz. But I`m using vgchartz.com now, and there it says that Uncharted have sold 2.4 mill, not 4. I`m not bashing you, just curious what site you are using.
And yeah, I`m new her. Been visiting this site for a while now, and I`m loving every second of it. Just love it…fantastic site ūüôā

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

welcome to the show

Dingodial
Dingodial
11 years ago

Is the game going to be in native 1080p? Or will it at least be upscaled to 1080p? or will it be another 720p game?

Qubex
Qubex
11 years ago

That is a good questions… I hope it is native 1080p

Q!

"i am home"

Lairfan
Lairfan
11 years ago

Wow, like we didn't already know we were playing as Drake and Chloe in coop.

I doubt it'll get GoTY with MW2 coming out. Not saying that I think it's better, I'm just saying there's WAY more people out there who like CoD than there are who even know about Uncharted.

Who hands out the official GoTY award anyway?

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Still looking for a price drop on the first one.

OriginalSin
OriginalSin
11 years ago

What a price drop on Uncharted:Drakes Fortune? We'll over here in my country it is dead cheap now even if it's not the Platinum version. Even the original you can now pick up at less 80% all over the place. Well if you can still find one that is. So I'm sure you must be able to pick it up cheap somewhere….

Anyway Uncharted 2 is definitely on my list. day one purchase for me. Even now Drake's Fortune was one of my favorites games to date…