In the best news we've seen all month (really, things have been a little slow, as they often are during summer), the official release date, box art, and pre-order incentives have been revealed for Uncharted 2: Among Thieves .

Kotaku has unveiled all the necessary information for what is guaranteed to be a Game of the Year candidate: first of all, the hotly anticipated title is confirmed for an October 13 launch date in the U.S., and that box art is just plain bad-ass. We know you want to reserve your copy soon – like maybe right now – and that being the case, you need to check out the various pre-order bonuses for the major retailers. If you choose Best Buy, you will receive a pair of golden Barettas and golden AK-47s for use in the game's multiplayer mode (flashy, no?), and if you pre-order from Amazon.com, you'll get an exclusive Uncharted 2 Treasure Map (find hidden goodies in the game!). GameCrazy will give you an exclusive Currency Multiplier for the online multiplayer, and GameStop will give you first dibs on the upcoming multiplayer demo, plus award you the downloadable Revenge Attribute. The demo in question will run from September 9 through September 29, which means if you pre-order from GameStop, you'll have a two-week jump on the action; the demo isn't available to the public until September 30. If all this isn't enough to get you excited, just peruse any one of the many videos we have for your drooling pleasure .

We get the sneaking suspicion that Uncharted 2 and Killzone 2 are gonna duke it out for the ultimate Game of the Year Award in 2009…we're don't have ESP or anything; we're just saying .

Related Game(s): Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

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Alienange
Alienange
11 years ago

Sony pwns another rumor.

kevinater321
kevinater321
11 years ago

In the famous words of Ben Dutka…"Yay"

Anonymous
Anonymous
11 years ago

That was quick.

I wouldn't be surprised if I don't buy a new game on Day One until Uncharted 2. This one looks like it has a great chance of winning the overall GOTY or at least the PS3 GOTY. The videos alone have me really excited.

People didn't know what to think of the first game but I have a feeling everybody is going to anticipate the sequel.

Arvis
Arvis
11 years ago

"This one looks like it has a great chance of winning the overall GOTY or at least the PS3 GOTY."

What is there on any other console that you think has a chance of beating it? 😀

-Arvis

Hexen
Hexen
11 years ago

@Arvis

Sadly I think MW2 is the favorite;That is if GOTY is decided by popular vote.It just seems that it's getting hype from all directions.

Anonymous
Anonymous
11 years ago

Good question. We'll have to see how the rest of the fall releases pan out. Right now, Street Fighter 4 might be the GOTY leader.

ThePearlJamer
ThePearlJamer
11 years ago

I respect your opinion, but I'm sorry there is no way that Street Fighter 4 is a leader for GOTY…just look at the fall line up…

englishgolfer
englishgolfer
11 years ago

excellent! roll on october

digitalmanAZ
digitalmanAZ
11 years ago

Nice pre-order options. This is going to ROCK!!!!

I'm working my way through Crushing mode now so I have the Uncharted Plat before this comes out. Woohoo!!

Kiryu
Kiryu
11 years ago

CANNOT BLOODY WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!

shadowpal2
shadowpal2
11 years ago

(sigh!) your avatar reminds me how much I dream of one day being able to play Yakuza 3.

But then again I could just learn Japanese…in about 3-4 years…and import the game.

Alienange
Alienange
11 years ago

Nah, spend three years bugging Sega to bring it to NA. Then we all benefit.

NightHawk17
NightHawk17
11 years ago

nice avatar, he looks young in it

Kangasfwa
Kangasfwa
11 years ago

I prefer the original game's box art.

That screen shot makes me think of resident evil

Beamboom
Beamboom
11 years ago

I totally agree! Very REish indeed.

Midris7
Midris7
11 years ago

I'm going broke in October. Uncharted, PSP Go+GT: PSP, Demon's Souls, Fifa 10, NBA 2K10…

Jackyl
Jackyl
11 years ago

Actually Sept 9 – 29 would be basically a 3 week advantage.

Which Gamestop looks like it would be my pre-order of choice.

bebestorm
bebestorm
11 years ago

Its about time!! I preordered months ago @amazon. Seems I made the right choice because Im only interested in the single campaign.
The boxart is ok.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

what game is ur avatar from?

bebestorm
bebestorm
11 years ago

FF Versus XIII

shadowpal2
shadowpal2
11 years ago

Uncharted 2 huh? On 10/13/09…hmmm…I have a friend who desparately wants a great action title on his PS3. I think I have a present for him on his birthday which isn't too far away from that epic date. HAHA!

Alienange
Alienange
11 years ago

I'd say BB has the best pre-order goodies. The map sounds good but you just know it'll be downloadable on October 14. Currency multiplier is cool but not cooler than golden guns. I pass on GameStop no matter what.

DaNgerSteVe
DaNgerSteVe
11 years ago

im going to preorder it of from amazon with 5 dollars off, so Ben any word on a collectors edition?

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
11 years ago

Not yet. You can certainly count on one, though.

ThePearlJamer
ThePearlJamer
11 years ago

due to that fact that money is so tight right now and as much as I really really want this to be a day one purchase, I'm gonna have to wait to pick it up for $20 USD cause I'm broke(not really broke, but all my money is going to bills and other stupid stuff like car insurance).


Last edited by ThePearlJamer on 7/21/2009 2:07:31 PM

Swim_Irr
Swim_Irr
11 years ago

Is that the El Dorado treasure in the top left corner of the box art? Or is that something new? Does that mean that those zombie-vampire things will make it back into this game?

chucknasty
chucknasty
11 years ago

no, it is the dagger handle from the trailer. Looks like the one from the Golden Child.

tridon
tridon
11 years ago

In all honestly, I'm somewhat disappointed by the box art. I really loved the box art to the first game and how it seemed to follow the design of some adventure epics like the Indiana Jones series and The Jewel of the Nile. This box art was the second game just looks like a plain-Jane screenshot. It's basically just a generic video game cover that probably won't stand out along the rest of the games out there. The game is gonna rock, though. No doubt about that.

RadioHeader
RadioHeader
11 years ago

European release date? …I imagine about 2011ish.

BlinkBoy
BlinkBoy
11 years ago

Heard it was 23rd October

RadioHeader
RadioHeader
11 years ago

Thanks, I could live with that. Any time in October > November 🙂

JMO_INDY
JMO_INDY
11 years ago

i cant believe i have to buy 4 versions of this game, o well, itll be worth it to get all those goodies.lol

Swim_Irr
Swim_Irr
11 years ago

Do you have a job?

JMO_INDY
JMO_INDY
11 years ago

i was joking, notice the lol. and yes, i have a job thank you very much. I bail hay, its probably more physically demanding then what you do.

The Stig
The Stig
11 years ago

Sweet, comes out 2 weeks before my birthday(if UK release date is the same), guess I know now what I'll be asking for.


Last edited by The Stig on 7/21/2009 4:17:45 PM

ThePearlJamer
ThePearlJamer
11 years ago

same here whens your birthday…mine is the 26th

The Stig
The Stig
11 years ago

November 1st

smileys_007
smileys_007
11 years ago

This is very good news! I've beaten Infamous and I don't have any games left to play on my ps3. I still have to wait 3 more months to play Uncharted 2. Good thing I have Final Fantasy VII on my psp now. It's good to have an old school rpg to play once in a while.

tes37
tes37
11 years ago

This is the news I've been waiting on. I'm preoredering this one tonight.

King James
King James
11 years ago

Sux to be Tim Schafer right now.

fluffer nutter
fluffer nutter
11 years ago

I guess I'll be buying my daughter this game since it releases on her b-day. Ha!

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

I might pay off this game right at the moment I can pre-order it!

Naughty Dog like ALWAYS, delivering!

Karosso
Karosso
11 years ago

Well, I will have to avoid reading much about the games coming out this year… My eye sight is still F***ed and I can't really follow action games that well left alone FPS. The worse thing is I was right in the middle of Resistance2 🙁
I will buy it and watch the intro but I refuse to play this game with just one eye, It would not make the game justice LOL

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

Well…looks like the Best Buy pre-order might be the best, assuming of course that the weapons remain exclusive to Best Buy pre-order customers…

Alienange
Alienange
11 years ago

Same here. If it's a B:BC type deal where the guns are unlockable in the game anyways then I'm thinking I'll grab the map. If the guns are %100 exclusive then yeah BB all the way. Golden Barettas whaaaat!

Ricochet
Ricochet
11 years ago

Don't know about you guys but I prefer the black background with just the logo boxart as opposed to hanging-by-the-train one. But as a sucker for special editions, I may not buy this until the next few weeks confirm of the said edition.

kreate
kreate
11 years ago

cuz of Ben… i just pre-ordered uncharted2 today @Gamestop

___________
___________
11 years ago

any news on when the release date for australia is?
why when a games release date is announced only US and europe are mentioned.
there is people who play games out side of the US you know…………
i wonder if sony is going to break there habit and release a LE for their game for the first time, hope so.
and is there going to be a single player demo available before the game comes out?
as for KZ2 V U2 for GOTY.
i doubt KZ2 will get nominated, it will be in the runners up list but bar graphics it was a little disappointing.
i was expecting the gameplay to be more new, other than exactly the same of the other 1 million FPS out there.
the gameplay stayed the same, the way you play to progress was the same, the way you kill enemies was the same.
every level felt like a extention of the last besides the desert mission, that was a breath of fresh air but 1 mission is no where near enough.

DGo8
DGo8
11 years ago

Day one buy for me 1000000000%….tha 1st game was over looked Sony didnt push it enough if they did…well i think it might of sold a hell of alot more then it did…to this day i still think Uncharted is one of the best games of this gen! Uncharted 2..GOTY..i think so!