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