European gamers are used to getting jerked around when it comes to high-profile releases, although lately, the concept of the worldwide simultaneous launch has really entrenched itself in this new generation.

We wish we could say that Uncharted 2: Among Thieves will hit store shelves on the same day in both North America and Europe, but it appears this won't happen. In fact, despite what you may have heard, Naughty Dog hasn't actually announced an official release date for this guaranteed "AAA" PlayStation 3 exclusive. Right around the time we heard that Uncharted 2 would be available on October 13 in the U.S., we also heard an unofficial statement that it would launch in Europe ten days later on October 23. Most people just accepted this – it certainly sounded plausible – but Naughty Dog has disabused us of this pleasant notion. According to a recent Tweet by Naughty Dog co-president Christophe Balestra, there has been an unfortunate clarification:

"The European Uncharted 2 release date is NOT Oct-23, it will be announced soon."

Bah. Well, there's just no telling when Among Thieves will hit European shores, but for the sake of all our gaming pals across the pond, we hope it's not long after the North American release date. For the record, Uncharted: Drake's Fortune launched on November 20, 2007, while Europe got it a few weeks later on December 7. We expect the gap to be similar for the sequel, but without the official word, we can only speculate for now.

Related Game(s): Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

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Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

Bummer.

kevyd09
kevyd09
11 years ago

ther are f*****g teasing us way 2 much!!

Cpt_Geez
Cpt_Geez
11 years ago

That sucks for the european region.

englishgolfer
englishgolfer
11 years ago

i wish(eternally!) that it might be the same date – or shock of horrors – before the US version. i live in hope….

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

They're probably trying to pin down all the pre-order stuff before announcing a date.

Slimcere
Slimcere
11 years ago

I don't get why this is still happening to us in England. Games for PS3 are not region locked, language is the same as America. What else is stopping them?


Last edited by Slimcere on 7/24/2009 11:37:45 AM

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

You know, there are times when I think the same thing in reverse.

Small Example. SEGA's Outrun on PSN was not available here in the US, but you had it back home in blighty didn't you? There are some games, PS3, PSP and PSN that never make it to the US, or take forever to arrive. I wouldn't mind so much if the ones available on PSN could be purchased from the US, but they can't. It's the one respect in which any real region locking happens with the PSP or PS3.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Don't they sometimes change the lingo up a bit? for instance there are British and American expressions or figures of speech that don't match up across the board.


Last edited by WorldEndsWithMe on 7/24/2009 4:29:44 PM

Corak
Corak
11 years ago

ARRRRRGH!

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

All the different language voice acting makes it tough I bet…

They should just subtitle all the other languages (though, I think SCEE has a strict policy about that.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

Yeah paying attention to all the 'not English' languages out there is sure a bummer….

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Tell you what though, if Japanese game makers want to sell their games here with English subtitles instead of re-voicing them, I'll be OK with that as long as it means getting some games we wouldn't otherwise get.

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

Aye, the hardcore would actually welcome such a movement.

And casuals aren't the ones who would actually buy rpgs, and most Japanese niche games.

Though there are exceptions! MGS needs to be voiced in English!

chucknasty
chucknasty
11 years ago

Europe suffers because to release requires translation to a bunch of languages. They are likely looking for someone that speaks Portuguese…

chucknasty
chucknasty
11 years ago

Sorry Scarecrow, just saw I mimicked your post…tired:(

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

They're probably stuck on a translation into Basque or Esperanto…


Last edited by TheHighlander on 7/24/2009 2:47:48 PM

JMO_INDY
JMO_INDY
11 years ago

You guys in Europe complain about not geting a game same time as us, why dont we get that TV service for our PSP and PS3? What about the music and video downloading service? What about the PSP's Go! camera and the Go! GPS? at least you guys get the game, Even if it is at a later date. You guys get all the hardware love.


Last edited by JMO_INDY on 7/24/2009 5:14:57 PM

shaydey77
shaydey77
11 years ago

@ jmo

hardware is nothing without software!!

once again europe gets the sh** end of the sh** stick…complete bollox but we should hardly be fu**ing suprised at this stage…

Naughty dog..class developers…just a shame they cant manage a simultaneous release for the normal english speaking gamers.
why should we have to suffer because of the rest of europe cant learn the mot widespread language?

JMO_INDY
JMO_INDY
11 years ago

But you still get the software, without hardware, what will you play software on? It's a never ending circle.


Last edited by JMO_INDY on 7/26/2009 6:29:23 PM

shaydey77
shaydey77
11 years ago

which is exactly why it should be a worldwide release for each.then everybody is happy.

RadioHeader
RadioHeader
11 years ago

Don't make Europe angry, we'll give you until October 23rd (as per contract/rumour) then we're kickin off big time!

FxTales
FxTales
11 years ago

Then if this is the case it's the same for Australia and New Zealand, we won't get it till Europe does.

___________
___________
11 years ago

well according to EB game and HBHIFI its out here in oz on the 15th of october, 2 days after the US.
hope thats true, if its not out here by the 18th im getting it off ebay.
im sick to death of waiting weeks some times months for a game after the US.
some times year rock band says hello.
and WTF is going on with play TV.
its been out in europe for over a year, they use the same video coding as us PAL so WTF is taking them so long.
i want to be able to record tv on my ps3, and when are they going to give oz a video store.
the 360s is comming at the end of the year, dont tell me thats another leg up my 360s going to have.