If you were in the first Uncharted 2: Among Thieves beta, you'll likely want to participate in the second. Right?
According to GamerZines , we are reminded of this second beta phase by Naughty Dog's Amy Hennig, who last month said, "I hope I'm not speaking out of turn, but there should be a second phase of the beta." Well, we knew about this; pre-ordering the game will get you access to this multiplayer demo/beta test, which now appears to be slated for September 15. This is based on the date provided by Play.com, which also states that this beta test will be "significantly larger than the previous," and it'll feature "numerous maps." The only aspect of this we're unclear on is whether or not this demo or beta (or whatever it is) will indeed be restricted to those who pre-order the game; might there be another way for people to get in? We had heard that over 130,000 people were involved in the first beta phase and if Naughty Dog wants an even bigger sampling the second time around, maybe they'll need another sign-up program of sorts. On the other hand, considering how huge Uncharted 2 should be, there might be plenty of participants 'cuz a zillion fans will pre-order.
Anyway, just as a reminder, this definite Game of the Year candidate is scheduled to release on October 13 in North America. And we'll keep an eye on this second beta phase here.
Related Game(s): Uncharted 2: Among Thieves