Uncharted 2: Among Thieves News

Uncharted film taps new director

Shawn Levy of Night at the Museum and Real Steel to helm.

The Uncharted movie has found a new director with Shawn Levy, the man who helmed both Night At The Museum films, Date Night, and Real Steel.

Uncharted remasters to be available individually next month

Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection wonderfully remastered Naughty Dog's groundbreaking treasure-hunting adventure trilogy (back when it was still a trilogy), but it was rather costly if you were only interested in one or two of the collected titles. That won't be a problem come 16th November in Europe as Sony will start selling each remastered entry a la carte.

What we don't know is the price point. Chances are it will still be a lot cheaper to purchase the Nathan Drake Collection, especially as the anthology has come down in price since its release last October. Right now several sellers on Amazon UK are charging £30 or less for it.

Still, the individual titles might be worth it if you just want to play one of the games. But which one? Uncharted 2 is the fan-favourite, but our Oli Welsh seemed particularly fond of Uncharted 3 upon reassessing the series, while there are the rare holdouts who still favour the original adventure above all.

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The Uncharted movie has a new screenwriter

Sony taps The Grey and A-Team scribe Joe Carnahan.

The Uncharted movie now has a new screenwriter, so we know it's still in development - even if it's sounding unlikely that it will hit its previously reported June 2017 release.

Uncharted 4 beta dated for December

Uncharted 4 beta dated for December

Nathan Drake Collection demo due this month.

The Uncharted 4 beta will launch on 4th December and run through 13th December, Naughty Dog has announced.

To acquire this early multiplayer beta you'll have to purchase the Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection, due 9th October, and have a PS Plus membership.

A single-player demo for the Nathan Drake collection will arrive on 29th September. Here's how it's shaping up:

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PS Now UK beta rental prices are pretty high

PS Now UK beta rental prices are pretty high

UPDATE: Sony listening to feedback, says final pricing yet to be decided.

UPDATE: Sony has told Eurogamer user feedback will help shape pricing when it comes to PS Now, currently in beta.

"During the paid private beta the titles will be priced between £2.99 and £9.99," a spokesperson for Sony Computer Entertainment Europe said.

"Final pricing for when PS Now fully launches has not been confirmed yet but we'll continue to listen to gamer feedback on this subject.

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PlayStation Now closed beta begins this spring in UK

PlayStation Now closed beta begins this spring in UK

Uncharted 2! The Last of Us! God of War Ascension! More!

A private beta for PlayStation Now begins this spring in the UK, Sony has announced.

PlayStation Now is Sony's game streaming service. It lets you play PS3 games on PS4 using Gaikai's cloud gaming technology.

PlayStation Plus members will given the opportunity to "be among the first" to use PlayStation Now, but you have to register your interest on PlayStation.com.

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The Uncharted movie gets a June 2016 release date

The Uncharted film will be released on 10th June, 2016, the Hollywood Reporter has announced.

We still don't know who's going to play Nathan Drake, but King of Kong and Horrible Bosses director Seth Gordon is helming the project. Previously American Hustle and Three Kings director David O Russell was going to direct the film with Mark Wahlberg in the starring role, but that was cancelled when The Illusionist director Neil Burger stepped in. Of course, that too didn't stick.

Last we checked, Safe House and Stolen scribe David Guggenheim was set to pen the film.

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Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Game of the Year Edition announced

Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Game of the Year Edition announced

Franchise sales are over 17 million worldwide.

Sony has announced the Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Game of the Year Edition. It includes the game and all 14 additional pieces of DLC. Sony is yet to announce when it will release.

The DLC list in full, in Sony's words:

Classic Skins Packs 1 - 3: A huge total of 25 skins for the Uncharted 3 multiplayer experience including fan favourites such as Nathan Drake as he appears in the original Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, or Winter Drake as he appears in Tibet during Uncharted 2: Among Thieves; even minor characters such as Cameraman Jeff make an appearance.

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Uncharted series sells 13 million copies

Uncharted series sells 13 million copies

Uncharted 3 week one sales were double UC2.

Naughty Dog's Uncharted series has sold in excess of 13 million copies worldwide, publisher Sony has revealed.

Sony marketing man Asad Quizilbash offered the figure during an interview with IndustryGamers.

He added that the latest in the series, Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception, sold twice as many copies in its first week as Uncharted 2 did, "far exceeding our expectations". However, he didn't offer precise sales figures, reiterating only that it shipped 3.8 million copies to retailers on day one.

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Sony announces Uncharted Collection

Sony announces Uncharted Collection

Plus Resistance, Ratchet & Clank sets.

The first two Uncharted games are being taped together and put on store shelves from 22nd July, Sony has announced.

As well as the first two games in Naughty Dog's revered PlayStation 3 franchise, you'll also get a theme and avatar for Uncharted 3.

According to CVG, the same treatment is also being afforded to the first two Resistance games and Ratchet & Clank: Tools of Destruction and A Crack in Time.

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Director quits Uncharted movie

Russell walks, cites "creative differences".

The planned Uncharted movie has lost its director this week, with David O Russell reportedly moving on to pastures new.

Uncharted movie director: trust me

"It’s going to be real, it’s going to be raw."

Uncharted movie director David O. Russell has moved to reassure fans of the videogame concerned by the direction of his unfinished script, asking them to trust that he'll make an "amazing" film.

Uncharted movie has Sopranos-like family

"I don't think you can please everybody."

Uncharted fans worried about the upcoming movie of the game were given further cause for concern after the director and scriptwriter revealed plans to depict a Sopranos-like family with a sense of justice.

Scarlett Johansson for Uncharted movie?

Lost in Translation star "scoped" for Elena.

Scarlett Johansson is the latest name attached to David O Russell's controversial Uncharted movie, according to a new interview with the director.

Fillion: Wahlberg has "mad skills"

Wannabe Drake praises big screen Drake.

Firefly's Nathan Fillion is philosophical about losing out to Mark Wahlberg in the race to play Nathan Drake in the Uncharted movie – he's just praised the Three Kings actor on Twitter.

Uncharted movie wanders off the map

Drake family will be antique dealers.

The impending Hollywood adaptation of Naughty Dog's Uncharted franchise looks set to bare precious little resemblance to its source material.

Wahlberg takes lead in Uncharted movie

De Niro, Pesci play dad, uncle.

Mark Wahlberg has officially been cast as Nathan Drake in the forthcoming movie version of Naughty Dog's PlayStation 3 exclusive Uncharted series.

De Niro, Pesci for Uncharted movie?

Bizarre casting rumours spill out.

Mark Wahlberg is gearing up to play Nathan Drake in the forthcoming Uncharted film, with Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci in supporting roles, according to rumours flying around Hollywood.

Uncharted 2 GOTY edition for US

Free downloads included.

Naughty Dog and Sony are to released a Game of the Year edition of acclaimed action-adventure Uncharted 2: Among Thieves in North America, celebrating the first anniversary of its release.

Experimental Uncharted 2 MP playlists

"The Lab" kicking off this weekend.

Naughty Dog has announced plans to run a custom Uncharted 2 multiplayer playlist next weekend to "mix things up and maybe, possibly lead to updates or additions to the existing playlists in competitive matchmaking".

Uncharted 2 dominates BAFTA Awards

Batman: Arkham Asylum wins Best Game.

Batman: Arkham Asylum shocked the BAFTA Video Game Award 2010 audience by winning Best Game - a trophy expected to fall to Uncharted 2. The Rocksteady-developed superhero game also took Best Gameplay.

Uncharted 2 wins big at GDC

Scoops a record five awards.

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Eurogamer's Game of 2009, has gone on to win a record five statuettes at the Game Developers Conference Awards.

Uncharted 2 tops 3.5 million sales

Uncharted 2 tops 3.5 million sales

"Fast-selling first-party title for PlayStation."

Uncharted 2 has become the "fastest-selling first-party title for PlayStation" according to Sony America's Scott Rohde.

Writing on the US PlayStation blog, Rohde said the game had sold 3.5 million copies worldwide since its October 2009 release, with more than 1.5 million "online users" too.

Last week Uncharted 2 won 10 AIAS Awards at the DICE Summit in Las Vegas and received nine BAFTA nominations.

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Uncharted 2 wins 10 AIAS Awards

Batman and Scribblenauts get the scraps.

Sony's Uncharted 2 dominated last night's Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences Awards in Las Vegas; the PS3 exclusive went home with no less than 10 gongs.

Uncharted 2 skins DLC confirmed

Uncharted 2 skins DLC confirmed

It's not free, though.

The downloadable add-on for Uncharted 2 revealed by Sony Japan last week has been confirmed for worldwide release, although it's not free as was originally reported.

It will, however, feature the skins based on characters from Sony stable-mates Killzone 2, Resistance 2 and InFamous for use in multiplayer that we saw in those screens.

The PlayStation Heroes Skin Pack will be released alongside a demo of the game in this week's PSN updated on Thursday, 28th January. It will cost $4.99 / £3.99 / €4.99, according to the PlayStation blog. It contains seven skins: good Cole, evil Cole and Zeke from inFamous, Sgt Nathan Hale or a Chimera Hybrid from Resistance, and a Helghast Trooper and Tomas Sevchenko from Killzone 2.

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WGA announces game writing nominees

WGA announces game writing nominees

Assassin's! Uncharted! Wolverine! etc.

The Writers Guild of America has announced the nominees for the 2009 Videogame Writing awards.

As reported by Kotaku, those in the running include Assassin's Creed II (written by Corey May, Joshua Rubin and Jeffrey Yohalem) and Uncharted 2 (Amy Hennig).

Then there's Wet (Duppy Demetrius) and X-Men Origins: Wolverine (Marc Guggenheim). There may not be room for all the writers on the stage if Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 wins (written by Jesse Stern; additional Writing by Steve Fukuda; story by Todd Alderman, Steve Fukuda, Mackey McCandlish, Zied Rieke, Jesse Stern, Jason West; battlechatter dialogue by Sean Slayback).

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Uncharted 2 loading improved by patch

Uncharted 2 loading improved by patch

Plus: clan tags, rematches, rebalancing.

Naughty Dog has patched Uncharted 2 to improve loading times in multiplayer and add clan tags, among a variety of other changes.

"You will notice that the game loads into a map much faster after leaving the vote screen," according to the PlayStation blog.

As for clan tags, they're available to everyone from the same place you choose boosters. "While it's not full clan support, we wanted to be sure that everybody can fly their clan colours within Uncharted 2 multiplayer," the developer wrote.

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Chunky Uncharted 2 patch this week

Chunky Uncharted 2 patch this week

New map, skins, boards, double cash.

Naughty Dog plans to release a Thanksgiving update for Uncharted 2 this week featuring a new map, new character models and leaderboards.

Not content with that, it's also having a "double cash" weekend between 6pm GMT tomorrow and 7pm GMT on Monday, during which the money you get for multiplayer feats will be - you guessed it - doubled.

The new map is The Fort, and was inspired by the Fortress chapter of the original game. Naughty Dog has said to expect "a long rectangular map with wide open spaces and excellent flank routes". Apparently there's a shotgun in the centre of the map, and an RPG in a side room in the crypt.

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October NPD: Uncharted 2 sells big

October NPD: Uncharted 2 sells big

DJ Hero, Brutal Legend miss out.

October's NPD results are in and a big winner is Uncharted 2, with 537,000 units sold.

But with exclusives like Wii Fit Plus in second (441,000) and Wii Sports Resort in fourth (314,000) Nintendo's Wii has regained dominance in the US, and shifted a meaty 506,900 units.

Last month's leader, Sony's PS3, finished as second best console (320,600), while Microsoft's Xbox 360 had to be content with third (249,700).

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Naughty Dog details Uncharted 2 DLC

Naughty Dog details Uncharted 2 DLC

Team already working on next project.

Naughty Dog multiplayer designer Justin Richmond has said he will be "working on DLC stuff for the next while", confirming post-launch support for the outstanding PS3 game.

"There will be downloadable content, yes," he told us at Sony's London HQ.

"What you'll probably see is more of the competitive type: more maps, more modes, stuff like that. The co-op stuff is hugely time-intensive and the size of it - the physical download size - is huge, so that's probably not an option.

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Uncharted 2 multiplayer beta open to all

Sony has thrown the Uncharted 2: Among Thieves multiplayer beta open to everybody following a period of closed testing.

That means that you can rock it up across four maps - The Ice Cave, The Temple, The Village and The Plaza - in a range of multiplayer modes until the beta ends on 12th October.

The full game, which picked up a 10/10 review on Eurogamer last night, is due out in the States on 13th October and in Europe on 16th October.

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Uncharted 2 chapter Tweets disabled

That's a relief #UNCHARTED2

Naughty Dog has disabled chapter-completion updates via Twitter in Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, after reviewers drove all their friends and colleagues mad with constant automated posts.

Naughty Dog not done with Uncharted

"Lots of adventures" to come, says dev.

Naughty Dog creative director Amy Hennig reckons the Uncharted series has the potential to run and run, long past upcoming sequel Among Thieves.

Uncharted 2 dated for Europe

Drake returns earlier than expected.

Sony has told Eurogamer that Uncharted 2: Among Thieves will be released here earlier than expected on 16th October.

Uncharted 2 MP demo up early

European sampler available now.

The European Uncharted 2 multiplayer demo [beta to some - Ed.] appears to have started a day early, with users posting videos of themselves playing on YouTube.

PS3 250GB bundles priced, detailed

ACII! Uncharted 2! GT5! £299.99.

A trusted retail source has corroborated earlier reports and told Eurogamer that a 250GB PS3 Slim will arrive here as early as October, as part of three console-plus-game bundles.

Uncharted 2 "impossible" on Xbox 360

Naughty Dog is "100 per cent sure".

Naughty Dog co-president Christophe Balestra believes the technical demands of Uncharted 2: Among Thieves make the game "impossible" to recreate, like-for-like, on Xbox 360.

Uncharted 2 will get another MP demo

And a release date "very soon".

Naughty Dog co-president Evan Wells has promised another Uncharted: Among Thieves multiplayer demo before the game's autumn launch - a date for which we'll have "very soon".

Uncharted movie in development

Struck by a smooth criminal.

The Hollywood Reporter brings news that Columbia Pictures is working on a film adaptation of PS3 action adventure Uncharted: Drake's Fortune.

Uncharted 2 beta starts this Wednesday

Uncharted 2 beta starts this Wednesday

Competitive and co-op playlist details.

Update: Sony UK has confirmed that our beta kicks off tomorrow as well.

Original story: Sony has announced that the Uncharted 2 beta test will begin this Wednesday, 3rd June, and offers two playlists - co-operative and competitive.

The competitive mode consists of two maps and two game-types - deathmatch and plunder - while co-op takes place in a war-town city with up to three people controlling a mixture of Drake, Sully and Chloe.

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inFamous to include Uncharted beta key

inFamous to include Uncharted beta key

It's a US promotion - Europe has plans.

Sony has revealed that everyone who buys inFamous in the US will receive a bonus - access to the multiplayer beta test for Uncharted 2.

This is a US-specific promotion, but Sony has told Eurogamer that it's working on something for Europe that will be announced in due course.

Uncharted 2's multiplayer modes - five-on-five competitive matches and three-player co-op - have just been announced by Sony and developer Naughty Dog. You can read more about them in our hands-on preview.

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Uncharted 2 has multiplayer, co-op

Official: cinema mode, stat-tracking, beta.

Sony has confirmed that Naughty Dog's PS3 action sequel Uncharted 2: Among Thieves will be graced with online multiplayer modes, including co-op.

Weather affects gameplay in Uncharted 2

Weather affects gameplay in Uncharted 2

Naughty Dog talks water: evolved.

Naughty Dog's Richard Lemarchand has explained that ice and snow in Uncharted 2: Among Thieves will create the same impact water did in the original game.

Plenty of elbow grease has been applied to get the weather up to scratch, he said, so it will not only look nice but also affect gameplay.

"We've spent a lot of time focused on the distinctive look that snow has as it falls and is blown by the wind, and of course on the way in which Drake leaves footprints as he trudges through the snowdrifts in the Himalayan mountains that he ventures to," Lemarchand told IGN. "When he's out in the snow he'll accumulate a layer of snowflakes on his clothes and in his hair, which will slowly thaw when he gets back inside, under cover.

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Uncharted sequel to cost USD 20 million

Uncharted sequel to cost USD 20 million

Will "deliver a richer narrative experience".

Naughty Dog bosstype Evan Wells has said Uncharted 2: Among Thieves will cost USD 20 million to make.

That's the same as Uncharted 1, but this time there's no need to build an engine for PS3 from scratch. So where's all the money going?

"Not only is the spectacle part of things that we are doing bigger - in terms of the kind of enemies and encounters that Drake is going to find himself in - but we are also trying to deliver a richer narrative experience as well. So both sides come at a cost," Wells explained to Joystiq.

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Uncharted 2 officially revealed

Among Thieves brings stealth, Polo.

Sony has lifted the lid on the sequel to its PS3 action-adventure, Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, via a trailer and a Game Informer magazine cover.