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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".

"Yes, we're going to have another multiplayer demo before the game hits shelves," said Wells during a live chat on the US PlayStation blog. "The exact timing isn't finalised yet, but it should be available to an even wider group this time, so if you missed the last one I don't think you'll have any problem getting in this one."

And there is still plenty left to test, as Wells said many more competitive and co-operative multiplayer modes will make the final cut.

"We haven't announced all of the multiplayer modes yet, but I can tell you that you have several more competitive modes than we tested in the beta and at least two more co-operative modes (that are actually some of my favourites)," he said.

"We also have variations on all the competitive modes that focus on specific kinds of weapons," added Wells, name-dropping the Cinema mode that allows match-recordings to be stored, uploaded and shared.

On top of the multiplayer, Wells revealed that Uncharted 2: Among Thieves will feature a longer single-player campaign than Drake's Fortune, which we thought was excellent anyway.

"The single-player campaign is definitely going to be longer than Uncharted: Drake's Fortune," offered Wells. "We have over 90 minutes of cinematics alone!"

And, added Wells, "We were very conscious to make sure that Uncharted 2 was a standalone experience. There is no expectation that you played the first game to enjoy the second." Although, he said, there will be some returning characters to meet such as Elena and Sully.

Naughty Dog's movie approach to making Uncharted resulted in the announcement of a big-screen adaptation last week. This will be lead by Marvel bosses Avi and Ari Arad.

"We're really excited about the development of Uncharted: Drake's Fortune as a movie," said creative director Amy Hennig. "We've been working with Arad Productions for the last year-and-a-half or so, and couldn't be happier about their enthusiasm for the project."

Head over to our Uncharted: Among Thieves 2 gamepage for our extensive coverage of the blockbuster PS3 exclusive.