Just in, from the LIVE Chat taking over at the PSBlog with Chris Morell and Naughty Dog. We have some interesting Uncharted 2 facts that have not only opened the anticipation for this game, but the knowledge on what should be expected later this year.
Uncharted 2 Multiplayer Demo will make its way to the PSN before the release of the Game.
The single player campaign will be longer than the first game. There will be 90 minutes of cinematic alone.
The multiplayer will have more new game modes, maps, and boosters
Most of the Trophies will be on the single player and co-op portion of the game. Naughty Dog does not want to have many multiplayer trophies that are basically hard to get through tons of kills or wins.
No split screen co-op.
New hand to hand combat: The entire combat and enemy system has been revamped for this game which includes hand to hand melee. New enemy classes that will change the way in which you have to approach them. The lightest classes of enemy will allow you to perform hand to hand combat much the same way it was in Uncharted: Drakes Fortune, but the medium classes enemies will counter your attacks requiring you to dodge before you can finish them off. Then the heaviest class of enemies won’t let you melee them at all!
Co-Op modes: at least 2 more cooperative modes (that are actually some of my favorite). We also have variations on all the competitive modes that focus on specific kinds of weapons. And of course our Cinema mode allows you to play back any of your matches and view it from ANY angle. You’ll also be able to upload those recordings so others can download them and view them on their PS3’s. You’ll also be able to upload screen shots from that mode as well.
There will be similar amount of puzzles in Uncharted 2 as in Uncharted 1, but overall there’s also more problem-solving in the levels — meaning: figuring out how to navigate the environments, and what’s the best approach to different combat set-ups. Also, there is still a journal in this game (this time it’s Nate’s journal, not Francis Drake’s diary) to assist in puzzle-solving — but this time the player will have to thumb through the pages themselves to figure out the solutions to the problems.