Uncharted 3, which was released late last year and developed by Naughty Dog, is set to have a new game mode this March 2012. Naughty Dog has called this new game mode as “fiery,” and is bound to excite the fans of the series. When the developer has announced this last month, the company has immediately made a downloadable content addition to the title. The Flashback Map Pack 2 was released on February 21 as a free download on the PlayStation Network (for Fortune Hunters’ Club members only—non-members will have to fork over ten dollars).
The Flasback Map Pack 2 contained four multiplayer maps, complete with new lighting effects and visual updates than can enhance the Uncharted playing experience. Players who have downloaded this pack will be able to play fresh versions of the Plaza, Temple, Train Wreck, and Village maps. Plus, this pack is packed with “tons of other fresh technical polish that only the Uncharted 3 engine could allow,” as said by the developer in their blog. Lighting in the pack contents have been completely redone by Naughty Dog artists—and this fact alone is worth the ten dollars that non-members of the Fortune Hunter’s Club will have to pay.
However, the main update of the latest Unchartered installment is the new game type for the multiplayer game. Naughty Dog calls this mode as Co-Op Shade Survival, and the developers have even provided a YouTube video in their official blog to give the gamers a taste of what is to come should they update their versions of the game. The Djinn hunt that can be found in this mode is packed with “wave after wave of progressively more demanding opponents,” which in our book is a good thing because the challenge can be more exciting to those who think that they have all the skills required to be quite good in this game.
One of the most difficult challenges that gamers will face with the Djinn is its abilities to catch fire and teleport—in order to beat this opponent, you and your team will need to work on your common strategy and coordination. Naughty Dog encourages Uncharted gamers to prepare for a “hearty battle” with the Djinn. Through this new mode, players will also get to earn a good amount of cash, as well as medals that can come in handy during the course of the game.
There are also some recent changes to the multiplayer code of Uncharted 3, and these updates went live last March 20, 2012. The developers have changed the Mega Bomb kickback, which can now be activated with 14 medals instead of ten. The speed levels of Fleet Foot have also been adjusted, and the four paid boosters have increased in cost, with Ping and Bargain now costing 100K, Explosive Expert now 25K, and Untraceable 35K. Shotgun kickback now requires two additional medals, but the Creepy Crawler kickback requires one less medal. Finally, the drop of the Patterned Ring at the end of London Underground now works regularly.