Today the folks at Sony and Naughty Dogs revealed to the World their multiplayer plans for Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception. We already know that U3 will have a kick-ass single player and although it was a given that Uncharted 3 would included the same sort of multiplayer action introduced in Uncharted 2. It’s gone from being half-tucked in, to completely flapping in the wind.

Naughty Dog have have taken what they created in Uncharted 2 and throw so many new features at it, that it would make MacGyver shudder with excitement. As well as brand new gameplay elements, Uncharted 3’s multiplayer boasts Two-player split screen, so you and a buddy can both sign into the PlayStation Network (with separate PSN IDs) and shout profanities at one and other – without the need for a headset and all from the comfort of the same sofa. A new Balancing System has also been introduced¬† that rewards the winning team with extra cash whilst also allowing the losers to close the gap. Boosters return along with the new addition of Kickbacks, that once activated with allow access to certain Medal-specific actions.

Customization is key to Uncharted 3’s expanded multiplayer. Every part of you character is now interchangeable. Want your shirt half tucked? You got it, want to search for treasures in flashy shorts? Again Naughty Dog have you covered. The high level of character customization can also been applied to named characters too. Not satisfied with just giving your player a funky unique look? Then the newly added Emblem Editor is just for you, created your own badge of honour, from hundreds of available decals and editing options. This can then be applied to your character and will even be seen on various items throughout the multiplayer environment.

The famous Cinema Mode returns with the ability to edit and upload video directly to YouTube and Facebook. Which bring us nicely onto the biggest addition to Uncharted 3’s Multiplayer. With Uncharted 2, Naughty Dog included a feature that would post Twitter updates of certain in-game actions, like earning Trophies or joining an Uncharted 2 online game, directly to you Twitter feed. But what they have planned for U3 completely blows that out of the water. As well as being able to upload and view screenshots directly from within the game to Facebook, this new level of social media connectivity will also reward Facebook friends who like your Uncharted issued wall posts with in-game items. Further details of how Facebook with feature heavily in Uncharted 3’s multiplayer can found in this exclusive USA Today article.

So not only is the Single Player shaping up to be a corker but the multiplayer is also looking like it will keep those Uncharted 3 discs in PS3’s long after it’s release on November 1st. Stay tuned to for all the latest Uncharted 3 happenings as well as even more PlayStation news. Until then be sure to keep those Kitties fairly dry.

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