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UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves Single-Player Demo and PlayStation Heroes Skin Pack DLC

Arne Meyer's Avatar Posted by Director of Communications, Naughty Dog


Many of you have been waiting anxiously for news and details about the downloadable content we at Naughty Dog have been working on and we have been saying you’ll hear about it “soon.” Well, soon is finally here.

You may have gotten a glimpse of this initial DLC release as part of some news that made its rounds around the internet yesterday, but that wasn’t the full story.

So, what is going to be available on the PlayStation Network Store on January 28, you ask?

Thanks to our friends at Guerilla Games, Insomniac Games and Sucker Punch Productions, we’ve been able to a pull off something unique within the UNCHARTED 2 competitive multiplayer modes – our first DLC release is the UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves PlayStation Heroes Skin Pack.


The PlayStation Heroes Skin Pack contains seven new skins featuring some key personalities from other major PlayStation first-party titles – Sev and a Helghast soldier from Killzone 2, Nathan Hale and a Chimera from Resistance 2, and Cole (both good and evil variants!) and Zeke from inFAMOUS.

The UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves PlayStation Heroes Skin Pack will be available for purchase globally on the PlayStation Store on January 28, 2010, for $4.99 in the US. If you’re outside of the U.S., check your local Store or announcement for region specific pricing.



We have another release that’s appearing on the PSN Store on January 28 – the UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves single-player demo will be available to all, free of cost. Now you can tell your friends who haven’t played our game yet (slackers!) that they can easily check out UNCHARTED 2 for themselves by downloading the PSN demo starting next Thursday.

As you can see, a little bit of the information you may have spotted yesterday is different and that should let you know that not everything you may have read is accurate and up to date.

There is no doubt that we have some long-term plans for DLC and that we need to share those plans with a lot of people so we can all do our jobs properly. The fact of the matter is that game development, even for downloadable content, is a fluid and sometimes unpredictable process until you get closer to releasing whatever is being worked on. We don’t share our DLC plans publicly from the beginning because things can and will change over the course of development and we absolutely don’t want to create any unrealized expectations for millions of fans of our game.

It’s incredibly important to us at Naughty Dog that our fans have the best and most accurate information about anything we’re up to. There will be more info coming in the months ahead about our future DLC content once we have everything solidly locked down – and, trust me, there are a lot of very cool things in store for UNCHARTED 2.

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Alakratt said:

January 22nd, 12:03 pm

Great, Japan gets it for free, but we have to pay for it. Gotta love that western capitalism.

jqtaxpayer said:

January 22nd, 12:04 pm

Those are some cool skins, but $5 is a little much for what’s only an aesthetic change for me. Great job on the game, though… I’ve really been enjoying it.

Keyeszx said:

January 22nd, 12:04 pm

Just wondering what’s wrong with Uncharted 2 online. I’ve been trying to connect all day.

btw awesome DLC. Sure it’s unoriginal but it’s kind of that thing people want, a gun fight with all the console’s big characters.

I’m still trying to figure out which side Zeke would be on, he’s dabbled in both villain and hero.

But some DLC for single player would be great. Maybe add something like what chloe was doing, I know her and flynn weren’t just standing there the whole game with the bad guy. They probably did some exploring, although she was with Nate a lot of the first half.

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    Arne Meyer said:

    January 22nd, 12:12 pm

    Zeke is on the \”Heroes\” side

Thrasher20 said:

January 22nd, 12:05 pm

Wow that is really awesome!!!!

BigPoppaB said:

January 22nd, 12:05 pm

Will the characters have voices? that would be amazing,,, but im not expecting it

This will be the first DLC ive bought in 2 years

katsuo7171 said:

January 22nd, 12:06 pm

Awww I thought you meant maps not skins. That would be awesome playing on Resistance and Killzone maps in Uncharted 2 with Uncharted 2 graphics. Do you think this will be possible?

Any I’ll still be purchasing these.



January 22nd, 12:06 pm

Thats pretty cool, I definately need to get a PS3 soon with Uncharted 2.

rjejr said:

January 22nd, 12:09 pm

I have nothing new to add to this conversation, only to point out that poster #94 was answered by poster #74. Would it kill ya to read other people’s comments before posting your own already proven false nonsense? Simple logic – this game came out pre-holiday, many people got a PS3 as a holiday gift, THOSE people must choose FROM ALL THE GAMES ALREADY OUT – which ones to get, one way they do this is by playing demos. FAIL = FAIL.

adk124458271 said:

January 22nd, 12:12 pm

Thank you for the demo! I really want to buy this game but missed out on all the Christmas $40-50 deals and the price just seems to be going up! The demo will help bridge the gap until a retailer puts it on sale again!

lilshawn2012 said:

January 22nd, 12:12 pm

when are we getting new maps and features full clan support in game music and gamelaunching for home the full gamelaunching not featured game

jadjohnny said:

January 22nd, 12:12 pm

Massiveee!!!!! Chimeras kiss taunt will hilarousss…. and gayssive fun* (no offenses kk’)

PLEASEEEEE NAUGHTY DOGS PLEASEEEEEEEE make those skins for cooperative tooo… PLEASEEEEEEEEEEE. I know u guys can do ittttt come on pleased the fans as meeee xD

the-party-b said:

January 22nd, 12:15 pm

I’m only upset that it won’t be free like in Japan.
I guess that the markets where the game sold well now have to pay for Japan, where the game didn’t sell well.

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    Arne Meyer said:

    January 22nd, 2:14 pm

    The pricing for Japan was inaccurate, this global release is a big of paid DLC. Everyone is in the same boat on this one.

poweredbyzen said:

January 22nd, 12:23 pm

this looks good – love the new skins! zeke would go well with the golden guns! hahaha!

ModernYorkster said:

January 22nd, 12:24 pm

Arne Meyer,

Will we see some premium avatar packs released for Uncharted 2?


vvstebb09 said:

January 22nd, 12:28 pm

I just really wish this game had dedicated servers, for people that have very slow internet like me…… u cant even really play it online. I would get better internet, the only problem is i really cant where i live, but o well i guess ill just live with not being able to play this awesome game online

Capt-Fury- said:

January 22nd, 12:28 pm

I hated Zeke during Infamous…glad UC is giving me the opportunity of a lifetime!

commedieu said:

January 22nd, 12:30 pm

Arne Meyer,

You rule. Uncharted/2 Is an amazing product. I love that ND decides to push the envelope forward instead of milking old tech and making games as fast as possible.

The quality of Uncharted is really second to none. The entire package, nothing comes close. The chemistry of the characters is great, animation,scenes,story. Crysis may have good visuals, but thats about it.

Your efforts definitely warranted my 60.00!

hush404 said:

January 22nd, 12:31 pm

At first I heard a rumor of it being free, but I’m fine with paying $5 for this awesome piece of awesomeness ;)

TheGuardianFID said:

January 22nd, 12:34 pm

Awesome stuff guys, SOLD!!! :D

Imputed7-14 said:

January 22nd, 12:36 pm

This is great news. I am fairly new to the Playstation Universe (Uncharted and InFamous are actually the games that pulled off my Nintendo blinders, how foolish I was.) The thing I will say that truly impresses me about the Playstation exclusive developers is their willingness to work together to make their collective products better. I have heard the developers at Sucker Punch, Naughty Dog and Santa Monica all mention it in interviews and now we see the benefit here in what is probably my personal favorite game ever. I literally celebrate a little with every game of the year award. Thanks for doing amazing work. You can count on my dollars for DLC and whatever Naughty Dog does next (Uncharted 3, Jak or something new).

As a side note I had been distracted during the holiday and had zero time to play Uncharted 2 multiplayer in November or December. I was playing the other night and was blown away when I played the new map. It was so cool. Thanks for caring about your products and consumers so much.

Anubis80 said:

January 22nd, 12:36 pm

I have to say that this is freaking cool as hell even though I dont own this game and dont plan to get it.

Alakratt said:

January 22nd, 12:37 pm

Please guys don’t give Sony anymore “premium” ideas. We’ve been more than generous with our wallets and yet they still charge (and planning to for PSN) for player skins. C’mon Sony, I get that buying DLC for extra levels, map packs makes sense, but this? And now you are thinking of charging for PSN? You can’t fool us that sooner or later you’re going to charge for online gaming too. Really, you just don’t learn. First an $600 console, then the $250 PSP Go, and now pay-for-PSN. Ladies and gentlemen, another Microsoft. What a shame.

BZKlint said:

January 22nd, 12:37 pm

I’d be hilarious if there was a skin pack of really old, pixelated, and obscure game characters. Play as either the Scions or ISDF from Battlezone 2!!! :D

Tem_Dejima said:

January 22nd, 12:44 pm

I’m actually laughing at all the people complaining that this will ruin the game. Because the skeletons totally fit the game world, right? Because the fat Drake and Lazaravic totally fit the game world, right? Because having multiple people using the same character totally fits the game world, right?

You can have an entire team of Drakes but having a character from another game is taboo? Come on already.

Think of it this way: With all the supernatural things going on in the Uncharted world, a little “Dimensional Instability” doesn’t seem too far fetched.

To Naughty Dog: Thank you. I absolutely love when developers do cross-overs. I wish more developers would follow in your footsteps. Unfortunately I won’t be buying this for a while, since I’m unable to play online at my house. Though once I get the ability to play, I’ll be getting these first thing!

Also, A realistic looking Jak and Errol would make me faint from sheer awesomeness. Get to it! :D

encore_03 said:

January 22nd, 12:49 pm

Will each new character have voices? (I’d love to hear the funny Helghast scream like they do in Killzone 2 when they die :P )

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    Arne Meyer said:

    January 22nd, 3:19 pm

    The characters in this DLC pack do not have specific voices to them unfortunately.

CaptainGillette said:

January 22nd, 12:52 pm

@alakratt I don’t think charging 71¢ per skin is any sort of ripoff. It’s a perk for those who want it. The rest of us don’t have to buy them (although we do have to see them, which sucks). If they were charging for new maps, that’d be different because it would mean splitting the online community into haves and have-nots, and potentially creating a situation where people can’t use what they bought because not enough other people bought it. But $4.99 for a few extra player skins? Meh. Personally, I wish they’d have priced them higher… that means fewer aliens screwing up the mood.


January 22nd, 1:05 pm

The Helghast will rise again!

brinstarx said:

January 22nd, 1:05 pm

As someone who works in the industry, on an online game that has regular updates, I appreciate your note about the fluidity of game development and setting correct expectations.

A lot of players just don’t realize that there are valid reasons for not talking about future releases until they are locked-down. And if you’re working in a design-oriented, design-led company, feature lock down can be very fluid.

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    Arne Meyer said:

    January 22nd, 3:22 pm

    Thanks, your comment is really appreciated! We just wanted to be a little more transparent about how and why things get announced they way they do, when they do and why things sometimes change.

plaztiksyke said:

January 22nd, 1:11 pm

Couple of questions:
1. Do the third-party character models/textures take advantage of the superior rendering tech in Uncharted 2?

2. No Heavy Rain characters? when can we expect them?

3. Is there any new dialogue or audio assets included in the pack? if so, are they 24-bit and/or lossless?

4. It would be nice for there to be more female characters. Nico from Broken Sword would be nice, for instance.


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    Arne Meyer said:

    January 22nd, 3:48 pm

    1. Not sure about \”superior\” render, but all the character models have been adapted from the original models to fit on our skeletons and in our engine.

    2. No characters from other first party games at this time. We don\’t have any more planned currently, but anything is possible.

    3. No new or additional audio/voice is included in this DLC pack as far as I remember.

    4. I\’ll let everyone here know :)

Crazy_Jackal said:

January 22nd, 1:12 pm

This is the HOTTEST DLC EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!

candiria said:

January 22nd, 1:14 pm

more chloe, please. even just the heist outfit.

Mosh_Pit said:

January 22nd, 1:14 pm

I want socom skins!! loll

Darth-Krayt said:

January 22nd, 1:30 pm


Dude, get informed, you have no clue. If you’re gonna get so upset over something you should at least know what you’re talking about. Sony is NOT going to be charging to play online. The OPTIONAL PSN subscription will be for getting extra free content, online gaming is staying free,

StarvedSanity said:

January 22nd, 1:35 pm

amazing things happen when the absolute best game makers in the world get together. thank you Sony for making it all possible. :) btw, PlayStation Heroes sounds like a great idea for it’s own game!!!

scorpio182 said:

January 22nd, 1:36 pm

Cool DLC. I don’t i will get this but it is neat. I agree with what someone said on here about mixing in diff games isnt good, I kind of see his point.

The demo is a great idea, i already know a few friends that i will get them to try it.

MLEW85 said:

January 22nd, 1:36 pm

still hoping for some new co-op levels

Razeluxe said:

January 22nd, 1:43 pm

What else is missing in co-op they should have a character selection that would be great :)

SilverBlade51 said:

January 22nd, 1:45 pm

This is awesome! Can’t wait for February’s DLC. I read at IGN.com that you guys are going to add to the DLC list a new coop mode and 5 new maps? Is it true?

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    Arne Meyer said:

    January 22nd, 3:55 pm

    We had mentioned on twitter — and addressed a little bit of it in the blog post above — that parts of the reports that came out of news from Japan were inaccurate and that things are constantly changing, which is why we don\’t share information on things like DLC very far in advance. I would wait until we start discussing our next DLC to get the full picture on what we\’re planning.

bigdook26 said:

January 22nd, 1:50 pm

what about fixing error syncing player data messages? i cant even get onto the multiplayer to play online and i heard this was supposed to be more important to naughty dog than dlc but the 28th is coming up and people have been unable to play since november… plz fix this naughty dog

looking forward to the content though, and i love the game. #1

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    Arne Meyer said:

    January 22nd, 3:58 pm

    We\’re definitely working on this, just can\’t share much concrete information about this yet. As soon as we can, we will so that anyone affected by this knows immediately — we don\’t want to keep anybody wondering for any longer than it takes us to make sure our steps to correct this are right.

RurouniSaiya-jin said:

January 22nd, 1:53 pm

Wow. This is a pretty cool DLC pack. I’ll be sure to get it when I get the game.

headwing45 said:

January 22nd, 1:56 pm

This reminds me of super smash brothers brawl lol. More developers should do this

fiend90 said:

January 22nd, 2:00 pm

Great , I can’t wait to play as a Chimera =)

Alidar said:

January 22nd, 2:03 pm

Out of curiosity, what chapter will be in the demo?

fiend90 said:

January 22nd, 2:05 pm

I love Chimeras , I wanna marry a Chimera

SS_keyblade said:

January 22nd, 2:06 pm

I have a question that can hopefully be answered!

Will each player have their own voice say when your toss a grenade or pick up the plunder etc.

Just kind of wondering.

KILLZONE79 said:

January 22nd, 2:15 pm

Can i say: Fricking Awesome!

Thanks naughty dog, guerilla games, sucker punch and insomiac games

this is defintely a first on a uncharted 2 mutiplayer game using skins from diferent games
rock on all of you! im so buying this day 1 baby!

sethchilders said:

January 22nd, 2:15 pm

Dang, this game just keeps getting better and better! Thanks Naughty Dog!

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    Arne Meyer said:

    January 22nd, 3:59 pm

    No problem! Thanks!!

Cyllyn said:

January 22nd, 2:15 pm

Thanks for doing this Naughty Dog. Very cool of you.

It’s sad to see people complaining about DLC though.. It’s not like you are being forced to pay for this stuff. If it doesn’t interest you, or you don’t have the 5 dollars necessary to purchase this stuff, there is a simple solution.. Don’t.

DaMist said:

January 22nd, 2:16 pm

Any news about fixing the Player Profile Sync Error that’s plaguing the MP. I have not been able to play Online for more than a month. I want to play!

Mobius_124 said:

January 22nd, 2:21 pm

AWESOME!!!!! now bring Snake, Ezio, Kratos while you’re at it ND :D

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