New Uncharted 2 Details

maddoggnick96 on has posted some info from the new GI magazine:

- The biggest thing in the article IMO is that there's a new girl named Chloe Frazer. GI asked about Elena and Sully's return but they had no comment.
- The story is about looking for the ships that Marco Polo "lost" while returning home to Italy.
- Melee combat is more dynamic now.
- They mentioned they were using only 30% of the PS3's power with Drake's Fortune and are planning to use nearly 100% with Among Thieves.
- A demo was shown to GI with Drake going through a city (I believe in Nepal), and he's stealthily taking out guards and escaping the city.
- Nolan North returns to be Drake and Chloe Frazer is played by Claudia Black (Stargate SG-1, Fargate).
- The Sixaxis mechanics were ditched for such things as throwing grenades.
- One of the weapons revealed is a rocket launcher that Chloe uses (might only be for the cinematic).
- There are no load screens.
- The score is being composed by Greg Edmonson (same guy from the first one).
- Weapons can be used in any stance (running, behind cover, hanging, climbing a wall, etc.).
- You can now move while aiming behind cover.

"In Uncharted 2, every character fully interacts with the dynamic geometry moving around them, and environments in the background are real parts of the game world"

"If Drake's on top of a train, he's going to be shaking with the train as it moves around"
"As he gets inside, his moveset is going to change, and he's going to be a lot more secure because the wind's not blowing."

- The graphics look better than Uncharted 1.
- Button sequence cinematics such as the final boss have changed so now Drake is now fully controllable in these parts...I think (This one's also hard to describe).
- Climbing seems improved upon. You can climb lamp posts now among other new things.
- If there is an enemy patrolling a rooftop you're climbing a wall to, you can pull him off the roof while hanging on the wall.

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TOO PAWNED4696d ago

"- They mentioned they were using only 30% of the PS3's power with Drake's Fortune and are planning to use nearly 100% with Among Thieves."- meh than how come KZ2 is using only 60%? And i HATE this % thing, who gives a sh.t! Just give me game

TheHater4696d ago

In two years ND will be saying that they was only using around 60%.
As for the game, I simply cannot wait. Uncharted is my Second favorite games this generation and I cannot wait to play this one.

jwatt4696d ago

Yea if they use 100% than it better look better than Killzone!

Foliage4696d ago

How Naughty Dog can keep out performing every developer in the industry in half the time, is beyond me. These guys stand alone.

SuperM4696d ago (Edited 4696d ago )

Well they say they are aiming for it. Which is great, that probably means that they will improve alot upon the game until its finally released. Besides the power is definately not only going to be used for graphics. Its going to be bigger enviroments, better physics, and on top of that better graphics. Man im so hyped for this game, i absolutely ADORE Uncharted. Naughty Dog is my favourite developer atm. I cant think of any developer that is better then ND

Panthers4696d ago

@ Jwatt

The graphics dont have to be better. If the characters are fully dynamic with the environments, then that probably uses a lot of processing power. Plus physics and whatnot.

Graphics are not everything.

hazeblaze4696d ago

Yea, I find it hard to believe they will be using 100% this time... but bring it on! Some of the game details sound pretty cool... I'm looking forward to the game regardless.

jwatt4696d ago

Yea I know that, I saw videos of Killzone and there is alot more going on then just the graphics. The dynamic lighting, smoke effects, physics, every bullet causing a hit response, walls breaking apart. I just personally feel that if anything is coming close to using 100% of the ps3's power it's Killzone2.

sunnygrg4696d ago

Did he say Nepal?? My country Nepal?? I feel so honored, Naughty Dog.

Freak of Nature4695d ago (Edited 4695d ago )

Jwatt above brings up some good points...Adding to the list of things that help use up the power would be more intelligent A.I.

I love the extra depth,or option for "stealth" gameplay. You can go in guns a blazin or take the snealy/stealth approach,or mix it all in....

Now give me some Jak news to go along with this.Greedy.I know.

With games like this,Team Icos next game,GOW3,Resident evil 5,Infamous,Ratchet and Clank's next game,Beyond good and evil 2,Killzone etc,etc... Things look real bright.

jammy_704695d ago

wow better graphics than uncharted 1
i cant wait!

Bubble Buddy4695d ago

Naughty Dog is too nice. After Uncharted 2 can you make Jak after? :). Please?

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TheHater4696d ago

WTF? Now I cannot wait to do that. No one is safe in the game now.

koston36474696d ago

you can do it now play splinter cell chaos theory

Nathan Drake4695d ago

Or he can do it when Conviction hits the Ps3 either way he's going to be doing it next year :)

TheColbertinator4696d ago

No loading.I like the sound of that

TheHater4696d ago

and probable no install again. Uncharted didn't have any install and it had no Load time. it only load once when you load your save file and that was it.

cmrbe4696d ago

Uncharted had zero load time so its nothing new.

Chris Hansen4696d ago

"No Load Screens"
One of the best things i liked about Uncharted 1, it was such a seamless experience. Traversing through that huge island without a single load screen.