THE BUZZ: Next week sees the release of the Drake’s Deception map pack for Uncharted 3, and the closing of the Fortune Hunters’ Club.
Available to download April 10 from the PlayStation Store the pack will contain four new maps: Graveyard, Old Quarter, London Streets and Oasis.
“We put a lot of love and polish into each map and each map has a new dynamic event that occurs as the match progresses,” Naughty Dog community strategist Eric Monacelli said. “A patrol boat will circle the border of Graveyard launching grenades over the map as it cruises along its path. In Oasis, a plane drops a shipping crate that can flatten you or your enemy if you don’t move out of its way in time. The crate contains a power weapon if you’re smart enough to stay out of the crate’s shadow. London Street and Old Quarter contain dynamic events as well but we want to leave you a couple big surprises now don’t we?”
The DLC will be the final piece for members of the Fortune Hunters’ Club, however this doesn’t mean the end of DLC for the game. “For starters, for those of you itching for new play types and experimental modes, The Lab will make its return to Uncharted multiplayer,” Monacelli revealed. “We’ll be talking with and polling you in our forums about various potential ideas we have for the future of Uncharted 3 multiplayer so be sure to join in our community and voice your opinion.”
EGM’s TAKE: Four new maps for fans to enjoy, can’t really complain at that. For those that have completed everything the game has to offer, you now have an excuse to return, and for those still playing there’s even more content to enjoy. The news that The Lab will be making a return is great news for players, as it means new gameplay modes to explore. We’ll have to wait and see what Naughty Dog does with future DLC for the game.