Halloween will soon be upon us and with it comes the end of October and, consequently, the start of November. Kicking off a huge month in gaming is Naughty Dog‘s latest third-person action game, Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception.

While the single player content of Uncharted 3 has been largely shrouded in mystery, Naughty Dog has done everything humanly possible to hype up the game’s multiplayer. From the release of a widely successful beta to the on-going Subway promotion, the developer is giving gamers every conceivable chance to become familiar with many of the tweaks and changes that have been made to the Uncharted multiplayer formula this time around.

Of course, despite Naughty Dog’s best efforts, not everyone is playing the multiplayer component of Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception. So, in conjunction with the US PlayStation Blog, the developer has released a series of videos to explain various aspects of the game’s multiplayer.

The latest in the series is again narrated by Robert Cogburn, Game Designer at Naughty Dog, and this time he discusses the many uses of melee combat, and how best to survive whilst using it. There are a lot of good tips present in the video, so we’ll shut up for a second and give you guys a chance to take a look:

Perhaps one of the more interesting things about Uncharted 3’s multiplayer is that fact that melee attacks can now happen from virtually any location. Cogburn is also quick to point out that shooting a little bit and then hitting an opponent with a melee attack is not going to be enough. He stresses the use of the Iron Fist attack, which can only be executed once enough damage has been done to the opponent, and includes some cool animation of knocking your opponent out. The video also does a pretty good job of emphasizing the importance of rolling as not just a quick dodge maneuver, but as a means of getting behind an opponent to melee or just shoot them.

We’re all but sure to see another video in this series before the game releases, and more than likely Naughty Dog will release still more videos for your viewing pleasure on the game’s internal Uncharted TV application.  Moreover, there is still time to take part in the Uncharted 3 Subway multiplayer experience — if you can get your hands on a Subway code. The Subway multiplayer promotion will go dark October 31, and all progress can be carried forward into the main game.

Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception will hit us with an iron fist when it releases November 1, 2011, for the PS3.

Source: US PlayStation Blog

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