Without Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End to help anchor Sony’s 2015 release schedule due to the title’s delay into 2016, fans are now turning their attention to Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection to get that treasure hunting fix. Featuring all three previous Uncharted titles from the PlayStation 3, developer BluePoint Games has rebuilt each game with updated gameplay and graphics for PlayStation 4 owners.
In addition to releasing a spoiler filled story trailer that details all three games, Naughty Dog has revealed a few more tidbits of information about the experience. Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection is bringing additional modes and new ways to experience each title which aim to vary the experience for novice and experienced players alike.
For players looking for a different experience than simply playing through each game again, Naughty Dog and BluePoint Games have added in additional game modes like Speed Run Mode, Explorer Mode, and Brutal Mode.
- Explorer Mode is geared more for players who want to experience the story more than anything as the combat difficulty is greatly reduced.
- Speed Run Mode adds a timer that lets players to track their gameplay time as they play through sections of the game. The time can also be compared to those set by friends as well.
- Brutal Difficulty Mode adds a new difficulty beyond the already established ‘Crushing’ difficulty. Somehow, BluePoint has promised that Brutal will be even more difficult and prove to be the ultimate challenge. Players will first need to beat a game in Crushing Difficulty to unlock this option.
As with many other PlayStation 4 exclusive titles, a Photo Mode is also being included for players to utilize different tools which will help capture some iconic moments that can then be shared.
Outside additional technical improvements to lighting, audio, and gameplay, fans will also get a chance to play through each game as various other characters. In addition to the fan favorite Doughnut Drake skin made famous in Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception multiplayer, players will have access to 65 different character skins all compiled from the previous games in the series.
While fans may be disappointed to note that the multiplayer elements brought forth by both Uncharted 2 and 3 won’t be included in any way within The Nathan Drake Collection, picking up a copy will guarantee Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End multiplayer access. This option won’t be available at launch nor will it be a permanent fixture in the collection, but it remains a welcomed incentive nonetheless.
Fans who may be on the fence due to the lack of dedicated multiplayer, will still be able to try the game before launch. Sony is letting gamers give the game a test run prior to release with a demo for Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection is scheduled to arrive sometime before the game’s launch date. Details are still slim on the demo including what will be available in it to play, but the fact that Sony is letting players try before they buy is a welcomed sight.
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Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection arrives on PlayStation 4 on October 9, 2015.
Source: PlayStation Blog