Welcome to our first edition of News Round-Up, a weekly series we’ll be posting at the beginning of each week covering the best headlines of the previous week! Help us out by submitting any news articles you find across the net either on our contact form, commenting on a post or through our Twitter account @AllUNCHARTED. Ready? Here we go!
As reported earlier and officially validated by NPD, UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves took top spot in October as the top title in sales, which sold approximately 537,000 copies in its first two weeks. With heavily anticipated titles such as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, New Super Mario Bros. Wii, and Assassin’s Creed 2, November will prove a competitive month for UNCHARTED 2, but industry analysts expect UNCHARTED 2 to be among this upcoming holiday season’s best sellers for the PlayStation 3 platform.
In other news, Naughty Dog is polling gamers on the next additions they’d like to see in future downloadable content for UNCHARTED 2, showing they’re dedicated to supporting the title for the foreseeable future. Will we be seeing expansion packs, new maps and new features?
Gamasutra, in an article posted last Friday, discussed whether UNCHARTED 2‘s impressive visuals and development will shift how games are produced going forward. It’s no surprise that Naughty Dog shares its code and development practices with the gaming industry, and seeing UNCHARTED 2 only clues us into what the future holds for other, non-Naughty Dog titles that benefit from their learnings.
In Gamasutra’s excellent interview with UNCHARTED 2‘s lead designer, Neil Druckmann, they discuss ‘the process of creating the game, and how the narrative is shaped and mood is created by using different techniques.’
Also on All Things UNCHARTED, we explored our picks for casting for the upcoming UNCHARTED movie. There are some familiar faces to UNCHARTED fans, and we hopefully have a surprise in stock for you with the others!
Coming up on our editorial schedule this week, we’ll discuss soundtracks for movies and TV shows that have the same feel as the UNCHARTED soundtracks, and then explore some technical aspects of UNCHARTED 2 in a series of “afterthought reviews.” Do you have any ideas for articles we should write? Let us know in the comments below!