From tomorrow in the US, and Wednesday in the EU, Uncharted 3 fans will be able download a new co-op multiplayer mode called Shade Survival that pits Drake and chums against an unpredictable supernatural enemy: the Djinn.
Known as ‘genies’ in English, Djinn have deep roots in Arab culture. They first sprang from stories told by Indian, Persian, and Arabian storytellers, and gained international fame when they appeared throughout the tales Scheherezade told in The Thousand and One Nights. Myth details that the Djinn are created from fire and can take on any form they choose – animal or human.
Eric Monacelli, Community Strategist at Naughty Dog, writes on the US PlayStation Blog:
“You and your friends will be assaulted by wave after wave of progressively more demanding opponents. There are eight rounds in total. The Djinn’s ability to catch fire and teleport poses a formidable challenge to team strategy and coordination, and later rounds include highly skilled Djinn sporting extra armor and firepower, so get ready for a hearty battle.
Players will earn a very sizable amount of cash by playing this mode through to completion and therefore can level up more quickly when surviving the onslaught. There are new medals to earn and different round objectives may come into effect during a match. The Marked Man round objective makes its first appearance in an Arena setting as a certain Djinn will be marked and then heavily protected by other Djinn bodyguards during the match.”
The DLC will cost $5.99 (UK/EU pricing TBC) unless you belong to Sony’s Fortune Hunters Club, in which case the content will be available free-of-charge.
We’ve embedded the launch trailer below to give you a glimpse of what to expect. Don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments field.