Naughty Dog Community Strategist Eric Monacelli has revealed today news of new Uncharted 3 PS3 DLC for 2012 alongside an expansion to the Fortune Hunters' Club below!
To quote: Happy 2012! We're starting the year off with a fresh batch of UNCHARTED 3 DLC content and more in the pipeline that prophecies forbid us from fully portending quite yet.
Hope you've all gotten 2012 off to a rocking start even with all the 2012 phenomenon chatter. If not, we're about to make your end of days talk and your UNCHARTED gaming life much more awesome.
First off, today we'll be releasing four maps we teased a couple of weeks after the UNCHARTED 3 launch.
You'll be getting the Cave, Fort, Lost City, and Sanctuary maps in this download pack. Dynamic lighting effects, new particle effects and a slew of technical changes have been made to these maps. The lighting was reworked from scratch.
New textures and weather effects are apparent and freshly decorate all maps. We poured hours of development time into these maps to make them be really fun in the UNCHARTED 3 multiplayer ecosystem. This map pack is a taste of how far we can go to remix some of your favorite maps into a completely new UNCHARTED 3 gameplay experience.
If you're a member of the Fortune Hunters' Club these maps will be available free to you. If not, you can gain access today by purchasing the FHC from the PS Store. It's a fantastic deal at $24.99.
Initially, the Fortune Hunters' Club offered a total savings of 45% off the seven multiplayer packs (three character skin packs, four map packs) that will be released for UNCHARTED 3. We've kicked this deal up a few notches and are now offering 14 total packs, 7 new packs that we will be revealing as the year progresses!
As a FHC member the savings for these 14 packs will be over 60%! Current membership and any new membership purchased will include all currently available and any upcoming DLC packs for UNCHARTED 3 as well as an exclusive Fortune Hunters' Club theme that will let you know when new UNCHARTED 3 DLC hits right from the XMB of your PS3.
Besides the fun new maps you'll be playing on today, we wanted to tell you about some future hits of DLC. We have three new character skins packs coming at you next. The Rogues Pack 1 and Rogues Pack 2 will let you play as some of the major thugs and minor characters from UNCHARTED 3. Donut Pack 1 will giant-size some of your favorite UNCHARTED 3 heroes and villains.
Details on how and when the three new skin packs will be available, and what DLC is coming after that, will follow in our next blog update. We have a lot more DLC coming at you. To whet your appetite, here's a hint to as what it may be:
Any guesses to why Lazarevic is holding half a Janus head?
As you see we are currently hard at work on completely new DLC for your UNCHARTED 3 online adventure. As soon as all the content is fully baked, tested through QA and we have locked release dates you'll be the first to know.
For now, let's explore some new maps together. See you online!
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