Uncharted Trophy News by Anthony Barlow
July 30, 2008, 9:32 pm
Filed under: Gaming News | Tags: , , , ,

This was reported by a few places earlier this week I just haven’t gotten around to it, sorry. Anyway it has been confirmed that as of August 22nd Uncharted: Drakes Fortune will have trophy support. Yay!

It’s a shame that I got rid of that game when I did now I’m gonna have to go and rent it from somewhere (Boomerang have a 30 day trial if anyone’s interested) and hopefully grab me some Uncharted trophies. Plus, my current game save for Uncharted isn’t mine anyway due to my PS3 crapping out so it’ll be good for ME to actually complete the game now rather than some random dude from GameFaq’s.

The guys over at IGN spoke with Naughty Dog’s Arne Mayer about what players should expect when the patch hits and there’s more trophies up for grabs. Said interview is below:

IGN: How many Trophies will be available to nab in Uncharted?

Arne Meyer: You’ll be able to get up to 48 Trophies in Uncharted. There are 47 Trophies related to what you do in the game — finding treasures, hand-to-hand or gun combat and the like — and the last one is the Platinum Trophy for getting all the other Trophies.

IGN: What are some of the more notable or difficult Trophies that you’ve added?

Arne Meyer: Well, some of our more notable and tougher Trophies are hidden, so it wouldn’t be any fun if we revealed those, right? That being said, I think the Trophies for getting 100 headshots or defeating 50 enemies in a row without dying can present a challenge to most players. Of course, there’s also the Trophy for the Strange Relic, which some Naughty Dog fans might find familiar…

IGN: Is there a direct link to the treasures and unlockables that are already in the game with the new Trophies?

Arne Meyer: Yep. The Trophies are tied to the medal rewards which already exist in Uncharted. The requirement to get each Trophy is exactly the same as the one for the associated medal.

IGN: Will veterans be able to go in and nab all the Trophies in a single play-through?

Arne Meyer: No, that won’t be possible. It is possible to get nearly all of the Trophies on a single playthrough, but I think you’d have to be very good and extremely thorough to do that. We’d like to believe that some of the more difficult Trophies are enough of a challenge that even the most skilled gamer will have to play through Uncharted a couple of times.

IGN: Will any of them be able to be awarded retroactively?

Arne Meyer: That would have been nice, but it wasn’t something we would be able to do. We originally left our save games unlocked and portable so gamers could move them off the hard drive and their existing game elsewhere or show off some of the unlocked content at a friend’s house. This type of portability would have allowed gamers to get Trophies unfairly and we couldn’t let that happen. To receive Trophies in Uncharted you will have to start a brand new save game without any medals or rewards unlocked.

IGN: Will the update contain anything in addition to Trophies? We happen to be fans of the different rendering modes that you can unlock…

Arne Meyer: Aww, we like the rendering modes too. However, the patch only adds Trophy support to Uncharted. We didn’t add anything new. Sorry!

IGN: How long did it take you to go back and implement Trophies in the game?

Arne Meyer: Adding Trophies was a relatively simple task for us since we already had a reward system coded into the game with medals. It took about a month to go from deciding to go ahead with adding Trophy support all the way through testing and releasing the patch.

IGN: Was it fun to go back and give Uncharted a fresh coat of paint, as it were?

Arne Meyer: We definitely enjoyed going back and revisiting Uncharted since wrapping up development nearly ten months ago. Everyone at Naughty Dog has really been looking forward to getting the patch done and out the door. We’ve got a few people here who are just itching for the patch to be released so they can power through Uncharted and get the first Platinum Trophy ever… well, within the studio at least.

IGN: Do you wish to take this time and formally announce Uncharted 2: The Search for Atlantis? =)

Arne Meyer: Hey, look at the time, gotta run!

It looks like Naughty Dog have covered all bases there. Now Mayer said that you wouldn’t be able to get all of the trophies in a single playthrough, which to me ain’t good but i’ll give it a go nonetheless. 48 trophies is a lot too. I’m betting that the majority will be bronze ones then.


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