Nathan Drake may have rode off into the sunset at the end of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, but that doesn’t mean that Naughty Dog is done with their swashbuckling action game. Announced today on the PlayStation Blog, Uncharted 4 will receive a downloadable Survival Mode expansion in mid-December.
The wave-based Survival Mode will offer a co-op experience for up to three players as they defend their base against Shoreline mercenaries and Pirate Warlords:
Across 50 waves and 10 maps, you’ll face off against Shoreline mercenaries, heavily armored Brutes, Snipers, Hunters, and more that will only get more precise, more aggressive, and better equipped as time goes on. Every 10 waves culminates in an intense boss battle, including our all-new Pirate Warlords. Inspired by the story of Uncharted 4, some of the Founders of Libertalia have arrived to hunt you down with powerful Mystical attacks. Don’t miss Henry Avery himself as the Djinn-wielding Warlord boss in the video above.
But Survival requires more than just dispatching enemies. To reach wave 50, you’ll need to work your way through objective modes where victory depends on defending a particular area, collecting treasures within a time limit, or taking out marked enemies. We might even throw a curveball at you from time to time, like when an active modifier makes it so only pistols, headshots, or melee attacks do damage to enemies. As you take out enemies and complete objectives, you’ll earn in-game cash, which can be used to unlock and equip weapons and gear via arsenal crates around the map. You can buy everything from Heavy Weapons, long guns, Mysticals, and more.
Sony hasn’t announced a price for Uncharted 4’s Survival Mode yet, but if you’re planning to attend this year’s PlayStation Experience in Anaheim, you’ll be able to test out the downloadable expansion at Naughty Dog’s Booth.