Eager to get your hands on Nathan Drake two weeks early?* Naughty Dog has made the pre-release demo of Uncharted 2: Among Thieves’ multiplayer available for everybody via PSN.

This news comes to us via PlayStation Blog: At 1.3GB the demo is fairly large, but that just means there’s some nifty stuff to play around with: four maps, four competitive modes and two co-op modes, along with the special Machinima mode, Cinema. From what little I’ve seen, Cinema looks like an updated version of Halo 3‘s movie system (minus Forge), allowing you to share replays with your friends – there’s an overview of it on Machinima.com.

At any rate, the announcement is below. As I now have a working PS3 after having two Yellow-Light-of-Death on me in a row: See you in-game, suckas!

All of us at Naughty Dog are thrilled to announce that the Multiplayer Demo for UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves will be available for everyone to download on the PlayStation Store today at 11:00 AM.

If you haven’t had the chance to experience the Multiplayer Demo over the past few weeks, or read much about it, IGN has a great overview they posted of just how much we packed into just under 1.3 GB. In short, the Multiplayer Demo includes four maps, four competitive modes and two co-op modes. That’s two new maps, two new competitive modes and one more co-op mode than our June Multiplayer Beta.

However, throwing in Cinema, the Machinima mode and the special Stage map was one of the things were most looking forward to putting in your hands. UNCHARTED 2 automatically records the gameplay data for your competitive multiplayer matches in any map and gametype. You can then head into Cinema to watch your recorded matches and that’s where the good stuff is – from watching your own replays, taking your own screenshots, making your own videos or even using the Machinima game mode and Stage map to create your own videos.

We invited Machinima.com to come by Naughty Dog a little while back and they walked away with a pretty good overview of our Cinema and Machinima tools in this video.

We look forward to seeing all of your screenshots and video creations throughout the course of this Demo, and of course, when UNCHARTED 2 launches on October 13.

*Get your mind out of the gutter, you perv.

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