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See Uncharted 4's wild, mystical multiplayer in action

Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

Naughty Dog offered a first look at Uncharted 4: A Thief's End multiplayer mode at PlayStation's Paris Games Week press conference today, and it looks very different from Nathan Drake and friends' previous multiplayer outings. In addition to the standard run and gun action, Uncharted 4 is adding two major gameplay features to the mix: sidekicks and supernatural "mystical" power-ups.

Uncharted 4's multiplayer mode will let players hire sidekicks that "fight alongside you and they'll provide support by tracking your enemies, reviving fallen allies or unleashing heavy offensive firepower," Sony says.

And as you can see in the multiplayer trailer above, players will also be able to use mystical artifacts "inspired by Drake's previous adventures" that grant them special powers. "Call on El Dorado's cursed sarcophagus, Shambala's powerful Chintamani Stone or the lost city of Ubar's fiery Djinn to help turn the tide of battle," Sony says.

Uncharted 4 will get a multiplayer beta Dec. 4-13. PlayStation 4 owners who purchase Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection will get access to that beta.

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