Naughty Dog has announced that Uncharted 4: Survival, a new solo and co-op multiplayer mode, will be released in mid-December. You know, just in case there aren't enough games around at this time of year.
Survival is about facing 50 waves of enemies, and murderising them all while Nolan North makes chippy remarks. A horde mode has been present in previous Uncharted games but this seems a much more fully-featured take on it, with a persistent progression system seeing players acquire better weapon mods and items - and 'Pirate Warlord' bosses every ten waves.
Since Uncharted 2 the series has included multiplayer modes, but nevertheless its reputation rests exclusively on the singleplayer campaigns. A wave-based Survival mode seems an unusual focus for Uncharted, in other words, especially when Naughty Dog has previously produced high-quality narrative DLC. Clearly, we'll have to wait and see how Survival turns out - the trailer follows.