As promised at E3, starting today Subway stores will be offering early access to the entire Uncharted 3 multiplayer game. Just go in, buy a 30 oz drink, pour it out since you probably shouldn't have that much HFCS or artificial sweetener at one time, scratch off the code and you're in! This isn't a beta, it's the real deal - any progress you make in the game will carry over once the retail disc is released November 1st, which is also when the early access ends for folks who haven't ponied up for the full game.
That's not all, there are also Subway exclusive bonuses. Have you ever wanted to see Nathan Drake make the $5 Footlong hand sign? Of course not, that's stupid. You probably also don't really want to dress your multiplayer characters up in Subway t-shirts and hats, or win some strange Subway-related virtual items. If you do maybe you should reexamine your priorities. But they're there anyway! There are also some useful and/or not embarrassing perks, like one-time use game boosters and special Naughty Dog branded weapons.
Despite the awkward Subway shoehorning, this is a pretty cool promotion. I can't say I was blown away by the beta experience this summer, but given a month of practice I might find my attitude changing. Or not, but based on experience, at least Uncharted 3 will likely have a pretty great single player game to fall back on.
After the break check out Nathan Drake fondling an eerily superimposed Subway drink and sandwich in the official television ad for the promotion.
UNCHARTED 3 Multiplayer Experience is Just Hours Away [Playstation Blog]