Uncharted: Golden Abyss for the PlayStation Vita will see a unique feature added for its North American audience. A Near application dubiously called “The Black Market” allows players to share and trade items from their in-game collections, as well as send requests for specific items.
This is one of those features aimed at the die-hard item collectors, the gung-ho “get all the things” gamers who need every trophy and every last scrap of in-game goodies before they are satisfied. The Black Market feature will help these players complete their collections. Running into another Black Market user on the street will automatically copy any missing Bounty to your own system, filling in the blank spots as you go about your non-gaming day.
Sony has even hinted that there is one rare item you can only get by sending out a request that no one can answer. Earning Bounties gleans you Trophies, much like how the Nintendo 3DS uses StreetPass to unlock puzzle pieces and progress through the system’s minigames.
Details are forthcoming, with Uncharted: Golden Abyss releasing alongside the Vita console this and next week.