Update: The newest Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception trailer mentions the actual release date: 11-11-11. Check it out below:
A couple of hours ago, Entertainment Weekly broke the news about Uncharted 3. That’s it’s actually happening. That it’s called “Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception”.
Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune was one of the first PS3 launch titles which truly showed us the PS3’s amazing capabilities… until Uncharted 2: Among Thieves came out. So we can expect, without any need to take a pinch of salt, that the next installment in the Uncharted series will bring even more drama and set new standards when it comes to gameplay and interactive story-telling.
But why is the third game going to be named “Drake’s Deception” you ask? Well, according to what Creative Director Amy Hennig had to say to EW, that’s because Drake is the one who is deceived and is also the one who deceives. In simple words, we’ll most probably get to see the darker side of Nathan Drake ( the protagonist ) in the upcoming “threequel”…
EW also reports that the story focuses more on Drake’s relationship with his father-figure Victor “Sully” Sullivan; and that Drake will be searching for a lost city, a legendary lost city which will take Drake to places such as the Arabian Peninsula and the Rub’ al Khali desert. That’s more than enough to get fans of the series excited, right?
There’s even a teaser trailer on YouTube uploaded by PixelEnemy. Check out the video below:
Apparently, the game will feature deeper fight mechanics with Drake being able to fight multiple enemies at once, a la Batman: Arkham Asylum. In the upcoming threequel, it seems Drake will even be able to climb backwards! Hennig also mentions that Naughty Dog’s decision to set a desert landscape as this game’s setting is partially because organic elements such as sand, fire and water are incredibly tough to render realistically. Nobody poses Naughty Dog a challenge and gets away without getting pwned, right? Because according to an interesting conversation that took place on Twitter, we’ll get to see in-game footage when the trailer releases this weekend:
I guess Sony likes to show off incredibly realistic videos and then let the crowd jump to conclusions saying it was pre-rendered only to be proved wrong when the game actually releases. But this time, it’s already known that it’s in-game footage. Oops. Another amusing thought to chew on is to see if Uncharted 3 will feature Move support. It most likely will, because is there any better way to show off your highly accurate device than to get a hotly anticipated AAA game to integrate it?
To conclude, here are a few hi-res shots of Uncharted 3 pulled right off the official website:
If GameStop is to be believed, the game will be releasing on December 1, 2011. Although that date isn’t carved in stone, it will mostly be the final release date, because hey, we’re still in December 2010, and we’ve got another whole year of gaming ahead of us.