“Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception” Unveiled

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EW broke the official news of the PlayStation 3’s action adventure game, Uncharted 3:Drake’s Deception. The third chapter in the popular gaming series – which will soon have a film based on it directed by David O. Russell (Three Kings) starring Mark Wahlberg – is only set to come out late next year but already has people buzzing. Check out the world’s most cryptic trailer, defining why they call it a teaser, below:


So here’s what we know:

The Story

Unlike EA’s statement that first-person games are not something people are looking for, there’s going to be a single player game in this one following the protagonist and his father as he searches for lost cities in the vast desert. Indiana Jones anyone? Here’s where it differs: We’re going to the Rub’ al Khali Desert, also known as the “Empty Quarter,” “Iram of the Pillars” and the “Atlantis of the Sands.”  Drake’s drawing on his archeologist roots, kind of mirroring early adventures T.E. Lawrence and that other famous archeology professor we just mentioned. One of the features they really focused on was expanded multiplayer and online play options if you fancy the idea of taking this adventure with your friends or frenemies.  “We want to take on the big boys of the multi-player genre,” Naughty Dog co-president Evan Wells said to EW. “It has become something here at Naughty Dog that will become an important part to all our games.”

The Look

Uncharted 3 will reside in it’s story telling which uses motion-capture filmmaking techniques. They want to bring the single player experience to the multiplayer level. That cinematic feel (it’s in stereoscopic 3D) is what’s hopefully going to immerse you in the gameplay. EW says your going to be able to do backwards climbing and fight off multiple attackers at once. Let’s all hope though: Please no Matrix-style slow motion shots.

You can some new pictures over at the Playstation blog. The first full official trailer will come out during the Spike Videogame Awards on December 11.

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