Uncharted and its sequel won over fans and critics in addition to nominations and wins for countless categories through various different awards and “Best Of” lists and it was only a matter of time before it would be official that developer Naughty Dog was working on another story to tell for Nathan Drake and friends.
The next installment in Sony’s ultimate exclusive franchise, Uncharted, was confirmed this week for the debut of world premiere trailer of Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception tonight at the Spike VGAs and its something definitely worth checking out.
The modern day Indiana Jones series will in fact take Drake on a journey to the desert as rumored back in November. The new setting offers continued variety from the lush jungles and snowy mountains of Uncharted 3’s predecessors.
Most of the trailer is focused on the large set piece of the crashed cargo plane, reminiscent of the hanging train car scene from Uncharted 2. But we do get to see a few quick gameplay shots at the end, including some Bourne-style jumping-off-ledge-and-into-building-through-window action.
The passage read by Drake in the trailer is of course from Lawrence’s Seven Pillars of Wisdom, as noted by our own Andrew Dyce when analyzing the plot details of Drake’s Deception. Keep it in mind when reading the official Uncharted 3 description:
“A search for the fabled “Atlantis of the Sands” propels fortune hunter Nathan Drake on a daring trek into the heart of the Arabian Desert, a journey that pits him and his mentor Victor Sullivan against the occult treachery of a shadowy clandestine organization and its ruthless leader. When the terrible secrets of this lost city are unearthed, Drake’s quest descends into a desperate bid for survival that strains the limits of his endurance and forces him to confront his deepest fears.”
There’s a good chance players will find this so-called “Atlantis” but the best part, is that you don’t have to be doing it alone. For the first time in the franchise, Uncharted 3 will allow co-op play for the campaign, cinematics and all!
Can Uncharted 3 be the Lawrence of Arabia of video games?
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception releases November 1, 2011 exclusively on the PS3.