Uncharted 3 Trailer Takes Us To The Desert

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Uncharted 3 Trailer

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?

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Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception releases November 1, 2011 exclusively on the PS3.

TAGS: Naughty Dog, PS3, Sony, Spike Video Game Awards, Uncharted 3


  • Anthony

    The only thing that could be better about this game is if it took us to the dessert.

    • http://gamerant.com Chris Abbott

      I see what ya did there 😛

      Seeing this trailer was my favorite part of the VGA’s. Uncharted series is so good, I can’t wait for the third entry. November is going to be extremely painful on my wallet.

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  • http://gamerant.com Jeff Schille

    There was nothing else even close to this good at the VGAs. Where everyone else used almost exclusively CG, Uncharted 3 was in-engine. Great writing, great voice acting, amazing character animation… Naughty Dog really is peerless. Can’t wait for this.

  • http://gamerant.com Andrew Dyce

    Co-op campaign? Why did I not realize I wanted that so badly before now? So psyched to see what kind of story they come up with for a desert setting.

  • ben

    I honestly don’t know why they chose Mark Walberg for the movie but I think Gerald Butler would have been perfect. The character looks like him.

    • Kenneth

      Umm no Gerard Butler would have been as horrible of a pick as Marky Mark… I still say Nathan Fillion would have been the best choice.

  • http://gamerant.com Riley Little

    The game looks absolutely phenomenal. I can’t wait to finally get my hands on it next year!

  • !_!

    GOTY nuff said

  • Fito

    WOW!!! Simply an amazing trailer!

    It’s great to hear good news for next year regarding Uncharted! This will clear the bad taste that the Uncharted movie news keep bringing! 😛

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