If you happened to be one of the millions of Americans surely watching the NFL Kickoff game tonight, you may have caught a short glimpse of Nathan Drake falling over, stumbling through an alley, riding a horse, and quite possibly jumping out of a plane.
The football game was exciting, sure, but the Saints’ special teams have got nothing on this brilliant opening to the Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception advertising campaign.
We are less than two months from the continuing adventures of Nathan Drake now, and Sony has officially kicked off their advertising campaign for what could be the biggest PlayStation 3 exclusive of the holiday season. The sequel to our 2009 game of the year and winner of our favorite action/adventure title at E3 award pulls out all the stops (without the help of Kevin Butler this time) in a commercial that will be appearing all over TV screens in the coming weeks.
The commercial sets up the story as effectively as possible in half a minute, informing audiences that Drake will be traveling to Arabia this time around – “the Atlantis of the sands” – in search of more treasure. The antagonist, Katherine Marlowe, is in possession of Francis Drake’s ring, claiming that “Drake’s secret will be revealed.”
Cut to baddies shooting, Nathan sprinting, and a plane exploding. Check out the trailer for yourself below:
Speaking of famous rings and football, Sony recently showed off the Uncharted 3 Collector’s Edition, complete with a replica of the ring, a Nolan North Nathan Drake figure, and an Indianapolis Colts belt buckle! Well, it’s got a horseshoe on it anyway. It looks like Drake’s ring is going to play a big role in Drake’s Deception. We will know for sure in November.
Did you happen to catch the first airing of the commercial tonight during the game? If so, are you now completely psyched to jump back into Drake’s shoes and dangle from dangerous precipices? Let us know in the comments below.
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception releases November 1, 2011 for the PS3.
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Source: PlayStation Blog