It’s no secret that Uncharted 3 is going to be one of the biggest retail releases this November. The fanbase is already foaming at the mouth to get their hands on it and continue the action-packed adventures of Nathan Drake, even if that means illicitly recording panels to obtain exclusive gameplay video. In fact the multiplayer beta has the distinction of being the biggest beta in the history of the PS3. So with excitement over Uncharted 3 at a fever pitch, what more can the publishers do?
Well one way is to invite people to buy a ticket to see it in the comfort of a movie theater along with live gameplay footage that takes advantage of the game’s 3D. Of course, you also add premium tickets that have a certain special prize attached to show some customer appreciation.
That’s how Naughty Dog plans to bring Uncharted 3 to select AMC Theatres in the US for those fans lucky enough to get tickets and rabid enough that they can’t wait until November 1st.
The special Uncharted 3 screenings will be held in San Francisco, New York, Washington D.C., Dallas, and Los Angeles at select AMC theatres. A basic ticket to get in will cost you $25 and will give you the chance (emphasis on ‘chance’ as there is no word on how many demo stations there will be) to play the game on the big screen (yes a movie theater screen for Uncharted 3!) in 3D.
Additionally, each event will have an inside look at the game from the team at Naughty Dog, prize giveaways, and in-theatre multiplayer tournaments. The events will take place on October 18th, 19th, and 20th which is approximately two weeks before the game actually releases. Tickets for some of the shows have already sold out, but you can still get tickets to a few of the shows from the AMC Theatres website.
Of course the discerning Uncharted enthusiast will decide to spend $60 for a premium pass to the event. You may ask what said pass could possibly get you to justify that price tag, especially considering everything you’re already getting for $25. How about a copy of the game…delivered right to your door…a week before the actual street date?
You heard right: spend $60 on a premium pass to the event and you’ll get everything the $25 ticket promises, plus a copy of the game on October 25th. Speed is key for those of you interested, as tickets are going fast.
I can’t help but reveal how jealous I am of those that are ponying up the money to go to this and get a copy of the game before the street date. Since many of you readers will sadly live nowhere near any of the theaters in question, getting a free game (even if it is Uncharted 3) probably wouldn’t justify the enormous travel expense.
But for those lucky enough to go, send us some pictures and thoughts about the event, as we’d love to hear from you. Maybe we’ll make a gallery or something, since…you know….we aren’t going.
Uncharted 3 will release November 1st (or October 25th for advanced copies) for the PS3.
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Source: AMC Theatres