When developer Naughty Dog first revealed Uncharted, detractors were quick to label the game an Indian Jones knock-off with better than average graphics. Many thought that the studio behind Crash Bandicoot would crank out one game, and then get back to making platformers. But now, three titles later, Uncharted has proven itself to be the de facto action adventure series. Whether protagonist Nathan Drake is jumping, punching, or shooting, he’s managed to survive through several harrowing adventures, but his exploits may finally catch up with him in Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End.
With trailers showing a slightly older, more haggard Nathan Drake, fans posited that Uncharted 4 could be the roguish treasure hunter’s last outing, and the subtitle of the game, “A Thief’s End,” definitely adds credence to the theory. But while Naughty Dog refuses to confirm Nathan Drake’s ultimate fate, they have revealed when fans will get to find out for themselves: March 18th, 2016.
While Sony had previously revealed that Uncharted 4 was shooting for an early 2016 release, this announcement confirms that the title is still on track to release on time. As a triple A title, Sony is pulling out all the stops for Nathan Drake’s latest adventure, which includes the release of several collector’s editions.
Announced on the PlayStation blog, Sony has revealed that Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End will receive both physical and digital collector’s editions. For fans who would rather have a game box to hold, Sony will offer two collector’s options: the Special Edition, and the Libertalia Collector’s Edition.
The Special Edition is set to include an exclusive steelbook case designed by artist Alexander Iaccarino, a 48-page hardcover art book, a sticker sheet, and Naughty Dog points that can be redeemed to unlock new content within the game. On the other hand is the Libertalia Collector’s Edition, which comes bundled with everything included in the Special Edition, a 12” Nathan Drake statue, three exclusive multiplayer outfits (one based on Nathan’s original outfit from Drake’s Fortune, one inspired by the heist scene from Among Thieves, and one inspired by the outfit worn in the desert in Drake’s Deception), three weapon skins, three in-game ballcaps inspired by real life treasure hunters for use in multiplayer, Madagascar sidekick outfits, a special Phurba Dagger taunt, and an exclusive Uncharted 4 dynamic theme for the PS4.
On the digital side of things, Sony is offering pre-order incentives for fans that buy the game through PSN. Fans that plop down the money for the Digital Standard Edition will get two multiplayer outfits (Drake’s Fortune and Heist Drake), two weapon skins, the Phurba Dagger taunt, and Naughty Dog points. Fans looking for more can upgrade to the Digital Deluxe Edition, which comes loaded with the Desert Drake multiplayer outfit, a Desert weapon skin, two in-game ballcaps, additional multiplayer customization items, and the “Uncharted 4 Triple Pack,” which ensures owners of the Digital Deluxe Edition will automatically receive the upcoming story add-on and multiplayer DLC that will be released for the game.
Fans of Nathan Drake and his crew will have plenty of options to pick from to procure the game. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is shaping up to be the must-have title for PS4 next year. With fellow swashbuckling adventure game Rise of the Tomb Raider releasing on Xbox One soon, console gamers will have plenty of Indiana Jones hijinks to play.
Source: PlayStation Blog