In addition to all of the PlayStation Vita news coming out of the pipeline from Gamescom 2011 in Germany, Sony has released a new trailer for the Vita-exclusive Uncharted: Golden Abyss. Developed by Bend Studio (known for theĀ Syphon Filter titles and Resistance: Retribution on the PSP), Uncharted: Golden Abyss is a prequel of sorts to the original PS3 title, and judging by this trailer, the transition to a handheld console hasn’t taken anything away from the Uncharted experience.

If anything, the trailer helps to show off the graphical fidelity of Uncharted: Golden Abyss. The franchise has been known for stunning visuals on the PS3 and the trend once again continues one the PlayStation Vita. Uncharted: Golden Abyss shows unprecedented visuals for a handheld title and should be one of, if not the Vita’s flagship titles.

The trailer reveals a new character, Marisa Chase. As stated by Golden Abyss creative director John Garvin, only Marisa’s grandfather calls her Marisa, to everyone else, including Drake, she’s simply known as Chase. The trailer hints at a relationship between Marisa and Drake, forcing them to hide it from their partner Dante. Evoking memories of the Chloe-Drake-Flynn love triangle from Uncharted 2: Among Theives, the plot line should help to create much turmoil among the main characters as they search for a treasure, that of which “guards the gates to Hell”.

Nolan North returns once again to voice Nathan Drake, and is accompanied by high caliber talent. Drake’s partners Dante and Marisa are played by Jason Spisak and Christine Laken respectively. Laken being most known for role as the AI in TV series “Step By Step” and Jason Spisak being a well renowned video game voice actor appearing in many of the SOCOM games as well as more story driven titles like Mafia 2. All this comes together to insure players will be able to enjoy the witty ad-libbed dialogue the PS3 titles are known for.

Uncharted: Golden Abyss looks to retain everything the PS3 titles are known for. Wonderful visuals, witty dialogue, coupled with all the climbing, shooting and cursed treasure that Nathan Drake can get his hands on. The title also boasts the use of many of the Vita’s features, such as the touch screen. Will you be picking up Uncharted: Golden Abyss?

Source: PlayStation Blog