The popular exploits of Nathan Drake, the protagonist of the Uncharted games, will be made available in a print format in Fall 2011. Not necessarily the news fans of the game series were looking forward to, but if you're yearning for more Nathan Drake in your life then this is how you'll be getting it in 2011. Especially considering there has been no official announcement regarding third Uncharted game.
Entitled Uncharted: The Fourth Labyrinth and written by Christopher Golden (Hellboy, Body of Evidence series, and Ghosts of Albion series) will have Drake traveling the globe once more in search of history's greatest mysteries. The official Del Rey synopsis follows:
"Nathan Drake will embark on an all-new, original, action-packed adventure-in search of a secret that will put him on the trail of the legendary labyrinth of Daedalus, and take him from the ruins of Crete to a secret crypt deep in the heart of China!"
A Del Rey spokesperson also went on to say the book wouldn't necessarily impact the continuity of the Uncharted world and isn't, "necessarily a prequel or a sequel." Meaning Chloe and Elena might not be making an appearance in this particular adventure.
Novels based on videogames have always been around with books based on Gears of War, Halo, and even Diablo. It's not surprising to see an author take on a franchise like Uncharted that would be suitable in any medium. I've read a few videogame novels and have been pleasantly surprised. Here's hoping that the written word will be enough to convey the awesomeness of Nathan Drake.
Uncharted: The Fourth Labyrinth releases in Fall of 2011.