Uncharted 3 opens with Nathan Drake once again facing deadly circumstances, perhaps not as imminent as a train hanging from a cliff. Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception arrives Nov. 1, 2011. This premiere is entirely in-engine, says studio Naughty Dog. The French Web site of retailer Amazon has a PlayStation 3 product page up for Uncharted 3, with an October 31, 2011, date attached. Unfortunately, the page offers no further details about the title.
While not official, a third Uncharted game is a no-brainer for Sony. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves was critically hailed, selling nearly 3 million copies in a matter of months and dominating the Interactive Achievement Awards and Game Developers Choice Awards. On top of that, Sony also has an Uncharted feature film in the works, with I Heart Huckabees director David O. Russell reportedly considered for the director’s chair.
The website describes the plot and also some brand new features, the biggest surprise for us though is seeing the date on the right hand site of the screen – Fall 2011. Check out the details posted on the site below. “A search for the fabled “Atlantis of the Sands” propels fortune hunter Nathan Drake on a daring trek into the heart of the Arabian Desert, a journey that pits him and his mentor Victor Sullivan against the occult treachery of a shadowy clandestine organization and its ruthless leader. When the terrible secrets of this lost city are unearthed, Drake’s quest descends into a desperate bid for survival that strains the limits of his endurance and forces him to confront his deepest fears.”
Details surrounding the game’s narrative remain largely murky. However, what is known is that it will focus on the relationship between Drake and his mentor Victor “Sully” Sullivan. This time around, a search for a lost city will take the wily adventurer to the Arabian Peninsula and its bleak Empty Quarter. The game will debut alongside the first novel based on the series, Uncharted: The Fourth Labyrinth, but not the film based on the series. That project, directed by David O. Russell and starring Mark Wahlberg, is set to shoot next summer.