When you're as big as Uncharted , perhaps it only makes sense that you get outed by Entertainment Weekly .
Rumors of the third installment in the critically acclaimed series have been floating about for a while now; we knew Naughty Dog was working on it, but the developer has remained mute on the subject. However, as you can see by the big unveiling above, Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception should be on store shelves "late next year. They say "details are light on the game's story," but apparently, the plot will revolve around Drake and that wisecracking mentor of his, Victor "Sully" Sullivan, who has been in both Uncharted offerings thus far. No word on Elena or Chloe, although we're gonna guess that the cute blond journalist will return.
As for the setting, previous speculation was correct: Drake goes to hunt for a lost city "on the Arabian Peninsula and its bleak Empty Quarter." Partially inspired by the real-life adventures of T.E. Lawrence, they'll be focusing not on the military stuff that earned him his "Lawrence of Arabia" nickname, but on his archaeological career pre-World War I.
As for gameplay details, we'll be looking at expanded co-op and multiplayer modes, improved reverse climbing, and a new skill that will let us target multiple enemies at once. And yes, as if you needed the confirmation, Drake's Deception will be exclusive to the PlayStation 3. Okay, so wait…bear with us a moment: is it really possible that Sony will have Uncharted 3 , Resistance 3 , Twisted Metal , and The Last Guardian out for the holiday rush in 2011…? Based on the recent news, it's a damn good possibility…
Related Game(s): Uncharted 3