It deserves more than one headline today. Not only because there's a lot of new information, but also because…it's freakin' Uncharted 3 .
The big news today is the announcement of Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception , which is scheduled to arrive for the holiday rush next year. You've already got the baseline details and the teaser video; now it's time to head over to the PlayStation Blog and learn even more about the upcoming masterpiece. The primary goal is to create an "unmatched and extremely compelling interactive cinematic experience," which this series has done better than any other. Naughty Dog will also continue to push the capability of the powerful PlayStation 3 hardware "through constantly refined gameplay mechanics and technology innovation." But wait, there's more:
Drake will not only visit the harsh sands of Arabia, but he will also journey all over the world, which should result in the beautiful varying environments we all crave. The treasure hunter is in search of the "Atlantis of the Sands," so he and old friend Sully set off with visions of gold…but perhaps unsurprisingly, the lost city has a terrible secret… Competitive and co-op multiplayer will return as a quality complement to what should be an unparalleled single-player experience, and last but not least, yes, it will be available in stereoscopic 3D. Oh, and it is mentioned that the first two titles – Uncharted: Drake's Fortune and Uncharted 2: Among Thieves – have combined to sell over 8 million copies worldwide.
While some will say that's still too low, given the insane quality of the titles in question, we must remind you that the original came out at the end of 2007, when like 12 people had the PS3. Furthermore, one must be logical; you can't compare the sales of an exclusive title to the sales of a game on multiple platforms. Granted, there are now around 42 million PS3 consoles worldwide but if you make a game for both the PS3 and 360, that's a consumer crowd of over 85 million.
At any rate, we just can't wait. What is arguably the best franchise of the generation should amaze us all in less than a year.
Related Game(s): Uncharted 3