If you didn't tune into the Spike TV Video Game Awards, you missed a few mind-boggling trailers, and a few release dates.

First up is the incomparable (yeah, I'm prematurely using such a descriptive term; what of it?) Uncharted 3: Drake's Fortune : below you will find the trailer that debuted at the VGAs and in addition to being fall-over-dead gorgeous, we know it has a launch date of November 11, 2011! You can find a few more details at the PlayStation Blog , where we also learn the game will make a big splash on Jimmy Fallon's show on Monday night.

If there's one game that will have our attention throughout 2011, it's this one. When we said it will become the greatest game ever made , we weren't kidding around. For some reason, Naughty Dog seems capable of raising the bar beyond what all other developers are doing. But you never know…maybe it'll be a disappointment. Maybe we'll all be saying, "damn, this is nowhere near as good as the godly Uncharted 2 !"

…okay, that seems unlikely. Chances are, Drake and Co. will once again rule the school. Am I the only one who actually gets shivers thinking about the final result…?

Related Game(s): Uncharted 3

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Kiryu
Kiryu
9 years ago

Oh My God All In-Game Graphics!

THEGODSLAYER
THEGODSLAYER
9 years ago

commence the shitting of bricks

Godslim
Godslim
9 years ago

oppppps :S

FxTales
FxTales
9 years ago

Guess I'll be remembering 2011 because that's when this comes out.


Last edited by FxTales on 12/12/2010 1:07:22 AM

shadowscorpio
shadowscorpio
9 years ago

2011 seems like it going to be the year of the PS3.

frylock25
frylock25
9 years ago

i cant wait to play this. looks like a big desert to wander through. wonder how they will handle that

Temjin001
Temjin001
9 years ago

This looks every bit as awesome as I could hope to expect. And that's some dang pur'ty sand.

aaronisbla
aaronisbla
9 years ago

UC1: awesome looking water effects
UC2: best looking snow ive ever seen in a game
UC3: who knew sand could look so good? willing to bet he gets sand in his hair and clothes when he rolls in it

sirbob6
sirbob6
9 years ago

The way Naughty Dog is going they will be unrivaled when it comes to environmental effects. The only studio that might question their top spot might be GG.


Last edited by sirbob6 on 12/12/2010 3:07:25 AM

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
9 years ago

What about Journey? Sand abounds with Sony in 2011 ūüėõ

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
9 years ago

I just had an idea….
*sings to the tune of Advance Australia Fair.*
The sand abounds in Sony's games/ their quality's unmatched/ In two thousand/ and eleven/ let us become hermits!

No?

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
9 years ago

A year before it releases, and it looks this good already….Epic.

unnavigated
unnavigated
9 years ago

Good thing I have Uncharted 2 to play until #3 comes out ūüėČ

shadowscorpio
shadowscorpio
9 years ago

Just platinumed Uncharted 2. Haven't even bought the first one yet but guess what my next purchase will be and what I'll be playing until Uncharted 3 comes? Love UC2 and loved the Uncharted demo so….

godsman
godsman
9 years ago

I hope they do the collector's edition again. That thing made me search through the psxextreme archive for the first time!


Last edited by godsman on 12/12/2010 1:56:50 AM

WolfCrimson
WolfCrimson
9 years ago

MY EYES… THEY HURT FROM THE EPICNESS.

MadKatBebop
MadKatBebop
9 years ago

YEAH I cant freakin wait! it looks so beautiful, just like expected!.

sirbob6
sirbob6
9 years ago

It's… beautiful. T-T

Drake88
Drake88
9 years ago

it's another GOTY… just watch. i hope infamous2 does a beta bundle again for uncharted 3, then that will be swwwweeeeetttt… (louis dad)

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
9 years ago

Heh Ben, Drake's Fortune was the first game, this is his Deception :P.

On topic: That looks awesome! If that was all in-engine, I seriously expect it to beat the ever-loving crap out of Among Thieves graphically. But forget graphics, those lines were enough of a hook to get me interested in the story, again. Why… Why do they taunt me by teasing me with such an unappetising morsel now when the game is still so far away? *Breaks down and cries for a while.*
Peace.

Vivi_Gamer
Vivi_Gamer
9 years ago

Indeed, i was quite supirsed they showed this trailer so soon after that 30 second teaser, it looks sensational though with this an resistance im now beginning to become excited about gaming next year.

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
9 years ago

OH! I just remembered. This trailer relieves my earlier worries about the appearance of Nate. It must have simply been the angle that the screenshots were taken from or something, because it seems here that he looks the same as he always did. Whew, thankful for that.
Peace.

Vivi_Gamer
Vivi_Gamer
9 years ago

I know what you mean, when i first saw the screenshots i thought he seemed a bit more 'bulky'.

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

Drake does look a little chubby. Even my wife noticed. And older too.

Teddie9
Teddie9
9 years ago

yeah older for sure, definitely intended.

kiks_here
kiks_here
9 years ago

Looks like particle effects are gonna get re-defined with this one… Add to that the usual Uncharted epicness!

Happiness
Happiness
9 years ago

well, well, well, and so it goes…

…through a lush jungle, up a snowy mountain, into a sandy desert, this too, i shall do.

Yaba Daba Dooooooooo!!!

Godslim
Godslim
9 years ago

wow cant wait!!!

Dancemachine55
Dancemachine55
9 years ago

Gameplay footage already!?!?!

AND IT LOOKS THAT FREAKIN' POLISHED ALREADY?!?!?!?!

Naughty Dog, you better pay for my medical bills cos your games keep knocking my jaw to the floor, blinding me with stupidly good graphics and giving me heart palpatations from the sheer EPICNESS you create!!!!!!

shadowscorpio
shadowscorpio
9 years ago

Lots of F#@%ing Laughs!!

Bugzbunny109
Bugzbunny109
9 years ago

Going to see if I can pre-order right now…..

Robochic
Robochic
9 years ago

HOLY CRAP!!! Can't wait, Need to preorder NOW!

fstop
fstop
9 years ago

LOL! Thumbs up just for the avatar and the comment.
Snoopy's my favourite character of all time.
My wife actually saw your avatar and said, "Badass! Completely Badass!"
As you can tell we love Snoopy ; )

Kevin555
Kevin555
9 years ago

If that was actual in-game footage then that is frightening. Just when you think console visuals have reached it's peak performance on PS3, Naughty Dog rapes your claims & raises the benchmark even further. They must slaughter the PS3's cell.

Scary thing is this is early footage so it's only going to get better from here. My only worry is Chloe, please bring back the Aussie crumpet.

This and ME3 for Xmas next year? You're having a laugh if 2011 isn't going to be the best year for this gen of consoles.

Beamboom
Beamboom
9 years ago

It's no way that was true, ingame footage (as some claim around here), it was *obviously* a cutscene. However there's not a shadow of doubt that this game will be candy for the eyes.

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

Leave it to Beamboom to crap on the fun. Uncharted uses the ingame graphics engine for it's cutscenes just like God of War III. you know this so why the need to be so cynical?

Oh that's right, you don't like exclusives. Go back to playing your halfassed multiplats.

sawao_yamanaka
sawao_yamanaka
9 years ago

Naughty Dog stated on their twitter that the trailer was all in-game engine. So yes those graphics are and will be the best on a console.

Beamboom
Beamboom
9 years ago

Ingame *engine* yes of course, the engine that created the animated sequence. But that's *not* the same as ingame footage.

Geez, guys. Why are you all so jumpy? Do you take every single word that not unconditionally praise thee holy console as deep, personal insults?
To push a 3D rendered image live and to render a scripted sequence are two so entirely different jobs from a technical point of view that it makes totally sense to differenciate between them. And you don't have to be a computer viz to understand that:
Use your common logic, for crying out loud. If there was no difference then why are there such things as "cutscenes" in the first place. Why not just blend all those awsome scenes into the actual gameplay?

Thaats right… Because, oh blimey, there must be a difference in there somehow.
So go shove those thumbs of yours somewhere they belong.


Last edited by Beamboom on 12/12/2010 2:02:26 PM

AcHiLLiA
AcHiLLiA
9 years ago

@jawknee, multiplats are okay to play to take a break from the SP missions in different games.


Last edited by AcHiLLiA on 12/12/2010 2:02:25 PM

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

It really took you that long and that many edits to type all that Beamboom? You know full well there is a difference. Stop arguing semantics. The fact of the matter is the cut scenes use in game assets and NOT prerendered cut scenes made with Maya we are used to seeing. There is a HUGE difference and you now it. Don't get butt hurt because you got called out once again.

@Alexander, i never said they weren't ok to play. its known Beamboom likes to talk down PS3 exclusives while talking up multiplats. Most tend to be halfassed and mediocre in comparison. I mean c'mon, this is the guy who said Uncharted 2 wasn't that great.

Beamboom
Beamboom
9 years ago

That's low, Hawk, even for you. Trying to make fun of my writing instead of maybe, maybe for once display an ability of seeing others opinions and toning down your respectless and provcative scriblings. How old are you, really?
Yes, english is not my native language and need reviewing, and yes, I do try to answer on topic and provide explanations, reasons for my opinions. And this is what you reply with. Why don't you reply on my native language for once, so I can make fun of it?

Or, why bother displaying your weak language skills. After all, I am the one – the single player on this site – that didn't find a certain video game to be all that. How dare I say that in public. All hail the opinion of the majority!


Last edited by Beamboom on 12/13/2010 6:13:18 AM

Underdog15
Underdog15
9 years ago

@Beamboom
I don't wish to get into the debate about in-game vs. cutscene stuff, but I do want to say that you can hardly say this site is full of people who praise things for no reason or get upset because most people don't agree with your distaste for a title that has clear and extremely high critical acclaim.

I don't particularly care for the God of War games, but I would never and have never said they aren't that good.

Now, I for one, think your grammar et. al. is fantastic for English being your second language. However, maybe it would be fair to consider that it is possible to not really care for a title that is top quality. For example, I don't like God of War, but I fully admit it has immense production values and has tremendous redeeming qualities.

Perhaps you could say the same for Uncharted 2. Obviously, yes, the majority of people have recognized that it is top quality. Perhaps it would be easier to acknowledge your opinions of dislike if you were also able to recognize what it does well. Is that unfair?

Beamboom
Beamboom
9 years ago

Oh thank you Underdog, for your reply. Thank you for voicing the fact that it *is* possible to dislike a highly acclaimed release. Og and by the way, I share your opinion about god of war too, I've just never dared admit it until now. In general, if a game becomes too much of a "railway experience", I automatically fall off, no matter how impressive the visuals are (as is the case on both these mentioned titles). And this is all I have said about U2, that it was too linear for my taste. Really, that's all.
And for that I meet hostility by certain members of this community no matter what I say. Cause I *did* say that "there's not a shadow of doubt that this game will be candy for the eyes", but that's not noticed at all.

Of course a game scoring 85+ on gamerankings is a quality release. That goes without saying in my book, it's just too obvious. And for those who do not mind "following the dotted line" Uncharted is clearly one of the best titles out there. But what's the reason of me saying that, it's been said a million times already.

Regarding this site being full of people praising for no reason, I do think that there is an unbalance towards the exclusive titles. I just think so. For example, is *really* Killzone better than *any* other fps out there? That's been claimed in the comment field of almost every article covering a fps. Now, I own killzone as well as others and really, it's not in a league of it's own, objectively speaking. It just is not. I like it because I like sci-fi settings in my games, but this game is "just another good fps". If you claim it to be anything more than that then I think, and this is just my opinion, that there are people praising it for no reason.

And if you add to this the slander of a release like modern warfare, who judging from the comments on this site is the worst pile of junk ever produced by man, then it is hard to argue against this site being rather heavily biased towards exclusive releases.


Last edited by Beamboom on 12/14/2010 4:51:19 AM

Norrin Radd
Norrin Radd
9 years ago

Wow! I am literally already putting money in a can for games in 2011! And this is tops on my list FOR SURE!

ND rules. Awesomeness.

RebelJD
RebelJD
9 years ago

Seeing the exclusive release of the Uncharted 3 trailer while watching the VGAs was awesome. It why I even tuned into the lackluster show. Awesome anticipation, awesome delivery. Well done Sony/Playstation.

Now lets pack 2011 with the absolute must haves, the price drops, more 3D titles, AAA Move titles, and better marketing and Playstation's set to put the competition to rest!

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
9 years ago

But… if 2011 has all the must-haves, that'll leave 2012 pretty bare won't it?

AcHiLLiA
AcHiLLiA
9 years ago

haha, really don't want to talk about 2012 yet, we know it's going to be EPIC for Naughty Dog.

AshT
AshT
9 years ago

that just blew me away

Ludicrous_Liam
Ludicrous_Liam
9 years ago

Oh Man 2011 will be the year xbots make the switch….KZ3, LBP2, The Last Guardian, Twisted metal, Resistance 3, Infamous 2 and who knows what else! Oh yeah just Uncharted 3!!

Verses…mmm….Gears 3…mm…and….can someone help me out? Oh yeah kinectimals 2 & joy ride 2. XD