Naughty Dog doesn't believe in rehashing anything, especially when it comes to villains.

It's time to visit the PlayStation Blog and learn about 3D gameplay in Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception , and the all new villain…or should we say, villainess. She – yes, she – is the central antagonist in the upcoming adventure, and her name is Katherine Marlowe. Say hello:

Marlowe is one dark, tough lady: she's "the coldly calculating leader of a secret society whose roots date back over four hundred years to the court of Queen Elizabeth I." On top of which, there's apparently a "long-standing rivalry" with Drake…see, they both think the ring of Sir Francis Drake is rightfully theirs. She's also "far more elusive and dangerous" than anyone Drake and Sully have faced in the past.

Yeah, she looks like a cross between Helen Mirren and Cruela DeVille, but that's okay. Every time we see something new from this game, we get goosebumps.

Related Game(s): Uncharted 3

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Cesar_ser_4
Cesar_ser_4
11 years ago

what amazes me the most about this footage is drake wearing a suit, bond style… kicking arse

kraygen
kraygen
11 years ago

He didn't seem to be kicking much of anything to me. lol

booze925
booze925
11 years ago

oh sh**.
i can wait to see how drake handles her… or how elena handles her.


Last edited by Ben Dutka PSXE on 3/8/2011 10:12:50 PM

matt99
matt99
11 years ago

I cannot wait for this game, I mean the series in general is just amazing. The stories are awesome, character development is excellent and to top it off it includes some darn good voice acting.

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

Why can't all PS3 games look this good?

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

Why can't *all* games (regardless of system) look this good?


Last edited by TheHighlander on 3/8/2011 10:38:43 PM

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

Yup, everything should be PS3 exclusive and Naughty Dog should teach these bone heads how to work on the PS3.

Dreamy.

The Doom
The Doom
11 years ago

PS3 wouldn't have gotten this far without the xbox. They both helped each other without realizing it really…

Riku994
Riku994
11 years ago

This game looks great, but the characters don't look fully polished yet. The buildings and surroundings all look great though.

kraygen
kraygen
11 years ago

try watching the vids in HD.

Shadow_Ninja
Shadow_Ninja
11 years ago

hmm, i like how naughty dog made U2 more dramatic then the first one. hopefully this will be the case with this game too. it just seems to make the game more intriguing

Miggy
Miggy
11 years ago

It may sound weird but I kind of like how they made Marlowe an older woman. I mean I like how they strayed away from making her some skin tight outfit wearing young woman with giant cleavage, like most games do for female characters. Nothing says evil like an old lady lol.


Last edited by Miggy on 3/8/2011 10:02:23 PM

WolfCrimson
WolfCrimson
11 years ago

Like an old BRITISH NOBLElady.


Last edited by WolfCrimson on 3/9/2011 8:00:27 AM

BIGRED15
BIGRED15
11 years ago

one of the biggest criticism (and only) of the last game was that lazarevic was too single demensional. The more they push the boundaries on how sinister the villain is, the better and darker I think uncharted can be. It looks fantastic, and this villian just from that 2 min spot looks like a character we can all get excited about. (Thank god she isn't the sterotypical female antagonist)

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

I love it. I LOVE it. That clip was awesome. Graphics are shaping up nicely. This is going to be a tour de force by the ND guys. As if Uncharted 2 wasn't already mind blowing enough…LOL! This just looks plain incredible. I can't wait.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

OK, some interesting information – background you might say.

Sir Francis Drake and Sir Walter Raleigh were of course famous explorers from the Elizabethan court. Christopher Marlowe was a member of the court, as a poet and associated with Sir Walter Raleigh. Here comes the interesting bit…

Christopher MARLOWE (as in Katherine Marlowe) was not only a contemporary of Drake, Raleigh and others, but he was reputedly recruited as a spy by none othe than Sir Francis Walsingham, Queen Elizabeth's spymaster…

And then there is this;

"He was amember of the secret society called "The School of Night" which was attended by fellow highly prominent Elizabethans – new beliefs were discussed and it is closely related to the mysterious Rosicrucian movement"

This information is from the following web page…

http://www.elizabethan-era.org.uk/christopher-marlowe.htm

Here's what Wiki has to say about the Rosicrucian Movement….

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosicrucianism

This game is shaping up to be incredible, and full, and I mean FULL of intrigue and secrets and who know what else. Either way, it seems likely that Katherine Marlowe is related to Christopher Marlowe a Poet and spy from the Elizabethan court at the time of Drake and Raleigh. If that's not a good story, I don't know what is.


Last edited by TheHighlander on 3/8/2011 10:26:52 PM

Veitsknight
Veitsknight
11 years ago

I can't decide between this and Skyrim.
Off-topic:
Is renting off games I own illegal? I am planning on starting something like gamefly here in the Philippines.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

It depends on the laws of your country. I would imagine that it's the same as the laws about DVD/BluRay rental.

Veitsknight
Veitsknight
11 years ago

So it does not break the terms of service agreement we all have with Sony or the publishers? Getting a business permit for that won't be a problem. I was more concerned about being forced to close down by Sony. haha.

Since, I always buy brand new, what do I do with the online passes, beta codes and redeem codes that I do not use? I think that it might be illegal to sell them.

Veitsknight
Veitsknight
11 years ago

Well, I could give it away the people who rents the copy first.

Do I also have to enter something like a "shelf-life" contract with retailers, where I do not rent off new games for a week or 2? How does gamefly do it? hahaha


Last edited by Veitsknight on 3/8/2011 10:55:06 PM

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

Whoa, hold on, I didn't say it was legal or not, I said it would depend on the local laws of your country. I used the example of DVD/BluRay rental because that is an established rental business model, and as far as I know game rental follows it closely. I'd strongly suggest actually working *with* Sony as a game rental service might encourage game purchasing much like happens here with Gamefly.

Veitsknight
Veitsknight
11 years ago

Any idea how to proceed?

ZettaiSeigi
ZettaiSeigi
11 years ago

If I'm not mistaken, Gamehopper has been doing this for years already. They're a legit business, so I don't think it's illegal in the Philippines. I read about the site in PinoyPSX, but I've never personally used Gamehopper.

Veitsknight
Veitsknight
11 years ago

Are you from the philippines? Is gamehopper based on manila?

Anyway, I will start here In Cebu. We have an anti-jailbreak community that is willing to support the biz. After that, we will go nationwide.

Well "legit business" is kinda open here. I know someone who opened up a store (with permits and everything) specifically to jailbreak ps3s, install cfw on psps and sell pirated games.


Last edited by Veitsknight on 3/9/2011 1:32:48 AM

mikeA92
mikeA92
11 years ago

Whoa, fellow pinoy!

To answer your question, yes I think its legal. I mean you just answered it yourself. If its perfectly legal here to open a store with the sole intention to JB, sell pirated games, etc. then why shouldn't it be legal to rent legit games? Gamehopper is basically the same.


Last edited by mikeA92 on 3/9/2011 2:34:19 AM

Underdog15
Underdog15
11 years ago

Each country is different, so brush up on your country's laws. Typically speaking, most major rental organizations have renting permits that allow them to transfer licenses temporarilly to legally use software. I have no clue how those agreements look in terms of how dollars are distributed or how you purchase such rights, but they exist.

I would be careful, just in case your business becomes insanely successful. If you end up making a lot of money, and it wasn't done by the book, gaming publishers, potentially represented by Nintendo, Microsoft, and/or Sony, could take you to civil court and sue for losses, thus getting your profits. If your business remaind small, they likely wouldn't care, but if you made, say millions, they would most certainly go for it if you do not have a rental agreement.

But it wouldn't be so illegal that you'd go to prison for it, I wouldn't think. It would be a civil suit if it did go to court.

I dunno… if it ends up working out really well for you, you might as well make sure you are protected. Just in case your idea hits the jackpot.


Last edited by Underdog15 on 3/9/2011 8:40:24 AM

Mog
Mog
11 years ago

Woahhh. Drake got owned by an old chick.
It will be very interesting to find out how you end up defeating her (if you do defeat her). I doubt it will be a punch on battle, though if it did happen drake would get so owned.

MadKatBebop
MadKatBebop
11 years ago

Uncharted 3 is gonna be awesome, but it is going to be kinda hard for them top Lazzie. He was just the ultimate bad a$$!!!

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

There is a 3D trailer on PSN too. It's shaping up nicely. It's already looking better in 3D than Killzone 3 and GT5.

kellett007
kellett007
11 years ago

Considering the step up from UC1 to UC3 I am preparing for my mind to be blown away when this game releases. Hopefully by the time this comes out I will have a 3d tv or at least a 3d monitor.

bloody_rootz
bloody_rootz
11 years ago

this looks so friggin good. i always try and not look at any new UC 3 footage so it can be completely fresh for me when it is released but it is just too tempting.

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
11 years ago

Was actually hoping for a female villain. She seems to fit right in. I love that there is a past between the characters, and that Francis drakes ring is brought back into the story!

Can't wait for this game! All time favorite games too play! Oh and the footage looks amazing! Naughty Dog is doing it again!


Last edited by bigrailer19 on 3/8/2011 11:27:20 PM

Killa Tequilla
Killa Tequilla
11 years ago

Looks like 3D is the new "upgrade to HDTV". When HDTVs where out no one had em, now we all do. Soon my friend, soon… you will have 3DTVs.

Zorigo
Zorigo
11 years ago

I reckon you're right you know, i reckon you're absolutely right

just2skillf00l
just2skillf00l
11 years ago

Unbelievable…teasing your fans like this. I was just about ready to watch a movie. lol

FatherSun
FatherSun
11 years ago

Remember, Remember the 1st of November, Gunpowder, Treason and Plot.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

Nice one.

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

And to say that Dark Souls will be better than this? Man, it's not easy lol…

Amazing, Naughty Dog don't work at all, instead, what they do every day is do magic.

Lotusflow3r
Lotusflow3r
11 years ago

Well, it's all down to opinion…and we should respect views on two benchmark games.

I'm sure my opinion will say that Dark Souls sucks the soul out of U3 within the 1st ten minutes,…but that's me!


Last edited by Lotusflow3r on 3/9/2011 7:20:26 AM

kraygen
kraygen
11 years ago

I understand what he's saying, I mean U3 will have better production values than just about everything else for sure, but my favorites are always going to be fantasy rpg.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

Kraygen,

What ND do sit just production values. It's the entire package. Comparing games across genre is notoriously difficult be cause we all have our genre bias. But within the genre of game that Uncharted inhabits, there is none to beat Uncharted 2 – yet. It looks like even if someone comes along and beat's uncharted 2, Uncharted 3 will once again grab the lead by the throat and not let go for a long, long time.

kraygen
kraygen
11 years ago

I know, I'm just saying that regardless of quality or whatever you use to compare games, some people will like some games more than uncharted because they prefer other genre's more.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

True enough. Still, I'd hope that even the most ardent fan of another genre can see the worth of Uncharted 3.

Lotusflow3r
Lotusflow3r
11 years ago

Well, i mostly dislike Uncharted's gameplay. However, i recognise it as one of the biggest benchmarks set by this gen.

It's just not my kinda game. That's it. I find a game like DS to just have much more to it gameplay wise.

FxTales
FxTales
11 years ago

They still got it!. Shouldn't be surprised about that though. I'm all giddy again.

NonProphet
NonProphet
11 years ago

Anyone else really get sucked into the interactions? ND has great narrative instinct. I rarely get drawn into cinematics in games the way I do with the Uncharted series.

sawao_yamanaka
sawao_yamanaka
11 years ago

I hear Lazarevich's voice actor. He's the thug that beat up Drake.

Victor321
Victor321
11 years ago

Lol some people thought it was Jason Statham. Well, to each his (her) own….

Shams
Shams
11 years ago

He certainly looks like Statham, though I thought the voice sounded different.

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

Shame beat me to it. 🙂