Another sequel for the Uncharted series, which has become a pivotal franchise for Sony’s PlayStation 3 home console, was probably a certainty, especially for the millions of players who have sung the games’ praises. That doesn’t mean it it’s still not exciting news to hear about another game coming out. This time around, the title will be Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, and the story will center around Drake and Sully trying to find a lost city on the Arabian peninsula.
The story will also have a main focus on the relationship between Drake and Sully as they try to find that city. The development team at Naughty Dog, the studio behind the Uncharted titles, not only wanted to continue to tell the story of Drake’s adventures, but they were also driven to make an action game set within a sand-covered environment. In the Entertainment Weekly interview, Ann Henig, Creative Director at Naughty Dog, said, “When we first came up with the idea of sand, you see everyone’s eyes light up here and go, ‘Yeah, that’s going to be really hard — let’s do it!'”
Of course, there will be plenty of new features and additions to the new game. While many of the details are still under wraps, it’s been revealed that there will be enhancements to climbing backwards. Plus, there will be more added to the multiplayer side of the title. With the success seen from the original Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, which was followed by the mega-hit Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, there’s no doubt that the third installment will see a successful launch as well.
You’ll have to wait until the Fall of 2011 to get your hands on the newest title, but if you’re aching to see some video footage of the game, you’ll be able to see the first trailer this Saturday, during Spike’s Video Game Awards.
[via Entertainment Weekly]