Uncharted 3 Info, Video, and Screenshots: Could this be the 2011 Game of The Year?

UNCHARTED 3: Drake’s Deception is the latest installment in the multimillion selling UNCHARTED franchise. More details, with video and screen shots, after the jump.

Developed exclusively for the PlayStation®3 by critically-acclaimed developer Naughty Dog, UNCHARTED 3: Drake’s Deception will take players to spectacular locations around the world, as fortune hunter Nathan Drake embarks on a high-stakes expedition into the mystic heart of the Arabian Desert that will pit him against his deepest fears.

STORYLINE:

In the midst of an elaborate con to settle a twenty-year old score, fortune hunter Nathan Drake stumbles into a centuries-old conspiracy that puts him back on the trail of his infamous ancestor, renowned explorer and privateer Sir Francis Drake.

But his search for a lost 16th-century treasure leads him to an even greater discovery – an ancient secret that ensnares him in a web of deceit, pitting him against a shadowy clandestine organization and the occult treachery of its cunning and ruthless leader.

Aided by his partner and mentor Victor Sullivan, Drake embarks on a daring trek across Europe and into the Middle East, tracing the footsteps of the famed Lawrence of Arabia as they follow a centuries-old trail of clues leading to a fabled lost city buried for millennia in the heart of Arabia’s Rub’ al-Khali desert – a legend Lawrence christened “the Atlantis of the Sands.”

But the vast and pitiless wasteland of the Empty Quarter conceals a terrible mystery, and before the end of their journey, the race to unearth the wealth of the lost city descends into a desperate bid for survival, an ordeal that will push Drake to the limits of his endurance and force him to confront his deepest fears.

KEY FEATURES:

  • Diving back into the story of Nathan Drake, players will learn more about the events that brought him and his longtime friend and mentor Victor Sullivan together, as they undertake a perilous quest that tests the bonds of their partnership. Nolan North and Richard McGonagle reprise their performance capture roles of Nathan Drake and Victor Sullivan.
  • Explore memorable new locations from around the world—from a derelict chateau deep in the forests in France to the merciless Rub’ al-Khali desert in the heart of the Arabian Peninsula.
  • Bigger set pieces and more explosive adventure, driven by Naughty Dog’s signature storytelling and cinematic presentation.
  • Competitive and co-op multiplayer return with brand new experiences and massively expanded feature sets. The UNCHARTED universe provides online players with a unique Action Adventure multiplayer experience, bringing the cinematic elements of the single-player campaign into multiplayer.
  • Nathan Drake can now take on opponents in more ways than before: hand-to-hand combat with multiple opponents, contextual melee attacks, and new stealth options. UNCHARTED 3 also features expanded and diverse traversal moves with deep gunplay, and constant problem solving scenarios that encourage player exploration throughout the environments.
  • Naughty Dog introduces new physics, visuals, and environmental effects. The harsh desert environment of Arabia’s “Empty Quarter” is faithfully created with distant mirages, heat distortion effects and sand that drifts, displaces and flows realistically. The developer has also revisited nearly every visual effect in their repertoire, such as fire, smoke, and water.
  • UNCHARTED 3: Drake’s Deception will be playable in Stereoscopic 3D.

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