Uncharted 3 Collector’s Edition looks good, especially when unboxed by Nolan North

Once upon a time, elaborately decorated, limited edition versions of hot new games were truly special, but these days every game under the sun gets a Collector’s Edition. Some have enough doodads that they might be worth it to the super fan, but others can’t be bothered to include more than a lame making-of DVD the extra $40 or so. When you head to stores this fall, just what will $99.99 score you in the Collector’s Edition of Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception? Watch as Nolan North, the voice of Nathan Drake and 700 other game characters, opens up the premium release.

So the extra $40 gets you a pretty badass figure of Drake as he appears in Uncharted 3, though we think he looks a little chubby in the face. Additionally, all the would-be Drake cosplayers get two must-have accessories: Drake’s belt buckle from 3 and Sir Francis Drake’s ring, which he’s been carrying around since we first met him in 2007. Plus there’s a steel case edition of the game box, which carries the disc you were ultimately dropping all this money on. It all comes inside a faux treasure chest.

We’ll admit North makes a good argument for this version, and it has much you don’t see in a standard CE, but is it special enough? Will you be picking up this version on November 1, or sticking with the $60 standard release? Or are you a crazy person that’s skipping this game altogether?

Aug 25, 2011


  • JenosIdanian - August 28, 2011 7:23 p.m.

    After seeing this, I am starting to wonder why they don't just cast Nolan North as Nathan Drake in the movie He's obviously a good actor and the camera loves him. And he's isn't just the voice. He MoCaps Nathan Drake too, acting out all of the scenes.
  • Shadowsedge117 - August 27, 2011 11:08 p.m.

    Daddy likes, and Daddy wants! By the way, I love Nolan North TEN times more after watching that video. "For me, it's free...because I'm stealing it."
  • Gotxxrock - August 26, 2011 11:12 a.m.

    Steve Blum and Nathan Drake need to make a baby.
  • Gotxxrock - August 26, 2011 11:13 a.m.

    Or rather, Nolan North...
  • LordShagnog - August 26, 2011 9:52 a.m.

    "Uncharted 3: Drakes Deception Collectors Edition! These are limited edition, there only gunna make like, 3"
  • inconceivable - August 26, 2011 8:27 a.m.

    So sexy. Though I wish they would've included the soundtrack in the CE.
  • Crypto140 - August 26, 2011 6:16 a.m.

    Does the collecter edition come with a Nolan North action figure?
  • sternparez - August 26, 2011 4:34 a.m.

    Nolan North for president!
  • cj12297 - August 26, 2011 4:05 a.m.

    "I'm going to Narnia!"
  • MeanwhileGuy - August 26, 2011 2:56 a.m.

    See, this is how you do a Collector's Edition announcement; hire Nolan North, point a camera at him, and say "go." He'll do the rest, and all you have to do is sit back and watch the pre-order numbers rocket, instead of putting out a boring press release. I'm looking at you, Bethesda. And like most people who watched this, I'm utterly sold. Damn you Nolan North, Y U make me want your sexy, velvet lined Narnia box. I have no money, damn it!
  • Its_Over_9000! - August 26, 2011 1:40 a.m.

    They should've put his pistol in there too :3
  • lovinmyps3 - August 26, 2011 12:25 a.m.

    I want that!
  • Stiltzkin - August 26, 2011 12:15 a.m.

    Take me with you Nolan!
  • Flashinthepan - August 25, 2011 11:55 p.m.

    Say what you will about art books, i was looking forward to one in the Uncharted 3 CE, and am a little disappointed I'm not getting one. Be that as it may, I'm have officially decided to preorder this. Yay me!
  • Razzamoly - August 25, 2011 11:29 p.m.

    Funny guy. Best promo ever xD
  • EnragedTortoise1 - August 25, 2011 8:10 p.m.

    I'll buy it.
  • nattanealz - August 25, 2011 7:53 p.m.

    Love you, Nolan North!!!
  • GAYMER - August 25, 2011 7:52 p.m.

    A great voice actor and a fantastic pitchman, is their anything Nolan North can't do? I don't normally care about collector editions, but his charm alone got me interested.
  • Shanetexas - August 25, 2011 7:43 p.m.

    "It's free because I'm stealing it"
  • Shanetexas - August 25, 2011 7:37 p.m.

    As a kid I once used a belt like a whip, pretending I was Indianna Jones. This package kinda reminds me of that. At least game developers are realizing the extra edition better actually have some cool stuff, not just a art booklet and some happy meal toy.

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