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Uncharted 3: Latest viewing excites, game of the year 2011?

As the demo ends and we gather our thoughts about the thrills we've just seen in front of us, Naughty Dog community manager, Arne Meyer, talks us through some of the things that will make up Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception. Chief of which will be the sand-based environments that Nathan will come across...


Above: We're keen to see just how realistic Naughty Dog can deliver their sand physics

The game will take place in the Rub' al Khali which is one of the largest expanses of sand deserts in the world. It's also linked heavily with the ancient Iram of the Pillars - a lost city buried somewhere below the grainy surface or an Atlantis of the Sands, if you will. As with Drake's Fortune (water) and Among Thieves (snow and ice) the trademark elemental physics of Uncharted 3 will focus on the perils of sand. Think blinding sandstorms, quick-sand and even icy cold nights under the stars. We'd also hazard a guess that the Iram of the Pillars will also house the mythical creatures that the series has become accustomed to.

Then there's the story itself, while it seems logical to suggest that we're going to get to know more about Sully this time around - what with him being heavily showcased in the trailers and footage - and Drake's past seems set to catch up with him too. We're hoping it will reveal the origins of his treasure hunting ways. Nathan's relation to Sir Francis Drake is set for another outing as his old relative had some link with Lawrence of Arabia. So expect to be following the once-trodden path of Wales' most celebrated traveller, T. E. Lawrence. We're also hoping for co-op play through the campaign too. Check out our What We Want To See feature for more.


Above: Victor 'Sully' Sullivan, arguably Uncharted's most mysterious man should be more prominent here

And that's all she wrote. We're obviously keen to get hands-on with Uncharted 3 and to maybe see some footage that doesn't involve the burning chateau but from what we've seen, it's on its way to greatness already. Of course, it's too early to call Uncharted 3 game of 2011 but seeing as Uncharted 2 is still talked about as setting the blueprint for other action games to follow, then it's certainly a forerunner. We'll have much more as soon as humanly possible.

February 21st 2011

   

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  • 47CELL - February 23, 2011 6:11 p.m.

    This is my most anticipated game of the year, I cannot wait!! If ever there was a year to buy a Playstation 3, 2011 is that year. Judging by exclusives alone, Gears of war 3 is not enough to keep the 360's head above water. Little Big Planet 2,KillZone 2, Infamous 2, Resistance 3 and the crown jewel: Uncharted 3. Not to mention the stunning multi-platform tiltes that are on the way. Im bias, yes, but there really is no reason not to buy a Playstation 3 this year :)
  • grayguwapo - February 23, 2011 8:05 a.m.

    wow... just wow... i've seen this clip several times and it still wow's me... and hearing the new additions to the game wow's me even more... too early to say for GOTY but by the looks of it, it's in the running... this is day 1 purchase for sure then if all goes well and it goes GOTY, i'm sure to pick that one up as well... can't wait to hear more news about this...
  • Turboash - February 22, 2011 3:55 p.m.

    Fuck this over rated tripe.
  • fetalspray - February 22, 2011 1:56 p.m.

    @misanthr0pe haha thats funny shit man how is the word 'sat' playing with tense? It works exactly the same way as sitting, it can be used in the present and past tenses eg. 'I am sat down', present, 'I was sat down' past, much the same as 'I am sitting down' and 'I was sitting down'. You see misanthr0pe its the verb 'was' or 'am' that changes the tense in this case not 'sat' or 'sitting' as those two words can be translated into past and present but not future and in this case when 'sat' is used after the conjunction 'but' in "But sat here watching Uncharted 3, we daren't miss a frame..." it makes perfect sense in the present tense, so Nathan the little twerp was in the right and you were wrong, I suggest you get a better grip of the english language before you try to grammar nazi people in future.
  • GamesRadar_NathanIrvine - February 22, 2011 9:58 a.m.

    @misanthr0pe Fixed. Here's hoping you never make a typo. You'd probably explode. Yours, Nathan 'little twerp' Irvine
  • Modroneman - February 21, 2011 9:55 p.m.

    While this does look like an amazing game (loved Uncharted 2), this game will not take game of the year for 2011. It will be going up against Dragon Age 2, Elder Scrolls V, and Mass Effect 3!
  • shawksta - February 21, 2011 9 p.m.

    This game, Skyward sword,certain 3DS games, and whatever is coming at E3 is gonna dominate 2011 I cant wait ^_^
  • nuno004 - February 21, 2011 8:57 p.m.

    i want this! this game won't be that different from the first two except for new moves n stuff, i just want to play through more of the uncharted story. fack yeah
  • ninjaemperor - February 21, 2011 8:52 p.m.

    I can't wait for this, the only thing that can possibly stand up for this for my GOTY is portal 2. Or the last Guardian, which I doubt will come out this year.
  • misanthr0pe - February 21, 2011 8:46 p.m.

    "But sat here watching Uncharted 3, we daren't miss a frame..." ok Nathan you little twerp, listen carefully... The word is SITTING ok?! I know you UK'ers think it's just OH SO FUKN COOOOL to mess about with tense but really that's enough now. Editors please take note: the moment has passed. Be brave and take a stand (or perhaps you would prefer "take a stood"?).
  • sleepy92ismypsn - February 21, 2011 8:16 p.m.

    I can't wait to play this game. Hasn't Naughty Dog already said there won't be campaign co-op in Uncharted 3?
  • d20Dark - February 21, 2011 8:03 p.m.

    If you're seriously going to have to break down and get a PS3 Chris, make sure you get Uncharted 1 and 2. Make it a 'same day' purchase as the system. I AM a hardcore- HARDCORE 360 fan and while most games don't move me in the slightest on the PS3, Uncharted is THE series to get/love/live on the system. I'd never, ever understand any idiot that sold their 360 to buy a PS3- that's just stupid- but to have both a PS3 and a 360 is just pure golden fun. I wouldn't worry about any other PS3 game aside from Motorstorm if you like racers (shooters suck on PS3, blame the dual shock) but action games like Uncharted and God of War are just awesome and amazingly fun. But make sure you don't miss out on Uncharted 1 and 2 or you won't really appreciate Uncharted 3! And both of those game- old or not- are brilliant examples of 10/10 review scores!
  • Cat_Mundy - February 21, 2011 7:53 p.m.

    Can't wait to see what part the subtitle plays in this! Will it show Drake's dark side? We all know he has one, after all, he is a theif, a murderer and impossibly handsome and charming. But, I'm most excited for what part love interests will play. I'd love to see another man come in the picture and woo Elena. It'd be heart-wrenching, but Drake will always pull through! In Drake We Trust.
  • inconceivable - February 21, 2011 5:51 p.m.

    So excited for this game.
  • Svage - February 21, 2011 5:36 p.m.

    What a tease! I thought the video would have the new extended demo =/
  • thefreakysurgeon - February 21, 2011 5:19 p.m.

    can't wait for this game! i want this and Skyward Sword for Christmas!
  • Nin10DOH - February 21, 2011 5:12 p.m.

    Holy shit. I could not possibly want this game any more than I do now! When will November come?!?
  • JakeDaCake - February 21, 2011 4:40 p.m.

    @SHANECEDT shut up! Ur retarded! on further note logged over an entire months worth play on the first and even more on the second i cant wait to play. i realy wanna se prequal of just sully.
  • babyhenchy1 - February 21, 2011 4:39 p.m.

    It's going to have to really deliver to outdo Mass Effect 3 for me, but I'm still very excited for Uncharted 3.
  • ShaneCedt - February 21, 2011 4:20 p.m.

    WHOA WHOA WHOA PUMP YOUR BRAKES KID! UNCHARTED 3 GONNA SUCK BIG BIG TIME! IT'S ALL ABOUT GEARSSSS OFFFF WARRRRRRR 3 TIME TO RIDE THE TRAIN BIATCHES!!!!!!!!

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