The Uncharted Collection includes access to A Thief's End multiplayer beta


So in some not surprising news, Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection is arriving later this year. The PS4 trilogy set will include Drake's Fortune, Among Thieves and Drake's Deception and will be released on the 9th of October in the UK and Ireland and the 7th everywhere else.

Importantly, if you buy the HD collection in all its 1080p 60fps glory, you'll get access to Uncharted: A Thief's End's multiplayer beta when it's available. Drake's adventures have been remastered by Bluepoint Games who, according to the PlayStation Blog, aren't just polishing up the originals with "better lighting, textures, and models" but also "working on a range of improvements and additions across all three games."

Pre-ordering digitally will net you the Nathan Drake pack which gives you original (probably half-untucked) Drake skins and famous shiny weapons, the Golden AK-47 and Golden 92FS. There's no footage in the below trailer but plenty of teasing of those infamous artefacts from each of the previous games and a nice reminder of Sully's dulcet tones. We'll obviously have to wait a little longer for shiny footage.

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Looks like Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection has leaked on the US PlayStation store. A promo image for the game - which is hugely likely to be a collection of the PS3 trilogy, remastered for PS4 - appeared this morning on the mobile version of the PS store.

It's a bit of a clanger, and follows yesterday's slightly-early release of the Fallout 4 trailer (admittedly, that was by Bethesda, not Sony, and it was pulled down quickly). There's no further official information about The Nathan Drake Collection at this stage, but expect more later today.

Given Sony's delay of Uncharted 4 to early 2016, it makes sense that a remastered collection of the old games would be released later in 2015 to a) keep Uncharted fans happy, and b) keep people talking about PlayStation's marquee series.

Considering the number of leaks before E3, we're starting to get a little worried that there will be no surprises left for the show... And yes, we called this one too, in our list of 15 PlayStation predictions for E3. Just sayin'.

As ever, we've reached out to Sony for an official comment on Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection. Meanwhile, on Twitter, Creative Director at Naughty Dog - Neil Druckmann - has acknowledged the leak.

Andy Hartup