Uncharted 3 to be set in the desert?

Sources claim Nathan Drake's third adventure title will feature <i>Raiders of the Lost Ark</i>-like desert locales; full reveal expected next month.

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Source: Gaming blog Kotaku.

What we heard: It would come as no surprise for Uncharted developer Naughty Dog to be deep in development of a third Nathan Drake adventure. Both the original and its sequel won rave reviews when they were released in 2007 and 2009 respectively. Further, Uncharted: Among Thieves has sold more than 3 million units.

What's more, the intellectual property is a hot one. A movie based on the series, directed by David O. Russell and starring Mark Wahlberg as Nathan Drake, is set to begin filming this summer.

Is Nathan Drake taking the fight to the desert?

Neither Sony nor Naughty Dog has said a word about Uncharted 3 to date. That said, Amazon's French arm listed the product just hours before Sony's Electronic Entertainment Expo briefing in June. Sony did not comment on the matter at the time.

Now, according to a source speaking with Kotaku, it appears the game not only exists, but will be set in the desert, possibly in Africa. The first Uncharted title was set primarily in a jungle setting, and its sequel, Among Thieves, ranged in locale, from jungles and urban areas to the peaks and caves of the snowy Himalayas. The same source also told Kotaku that Sony is planning an Uncharted 3 reveal on or around the 2010 Video Game Awards show, which airs on Saturday, December 11. Sony has also teased a game unveiling for Sunday, December 12, at a private event in Los Angeles--for which Uncharted 3 now appears to be a top contender.

The official story: Sony had not responded to GameSpot's request for comment or clarification on the matter as of press time.

Bogus or not bogus?: Likely not bogus that Sony has something to share during the 2010 Video Game Awards, and certainly not bogus that a third Uncharted game exists. Similarly, it's not unlikely that the title will be set in a locale new to the series. Whatever the case may be, if the source proves accurate, answers will arrive very soon.

Discussion

180 comments
MaiLovesZTP
MaiLovesZTP

Looks pretty cool. I have never been big on the desert surrounding, but maybe it will be a new challenge.

sieg6529
sieg6529

Keep milking this franchise, I actually enjoy it. I think it is slightly over-rated, but I still have fun.

revanknight
revanknight

I would like to see a variety of environments like U2

Kevin75
Kevin75

The first game was pretty good despite its flawsd. The second game ripped off the first game's story all the way. It was a basic recycling with better graphics and that won people over, despite the lackluster gameplay, poor presentation, and low fun level thanks to the returning feminest herein and the lack luster holywood writing. Hope they don't use the same freaking writers for the third game because people are only going to be wowed by the graphics for so long before they will actually notice the games poor gameplay. Outside that I actually hope this game will be good.

MAXIM-332971
MAXIM-332971

UNCHARTED 3 LOST ARTIFACT??? WTF!!! IN DESERT?!?

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

Man, it doesn't even matter to me. It's Uncharted. Count me in!

MAXIM-332971
MAXIM-332971

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MAXIM-332971
MAXIM-332971

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DKant
DKant

Next, "Uncharted: Space"! That's an awesomely awful title. Sounds like a space exploration and mapping adventure game! Lovely. And then, "He's fought death in scorching deserts and raging oceans! Tall mountains and the deepest caves! With all the corners of the earth covered, Drake has but one place left to conquer.....the Internet!" "Yes, join Nathan Drake online as he battles vicious trolls, cheating banners and evil spam, as he fights his way through the tangly web the Internet spins around him. Embrace the anonymity, and learn more about life, in an exciting, spine-tingling adventure that will take you to places you wish you'd never seen! All for the tiny price of a pop-up ad." "You don't have to wait long." "This Summer. Facebook" ominous *click*

mrhagane
mrhagane

after helicopter and tank, any possibility that nathan drake will fight jet plane? lol, first time when i play uncharted 2, nathan drake always make me surprise, in my mind i think "dude, this man is crazy". lol, sony have both of crazy protagonist (drake and kratos) i wonder which one will win if they fight each other?

cyberdejin
cyberdejin

if so ; it will be a regular "Indiana Jones" story...

Get_Shorty
Get_Shorty

Where ever they go don't take Mark Walberg you!!

BADPHL
BADPHL

I´m playing again U2 to finish all trophies, because Black ops is no longer a option.

gaby00x
gaby00x

Uncharted 3 i cant missed it

eal-zubieri
eal-zubieri

@ImTonyStark why don't you buy a ps3 or a 360(or both)? they are alot cheaper now with bigger hard drives.

eal-zubieri
eal-zubieri

this is really great news but there are other games that i want to see this generation other then uncharted 3 including sly 4 and a new jak game(maybe later). and i hope that this game is not related to the movie by any mean(i know that the movie will suck since mark will be nathan drake).

csw266
csw266

I was in a GameStop today buying Uncharted and the guy asked if I wanted to preorder 3... I said I didn't know they announced 3 and he said he could do a preorder and that it took place in the desert. Not sure whether to believe it or not but it must be the announcement on Dec. 12

ImTonyStark
ImTonyStark

Oh..gr8........PS3 gamers......u guyz r lucky :) We PC gamers who don't own an PS3 or X360......missing & will miss many epic games...lyk Ucharted series, RDR, LA Noire...etc :(

GC4ever
GC4ever

werever it will be, i'm sure it will be epic

steve_fox_fm3
steve_fox_fm3

Nathan Drake where ever u go u still yhe best

FlameRiser
FlameRiser

@yonnex eye of indra was set right before uncharted 1

digi-demon
digi-demon

Hmmm.... maybe the best place for this cheap Indiana Jones rip-off is the local GAME bargain bin @ below £10

XxGeNesiVIIxX
XxGeNesiVIIxX

I hope Uncharted 3 will be as amazing as Uncharted 1 and 2 were!

alfaresalasmar
alfaresalasmar

Thumbs up if u think GS sucks for giving this an 8!!!

freema
freema

Judging by the first two, this will be one awesome game. No doubt. No matter where it is set.

Angel_Belial
Angel_Belial

Day 1 buy for me. Naughty Dog are excellent.

x-2tha-z
x-2tha-z

I'm sure the game will be amazing wherever it's set. The first two Uncharted games are beyond awesome.

matt_achoo
matt_achoo

@Custodian405 very good point there, i don't think that anybody wants another GT5 scenario

prioritymail
prioritymail

Seems like a logical step from the past locales. Can't wait to see where the story goes!

Zippedychick
Zippedychick

Really? I thought that the whole Mark Whalburg thing was a rumor. It isn't? Because that is complete crap.

Matty_gamer
Matty_gamer

Uncharted 2 was not set in One locale? It had a number of locations ranging from the sea beach to the river to the sewers to the Museum to the jail to forest to urban city to snowy valley to snowy mountains to a beautiful ancient city. SO Yeah Uc3 will not be set in the desert it may have a level or more in the desert but "set in desert" common!!..

squallgunblade7
squallgunblade7

if they don't do a low budget movie i would totally love to see a uncharted movie most game to movie goes bad because they low budget it tomb raider was a good hit as a movie i believe and i think nathan with a more hilarious personality would fit a movie better

hyksiu
hyksiu

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muzza93
muzza93

Oh but Hitman & Max Payne are AWESOME games. i would pay $300 for a new Hitman game on PS3 and 360. The bodies dont disappear & its all bout bein sneaky, not enough stealth games out on PS3 . If you know any good stealth games that are already out please tell me!!

muzza93
muzza93

Movies about games suck Hitman Max Payne enough said

muzza93
muzza93

Sorry to go off topic but.. Anyone know when Motorstorm 3 is coming out?? I wish Motorstorm went back to a desert setting, it was more badass. Motorstorm 3 is apocalypse setting tho.

gamingfrendly
gamingfrendly

will it have a mission in the permaids or raiding a camil lol

jokerman_28
jokerman_28

this is definitely not bogus! the Uncharted series is awesome. i want to see the 3rd one really happening

tbone19762008
tbone19762008

Please Naughty Dog don't rush it..The fans want it to be another epic adventure....I have beat Uncharted and Uncharted 2 many times , but still find myself playing though it again... awesomeness! Maybe Treyarch of Call of Duty Black Ops (total garbage) should be paying attention..

GWA17
GWA17

oh no my xbox is on its last legs its gonna die soon :( Are well chin playstation here i come haha! :)

blaqphantom
blaqphantom

im not completely suprised alot of people have been either saying Egypt or Atlantis.

yonnex
yonnex

maybe it will have something to do with the eye of indra?

godofwar1229
godofwar1229

i can't to see if there is an uncharted 3 the second one is awesome. I think they would make him search for king solomon's mine or maybe the ark of the covenant like indiana jones did.

Waranabatokwa
Waranabatokwa

if we follow the trend, uncharted 4 should be a racing game.. :D

NanoElite666
NanoElite666

So long as they don't forget the Nazis. It just wouldn't be in the spirit of Indiana Jones if there weren't Nazis in the game somewhere. :P

Doolum
Doolum

And did u know that in Unchartered 3,Nathan will be teaming up with Crash!!!!!....what!...i can always dream:p