Uncharted 3: World of Deceit outed, debunked - Retail Radar

Amazon France gives name to Among Thieves follow-up--before artist admits he made the title up; Naughty Dog calls title "totally fake."

During the 2010 Electronic Entertainment Expo, Amazon's French arm listed Uncharted 3 for release during the fall of 2011. Now, the same retailer has listed a full title and tentative box art for the game.

A listing (which has since been pulled) for Uncharted 3: World of Deceit popped up on the retailer’s website this weekend. To date, neither publisher Sony nor developer Naughty Dog has officially announced that there will be a third Uncharted title.

Fans no doubt hope Amazon's listing isn't deceitful.

The news comes on the heels of supposed World of Deceit concept art posted by Tyler West Studio concept designer Albert Ng. The Los Angeles studio handles concept art work for a number of big-name clients, including Uncharted series publisher Sony. Ng posted several concept art shots to his blog. Among them was a World of Deceit logo, the same logo that appeared in Amazon France’s listing. However, according to Ng's blog, the concept art was compiled for "architecture class."

[UPDATE] As of press time, Sony had not responded to GameSpot's request for comment or clarification on the matter. However, Naughty Dog head of PR Arne Meyer took to the NeoGAF forums to call the title and concept art "totally fake," a sentiment that Ng backed up in a post on his blog.

"I hope to clarify some recent misunderstandings that this work here was and is presumed to be concept work done for the new upcoming Uncharted 3 property for Naughty Dog and Sony," said Ng. "As stated on the bottom of the post several months ago, this was a project done for an architecture class and has no affiliation with Naughty Dog and their Uncharted series. I apologize for the misunderstanding. "

While not official, a third Uncharted game seems a likely fit for Sony. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves was critically hailed, selling nearly 3 million copies in a matter of months and dominating the Interactive Achievement Awards and Game Developers Choice Awards. In addition to that, Sony also has an Uncharted feature film in the works, with David O. Russell in the director's chair.

For more on the Uncharted series, check out GameSpot’s review of the original and its sequel.

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427 comments
akiwak
akiwak

If you guys see Kevin Butler let me know, HE OWES ME MONEY. Wait but it's for a bet in the future so HE WILL OWE ME Money!!!

akiwak
akiwak

@ TevoxZi Let's take a look at a credible source now Gamespot. What is the release date for the game? Oh, yeah will you look at that NOVEMBER 1, 2011 !?!?!?!?

TommyT456
TommyT456

@marcogamer07 Ah I see, I was thinking you were an XBOX gamer comtemplating PS3. Well if you're gona go for a console Ps3 I think is doing more these days when it comes to exclusives, what with God of War and so many others. I'm aware alot of them are on PC too, but if you game on PC why not break away from microsoft and go with the great, and constantly evolving and improving machine that is Sony's console. And yes I would say the Uncharted games are worth getting a PS3 for :)

kratos-lll
kratos-lll

F*** YES! Can't wait to hear more about it!

jamccain
jamccain

arrrwww me want uncaharted 3 !!!!!! rarrrrr

Sanguis_Malus
Sanguis_Malus

UC2 was a great game. Any sort of fanboyism is pathetic, despite the leanings.

JackHoleFace00
JackHoleFace00

Wow. I'm pretty much a ps3 fanboy myself but even I can't help but laugh at the amount of fanboy-ism going on here. As far as the article, UC3 is inevitable, even if nothing is officially confirmed. I don't know how it couldn't be, considering UC2's success, both critically and commercially. I own it, love it, and would pick up UC3 in a heart-beat.

NeoIostars
NeoIostars

I'd definitely welcome Uncharted 3, but that movie I can do without.

GamerYnoX
GamerYnoX

Uncharted 3 will come for sure

SailingThe7Seas
SailingThe7Seas

PS3 is superior! I wish they would release a 360 version so the World could see how Sony can do it but Microsoft ain't cutin' it.

Amotini
Amotini

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TevoxZi
TevoxZi

@akiwak Yeah, but why November? - that's my point. I'd assume it's about Q3 2011 as the previous 2 games were in Q3. It's only an assumption and I thought you had something to back up with.

akiwak
akiwak

@TevoxZi Besides I also went on a trip with Kevin Butler to the future, together we enjoyed future titles for the MOVE and played some Uncharted 3 for ourselves!!!

akiwak
akiwak

@TevoxZi Just using good old common sense and my powers of deduction. 1. It gives the devs ample amount of time to put together a good game. (2 years+) 2. Teasers for U2 were not released till the holidays(2008) were almost on top of us. 3. Actual firm release date was not officially announced till little over 6 months from game release.

XanderZane
XanderZane

It's all phony. No Uncharted 3 yet. I think ND is working on a new Jax & Daxter game for PS3.

SailingThe7Seas
SailingThe7Seas

I believe the title is GOOD. They should keep it. Thanks for the *ahem* 'leak'.

Miicrox
Miicrox

Uncharted 3 is just gonna end with Nathan getting defeated somehow and going home and eating thousands of donuts and becoming very, very fat. You can quote me on that. It will happen.

parkurtommo
parkurtommo

@ThePurpleBubble Ok i guess your right but sometimes the game takes the control from you thats what bothers me, but UC2 is for me the 2nd best game anyways (Demons souls in 1st lol)

pyshco
pyshco

Amman4ever u do know that uncharted was an action game there was no rpg elements at all in either UC 1 or 2 anyway im glad there making a third the gameplay and story of both previous titles was amazing and interesting

amaan4ever
amaan4ever

It wont be as good as U2 cuz no rpg game on ps3 will be as good as uncharted 2

TevoxZi
TevoxZi

@akiwak And why's that? I'd honestly love a source that you made this assumption with.

akiwak
akiwak

This game wont be coming out till at least november 2011 more than a year away so no need to make any announcements. BUT we all know it's coming...

UltimateRAGEX
UltimateRAGEX

Well I hope there will be an Uncharted 3! Loved the other two!

Hanzoadam
Hanzoadam

Looking forward to it, though I'm looking forward to other things more Like Super Dimension Game Neptune :P

LeoLex_
LeoLex_

@mhsdrake no that would be Elder Scrolls V..

mario64mario_15
mario64mario_15

all i have to say is this will be THE BEST GAME TO HIT PS3 2011

mhsdrake
mhsdrake

Uncharted 3 is my most anticipated game ever...

Viral-venom13
Viral-venom13

Bogus news or not, the point is we all know that a 3rd game for the series is bound to pop up at some point which is a good reason to get excited....this is provided you've played the 1st 2 or your a fan of the series or something as i know there will be some who say otherwise!!

da_chub
da_chub

@Darth_Pietrus most games i dont trade...but some i play, beat and never want to touch again. those go away and i get new games. I never get rid of the greats my systems have even if im done with it(like GOW, UC1,2 or Mario/metroid etc...) But i had to force myself to beat AC2 cause of its repetivness, so that went away knowing AC3 is coming soon/.

XxHYDROZILLAxX
XxHYDROZILLAxX

Uncharted is definitely a reason to buy a PS3. I own all three consoles and PC, but Uncharted 2 is the only game that I get an itch to play daily. The multiplayer is severely underated and overshadowed by current copy and paste FPS games. I used to play Chromehounds religiously on 360, but since they dropped the servers UC2 has filled the void nicely. There are currently two PS3 exclusives that go into my top five games of all time.

Amotini
Amotini

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marcogamer07
marcogamer07

@TommyT456 I'm actually a PC gamer right now. I'm perfectly content with what I've got now, I am just really interested in this game. I wish it would come to PC. :(

sguint-eyed
sguint-eyed

amazon france... we love you for all the leaks :D

seattleguy15
seattleguy15

i loved the mp of uncharted 2 it fun and fast to play

TommyT456
TommyT456

@marcogamer07 If you have the money it is worth getting a PS3 for the Uncharted games and the other great exclusive titles, such as Killzone, Metal Gear 4, GT5 among many others, with Uncharted 2 being the best reason to part with your cash for a new console, it is an incredible game. Playstation (Sony) has been doing console gaming for a long time now and although its the game developers that make the software this game shows the history and experience the playstation developers have. The XBOX has proved its technically impressive too and has alot of great games but nothing really simulates the "fun" coupled with being amazing technically quite like Uncharted 2. It just makes me proud to be a life long playstation follower because it feels like these games represent years of pedigree, I'm sentimental :P lol

tennis12master
tennis12master

Even though this is fake, I'm hoping Uncharted 3 releases late 2011. Going by the development cycle of each of the Uncharted games, it would make sense. But something is telling me Sony will probably delay it to a 2012 release.. Well, I will await patiently for the next Uncharted game! UC2 was awesome, and the Drake's Fortune remains one of my favorite PS3 games.

snes_vs_ps1
snes_vs_ps1

@cyclonebw Ahem, you mean interactive movie.

claykenobi
claykenobi

This easily became my favorite franchise and I already know Naughty Dog will deliver another epic, virtual adventure..

marcogamer07
marcogamer07

Is it worth it getting a PS3 just for those games alone? Because seeing these games, I'll have to admit that I have been thinking about it...

StiffZombie
StiffZombie

I really enjoyed both games. I've since traded them in because their MP was behind the competition, and there's not a lot of replay value to either game once you beat the short campaign.

Melas300
Melas300

If UN 3 will be better than UN 2, it is going to be not only the game of the year, but also the game of the gaming history... I wish we had at least one video to see what it is going to be about..

TheWickedEnd101
TheWickedEnd101

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cyclonebw
cyclonebw

Uncharted 2 greatest game ever hands down.

Gamer_4_Fun
Gamer_4_Fun

Uncharted is the reason why i love gaming.