Uncharted disembarking November 20

Sony confirms North American release date for Naughty Dog's Tomb Raider-like adventure, which will have a "holiday" release in Europe.

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As the end-of-2007 game-release avalanche accelerates, some titles are getting out of its way. Last month, Grand Theft Auto IV and Too Human were officially delayed until 2008, and unconfirmed reports have Turning Point: Fall of Liberty and Mercenaries 2: World in Flames being pushed back to next year. Even Unreal Tournament 3's November launch window is looking less firm.

However, one game that definitely isn't getting delayed is Uncharted: Drake's Fortune. Sony reps have confirmed that the PlayStation 3-exclusive action adventure will ship in North America on November 20. That puts it in direct day-and-date competition with the Xbox 360-only role-playing game Mass Effect and possibly the multiplatform Rock Band as well. The game has a less firm "holiday" release for the UK and Europe.

Developed by Jak and Daxter creators Naughty Dog, Uncharted follows a treasure hunter who believes himself to be descended from the famous explorer Sir Francis Drake. To restore fame and fortune to his family's name, he sets about island-hopping in the Caribbean to find the fabled, gold-packed city of El Dorado. Complications ensue when his seaplane crashes and he finds himself stranded on a remote isle crawling with ruthless, heavily armed mercenaries.

For more on Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

Discussion

164 comments
wars45
wars45

THIS LOOKS GOOD LETS SEE WOT THE REVIEW SAYS

jakeboudville
jakeboudville

I'll wait for a review of this when the time comes just to be on the safe side

rafarmer
rafarmer

Um, ugliest art design, ever?

ctg867
ctg867

Gah, I really gotta get a PS3 now. So many good games coming this holiday for the PS3 and 360. Got a 360, now I need a PS3. What's happening with that 40GB again???

Steel_Rain777
Steel_Rain777

Uncharted is gonna rock....Wish it didn't come out in November though, the game orgy month. Gotta take out a bank loan for all these freaking games!

thekey
thekey

I'm getting both of them so I don't give a what.

Sigil-otaku
Sigil-otaku

@ carljohnson3456 (plus the rest): Yuck_Too never actually did discredit the game he just made a passing comment on how using a sexy lady can help sell a game better. Don't act like children cos it does happen, he never said it was the only reason it sold just that it was something that helped. Dead or Alive Xtreme 2 isn't a really good game but despite the current gen £50 price tags for games it'll still sell pretty well just cos it has big boobs and hot women. How come it's fair for people to say that about DOAX 2 and not Tomb Raider? Plus there were no derogatory comments towards this game, try and find one and you'll be here either all day or 2 minutes depending on how fast it takes you to admit you were wrong. Some people can be a little anti-Sony at the moment due to the stigma around the console but don't act like fanboys and slam there every words just cos you don't want to listen. The game looks great in your opinion by the way, I prefer the look of Strangelhold over this.

axia_777
axia_777

Ah who cares about all the BS people are talking. This game is going to rock!!!

polsci1503
polsci1503

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carrierj1
carrierj1

How could anyone care about Lara Croft's T & A when she first came out? They were pointy and pixelated.

ericblue21
ericblue21

Yuck_Too You know most comments you made about SONY and PS3, when there's a news about an update or features they are going to add on PS3, or there're games that people(PS3 owners) been waiting for. You'll always, find something to say about it whether is bashing it or discredit it. You know that, and we know that. So why not save your time, and stop trying to explain that you didn't say anything else or you didn't mean it.

sascha23
sascha23

To the nay sayers, just go watch the trailer for this game before casting judgement. This game looks fantastic! I think many of the people sharing their negative feelings don't own a PS3. I think this generation will feature more dual-system adopters than ever before. You pretty much NEED a PS3 and 360 if you want to nab the exclusives. Please don't give me the argument of 'I only like the exclusives of #### system!" We all know there are killer apps on both. :)

Yuck_Too
Yuck_Too

--ericblue21-- --carljohnson3456 -- 1) I never discredited this title. 2) I did not say this game would not be popular. 3) I never even compared this title to Tomb Raider I was responding to someone else. 4) I cannot help the fact young male teens prefer LC to Indiana Jones 5) 95% of my complaints against Sony are in regards to their continual support of PS2 over PS3 nothing else. edit: 6) I guess I should apologize to male Speedo wearer's worldwide for any offense the term "banana hammock" caused.

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

Heavenly Sword this week, Ratchet & Clank Future next month, and then Uncharted in November. Looks like I got my PS3 at the right time.

ericblue21
ericblue21

"all things being equal banana hammocks don't tend to sell as well to the younger male generation", that's what I work up about it.

carljohnson3456
carljohnson3456

Yuck, what you are saying is actually discrediting this game, considering it "Tomb Raider without the TnA which made it popular... so this game wont be popular cause it does havent TnA". Which is no surprise, just about everything you say is anti-Sony. You've said before your "wanting Sony to do something good", and well, this game looks great. And you've also said, "until a game has shipped, you dont know $h*+ about it", and here you are saying this game wont be popular. That is why he is getting offended. I'm not attacking you, it's all your opinion man, and it's fine, but it's no secret here that 95% you say stuff that is against Sony.

Yuck_Too
Yuck_Too

--ericblue21 -- What that says is exactly that...had they made LC male in Tomb Raider it would not have been as popular. What exactly has you worked up about that?

Cirus2
Cirus2

This is a PS3 game not a 360 yeh like 100 360 fan boys comes here slating PS3, tbh i be picking up this gameat release looking good atm and mass effect looks like a great game too maybe i be getting it too or not the action looks bit dull guess i be waiting on the reviews.

ericblue21
ericblue21

Sure, you didn't say anything. First you said "I hate to say it but some of the reason Tomb Raider was so popular was because of LC's T&A" then you said "all things being equal banana hammocks don't tend to sell as well to the younger male generation." and what does that tell us?

Warfust
Warfust

Sounds to....run of the mill. I don't expect much, but that may be a good thing for it.

Yuck_Too
Yuck_Too

--ericblue21 -- Um...did I say anything against Sony or even this game?...nope...talk about flying of the handle in overly defensive attitudes. What I said was actually against Tomb Raider and that part of it's success was the T&A factor.

imortiferus
imortiferus

to be fair, the game looks promising. However the key will be the action, firing accuracy and exploration elements. So far it look run an gun, jump ledge type of deal. It;s naughty dog so i'll reserve judgement. However launching againt the behemoth known as Mass Effect is a bad idea!

ericblue21
ericblue21

That's right Yuck_Too, nothing coming from SONY or for SONY is good enough for you. Did you ever say something nice about anything that's for PS3 or SONY? You just always find a way to bashing them. It always makes me laugh. I guess we all know who's really anti-PS3/SONY. M$ really should think about hire you to work for them(wait....maybe they already did?)

blancobo
blancobo

Looking by the trailer and the information published so far... adding up to a nice rep based on the dev's previous games, I believe Uncharted promises to be a solid fun investment. The game looks pretty nice color wise and the characters look pretty nice, though they could have come more polishing... Kojima Productions could help them with this :). This looks like one of this Christmas nicer games.

Valkron1
Valkron1

I'm buying Mass Effect but I'm not sure about Uncharted. I'll wait for some reviews to see how long and re-playable it is. It maybe just another rental for me.

Mooshu92887
Mooshu92887

Another good game thats going to get buried in the November releases. ... It's too bad, really.

Brambler
Brambler

I remember back during E3 that IGN said Uncharted plays more like Gears of War than Tomb Raider. Can't wait to get it!

carljohnson3456
carljohnson3456

This game will sell, if you own a PS3, you'll more than likely going to buy this game.

Yuck_Too
Yuck_Too

I hate to say it but some of the reason Tomb Raider was so popular was because of LC's T&A...all things being equal banana hammocks don't tend to sell as well to the younger male generation.

Thorpe89
Thorpe89

This will certainly be something I wouldn't mind owning when I do get round to buying a PlayStation 3. I love Tomb Raider and would like to see how this goes too.

Proust
Proust

I look forward to this. Love the trailer and gameplay clips.

carljohnson3456
carljohnson3456

"Dude Raider" --- Psh, c'mon guys. This looks like a great game. All the MS fans are trying to find a way to bash this game. The only thing that looks Tomb Raider about this game is the setting, which is a pretty typical setting for movies, just not video games. This game looks super bad ass, and in the trailer, it looks just like a movie with great voice acting... but we'll see. Only thing that worries me about this game is how Stranglehold flopped, but it looked really awesome too. Oh well though, I trust Naughty Dog, they've never let me down before.

iaag784
iaag784

Why does everyone compare this to Tomb Raider and say it's a clone? I guess your overrated Halo is also a clone of all the other great first-person shooters.

fanboy999
fanboy999

Dude Raider indeed. I've seen footage and it looks exactly like a Lara Croft outing but with a man. Are there no original ideas left?

skipper847
skipper847

I hope this next thew month fly by to Masseffect :) Carnt wait.

THEdjnme
THEdjnme

Yeah Nevi.......WTF are the other reasons to get one? Did you not read what other game it's going into competition with? Granted it's a diferent genre but have you seen Mass Effect? I'd be crapping my pants if I were Sony.

TTDog
TTDog

"nevi: Another reason to get a ps3" Another?

beckoflight
beckoflight

Dude raider ... to bad it dosen't have unique things of its own all are taken for TR & PoP .... at least the presentation is great ! DUDE RAIDER !

beckoflight
beckoflight

Dude raider ... to bad it dosen't have unique things of its own all are taken for TR & PoP .... at least the presentation is great ! DUDE RAIDER !

DonutTrooper
DonutTrooper

It's been a while since I've played a Tomb Raider. But I will probably forget it all once I pick up Uncharted.

rogerjak
rogerjak

Naughty Dog's Tomb Raider-like adventure? Come on!!!! It should be "Naughty Dog's, much better than Tomb Raider, adventure:P But srsly, I believe that this game will have at least between 12-15 hours. All the previous J&D lasted a good amount of time to be beaten. Jak 2 takes between 13-20 (depends on the person) to be beaten, AND if you want to unlock cool stuff you have look for the orbs, which are almost impossible to found. SO yeah, this game will be great.

ChaosXeno
ChaosXeno

Drinkduff I played and beat Gears or War its about 6-8 hours long too. The difference is that gears has a multiplayer that gives it more reason to keep playing it. Heavenly Sword is a great game. Hell I beat resident evil and other games in just about 6 hours or less, doesn't mean they are bad.

ChaosXeno
ChaosXeno

Furby actually Heavenly Sword is a great game, all reviews except IGN's ( and who really listens to IGN) have said this game was awesome, its just that its pretty short. Its average score is around 8.2. Again thanks to IGN being counted twice the horrible european Edge. But hell everyone played naughty dog games and knows they know action/adventure/platform. Just like everyone knows Insomniac an d Icognito own.

kobebryantyanic
kobebryantyanic

It's been a while since i played a great adventure game. One of the reason y i bought a ps3, m$ seems to be only good in making shooters while the ps3 has the whole package. Is SOCOM really commin in november too??

kobebryantyanic
kobebryantyanic

I guarantee that this game will get at least a 9.0. i'll blow myself up if it doesn't.