Uncharted 3 Collector's Edition unearthed

Naughty Dog's upcoming third Nathan Drake game gets $100 top-tier bundle that includes wearable belt and necklace, as well as statue, steel book casing, and traveling chest packaging.

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No Caption Provided Uncharted series protagonist Nathan Drake is well accustomed to unearthing treasure, but it will be gamers who dig up booty this fall, should they pick up the Uncharted 3 Collector's Edition.

Series developer Naughty Dog has announced a $100 top-tier bundle for Nathan Drake's third console outing in Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception. The collector's edition (pictured below) will house an array of items, including a life-sized replica wearable belt buckle and necklace, a Nathan Drake statue, a steel book casing, and travelling chest packaging for the game.

Gamers can wear their Uncharted fanhood on their person with the collector's edition.
Gamers can wear their Uncharted fanhood on their person with the collector's edition.

In addition to the collector's edition announcement, Naughty Dog also has detailed the various retailer-specific preorder incentives for Uncharted 3, which spans big box retailers GameStop, Amazon, Best Buy, and Wal-Mart.

Gamers who preorder the title at GameStop will score access to the creepy crawler kickback. This ability allows gamers, provided they've amassed the required number of medals, to morph into a swarm of eight-legged creatures and take down their foes. For more on how kickbacks and other multiplayer components of Uncharted 3 work, check out GameSpot's preview of the game's multiplayer.

Those who preorder Uncharted 3 at online retailer Amazon will earn three bonuses, the first of which is the carpet bomb kickback, which allows gamers to toss three grenades to thwart the advances of enemies. Additionally, players who preorder at Amazon will be granted two weapon augments, allowing them to buff the capacity of their Para- 9 and G-MAL bullet clips.

Best Buy is offering gamers who preorder Uncharted 3 day-one access to the regeneration booster, an item that allows gamers to heal their wounds faster in the game's multiplayer component.

Lastly, Wal-Mart will offer gamers who preorder Uncharted 3 the callout weapon mod, which lets players equip an AK-47 with a laser sight, enabling all teammates to see the foe's location.

Gamers can change into spiders by preordering at GameStop.
Gamers can change into spiders by preordering at GameStop.

In addition to the above-mentioned retailers, other purveyors will offer an exclusive Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception PlayStation Network avatar and XMB theme for the PlayStation 3. For the full list of participating retailers, check out the post on the game's official site.

Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception is due out exclusively on the PlayStation 3 on November 1. The game will focus on protagonist Drake's search for a lost city, with the wily adventurer finding his way to the Arabian Peninsula and its bleak Empty Quarter. In addition to the new multiplayer overhauls, the game will feature new stealth and melee maneuvers, as well as stereoscopic 3D support.

For more on the title, check out GameSpot's most recent hands-on preview of Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception.

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