Thursday, October 20, 2011

Uncharted 3 Launch Trailer

The fall is a great time if you love video games. Batman: Arkham City was just released on Tuesday and there are a few big titles coming out in a few weeks. Two weeks from now, Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception comes out for the PS3. Uncharted took the action platformer originated by Tomb Raider and gave it a much needed overhaul. Combining combat elements, such as cover-based 3rd-person shooting like in Gears of War with puzzle platforming from games like Prince of Persia made for a great experience. What sets the Uncharted series apart from other games is it's style, which pays tribute to the great adventure movies of old as well as appropriating elements from the Indiana Jones series and other series like it. The protagonist, Nathan Drake, is a treasure hunter who is a possible descendant of Sir Francis Drake. His attitude is not unlike Indiana Jones or Captain Malcolm Reynolds from Serenity, he cracks wise, and kicks ass in exotic locales.

Leading up to the release of Uncharted 3 Sony has been releasing trailers featuring Henry Jones Jr. himself, Harrison Ford. This video shows him sitting down for a Japanese commercial for Uncharted 3 and shows him taking the game for a spin. Whether he's actually playing or not is debatable but you cannot deny how cool it is to have the protagonist of arguably one of the best adventure movies of all time playing a video game that pays homage to the his character.

Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception drops 11-1-11

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