New Uncharted 3 Info: Locales, Bikes And Secret Organizations

By Colin Tan on April 8, 2011, 12:41PM EDT

New information regarding Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception has surfaced via OPM. Issue 57 of the mag reveals some new details on the plot, locales and game mechanics of Nate's next adventure.

Here's the rundown,

  • Drake will be spending most of his time in the Arabian desert, exploring the dunes of Rub' al Khali.

  • You'll still be globe trotting, visiting places like London and a jungle temple.

  • You can expect "all the things you'd expect in a desert" - that includes sandstorms and mirages.

  • This creates a dynamic environment to explore, with altering geography, "We've done a ton of research...The way sand blows over and curls over the tops of dunes, the way it displaces and flows - it's almost a liquid," said creative director Amy Hennig.

  • Plot is based around Lawrence of Arabia and Iram of the Pillars - The Atlantis of the Sands.

  • Drake and Sully are seen in the Empty Quarter, looking for Iram of the Pillars.

  • Apparently, there are bike sections, "We have a strong tradition of vehicular gameplay, and we try not to repeat ourselves," says ND.

  • Story isn't set in stone yet, but villain Katherine Marlowe is part of a secret order that dates back to the time of Queen Elizabeth I.

  • This is not Drake's last adventure, ND stresses that "the Uncharted franchise was never conceived as a trilogy."

  • Previous characters will be returning, does that include both Elena and Chloe?

  • New melee combat system lets Drake fight multiple enemies at once, but also shows him picking up a bottle from a table and introducing it to an enemy's face. New stealth moves and mechanics have been added as well.

  • ND: "We'll be sure to alert everyone if a public beta is in the works this time around."

Uncharted 3 is scheduled for a November 1, 2011 release, exclusively on the PS3.

Source: SystemLink PlayStation

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