Well, we all knew this was going to happen. The huge hit and critical darling from 2009, Uncharted: Among Thieves is getting a sequel, and it seems to be coming out sometime next year. For some odd reason, not a gaming magazine, but Entertainment Weekly got first look at the Uncharted series’ third outing (maybe hinting that the release of the third game in the series will aid press for the already announced big screen adaptation). Of course there are no in-depth details at this time, and the full trailer is set to premiere at the VGAs this Saturday for all us regular folk (I sure hope that “big announcement” Sony had for us wasn’t just spoiled). But, for now, feel free to speculate the crap out of Joystiq’s article and screenshots:
The game, due in 2011, will feature Drake and partner Sully on a hunt for a lost city, a journey that leads them to the Arabian Peninsula and Rub’ al Khali Desert. (Note the sandy “Exhibit A” above.) The story not only lifts from the life of Sir Francis Drake but also British Army officer and archeologist T.E. Lawrence (yes, as in “of Arabia”).
EW’s preview later reveals a few new gameplay tweaks, most notably the ability to fight several enemies at once, and an expanded multiplayer offering. They’ve even got the teaseriest of teaser trailers, the practical upshot of which is that we’ll have to wait until Saturday’s VGAs to get a good look at the thing.