The latest issue of OPM has unveiled a swag of new information on Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, including why Drake’s stranded in a desert and who that creepy lady is.
Naughty Dog dropped some teasing comments through the piece, including that “the Uncharted franchise was never conceived as a trilogy”.
According to SystemLink‘s summary, the desert seen in the first trailer is Rub’ al Khali, in Arabia.
The desert behaves as it ought, throwing sandstorms, mirages, and “all the things you’d expect in a desert” at you, and shifting dynamically.
Drake and Sully are in Arabia in search of the Iram of the PIllars, but London and a jungle temple were revealed as locations visited during the course of the game..
Recently revealed villain Katherine Marlowe is part of a secret society dating back to the Elizabethan era.
Since the story is centred on Lawrence of Arabia’s obsession with the Iram of the Pillars, Naughty Dog are fittingly hinting at motorcycle sections. The article mentions the studio tries not to repeat itself, but has a “strong tradition” of in-game vehicles.
A new melee system allows Drake to find weaponry in the environment, such as bottles, and stealth combat has been expanded.
Thanks, That Video Game Blog.