While David O. Russell and Sony Pictures are working on bringing Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune to the big screen with Mark Wahlberg in the lead role, developer Naughty Dog has announced the third game in the franchise that will follow last year’s hit “Uncharted 2: Among Thieves.” The new game, titled “Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception,” is set in the desert and is scheduled to hit PlayStation 3 late 2011, says Entertainment Weekly.
The magazine describes the sequel as follows:
According to Naughty Dog’s creative director Amy Hennig, the theme of deception plays out in multiple ways throughout the threequel, from Drake doing the deceiving to Drake being deceived to some mysterious deception about Drake’s very identity. The story focuses on the hero’s relationship with his mentor and father figure, fan fave Victor “Sully” Sullivan, and has him searching for a legendary lost city that will ultimately take him to the Arabian Peninsula and the vast wasteland of the Rub’ al Khali Desert, also known as the Empty Quarter.
The sneak peek included these screenshots and tease. Be sure to watch the Spike TV “Video Game Awards” on Saturday for the full teaser trailer!
UPDATE: Thanks to ‘The Dude,’ we’ve also got the cover and two more screenshots!