If you're still buying magazines - get with the times! - then you might have seen the latest issue of Official Playstation Magazine sporting an exclusive Uncharted 3 preview. Inside, you probably pored over all the juicy gossip on Drake's third outing, drooling over the sweeping golden deserts and snapshots of the brutal treatment he inflicts on hapless terrorists. But maybe you didn't?
We're not at liberty to post scans, but we're not against spilling the beans - or sand, depending on your tolerance of said pun - on what OPM unearthed. According to the mag, Drake spends much of his time in the Arabian ruins of Rub' al Khali, searching for the lost Pillars of Iram. The story is said to be heavily influenced by Laurence of Arabia, and Naughty Dog isn't pulling any punches in their depiction of the desert. Sandstorms, mirages, even the landscape itself is in a constant state of flux due to the developer's advanced sand-rendering whatchamacallit.
Uncharted 3 isn't restricted to the desert, however, just like how the second outing hyped the snow and tundra but ended up scattering its plot all over the globe. Drake will return to his usual jungle temple tropes, but also London. Which makes sense. Katherine Marlowe, the Helen Mirren-esque villain of the piece, is English, and part of an ancient order dating back to Queen Elizabeth the first.
To combat this new threat, Drake has a wealth of new contextual takedowns to exploit. If you're in the midst of a brutal melee bout next to a table and happen to find a bottle, Drake has no qualms in picking it up and smashing it over your opponent's head! OPM also got wind of a rumored motorcycle segment, which is in line with Naughty Dog's penchant for vehicular mayhem. [SystemLink]