Nathan, Meet Katherine Marlowe
Sony's lifted the embargo from last week's Uncharted 3 press event, and with it, some juicy new details about Nathan's new antagonist. Katherine Marlowe and her secret society is set to cause the treasure hunter no end of strife- and what's more, the 3D support is looking pretty slick to boot.
In a recent reveal post on the Playstation Blog, Naughty Dog's community strategist has blown the lid off of Uncharted 3's main villain. Katherine Marlowe is the ruthless, hard-edged and thoroughly despicable leader of an ancient secret society that has its roots in Elizabethan England. Her existing rivalry with Nathan Drake will blossom into fully-fledged enmity, causing her to respond with cerebral mind games and subtle manipulation rather than heavy-handed intervention. Oh, and if that doesn't work, there's always her crack team of agents that will be "far more elusive and dangerous than the hired guns Nathan Drake and Victor Sullivan have faced in the past."
Nasty piece of work. We're going to enjoy taking her down.
Naughty Dog were also quick to stress that Uncharted 3's 3D support will push the bar both graphically and in terms of improving the overall gameplay experience. Naturally 3DTV users will have another visually capable title to show off to their mates, but the developers believe that the increased depth perception will allow gamers to play better than their backward 2D brethren.
Playing in 3D gives you some added benefits to gameplay as well, such as improved aiming around corners and an excellent read on depth for all traversal sequences, no matter how tricky. - Arne Meyer, Naughty Dog Community Strategist
We'll take that under advisement, but we'll reserve judgement until we actually get to see it running. Uncharted 3 is already making massive waves in the PS3 scene, and we'll keep you posted as we hear more. [PS Blog]