What better way to start off a show, especially one at the E3, but to pull out the big guns. Pew, pew, pew! And for this occasion, Sony’s weapon of choice was an excellent demo for the upcoming Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception — Naughty Dog’s next action-adventure title featuring that scrappy treasure-hunter Nathan Drake.
There to present the demo was Evan Wells and Christophe Balestra from Naught Dog, who without much chit-chat got into the presentation — showing our hero Drake beginning his quest on a cruise ship that looked quite abandoned as a fun-family vacationing vessel and was now a creepy run-downed we’re probably doing really bad things here transport.
Stealthy like a gun-wielding ninja, Drake proceeds through the night-time rainy outer confines of the level into the inner guards-filled quarters of the cruise ship, silently taking down every baddy in his way by using cover to surprise his opponents. It was a stretch of moments that honestly was so bad ass, yet that bad ass-ness would be kicked up a notch in a matter of minuets.
Soon enough, Drake makes his way into a large cargo hold filled with giant rectangular crates — nothing really out of the ordinary, well except for amazing amounts of detail the Naughty Dog team put into the level (really, the whole level was fantastic in that regard.) Then, Drake at one point soon finds himself in a pinch, as a group of guards corners him before he has a chance to find a way out of the cargo hold.
Tight fixes like these would probably do in the least experienced of treasure trackers, but not for our main-bro Drake, as he then whips out a grenade to take out the guard, and with his pistol, aim-fully shoots down a few guards up on the ledge. Bad ass-ness at max achieved! It’s moments like this that makes the Uncharted series so great to play — action scenes that look ripped from the big screen.
I won’t spoil the rest and I’ll let you see how Drake is able to escape this “sinking” situation in the video below.
Before I let you go, allow me some geek-time to tell you how genius the physics engine for this Uncharted 3 is shaping up. Just think of all complicated processes that had go into creating a presumably very large swaying cruise ship in the middle of an ocean that actually has an effect on how Drake walks through the level — man that is so boss.
Uncharted 3: Drakes Deception hits retailers on November 1, 2011, with multiplayer options a plenty.