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Uncharted: Drake's Fortune

Platform(s): PlayStation 3
Genre: Action
Publisher: SCEA
Developer: Naughty Dog Inc.
Release Date: Nov. 16, 2007 (US), Dec. 7, 2007 (EU)

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'Uncharted: Drake's Fortune' (PS3) to Get Movie Makeover

by Rainier on June 26, 2009 @ 12:14 a.m. PDT

Uncharted: Drake's Fortune brings players into a world ripe with realism and unexpected juxtapositions. A fallible hero akin to those depicted in pulp-adventure genre films, Nathan Drake brings a humanity and believability never seen before in video gaming, enabled entirely through technology advancements.

Columbia Pictures revealed that it has tapped writer Kyle Ward, who we mentioned earlier in the week regarding the new Hitman movie. The Uncharted film will be produced by Avi Arad, Charles Roven, Ari Arad and Alex Gartner.

Developed by the studio that brought blockbuster hit franchises Crash Bandicoot and Jak & Daxter to PlayStation fans, Naughty Dog Inc.’s, Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune is the first game in a new fast-paced action-adventure franchise developed exclusively for the PS3.

Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, brings players into a world ripe with realism and unexpected juxtapositions. A fallible hero akin to those depicted in pulp-adventure genre films, Nathan Drake brings a humanity and believability never seen before in video gaming, enabled entirely through PS3 technology advancements.

A 400-year-old clue in the coffin of Sir Francis Drake sets a modern-day fortune hunter on an exploration for the fabled treasure of El Dorado, leading to the discovery of a forgotten island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. The search turns deadly when Nathan Drake becomes stranded on the island and hunted by mercenaries. Outnumbered and outgunned, Drake and his companions must fight to survive as they begin to unravel the terrible secrets hidden on the Island.

Features :

  • Using maps and ancient artifacts, uncover clues and unravel mysteries to find a forgotten island and a treasure that was thought to have never existed
  • Explore exotic locations. Traverse through living jungles and spectacular 400-year-old ruins.
  • Drake’s companions and allies play an important role in the adventure through cooperative mechanics, gun play and exploration.
  • Experience fast-paced gunplay: use a variety of environmental elements for cover, shoot enemies off of moving vehicles in high speed chases and more.
  • Use an array of hand-to-hand fighting moves to put your enemy off balance. Anything from wild haymaker punches to running drop-kicks.
  • Naughty Dog's advanced animation techniques allow Nathan to switch seamlessly between movements and achieve a whole new level of believability in gameplay. Nathan can reload his weapon while dodging bullets and find cover behind a wall, all in one smooth natural motion.
  • Characters express lifelike emotion using gesture and facial expression through the use of Naughty Dog’s proprietary Wrinkle Mapping Facial Animation system.
  • High-definition range lighting delivers full floating point color calculations yielding an unequaled level of realism and detail.
  • Hyper realistic water through physics based Wave Simulation paired with cutting edge Refraction/Reflection rendering techniques.
  • Utilizing next generation rendering techniques such as Bump Mapping, Parallax Mapping, Blend Shaders, Global Illumination, Runtime Shadows and Real Time Shadows, Naughty Dog has created a vibrant living environment.

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