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Uncharted: Nathan Drake Collection coming to PS4 this October with Uncharted 4 beta access

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End won’t be released until next year, but Sony is hoping that gamers will want to replay Nathan Drake’s many adventures on the PS4 this Fall in Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection. Scheduled for release on October 9, The Nathan Drake Collection will bring Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, and Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception together in a single package.

The compilation will be developed by Bluepoint Games, who previously worked on the God of War Collection and The Ico & Shadow of the Colossus Collection for Sony. For The Nathan Drake Collection, the developer will sharpen the graphics to 1080p/60FPS levels and add in better lighting, textures, and models. Bluepoint will add other improvements to all three games including a Photo Mode and new Trophies.

Players who pre-order Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection will receive a pack of “iconic” Nathan Drake character skins and a pair of in-game guns: the Golden AK-47 and the Golden 92FS. Pre-purchasing a digital download through the PlayStation Store will add a PS4 Dynamic Theme to your goodie bag.

On top of that, everyone who purchases Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection will also receive access to the Uncharted 4 multiplayer beta. Sony plans to reveal more details about the beta, including when it’ll take place, at a later date.

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PSN Today: Uncharted 1 & 2, Resident Evil Chronicles HD, Amazing Spider-Man, more

If, for some insane reason, you own a PS3 and have yet to play Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune or Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Sony is giving you another chance by adding both titles to the PlayStation Store today. Hmm, I’m a PS3 owner who’s never played either, maybe this was meant for me.

Another new release that was clearly meant for me is Resident Evil Chronicles: HD Collection. The compilation bundles together The Umbrella Chronicles and The Darkside Chronicles, two light gun games that were previously exclusive to the Wii.

Sony’s not done as they’ve also added movie tie-in game The Amazing Spider-Man, food preparation sim Order Up!!, offroad racer Jeremy Mcgrath’s Offroad and PSone Classic The Little Mermaid II.

Finally, the PSP RPG Unchained Blades, which was developed by the makers of Grandia and Lunar, has been added to the PlayStation Store today.

For more information on all of this week’s releases, hit the jump. And for a complete rundown of this week’s new game add-ons, please visit the PlayStation Blog. (more…)

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Uncharted movie gets Neil Burger as new director

Neil Burger, director of Limitless, The Illusionist, and The Lucky Ones, is in negotiations to write and direct the movie adaptation for Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, Variety has reported. David O. Russell left, citing creative differences, and it seems as though the first draft for the movie, written by Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer, is going to be canned in lieu of whatever Burger has pitched.

This is good news for fans. Hopefully no Russell means no Mark Wahlberg, and no ridiculous storyline involving Drake’s uncle (I mean, come on, seriously?). Maybe dreams do come true for fanboys and either Nolan North or Nathan Fillion will get to play the part of Drake. Whatever the case may be, is it safe for me to say “Nathan Drake is back, baby!” yet? Well, I say that every day, so I guess it doesn’t matter either way.

Sony’s hoping to make a major franchise out of the series, starting with movies, and hopefully ending with books and, I don’t know, maybe plushy Sullivans. Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune and Uncharted 2: Among Thieves have sold almost six million copies. The next installment in the popular Naughty Dog series, Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, will be out November 1. I’m expecting it will sell a boatload of copies.

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Uncharted NGP details revealed by Naughty Dog

Nathan Drake (and hopefully Victor “god damn” Sullivan) will be coming to Sony’s new handheld system, the NGP. In addition to revealing that the NGP version will take place between Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune and Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Naughty Dog co-president Christophe Balestra also said that there will probably be some kind of tie-in with the upcoming Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception.

Balestra also said that “Uncharted NGP features a different vibe and rhythm than the PlayStation 3 games so people can play it in short bursts,” according to Eurogamer. They’re going to give us “more exploration and fewer gunfights, letting people breathe while playing.”

Sony Bend, responsible for the awesome Resistance: Retribution for the PSP, will be developing Uncharted NGP. Not only that, they’ll be working with actors, which means we’ll hopefully be getting the same quality we’ve seen in the console versions.

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God of War III, Heavy Rain, Uncharted 2 become Greatest Hits

Sony has added a quintet of new titles to the PlayStation’s Greatest Hits line and it’s hard to argue about the greatness of any of them.

The latest Greatest Hits include God of War III, Heavy Rain, ModNation Racers, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves – Game of the Year Edition (which includes a voucher for all of the game’s downloadable contenst) and THQ’s UFC Undisputed 2010. All of the games will now retail for the insanely great price of $29.99. As you can see on the left, the games look pretty snazzy in red with their new Greatest Hits cases.

Sony has promised that more games will be added to the Greatest Hits lineup as 2011 progresses.

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