So we know that Sony is pushing for a big screen adaptation of the Uncharted franchise, and we know that they have tapped Neil Burger (Limitless, The Illusionist) to write and direct it with hopes of a 2012 release. That is common knowledge, and it seems that sooner or later Nathan Drake will make his big screen debut.
What we didn’t know is that Uncharted is also headed to the small screen. In Japan. For seven minutes. Yeah, we don’t get it either.
According to a Japanese TV listing (that has since changed) and spotted by 1up, the seven minute clip will feature “”The dramatization of the complete, action-packed story of the newest Uncharted game, Drake’s Deception.”
This is likely just a quick recap of the history of the franchise and the characters rather than a recap of the upcoming game as the blurb suggests. The Uncharted series hasnâ€™t fared all that well in Japan. Together the first two Uncharted titles sold around 8.5 million worldwide, but only 260,000 in Japan, so it makes sense that Sony would try to hype the game there through any means possible.
For fans of the game living in Japan (or those with access to international channels), keep an eye out for the Uncharted special, which airs Monday, October 3 at 11:53 pm. Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception hits the PS3 exclusively on November 1.