PS Vita’s Uncharted: Golden Abyss Shown in 10-minute Gameplay Video, 6 Screens

December 13, 2011 Written by Heath Hindman

We’re now inside five days until the Japanese Vita launch, and anticipation couldn’t be higher as Uncharted fans wait to hear more about the series’ first portable entry, Uncharted: Golden Abyss. Today, we’ve got a six-pack of screens and a 10-minute video of this handheld prequel.

Here are the screens:

The man in the stock Tropical Military Leader uniform is Roberto Guero, who, if you couldn’t tell by the image of him pistol whipping Nathan, is a bad guy. Famitsu is saying Nathan trusted Guero at one point, but details are vague.

Here’s a new video featuring a playthrough of the same demo I handled at the Tokyo Game Show. Gameplay begins at around the 3:30 mark. Notice that about 9:45, Mr. Ishikawa swipes the screen to move Nate upward from his hanging position into a hallway above him. He fails at this on his first two attempts because he doesn’t have Nate in the right position. I feel the need to point this out because it can appear as though there’s some sort of faulty touchscreen action happening, but that’s not so. Ishikawa says out loud (in Japanese) “Oh, over here a little more” then readjusts his position and makes the move just fine.


The game handles surprisingly smoothly. Being emotionally dead, I had my doubts about all the hype as I do for all hype. But this game impressed me and is one to watch. Check back to PlayStation LifeStyle for ongoing coverage of this and other Vita titles leading up to the North American and European launch days.