Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception Officially Teased, Premieres at the VGAs

It’s official. Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception is real and will be shown at Spike’s Video Game Awards this Saturday.

Announced by Geoff Keighley on his Twitter account, Entertainment Weekly has the story. Taking place in the desert, Nathan Drake will follow the footsteps of Sir Francis Drake and T.E. Lawrence. The same man of “Lawrence of Arabia” fame, Drake’s Deception will follow the history of the man during his British exploring days. It will feature incredible animation of organic elements, such as water, sand, and fire. It came out of an inspiration for Naughty Dog to push themselves as hard as possible. Why? Naughty Dog’s co-president Evan Wells said “[Because] We’re a bunch of nerds.”

The game will feature new innovation elements to the series, rather than a new skin on Among Thieves. Several new things, including enhanced backward climbing and the ability to fight multiple baddies at once, will be introduced to the series. Online elements will definitely play a major role in the new game, so cooperative and competitive multiplayer will be a major focus for the game. Wells said, “We want to be in the big boys, with Halo and Call of Duty.”

Along with a few concept art pictures, Naughty Dog released a quick teaser video ahead of their VGA reveal:

Look for more information about Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception this Saturday at the VGAs, or just stay tuned to PlayStation LifeStyle to find out all about it. Drake’s Deception will be hitting store some time in late 2011, so it looks like it’ll be around the two year anniversary of Uncharted 2.  So, how excited ARE you?