Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception Villain Revealed

I don’t know about you, but Drake’s Deception is one of mine, if not my #1 choice for most anticipated game of the year for Sony PlayStation 3. But the year is so stacked for the PS3 that’s it’s almost unfair to pick just one game.

While I’ve been patiently counting down the days to Uncharted 3‘s arrival – on November 1, 2011 (pre-order here) – I tend to pounce on any new information, be it artwork, full-motion video or details regarding characters and/or plot.

As part of GDC 2011 in San Francisco last week, Naughty Dog was in attendance to demo Uncharted 3‘s burning chateau gameplay sequence. The entire sequence was presented in stereoscopic 3D for the first time ever outside of the studio.

Impressive as this may have been for those in attendance, the major reveal was the unveiling of the main antagonist Nathan Drake and Victor Sullivan will face throughout Drake’s Deception: Katherine Marlowe.

While I’m sure some may have expected a villainess, I doubt many expected it to be an older female, especially one that bears a striking resemblance to actress Helen Mirren.

Katherine Marlowe is the coldly calculating leader of a secret society whose roots date back over four hundred years to the court of Queen Elizabeth I. She has a long-standing rivalry with Nathan Drake over Sir Francis Drake’s ring – something they both contend is rightfully theirs and is also the key to an ancient mystery. It’s obvious from the cutscene above that Marlowe is a much more cerebral enemy than Drake has confronted in the past, using both psychological and physical tactics to get what she is after. Marlowe also has the assistance of her team of highly-trained agents in this secret society (including one that looks like Jason Statham) – they are far more elusive and dangerous than the hired guns Nathan Drake and Victor Sullivan have faced before!

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Source: Naughty Dog