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First Uncharted Novel Scheduled For Late Next Year

Well sure, if they're doing a movie, they should do a book, too.

According to Kotaku, the first novel based on the award-winning Uncharted franchise will hit bookstores in the fall of 2011. It'll be called "Uncharted: The Fourth Labyrinth," and it'll be penned by author Christopher Golden, who has produced such titles as "The Ferryman," "Strangewood," "The Gathering Dark," and a bunch of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" tales. The summary for the "Uncharted" book, which was provided by Del Rey Publishing, reads:

"Nathan Drake will embark on an all-new, original, action-packed adventure-in search of a secret that will put him on the trail of the legendary labyrinth of Daedalus, and take him from the ruins of Crete to a secret crypt deep in the heart of China!"

Yeah, we know what you're thinking, but forget it. A spokesperson clarified that the novel will be a "standalone adventure, intended to not impact the continuity of the game stories" and it's "not necessarily a prequel or a sequel." Well, that's all right. At least it might get the fans to read something, which nobody seems to do anymore. This type of book isn't my thing, really, but it should still be great for fans of both the awesome game series and action/adventure stories.

Tags: uncharted, drakes fortune, uncharted book, naughty dog

10/29/2010 10:45:50 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (23 posts)

BeezleDrop
Friday, October 29, 2010 @ 11:06:12 AM
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Great news, I have been looking for another great read. I have always been impressed with anything Uncharted, and even the first game.

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Highlander
Friday, October 29, 2010 @ 11:10:00 AM
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Perhaps it will encourage some who had no inclination to read novels, to read more novels after reading this one? That can't be a bad thing. Reading is never a bad thing. Ever.

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Beamboom
Friday, October 29, 2010 @ 11:30:41 AM

Truer words have not been spoken in this neighbourhood. Nothing can beat the visuals from a good book.
But I've always been sceptical of books like these, being spin-offs of a large brand. Movies, tv-series, games or whatever. Like the zillion Star Trek and Star Wars books out there... They may be good for all I know, but I can't help but thinking that if you got a good story - and you're a good writer - it should be able to stand on it's own feet.

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city96
Friday, October 29, 2010 @ 11:13:37 AM
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That sounds like a great storyline, they should implement it as a massive DLC piece while we wait for Uncharted 3 :)

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Danny007
Friday, October 29, 2010 @ 12:02:18 PM
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I'll pick up a copy.

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oONewcloudOo
Friday, October 29, 2010 @ 12:31:57 PM
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ive never finished reading a book, but il give this a try

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, October 29, 2010 @ 1:39:28 PM

That's sad.

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Steel
Friday, October 29, 2010 @ 12:42:36 PM
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I will be picking this one up for sure :)

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Ludicrous_Liam
Friday, October 29, 2010 @ 12:53:07 PM
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Meh...unless it's in cooperation and/or approved by ND I have no intrest. Just basically using Uncharted's name to bring in more readers, think I'll pass.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, October 29, 2010 @ 1:40:40 PM
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Not really my thing but I agree that it's good if it gets people to read for once. Though now I can't make fun of the Halo books as much.

Bethesda, if you need a Fallout novel I'm your man.

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Hezzron
Friday, October 29, 2010 @ 2:55:25 PM
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Does anybody know if this book will have trophies?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, October 29, 2010 @ 3:11:47 PM

yeah but they are just paper ones. Best trophy in Heavy Rain was the origami though :)

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Alienange
Friday, October 29, 2010 @ 3:26:15 PM
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Oh Mr Gooooolden. Daedalus is an alien from outer space. Not a labyrinth.

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Karosso
Friday, October 29, 2010 @ 4:39:49 PM

Are you serious?
Daedalus was the Greek artisan who built the Labyrinth where the Minotaur that Theseus had to kill lived... A alien? Really?

Hans Castorp

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, October 29, 2010 @ 5:00:13 PM

Karosso, he's talking about Daedalus in Resistance 2. lol.

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Lawless SXE
Friday, October 29, 2010 @ 5:13:43 PM

Even so, the origin of the Chimera has never been stated. We don't know that they were aliens... yet.

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Clamedeus
Friday, October 29, 2010 @ 5:47:38 PM

Big A## ships is enough to convince me Lol.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, October 29, 2010 @ 6:26:24 PM

True lawless, people just kind of assume that they are though. Probably wrongly.

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Lawless SXE
Friday, October 29, 2010 @ 5:14:56 PM
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Ha, an Uncharted novel? Could be good, could be bad. Either way, I'm not really a fan of novelisations and spin-offs. I think writers are better off crafting their own worlds and characters.
Peace.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, October 29, 2010 @ 6:26:40 PM

word

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___________
Saturday, October 30, 2010 @ 1:55:57 AM
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"Nathan Drake will embark on an all-new, original, action-packed adventure-in search of a secret that will put him on the trail of the legendary labyrinth of Daedalus, and take him from the ruins of Crete to a secret crypt deep in the heart of China!"
now thats the perfect story for uncharted 3!

i just hope they link the characters better this time, and less typical hollywood cliche BS!
you cant just throw in 2 new characters and not introduce who they are, there history and how they know the main character.

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Lawless SXE
Saturday, October 30, 2010 @ 6:45:44 AM

It would be a good story for Uncharted 3, but think of how many other areas they could explore: The catacombs of Rome, The Pyramids of Giza, The Hanging Gardens of Babylon, Atlantis, The Garden of Eden, maybe they could bring it to Australia and have something buried under Uluru :P. There are dozens, if not hundreds of legendary places and treasures to explore.

Uncharted is supposed to be about the typical Hollywood cliches. That is what Drake's Fortune was built upon. That being said, I think that they did a fine job in introducing Chloe and Flynn. They could have been fleshed out a bit further, but that would have taken away the mystique and the questioning nature. Why does everything have to be in absolutes with you?
Peace.

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___________
Saturday, October 30, 2010 @ 9:16:12 AM

labyrinth of Daedalus would be the best because its shrouded in mystery, and something ive always been interested in.
garden of eden is biblical, not a good idea to stray into that era, not unless you want the extremists hurling sh*t at ya.......
atlantis is a underwater city, your going to have a whole game underwater?

the characters in uncharted 2 were the worst part of the game, there thrown in there with no back story, no history no explanation on who they are or what they have to do with this.
its like you go on a mission and a alien falls out of the sky and decides to help you on your quest.

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