Uncharted: Golden Abyss for PlayStation Vita was announced at Sony’s Pre-E3 2011 Press Conference as an exclusive handheld entry in the best-selling Uncharted series.
Unlike Uncharted 1: Drake’s Fortune and Uncharted 2: Among Thieves and Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, Uncharted: Golden Abyss for the PSP2 (now known as Vita) is being developed by portable specialists Sony Bend, who previously rebooted the Syphon Filter franchise (with many PSP entries) and did the extremely well-recieved PSP Resistance game called Resistance: Retribution.
Because of the power of Sony’s new portable, the Vita version of Uncharted features graphics that are comparable to the PS3 versions of the game, and the title will be full of the same voice work and character interaction that fans come to expect from the franchise, as well as the token big action movie-style events that have made Uncharted so impressive. The beloved in-depth storyline and character development that is the hallmark of the franchise will also be on tap for this portable version.
Here is gameplay footage of Uncharted: Golden Abyss.
What makes the Vita Uncharted unique though is how it controls. You can now use the Touchscreen and the back touchpad to make controlling Drake easier than ever before. See a path you want Drake to take when climbing? Simply trace a line of where you want him to go following the grabbale ledges and Drake will climb them automatically. See an enemy above you that you want to take out from below? Simply tap him on the touchscreen and Drake will reach out, grab the enemy and toss him off the ledge!
Using the touchscreen you can more easily and accurately blindfire at enemies, tap to make Drake leap to where you want him to jump, and even use the gyro in the PSVita to make Drake swing on a vine by twisting the vita in your hands.
Here is the E3 2011 stage demo of Uncharted: Golden Abyss for Vita.
What do you think of Uncharted: Golden Abyss, is it the PSVita’s killer-app?