The Uncharted 4 release date has been set for March 18, 2016, complete with a collector’s edition and retailer exclusive bonuses.
The next entry in the critically acclaimed PlayStation franchise finally has a release date.
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End will launch on March 18, 2016 in Europe and North America.
Originally intended for release this year, developer Naughty Dog delayed the title to 2016 so that it would “not only meets the team’s high standards but the high standards that gamers have come to expect from a Naughty Dog title.”
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Sony also announced two editions of the game that will be available at launch: Uncharted 4: special edition and the Libertalia Collector’s edition.
Collectible steelbook case
48-page hardcover artbook by Dark Horse and Naughty Dog
Naughty Dog and Pirate Sigil Set
Naughty Dog Points: A pack of in-game currency to unlock multiplayer goodies.
Libertalia Collector’s Edition:
Everything included in the special edition
A 12-inch premium Nathan Drake statue by Gentle Giant
Three multiplayer outfits: Drake’s Fortune, Heist Drake and Desert Drake outfits
Two custom weapon skins: Golden weapon skin and Desert weapon skin
Henry Avery Sigil ball cap
Madagascar sidekick outfits
Players who intend to purchase Uncharted 4 from the Playstation Store will have the option to upgrade to the Digital Deluxe Edition.
The Digital Deluxe Edition includes:
Uncharted 4 Triple Pack: Future access to the first, ever single-player story add on for the Uncharted series and two new multiplayer maps complete with legendary items.
Instant unlock of two multiplayer customisation items.
Specific pre-order bonuses have been revealed for US retailers, but there is nothing we know about the UK as of yet.
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End will see the conclusion of Nathan Drake’s story unfold, bringing closure to an adventure that began way back in 2007 on the PS3.
Naughty Dog has said that the power of the PS4 has allowed it to “go crazy” with the title’s visuals, pushing past the constraints of previous console hardware.
Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection is coming this October, a compilation of the first three titles, remastered for the PS4.
Hopefully that will be enough to tide us over for the eventual release of Uncharted 4 next year.