We don’t like feeling jealous, but it seems that’s the only emotion on the menu when reading about Kotaku’s visit to Naughty Dog’s Santa Monica Studios, where they got a first look at our future favorite game, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves.
In addition to witnessing the “traversal gunplay” mechanics in action, which will seamlessly blend shootouts and spelunking, they were treated to more details about our treasure hunting hero’s motivations in the sequel.
It seems Drake’s search for the treasure of Mongolian emperor Kublai Khan, which reportedly went down with Marco Polo’s fleet, leads him to an even greater, more dangerous discovery – the key to Shangri-La and the Cintamani Stone, a giant wish-granting sapphire worth billions. As if the search for priceless treasures and the answer to historical mysteries weren’t motivation enough, there’s also Drake’s new potential love interest, Chloe Frazier, who is billed as his “equal in every way.”
This is shaping up to be a definite “day one” purchase, reviews be damned.