Japan gets official Uncharted 3 control pad

The November release of Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception is fast approaching, and it’s become clear that the developers of the hit game franchise are going all-out when it comes to tie-ins for the third installment of Nathan Drake’s globe-trotting adventures.

Over at Kotaku, they have an early peek at the limited-edition Uncharted 3 control pad that will hit shelves in Japan on November 2, the same day the game is released there.

Sporting a khaki color scheme, “map” designs, and an image of Sir Francis Drake’s ring, the DualShock 3 pad, it looks like exactly the sort of controller Nathan Drake would use… if he ever decided to stop hunting for priceless relics and play some video games instead. (Okay, maybe not — but you get the idea.)

It’s worth noting that there’s no indication whether the control pad has any protection against sand, water, impact, or lost tribes of angry warriors intent on protecting their treasures from snarky adventurers — so keep that in mind.

While there’s currently no release date for the control pad in the U.S., there’s a good chance it will find its way to Western shelves around the same time.

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