Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception to include Starhawk beta code

uncharted 3 drakes deception to include starhawk beta code new screensWith the Fall crush of games coming out between now and Christmas, it is sadly easy to overlook a title or two, even if they have the potential to be among the best games of the year. Landing between Battlefield 3 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3—both of which are expected to make EA and Activision respectively big bags filled with money—Naughty Dog’s PS3 exclusive Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception is fighting for a share of the spotlight.

It’s odd to think of a game with such an incredible level of pedigree being cast in the role of the underdog, but that may be the case when the year’s final sales figures role in.

But according to Sony, Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception is already looking like a hit. It may not make the obscene amount of money that Modern Warfare 3 is expected to—it will be considered a slight disappointment if MW3 doesn’t clear a billion dollars—but the game has already gone gold, and will almost certainly go platinum with ease.

To commemorate the milestone, Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception will also include a  voucher code for next year’s Starhawk beta. To be fair, the game probably would have included it regardless, but fans of the series should be heartened to know that things are looking good for the series.

An official date for the Starhawk beta has not been given, other than early 2012, but the full game is expected for the PS3 on February 1, 2012.

But wait, there’s more! The retail copy of Uncharted 3 will also include four behind-the-scenes videos of the creation of the game. Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception will be released as a PS3 exclusive on November 1.

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