With the cast already established, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves' selling point was its snow effects. The gorgeous opening mission saw protagonist Drake climbing around amidst a minor blizzard. With Uncharted 3 hotly tipped to make an appearance at next month's VGA awards show, Kotaku's reporting that the latest game in Naughty Dog's esteemed franchise will take the rough-and-ready action hero to the African desert. Cue visual spectacle.

Kotaku reports that the desert has long been demanded by fans of the franchise. They also theorize that Indiana Jones: Raiders Of The Lost Ark took Harrison Ford on a journey through South America, to Nepal and finally to the Egyptian desert. Naughty Dog's already ticked South America and Nepal.

Gah, could you imagine Naughty Dog's interpretation of the desert? Good grief.