Uncharted 3 Will Look Pretty In "High Resolution Steroscopic 3D".

While that might not be a fair assessment on other developer's capabilities (MotorStorm: Apocalypse and Killzone 3 both look stunning in 3D), it's a thought that none-the-less crossed our mind after this afternoon's Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception announcement.

Following the game's announcement this afternoon, Naughty Dog's Arne Meyer has posted on the PlayStation Blog to detail some of the new Uncharted's specifics. Notably, Meyer uses the phrase “high-resolution stereoscopic 3D” to detail one of the sequel's new features. Think pretty, but more in your face.

Meyer also revealed a few plot details, stating that the game features Drake in his pursuit for the fabled "Atlantis Of The Sands".

"In his search for the fabled 'Atlantis of the Sands', Nathan Drake and longtime friend and mentor Victor Sullivan set off on a daring trek into the heart of the Arabian Desert," he explained.

"But when terrible secrets of this lost city are uncovered, their journey becomes a desperate bid for survival that will force Drake to confront his deepest fears.

"Throughout Uncharted 3, you'll be taken to spectacular new locations around the globe, that will showcase all of the work we've taken on to take acclaimed physics, particle and visual effects to a new level."

Among a menagerie of gameplay improvements, hand-to-hand combat with "multiple opponents" is being touted by Sony. We're assuming this will be similar to Batman: Arkham Asylum's brilliant combat mechanics. Sony reckons we should expect "expanded and diverse traversal moves with deep gunplay".

The game's set to get a full trailer as part of the VGAs this weekend, with a full gameplay reveal pledged for the US TV show, Jimmy Fallon, next week. Exciting times, readers.