Uncharted The Nathan Drake Collection PS4 PlayStation 4

The rumours were true: Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection is set to launch on the PlayStation 4 from 9th October in Europe and North America. The bundle – which is in the safe hands of remaster specialists Bluepoint Games – will bring updated editions of Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, and Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception to Sony's brand new console. Even better, the package will include exclusive access to the multiplayer beta for Uncharted 4: A Thief's End.

"Since the launch of the PS4, we've seen plenty of requests across our Twitter, Facebook, and message boards all over the Internet to provide remastered releases for the first three games in the Uncharted series, which sold an amazing 21+ million copies and garnered an average 92 Metacritic rating," community strategist Arne Meyer wrote. "We couldn't agree more."

All three games will have their single player campaigns remastered in 1080p at 60 frames-per-second, with better lighting, textures, and models. Considering that there's no mention of the multiplayer modes from the latter two titles, we're going to assume that they're out of the mix. Don't let that get you down, though, as each title will include a range of community determined improvements – as well as new Trophies and a fully-fledged Photo Mode.

Pre-orders will net the Nathan Drake Pack, comprising iconic outfits and weapons from the franchise

While the game's only just been announced, you can pre-order the package right now in order to attain access to the Nathan Drake Pack, which will include "single player skins of iconic Drake outfits, as well as everyone's favourite weapons: the Golden AK-47 and Golden 92FS guns". Grab it from the PlayStation Store and you'll also get a dynamic theme which can be downloaded right now.

As for that Uncharted 4: A Thief's End multiplayer beta, there's very little information on that at the minute – but expect to learn more at E3 2015 later in the month. The game will retail for $59.99 in North America, which seems reasonable to us. The question is: will you be raiding a few tombs to ensure that you add this to your library? Try not to act like last year's model in the comments section below.

[source blog.us.playstation.com, via blog.eu.playstation.com]