AMC, Sony team for Uncharted 3 debut

Want to play what’s likely to be this year’s biggest PlayStation 3 game on a big screen? I mean a really big screen? Get thee to the local Cineplex! Uncharted-3

AMC and Sony have teamed up to let gamers play “Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception” in 3D and in the theater in select cities nationwide.

San Francisco, Dallas, New York, Los Angeles and Washington DC players will have the opportunity on Oct. 18, 19 and 20. $25 will get them a general admission ticket, but $60 buys a ‘premium pass’ that will allow them to get a copy of the game before it hits store shelves on Nov. 11.

Rather than sending people home with games, Sony will ship their copy via FedEx on Oct. 25. Members from the Naughty Dog development team will also be on hand to speak with fans.

“Uncharted” is one of the most natural fits in the gaming world for a big screen play session. Previous entries in the series have been lauded for their cinematic qualities and strong focus on story telling alongside the action.

A big screen adaptation of the series is currently underway. Director Neil Burger, best known for Bradley Cooper’s “Limitless” and the Edward Norton-starring “The Illusionist,” took over the directorial reins in July after David O. Russell walked away from the project due to “creative differences”. So far no casting announcements have been made by Burger, though Mark Wahlberg was attached to Russell’s version. 

Additionally, Spike TV and Sony are teaming up to create a reality show centering on the game. Dubbed Uncharted 3: Race to the Ring, the show will be filmed this October and air before the end of the year on Spike.