Sony Computer Entertainment and Bend Studio have just formally announced a brand new game coming to the Uncharted franchise very soon, but it’s not a traditional action adventure title you might expect from the series.
Uncharted: Fight for Fortune is an all-new card downloadable game for PS Vita, due for release in early December. Billed as an “action-adventure turn-based card game,” Fight for Fortune features heroes, villains and mercenaries from the Uncharted series and pits them against one another in card-based statistical combat, with the option to put members from these different factions together into one team, too.
“So you’re probably wondering, how exactly does Fight For Fortune work?” writes Bend Studio’s Chris Reese on the PlayStation Blog. Yes, you read our minds, Chris! “I’ll explain.” Please do!
And so he did…
“The core gameplay involves creating a team of Faction cards featuring heroes, villains and mercenaries from the Uncharted universe, and using that team to defeat your opponent while defending yourself from their attacks,” said Reese.
“Each Faction card can be equipped with powerful Resource and valuable Fortune cards, which enhance their stats and give them special abilities. Once you’ve selected and equipped a card, it’s time to head into battle!
“During combat, attacks either reduce the health of opposing Faction cards or the health of your opponent. Defeating an opposing Faction card removes it from play, while reducing the health of your Opponent to zero wins you the game.”
“The rich lore that surrounds the Uncharted universe gave us the opportunity to create Uncharted: Golden Abyss, complete with lush, artefact-filled environments,” Reese continues. “With over 300 treasures to be found, we wanted to find a way to allow our fans to delve deeper into the artefact collections and mysteries of the Uncharted universe.”
Bend Studios will release a new patch of the team’s previous PS Vita game, Uncharted: Golden Abyss, which will help “power up” the artefacts you’ve collected so you can use them in Fight for Fortune. “Using the artefacts found within Golden Abyss,” says Reese, “you can go to battle with other players as well as AI opponents. The game can also be played independently of Golden Abyss, so owning the PS Vita title is not required.”
Sounds pretty neat – here’s the debut trailer for Uncharted: Fight for Fortune on PS Vita:
Uncharted: Fight For Fortune Debut Trailer
We know there are a lot of Uncharted fans around these parts – will you be playing Uncharted: Fight for Fortune this December? Does it at least interest you enough to see more?