This fall, Naughty Dog will unveil the Nathan Drake Collection, the comprehensive collection of the studio’s swashbuckling series that bundles together all three entires in the franchise to date – Golden Abyss notwithstanding. Looking further afield, though, and the prestigious dev has today confirmed that the titular, cocksure hero will make his true PlayStation 4 debut when Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End launches on March 18, 2016.
In tandem with today’s formal announcement, publisher Sony noted that there will be two special editions available to pre-order, each boasting a variety of perks and in-game content. Namely, they’ll be hitting shelves in the form of the Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End Special Edition and the premium Libertalia Collector’s Edition. From hardcover artbooks to a pack of Naughty Dog Points – in-game currency, essentially – both packages offer an array of extras that is sure to pique the interest of the more ardent fans, and you can check out a detailed list of the bonuses down below.
Finally, there’s also a Digital Deluxe Edition of the sequel, which heralds a host of multiplayer bonuses along with access to A Thief’s End single-player DLC. That’s right, for the first time in the franchise’s decorated history, Naughty Dog will be releasing a story-centric add-on for an Uncharted game, and speculation is already rampant as to what it might contain.
No word yet on that multiplayer beta for A Thief’s End, however, though we’ll be sure to keep you posted as the sequel eases closer and closer to launch. Naughty Dog will debut what many believe to be the final chapter in Nathan Drake’s story when Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End arrives on March 18, 2016. For now, you can delve into the content of each respective special edition down below.
Special Edition ($80)
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End Blu-ray Disc
Collectible Steelbook case designed by Alexander “That Kid Who Draws” Iaccarino
48-page hardcover art book by Dark Horse and Naughty Dog
Naughty Dog & Pirate Sigil sticker sheet
Naughty Dog Points: A pack of in-game currency to unlock various multiplayer content
Libertalia Collector’s Edition ($120)
A 12″ premium Nathan Drake statue by Gentle Giant
Three multiplayer outfits: Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, Heist Drake and Desert Drake outfits
Three custom weapon skins: Golden Weapon Skin, Snow Weapon Skin and Desert Weapon Skin
Henry Avery, Thomas Tew and Adam Baldrige Sigil Ball Caps
Madagascar Sidekick Outfits
Phurba Dagger Taunt
An Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End dynamic theme