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Gameloft wanders into Uncharted territory

Shadow Guardian looks rather familiar...

The first trailer has just popped up for Shadow Guardian – a new iOS adventure developed by Gameloft – and it's left us with a serious case of deja vu.

There's a distinct whiff of Naughty Dog's acclaimed Uncharted franchise wafting around the clip, which you can check out below.

The game apparently follows the adventures of heroic everyman Jason Cole as he embarks on a globe-trotting adventure in search of powerful ancient artifacts. Sounds familiar.

It's due out on iPhone and iPad before Christmas and looks like it might be a reasonable way to pass the time while waiting for news on what Uncharted's Nathan Drake has planned next, providing you're happy to struggle with those patience-testing virtual thumbsticks.

It's not the first time Gameloft's copyright lawyers will have had cause for sleepless nights. The mobile game specialist is the same publisher responsible for App Store Halo 'homage' N.O.V.A, DSiWare Castlevania clone Soul of Darkness and the God of War-flavoured iOS romp Hero of Sparta, to name but a few of its looky-likeys.