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Uncharted 3 special edition announced

Plus, pre-order goodies detailed.

Sony has offered a glimpse of what to expect from Uncharted 3's lavish special edition.

As detailed on the PlayStation Blog, it's going to take the form of Nathan Drake's journal, with fully illustrated pages showing concept art, screenshots, sketches.

On top of that, you'll get a PSN voucher that gives you access to the following extras:

  • Multiplayer skin and weapon: 'London Drake and Pirate AK-47′:Customise the appearance of both your avatar and your weapon
  • Multiplayer 'Upper Cut Taunt': Allows you to give an upper-cut gesture for increased self-expression and bragging rights when playing online
  • 'Cash Multiplier': Earn in-game cash much faster when playing online
  • 'Special Edition Decals Pack': Decals to customise your avatar's accessories

Have a gander at the delicious-looking early packaging mock-up below.

If all that's not quite rich enough for your blood, there will be a super-deluxe Collector's Edition as well. Details as to exactly what this set will include are still being ironed out but you can expect a Nathan Drake figurine, ring and belt buckle.

A Nathan Drake passport holder is also being looked at, along with a special 3D lenticular image, as well as the extras found in the standard special edition. All that loot will be stuffed into an antique-style replica traveller box.

Sony has also detailed the various pre-order incentives that will be on offer. No word on which retailers are offering what right now, but you'll be able to grab one of the following depending on where you shop:

  • 'Callout Mod for AK-47′: Equip your AK-47 with a laser sight that enables your entire team to see the location of the opponent you are currently targeting
  • 'Clip Size Mod for Para-9′: Increase the size of the bullet clip for your Para-9 pistol and spend more time shooting your opponents before having to reload
  • 'Clip Size Mod for G-MAL': Increase the size of the bullet clip for your G-MAL long gun and spend more time shooting your opponents before having to reload
  • 'Creepy Crawler Kickback': Turn into a swarm of deadly creatures for a limited time and overwhelm your enemies
  • 'Carpet Bomb Kickback': Send out three grenades with a single throw to blanket your opponent – or take out a group of opponents – with multiple explosions
  • 'Regeneration Booster': Boost your healing power to recover from your wounds more quickly

Drake's latest PlayStation 3 adventure is due on 4th November. Details on what developer Naughty Dog has in store can be excavated from Gus Mastrapa's recent preview.