Sony Europe is engaging in some curious marketing over on a German website,
hinting that the future adventures of Uncharted hero Nathan Drake will take him on the trail of a famous Norwegian explorer.
Drake has a page on meinVZ, a German Facebook clone, and it looks to be maintained by Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. On it, a recent status update reads "Wahrscheinlich ist es Wahnsinn, aber ich will der Sache nachgehen. Werde nach Fredrikstad fliegen, Amundsen Heimatort. Muss es wissen!"
Or, in easier to understand words, "This is probably crazy, but I'm looking into it. Flying to Fredrikstad, Amundsen's home town. I must know!"
Fredrikstad is a town in Norway, and is the birthplace of Roald Amundsen, a famed polar explorer who was the first man to ever reach both the South and North Poles.
Where it gets interesting is that Amundsen went missing in 1928, and while the plane he was flying in was later found, his body was not. And where it gets really interesting is that previous updates left on the meinVZ page earlier in the year tell of Amundsen writing about finding 25 million year-old cities buried under the ice.
Certainly sounds like a trail Nathan Drake could find himself on. I wonder, with E3 just around the corner, whether some sizeable singleplayer downloadable content could be in store for Uncharted 2?
UPDATE - Nothing to see here, sadly. While the page is indeed the series' official meinVZ portal, we've been told the Amundsen references were just PR folks getting into character, and not part of any marketing campaign for a future Uncharted product. Shame! For a bunch of advertising types, it was a pretty good stab at an Uncharted plotline!