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Uncharted and Heavenly Sword sequels on the way?

It has been reported that Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune and Heavenly Sword sequels may be in the pipeline.

Speaking in a recent Three Speech interview (Part 1, Part 2), Naughty Dog co-president Evan Wells said Uncharted was developed as the first part of a franchise, and we are likely to see sequels in the future:

“We developed Uncharted as a franchise. The pulp action/adventure genre lends itself perfectly to serialisation and continued episodes, which is one of the reasons we were attracted to it.

[Regarding the team’s next project] …but even if we don’t do an Uncharted sequel right away, you can pretty much count on us doing one in the near future.”

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He also commented on the possibility of future Jak & Daxter games, saying:

“Jak & Daxter is a definite possibility some time in the future.

There is a lot of interest around the office in going back to that franchise and seeing what we could do with it using the Uncharted engine.”

Despite Uncharted only being released in PAL territories today, it has already received some very positive review scores, and is currently down as the third highest-ranking PS3 game on Gamerankings.

There have also been several hints dropped recently about possible sequel[s] to Heavenly Sword, as reported by Eurogamer. At the launch event for actor (and Heavenly Sword star) Andy Serkis’ new games industry organisation Games Eden, a Ninja Theory spokesperson repeatedly referred to the PS3 game as “Heavenly Sword 1”, which could mean nothing, but could also mean they are in early stages of developing a sequel.

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Earlier this year developer Ninja Theory’s co-founder Tameem Antoniades said that the initial concept was a “three-game story”, and that the second episode had already been written. He went on to say that there was “no reason why there shouldn’t be a sequel.”

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