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Original Uncharted novel in the works from Del Rey Books

Would the action-packed plotline of the Uncharted series be quite so thrilling without all that pesky interactivity? We'll get our chance to find out next fall, when Del Rey Books publishes Uncharted: The Fourth Labyrinth, a novel based on a completely original Nathan Drake adventure. We're praying that the book's title is alluding to an eventual meeting between Drake and the Goblin King.

The novel will be penned by Christopher Golden, whose work includes a handful of comic books and novelizations based on Angel and Buffy the Vampire Slayer -- he even wrote the script for the two video games based on the latter of those two franchises. He certainly sounds qualified to write an Uncharted book, though we suppose that depends entirely on how he'd fill out this sentence:

"Nathan Drake drove the [form of motor vehicle] off of the [tall surface], causing a [adjective describing size] explosion."

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NEW YORK, NY - October 28, 2010 -Del Rey, an imprint of Ballantine Books
at the Random House Publishing Group, announced today that Del Rey Books
will publish a novel based on the Uncharted(r) video game series.
UNCHARTED: THE FOURTH LABYRINTH, will be written by author Christopher
Golden and will release in fall 2011.

The Uncharted(r) game series has tracked the adventures of treasure hunter
extraordinaire, Nathan Drake, as he travels the globe searching for
priceless artifacts and solving history's greatest mysteries. Now in the
novel UNCHARTED: THE FOURTH LABYRINTH, Nathan Drake will embark on an
all-new, original, action-packed adventure-in search of a secret that will
put him on the trail of the legendary labyrinth of Daedalus, and take him
from the ruins of Crete to a secret crypt deep in the heart of China!

UNCHARTED is the multi-million selling videogame franchise developed by
Naughty Dog, exclusively for the PLAYSTATION(R)3 System. In UNCHARTED,
players take the role of fortune hunter Nathan Drake as he traverses the
globe unraveling historical mysteries in an explosive cinematic
experience, unparalleled in videogames. The franchise has won an
unprecedented 300 industry awards, including 50 Game of the year awards in
2009 for UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves.

Christopher Golden is the award-winning, bestselling author of such novels
as The Ferryman, Strangewood, The Gathering Dark, and The Body of Evidence
series of teen thrillers. Working with actress/writer/director Amber
Benson, he co-created and co-wrote Ghosts of Albion, an animated
supernatural drama for BBC online. Golden has also written or co-written
a great many books and comic books related to the TV series "Buffy the
Vampire Slayer" and "Angel," as well as the scripts for two Buffy video
games. His recent comic book work includes the creator-owned Nevermore
and DC Comics' Doctor Fate: The Curse. There are more than eight million
copies of his books in print.

Del Rey Books ( was founded in 1977 as an
imprint of Ballantine Books, a division of the Random House Publishing
Group, under the guidance of the renowned Judy-Lynn del Rey and her
husband, Lester del Rey. Del Rey publishes the best of modern fantasy,
science fiction, and alternate history.

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