Margin Makers: Guide to Uncharted merchandise

Matthew Jarvis
Margin Makers: Guide to Uncharted merchandise

Sony's romping adventure trilogy is clambering its way onto PS4 in the form of the Nathan Drake Collection. MCV charts a course for the finest merchandise on offer

Created as an homage to Indiana Jones and Tomb Raider, Uncharted is now as iconic as its adventuring inspirations.

Naughty Dog's PlayStation-exclusive franchise helped kickstart the PS3 with inaugural release Drake's Fortune in 2007.

Sequels in the form of Among Thieves and Drake's Deception followed in 2009 and 2011, respectively. The series also made a leap to handheld, PlayStation Vita titles Golden Abyss and Fight for Fortune both hitting the device in 2012.

The core three entries in the series were all critically acclaimed, with Uncharted 2 becoming the third-highest-rated game of all time on Metacritic, as well as the top rated PS3 game of 2009.

Follow-up Uncharted 3 saw the biggest beta in PS3 history, with the game's multiplayer mode going on to host more than nine billion matches.

The games' popularity spurred the franchise to more than 21 million sales as of June 2015, according to Naughty Dog.

Now, the beloved adventuring series is returning on PS4, thanks to the upcoming Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection, which lands this month.

The Collection should stir up the memories of existing fans, while also giving new PlayStation owners a chance to play the games for the first time, ahead of the release of fourth – and potentially final – instalmentUncharted 4: A Thief's End on March 18th, 2016.

But A Thief's End won't be it for Uncharted next year; Sony announced in 2014 that a film adaptation of the franchise will hit cinemas on June 10th 2016.

With passion for Uncharted set to be running high from now until the middle of 2016 – and beyond – now is the right time to start stocking up on adventurous merchandise and tie-in treasures.


The Art of the Uncharted Trilogy

Comprising detailed looks at Drake's Fortune, Among Thieves and Drake's Deception, this comprehensive volume features hundreds of never-before-seen designs and pieces of concept art from the creation of the PS3 triptych.

SRP: 29.99

Manufacturer: Dark Horse

Distributor: Diamond Comic Distributors UK

Contact: 01928 531 760


Drake Henley shirt

Fans of lead hero Nathan Drake's fashion sense can mimic the wise-cracking treasure hunter with this recreation of his iconic Henley shirt. It comes complete with stitched neck detailing, but wearers will have to supply their own rope, guns and one-liners.

SRP: 25

Manufacturer: Insert Coin

Distributor: Insert Coin

Contact: 01702 521 850


Uncharted Drake NaughtyDog Colorway

Stylised by artist Erick Scarecrow, this arty reimagining of Nathan Drake stands seven inches tall and is limited to 500 pieces.

SRP: $100 (66)

Manufacturer: ESC Toys

Distributor: ESC Toys

Contact: info@esctoy.com


Uncharted: TheFourth Labyrinth

Prolific sci-fi and fantasy author Christopher Golden is behind this literary expansion of the Uncharted universe.

SRP: 6.99

Manufacturer: Titan Books

Distributor: Titan Books

Contact: sales@titanemail.com


Uncharted: The Board Game

Players take on the role of treasure hunters and compete for victory points in this tabletop take on Nathan Drake's exploits.

SRP: 25

Manufacturer: Bandai

Distributor: Bandai

Contact: 01489 790 944


The Art of Naughty Dog

Charting the history of developer Naughty Dog from Crash Bandicoot to Uncharted, this book includes art, essays and stories.

SRP: 29.99

Manufacturer: Dark Horse

Distributor: Diamond Comic Distributors UK

Contact: 01928 531 760


Hog Wild T-Shirt

The moniker of Sully's seaplane is actually a throwback to the original Crash Bandicoot. Fans in on the joke can show off with this tee.

SRP: 22

Manufacturer: Insert Coin

Distributor: Insert Coin

Contact: 01702 521 850


Uncharted Button Up Shirt

This plaid button-up includes Drake's lucky horsehoe totem from Uncharted 3 sewn into its collar. Treasure-hunting luck not guaranteed.

SRP: 62.10

Manufacturer: Musterbrand

Distributor: Musterbrand

Contact: service@musterbrand.com

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