Naughty Dog's upcoming PlayStation 4 exclusive action adventure game Uncharted 4: A Thief's End will be released on 18 March 2016, Sony has announced. A collector's edition and special edition were also announced.

The special edition includes a specially designed steel book case, an art book, stickers, Naughty Dog Points to redeem for multiplayer related content and of course the game itself. The Libertalia Collector's Edition includes everything in the special edition plus additional outfits, weapon skins, a PS4 dashboard theme a taunt, hats and a 12-inch statue of series protagonist Nathan Drake.

The PlayStation Blog in which the announcement was made lists all the details as follows.

Special Edition

  • Uncharted 4: A Thief's End Blu-ray disc
  • Collectible steel book case designed by Alexander "That Kid Who Draws" Iaccarino
  • 48-page hardcover art book by Naughty Dog and Dark Horse
  • Naughty Dog & Pirate Sigil Sticker Sheet
  • Naughty Dog Points: redeem the points to unlock new multiplayer content and character upgrades

Libertalia Collector's Edition

All of the above, plus:

  • A 12-inch premium Nathan Drake statue by Gentle Giant
  • Three multiplayer outfits: Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, Heist Drake and Desert Drake outfits
  • Three custom weapon skins: Golden Weapon Skin, Snow Weapon Skin and Desert Weapon Skin
  • Henry Avery, Thomas Tew and Adam Baldrige Sigil Ball Caps
  • Madagascar Sidekick Outfits
  • Phurba Dagger Taunt
  • An Uncharted 4: A Thief's End dynamic theme

The Digital Standard and Deluxe editions available via the PSN Store contain various multiplayer elements.

Uncharted 4 was delayed earlier this year until Q1 2016 with no specific date given until now. The delay has left Sony without much of a first part line-up for the tail end of 2015 but the substantial lead PS4 has over Xbox One in terms of sales means a larger percentage of third party titles are bought on the system.

With the strong third party line-up set to be released this year – including Star Wars: Battlefront, Fallout 4, Hitman, Just Cause 3 and many more – Sony can afford to release a lacking array of first party titles. Their 2016 line-up of exclusives is looking spectacular however, with Uncharted set for release alongside Street Fighter V , No Man's Sky, Horizon: Zero Dawn, Ratchet and Clank, The Last Guardian and the release of virtual reality headset Project Morpheus.

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