Whether you find Jimmy Fallon funny or not, there’s no denying that the guy’s a hardcore geek. He was the first late-night talk show host to openly embrace technology and social media — something that most other hosts still haven’t entirely figured out. (Well, Conan gets it, but only recently.)
Anyway… with Fallon’s geek cred, it’s no surprise that he got the world’s first-ever hands-on demo with Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception. It’s a short video — less than five minutes — during which the controller is traded between Naughty Dog co-presidents Evan Wells & Christophe Balestra and Fallon. But there are several moments of Uncharted’s patented cinematic intensity on display in this demo that features Nathan Drake fighting through a chateau that’s burning down around him.
It’s just enough of a taste to make you lust after a game that won’t arrive for almost a year. No doubt there will be tons more previews between now and November 1, 2011.
For extra credit, here’s a wicked cool behind-the-scenes look at production studio Naughty Dog, who’s hard at work on the game right now.