Gamers dive into Uncharted waters - again
By Ajith Ram May 12, 2016
- One of PS4's most-awaited titles arrives in Malaysia
- Hundreds of gamers queue up for midnight launch
IT was not quite the launch of a new Apple or Samsung phone, but the passion was there to see. Sony's Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, one of PlayStation 4's most anticipated titles was officially launched in Malaysia with over 500 eager fans celebrating the event hosted by video game distributor Play Interactive.
The midnight launch event was a collaboration between Sony Interactive Entertainment and Play Interactive. The event was also an effort to show appreciation for local gamers and fans of the Uncharted series.
Over 500 attendees participated in various activities and giveaways such as mini shooting range, photoshoots with Nathan Drake cosplayer, Uncharted 1, 2 and 3 game demos and Spin N Win.
The queue started as early as 9PM and many fans were determined to try and be the first in the queue. "I can't believe that I am actually the first person waiting in line! The Uncharted series is one of my favourite games on PlayStation of all time," said Farzan Mihanzadeh, the first person to collect his pre-ordered copy of Uncharted 4: A Thief's End at 12AM on 10 May 2016.
"This is the second time this year we are organising a game launch for the PlayStation 4 console. We explored this avenue and found that such game launches is a good way to reach out to our end users. It helps us to connect with our local gamers in Malaysia in a more personal way," said Gary Chong, CEO of Play Interactive.
Fans were also treated to a lucky draw post-launch with attractive prizes such as entrance ticket plus return flight to the Tokyo Game Show 2016, Limited Edition Uncharted 4 PlayStation 4 Console Bundle, Limited Edition Uncharted 4 DualShock 4 Wireless Controller, Roccat Gaming Headset and Uncharted 4 T-Shirts.
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