Here's Harrison Ford. Playing Uncharted.

National treasure Harrison Ford (Indiana Jones, Star Wars, your childhood) has popped up in an unlikely place: A Japanese television commercial for Uncharted 3.

While Ford isn't famous for his love of video games, the 69-year-old is famous for playing Indiana Jones. The films are an obvious source of inspiration for the treasure-hunting Uncharted games.

In the commercial, the camera focuses on Ford as he grimaces and plays. It looks like he's acting how he'd think someone games.

In the behind-the-scenes clips, Ford played through the game in an extended clip and said he was impressed how realistic the graphics were. In another clip, Ford appeared far more relaxed and natural—probably because he wasn't acting.

"I think it is very exciting," Ford said while making the commercial. "I have not seen a game anything like this."

The actor was dazzled by the game, noting how exciting it was. "There's so much more action in here than there is normally in a movie," Ford said. "It's so much more concentrated here."

The making-of footage, viewable only in Japan on the game's official site, is far more natural that what ended up in the commercial. Ford actually looked like he was getting into the game—once he finished gushing about how realistic it was.

"It's very much like being in the movie for me," said Ford. "Except in the movie, I always win. In the game, sometimes, I don't win."

This ad doesn't appear to be a one off thing. In the making-of clip, Ford is shown being filmed as he plays the PS Vita. No doubt, he will appear in the commercial for the upcoming Vita Uncharted title.

A Japanese morning show, Mezamashi TV, did a feature on Ford's appearance this morning. Click through the gallery to see stills, as well as Ford writing "Great" or "Fantastic" in Japanese calligraphy.


Comments

    It says that the video is only avaliable to watch if you're located in Japan...has anyone found it on Youtube or something?

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJuC9pGR4zE

    I just hear the director in my head telling him "Roger Moore"

    I don't get why He would do ad's, boredom?Surely He's got so much money by now, He would still get what? about $25 million a movie.

      It's a rite of passage for huge actors to do obscure Japanese commercials.

    Bet hes thinking "Hey, this should be a movie! Id be perfect for it!"

      Then he gets on the phone to Lucas and Spielberg, "Hey guys! Theres another franchise we can anal rape!"

    I thought the similarities (well, entire conception really) with Indiana Jones would confuse the Uncharted brand too much.

    If you say that they would WANT that confusion, then I question the integrity of the developer and the hence the game.

    Does Bashcraft get paid per 'article' or something?

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