Sony will announce Uncharted 3 at the Spike TV VGAs next month, according to sources quoted by website Kotaku.

Sony also sent out a “Save the Date” invitation to select US press for the 12th of December, the day following the VGAs, for an “exclusive PlayStation 3 reveal.”

Uncharted 3 has been hinted at for some time. In January, ubiquitous gaming actor Nolan North, the voice of Uncharted protagonist Nathan Drake, suggested that production on the third instalment would begin this year.

Gameplanet’s community voted Uncharted 2: Among Thieves runner-up Game of the Year in 2009.