Adam B. Vary
October 31, 2011 AT 06:45 PM EDT

Anyone who has played the outrageously entertaining Uncharted franchise knows just how much its hero, Nathan Drake, resembles a modern-day Indiana Jones, down to his youthful, Harrison Ford-esque profile. So what would happen if Harrison Ford played Nathan Drake?

Well, some brilliant Japanese folks somehow managed to get Ford in front of the wildly anticipated Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, which hits stores tomorrow. Watching him smile, laugh, and gasp as he button-mashes through some of the game’s most eye-popping sequences — so, yes, SPOILER ALERT for anyone who wants to play the game with virgin eyes — is maybe the most transcendent pop culture moment I’m likely to see all week, if not all year. Check it out below: 

As it happens, I’ll be posting my full review of Uncharted 3 tomorrow, and then launching something of a PopWatch experiment: An videogame recap of Drake’s latest adventure, posted likely every-other-day until we get to the end. Having played through the entire game once already, here’s a quick preview of coming attractions: OH. MY. F—ING. GOODNESS.

Adam on Twitter @adambvary

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