A First Look at Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

With no ETA, Naughty Dog entertained its fans recently by dropping a little bit of information on the upcoming entry to the franchise, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy was announced a few months back at this point but despite falling by the wayside in the mainstream gaming news, The Lost Legacy has a lot on the horizon that we can learn about and recently PlayStation’s blog dished some information out that serves as a first look into Uncharted: The Lost Legacy. While the game has no ETA and is still in development on the scale of early stages, there’s a lot to be excited for.

So here’s what we know: Uncharted: The Lost Legacy will take place in the southern tip of India and it will introduce a whole lot more into the ways of color and personality, both between the world and the characters introduced. It is set six months to a year after the events of Uncharted 4 and our primary goal is to obtain the priceless relic, The Tusk of Ganesh.

Your main characters will be Chloe Frazer and Nadine Ross, a bit of an odd pairing and they certainly don’t see each other’s point of view a lot. However, Naughty Dog confirmed this was an easy decision for these characters. For Chloe, it was the dark side of her character, the bit of less of a moral code to our beloved protagonist, Drake. Chloe is also the one who starts the crusade for the Tusk and thus kicks off the entirety of the storyline. Nadine is a bit of a different story, however. From the ashes of her actions in Uncharted 4 and the point of Shoreline falling, she needs some work and is rather desperate for anything she can get.

Creative Director at Naughty Dog Shaun Escayg said that “Chloe would need somebody with military expertise. In all of Uncharted, Nadine is probably the most rational and practical character we’ve ever introduced. She tends to take a direct approach.” Not bad for the reasoning and it certainly seems like the intrigue will be there to get to know the relationship further as the game comes closer to release and enters our consoles for us to explore to the fullest.

While Uncharted fans can get their fair share of awesome gameplay that they are used to within the Uncharted series, Naughty Dog is bent on bringing players even more improvements to the gameplay experience within Uncharted: The Lost Legacy. These refinements and enhancements will be heavily based upon what Naughty Dog learned during Uncharted 4’s hefty development cycle. With things like level design, the team wanted to explore more expansive environments that allowed players to learn and uncover key elements at their own pace, stating this will be “the biggest area ever for an Uncharted game”.

While that is a grand statement in itself, for perspective, Naughty Dog is upping the ante per se with The Lost Legacy compared to Uncharted 4. With Uncharted 4, Naughty Dog had to cut down on some of the builds that they wanted to expand on some of the locations visited, such as Madagascar. The title had to cut down on some of the world development in order to stay on schedule with the development time frame. However, in Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, there’s no holds barred for this certain topic. The Lost Legacy can at times have up to five teams working on one single location at a time, providing ample amount of excess room and things to discover. As for what that may turn into, it could range from lush jungles, soaring mountains, ancient temples and war-torn urban environments.

As for gear, including weaponry, there is a whole lot more combat gear to master in Uncharted: The Lost Legacy. One of the mainstage pieces is a silenced pistol, which is the first lethal weapon in a stealth category to go down in Uncharted history, how about that? This will allow players to utilize a lot of the stealthy playstyles intended for the game while not hindering their abilities in the least bit. Additionally, there will be the return of the fan favorite from Uncharted 4’s multiplayer, C4 in Uncharted: The Lost Legacy. Another new feature, lock picking will be usable in the game, which was first seen at the PlayStation Experience with the debut trailer and gameplay leading up to the epic name reveal. There were no details given on how this will work since it is still being developed upon heavily but it will no doubt add to a lot of the tactical playstyles intended for Uncharted: The Lost Legacy.

As for anything else fans can expect within Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, the game will be releasing later this year as a standalone title, nothing like being a DLC to Uncharted 4 and it should be a fully immersive experience. It additionally, is being stated that it will be a lengthier experience from another competitor, The Last of Us: Left Behind, but also shorter than that of Uncharted 4. So in that range, there’s a lot to work with in terms of what to expect, but nothing entirely solid. As for fans reading really deep into the theory that Nathan Drake will make a cameo and/or be a secondary character in the title, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy Writer Josh Scherr said “We entertained a few possible ideas around including Nate as a secondary character but everything we did felt superfluous because we tied it all up with Uncharted 4. We’re not going to touch on Nathan Drake in this, at all.” Bummer, but possibly to be expected.

Even though the fan theory that Drake may be popping up in the title being shot down, that does not discredit the title at all and of all the new information that has come to surface from the development team over at Naughty Dog, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy looks to impress and we should be incredibly excited for it. With no ETA, we may have a bit of time to wait to see more, but we know it will be releasing later this year so we have that to hold on to at least! With a year of rock solid titles already in the bag, another title to continue the legacy explored within the Uncharted franchise, we will certainly be in for a treat later this year when Uncharted: The Lost Legacy releases.

Jordan Gable

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