What We Know So Far About ‘Uncharted: The Lost Legacy’
Naughty Dog had quite the showing at this past Saturday’s PlayStation Experience event. Not only did they show the very first trailer to the highly anticipated survival-horror title, The Last of Us: Part 2, but they also revealed that they have what they’re calling a new Uncharted game, entitled The Lost Legacy.
Many were expecting Naughty Dog to reveal the single player expansion for Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End at PlayStation Experience, but no one expected them to reveal a new game, featuring a brand new protagonist — Chloe Frazer.
Chloe — who was first introduced in Uncharted 2: Among Thieves— wasn’t featured in Uncharted 4’s main story, as Naughty Dog reportedly felt like her character wasn’t needed in the game’s story. But, they’re bringing her back as the main character in The Lost Legacy, where she’ll be teaming up with Nadine Ross, who was one of the main villains in Uncharted 4.
— Naughty Dog (@Naughty_Dog) December 5, 2016
There are may who are wondering what the exact timeline is for The Lost Legacy, and, according to Blastr, the events of the new Uncharted game will take place after the events of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. So, it’s not a prequel.
“The Lost Legacy is confirmed as taking place after the events of Uncharted 4, and the game will be set in India, in the Western Ghats mountain range, where Chloe and Nadine will be on the hunt for a treasure called the Tusk of Ganesh. The game is said to be longer than [The Last of Us] Left Behind but shorter than Uncharted 4.”
It remains to be seen if Nathan Drake or Sam Drake will have a small role in the new game. Of course, it looked like Nathan had officially retired at the end of the last game, but, they made it quite clear that Sam and Victor Sullivan were still all-in with the treasure hunting gig. So, it’s possible that Chloe and Nadine will meet up with Sam and Sully at some point.
Following the reveal trailer at PlayStation Experience, Naughty Dog — the developer of the Uncharted series — had this to say about The Lost Legacy.
“We wanted this adventure to feature all of the hallmarks of the series, from cinematic storytelling set within exotic destinations, to dynamic combat and intricate puzzles. It’s our biggest story expansion to-date and will be available as a standalone game on store shelves and for digital download.”
In the weeks leading up to PlayStation Experience, there was a ton of speculation surrounding the Uncharted 4 single player expansion. Some believed that it would feature another adventure with Sam and Nathan Drake, while others thought that it might have something to do with Cassie Drake, who is Nathan’s daughter. But, in the end, they shocked everyone by featuring Chloe and Nadine.
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— Naughty Dog (@Naughty_Dog) December 4, 2016
If The Lost Legacy is a success, which is presumably will be, there’s a strong chance that Naughty Dog will continue to put out these small stories, which feature some of the other characters from the Uncharted series. Will we see one with Charlie Cutter? How about one that features Victor Sullivan in his younger days? That depends on whether or not this expansion is successful.
Naughty Dog hasn’t given an official release date yet, but it’s probably safe to say that it’ll be released before the summer of 2017. The price for this game also hasn’t been revealed, but many are predicting that it’ll be somewhere between $20 and $30, simply because it’s not a full game.
It’ll be interesting to see where Naughty Dog takes us in The Lost Legacy, and it’ll be really interesting to see if they decide to keep doing these short side stories in the future.
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