Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is right around the corner. The action adventure title is set to launch on August 22nd — so I wanted to list out everything we have learned thus far.
The game is said to be over 10 hours in length
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy might be over 10 hours long, according to developer Naughty Dog. Naughty Dog’s response to an interview with IBTimes UK.
“Years ago, when we were asked if we were ever doing a single-player expansion for Uncharted we always said, ‘Well, we don’t have the self-discipline to do that,'” “If we tried to do that we’d create a full game.”
“There’s no way we could constrict and restrain ourselves, and that’s exactly what was happening here. When we were doing story pitches, we were coming up with a game that would be over ten hours long and so we suddenly realized everything we said was true and we couldn’t keep it short.”
The game features the biggest open areas in franchise history
Naughty Dog confirmed that Uncharted: The Lost Legacy will feature the biggest level in franchise history — with multiple environments the game will let us explore. We’ll also be able to explore at our own pace, the studio promised, with more secrets and hidden throughout.
Chloe is the main protagonist of the game, and Nadine won’t be playable
Chloe and Nadine will be assisting each other out during the game. However, Chloe will be the only playable character in the title. Nadine will only serve as your buddy, and she’ll help you take out baddies along the way.
Chloe plays exactly the same as Nathan Drake
Chloe plays exactly the same as Nathan Drake. She’s got her weapons, her melee fighting, but no unique traits that properly distinguish her from Nathan Drake. Although, Naughty Dog did say in an interview they have tweaked the melee slightly. Naughty Dog also stated that they took care to make sure that Chloe’s animations were distinguishable from Nate’s. The way she moves, climbs, and fights are all unique to her, and she’s animated in a way that really brings out her personality and character. [Source]
Naughty Dog developers sat down with PlayStation at E3 2017 to talk about Uncharted: The Lost Legacy. The developers shed some light on what kinda new experiences we can expect in the latest Uncharted adventure. They said the game will focus a lot more on sneaking and stealth assassinations — I hope this means there will be serious changes in the melee department. I wasn’t too happy with some of the gameplay changes Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End made.
- “The grappling hook is still a thing. Chloe can latch on to far-off branches to swing across gaps when needed.” [Source]
- The game will heavily focus on puzzle solving
- The game will feature a lock-picking mechanic
- The game will emphasize stealth assassinations
- The game will focus a lot more on sneaking — allowing you to skip encounters completely
- The game is set 6 to 12 months after the events of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, and it takes place in southern India
- Uncharted: The Lost Legacy will star Asav as the antagonist. Asav is described as “a barrel-chested insurgent rebel leader who formerly worked for the government.” He’s said to be on the search for various treasures and artifacts. I’m excited to learn what his motives are. [Source]
- The story revolves around the search for the Tusk of Ganesh
- The game utilizes the PS4 Pro’s extra power boost (allowing 4K and HDR)
- It’s a standalone game — $40 price tag — free for Uncharted 4 digital deluxe owners
- “Nadine is intended to be portrayed as someone who’s significantly tougher (physically) than Chloe because she isn’t just some thief or mercenary; she’s a soldier” [Source]
- “After the events of Uncharted 4, Nadine lost control of Shoreline and went off by herself. Chloe tracked Nadine down (with her connections in the shady treasure hunting world) to get her to help with locating the artifact.” [Source]
We here at Enthusiast Gaming absolutely adored Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, it’s one of the very few games that scored 10/10. You can check out our video review below.
Brett Medlock is one of our leads on video production here at Enthusiast Gaming. He’s obsessed with action-adventure games, platinum trophies, and K-pop. To hear more about how lame he is, follow him on Twitter @brettnll