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E3 2014: Uncharted 4: A Thief's End Brings Drake to the Brink in 2015

Posted by Sammy Barker

A surefire plan

It didn’t get the gameplay blowout that many were perhaps expecting, but Sony did save a gorgeous teaser trailer for Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End until the very end of its E3 press conference. The video – put together using footage captured directly from the PlayStation 4 – shows protagonist Nathan Drake face down in a pool of water as a conversation with Sully replays in his mind.

The title’s due out next year exclusively on the Japanese giant’s next-gen console, and according to Naughty Dog’s community strategist Eric Monacelli, the firm’s targeting 60 frames-per-second. That’s an impressive feat, considering that the hero’s character model features more than double the number of polygons as Joel from the PlayStation 3 version of The Last of Us.

“The next generation of Nathan Drake is going to be very real and will explore what it means when Drake is forced back into the world of thieves,” the studio spokesperson continued. “He will embark on a globe-trotting journey in pursuit of a historical conspiracy behind a fabled pirate treasure. It’s his greatest adventure yet and will test his physical limits, his resolve, and ultimately what he’s willing to sacrifice to save the ones he loves.”

It definitely looks like a darker take on the classic franchise from this snippet, doesn’t it? What do you think of the trailer? Are you even more excited for the game? Let us know in the comments section below.


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User Comments (10)



Jaz007 said:

I can't wait. I love Uncharted so much. I'm just hoping it comes in the first half of 2015. I'm also gonna do complete blackout on the game, insist watch the trailer at E3, and I'm not gonna watch any later.



Gamer83 said:

I hope it actually comes out in 2015. I'm not disappointed it's missing this year because I expected that to happen but hopefully Naughty Dog stays on that two-year cycle it has going.



RaymanFan2 said:

I'm really glad he's clearly aged and they haven't just shoehorned in some reason for U3's ending to have not worked out within 6 months.



ThreadShadow said:

I was so disappointed when they started up the last trailer and it was this rather then The Last Guardian. At least it was Uncharted.

Next gen Drake looks like a mix of Nathan Fillion and Liam Neeson.



Shaolin said:

This comment probably won't go down well but I have to admit to feeling a bit unsure about the direction that U4 appears to be taking in this trailer. It seems a lot darker than the previous games and actually seems like it's swinging towards TLoU. Also, I don't like the way Drake looks....there I've said it. His head & face are a lot longer and thinner not to mention the nose. I hope they alter the character model because I find Drake looking a bit like the guy out of Far Cry 3 rather than the affable light-hearted adventurer of old. To be honest I'm not sure that Naughty Dog can top the masterpiece that was Uncharted 2 but I'm sure this will be a great game and I'm sure the multiplayer will be very enjoyable too.



BL_Donth said:

If the trailer didn't mention that the footage was in-game, I would have thought that it was pre-rendered. Can't wait for this.

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