Uncharted 4: A Thief's End PS4

If there's one thing that's been clear about the material released for Uncharted 4: A Thief's End thus far, it's that this is one adventure that Nathan Drake doesn't necessarily want to endure. In the title's E3 demo, the hero's heard lamenting that he doesn't have a choice, and it's now becoming increasingly clear that his older brother, Sam, has something to do with the protagonist's return to his treasure hunting ways.

This is confirmed in Game Informer's cover story, which reveals that the star has been living happily with Elena for three years before his sibling arrives. Apparently, Nate thought that his bro was dead, which puts the title's very first teaser trailer into context. There's no word just yet on exactly what the pair are hunting, but their journey will take them to Libertatia, a mythical Madagascan colony, again, as hinted at by the aforementioned clip.

You'll be up against a handful of other hunters, and these will comprise the release's primary villains – though we suspect that Sam will have filled that role by the conclusion. The article states that he's jealous of his younger brother, and the original video revealed that he's out for revenge. It seems that he's perhaps using Drake to help get his hands on the artifact that he seeks, which is sure to put plenty of pressure on their already strained relationship.

Apparently, there'll be much more freedom in this entry, which was evident in the PlayStation Experience demo. The artificial intelligence has been completely overhauled, and there'll be areas where you'll be working with Sam, who's based upon Ellie's script set. A small team has purportedly been working on the package since Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception's completion, with more people joining the project after The Last of Us.

There's a ton more information in the actual article, but we'll direct you to Game Informer for that before we get a cease and desist letter from the publication in question. Are you liking the sound of this setup, or is the story yet to grab your attention? Swing into the comments section below, and let us know.

[source gameinformer.com, via neogaf.com]