Much like side-story The Last of Us: Left Behind, developer Naughty Dog's looking to do something a bit different with Uncharted: The Lost Legacy. Speaking in the latest issue of Official PlayStation Magazine, creative director Shaun Escayg explained that the game will be "tonally" unique compared to its predecessors, although it will still be framed in "the same context of the Uncharted world".
He said: "India's got really nice iconography: hidden temples and weird deities we can play off of, so it's a perfect setting for Uncharted: The Lost Legacy." For those completely out of the loop, the game will see fan-favourite Chloe Frazer united with Uncharted 4: A Thief's End "villain" Nadine Ross, though further details are being kept underwraps.
The gameplay won't be the same either, as game director Kurt Margenau revealed: "I would say we're going a little wider this time. I don't want to give too much away, but it's something we're excited about on the gameplay side, this kind of contrast of an urban setting and a rural setting; a tighter experience and more open experience."
It sounds like the title will be building upon the non-linear playpens of Uncharted 4, and Naughty Dog's investing a lot of effort to ensure that Chloe feels different to series protagonist Nathan Drake, with the developer recapturing a lot of animations – including her entire suite of melee moves. Sounds decent, doesn't it? Hopefully we see more soon.
[source myfavouritemagazines.co.uk, via powerupgaming.co.uk]
It doesn't feel like there's much hype for this but I personally can't wait!
@get2sammyb - I think part of that is because The Last of Us Part 2 stole all the thunder. And rightfully so... It had one of if not the best trailers I have ever seen.
I have watched it countless times.
That said I'm still looking forward to checking this out day one.
@Splat That's fair, I guess.
I totally agree
This isn't day one for me because there are so many good games I'm excited for. I will play this eventually though and it will be grand. I'm cool with them doing a different style. Thought the trailer was great and I trust Naughty Dog.
@ztpayne7 I imagine this will release in the summer when things are quiet.
l'm a massive fan of the uncharted series, the campaigns of all the games are out of this world. uncharted 2 and 3s multiplayers modes were the best, but l felt uncharted 4s multiplayer was very poor, no feeling of pogression on leader boards or rank and bringing in the ability to heal your team mates destroyed what made uncharted great for me and my friends. so please give us a multiplayer mode with this that is more like the good old days. thankyou naughty dog.
I'm just excited to play as Chloe. They could just give a safe DLC with her as the lead and I wouldn't care. But that wouldn't be Naughty Dog, now would it?
Very interested to see how it turns out.
I don't know when I'll be getting it, but this certainly looks more interesting than most of ND's output, especially the boring and dreary TLOU!
Has a price been revealed yet?
Can't wait for this.
Also New Layout looking good
I like to hear they are trying something different. Uncharted really needs it.
Is playing as Nadine the easy mode?
She can sure kick people's arses.
Its an almost certain buy for me. Its no surprise it will be tonally different. I am sure since Amy left, the rest have wanted to make Uncharted more like the Last of Us in tone and tried a bit with U4 but had to keep it a bit similar with the same characters - this give them a chance to take it any direction they want.
I think maybe the hype isn't that great as its not a full release - essentially DLC albeit standalone. I don't think the hype for other standalones - like Infamous: First Light, Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, SR4: Gat out of Hell etc ever reached the same hype as the main release.
@DLB3 thanks for the update, didn't realize they had changed anything because my uncharted 4 had been stolen from my house so l hadn't played for ages. you may have convinced me to buy another copy. thanks for your reply
This is just behind Horizon in terms of my most anticipated games. Can't wait!
I'm excited. Long time Uncharted fan.
Weird deities? So does that means that there will be supernatural entities like what Uncharted 1-3 had? If so, then count me in!
It's fan service for those of us who love Chloe. That's fine by me, it'll be another game I'm looking forward to in a year that seems like it will be full of great games. Uncharted is Nathan Drake's series and this is just a spinoff though, so the lack of hype doesn't surprise me. Also, Resident Evil VII, Mass Effect Andromeda, Red Dead Redemption 2, the Crash Bandicoot Trilogy Remastered, Gran Turismo Sport and a new IP in Horizon that looks like it could be a pretty decent hit with the mainstream if it turns out well. There's no way a spinoff DLC to a game that came out just last year is going to compete with that.
I think all we have is speculation right now, but I bought the Uncharted Triple Pack for $20 back when 4 released and this DLC is included in that. I think I read there will also be a physical release for The Lost Legacy. So my guess would be anywhere from $15 (without the season pass) to $20 digitally and $30 physically.
@Gamer83 Depending on how long it is, $20 sounds fair.
Yeah, they didn't give us much info about that either just 'it will be longer than The Last of Us: Left Behind.' Very descriptive.
Is this just going to be a DLC add on for Uncharted 4, or will it have it's own retail disc version????
I'm definitely looking forward to it. Will most likely get it on release.
It's obvious, They're ripping off Tomb Raider with their Lara Croft rip off.
One of the finest trailers I've seen the last shows, and the setting of this really intrigues me. Less trophy hunting, more political tension - it feels like. Think it's pretty promising.
I personally cannot wait, love both Chloe and Nadine, I am hoping Cutter puts in anew appearance too, I loved that guy!
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