Perhaps lost in the well-deserved hype surrounding the announcement of The Last of Us: Part II this past weekend was an amazing 8-minute preview of the next entry in the Uncharted series. Starring Chloe Frazer from the second and third games and Nadine Ross from the fourth entry, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is set to release in 2017. And it looks spectacular. Why expect anything less from Naughty Dog at this point?
Conceived originally as Naughty Dog’s first ever story DLC and expanded now to release as a standalone entry in the iconic series, The Lost Legacy features Chloe and Nadine’s hunt for the Tusk of Ganesh in India’s Western Ghats mountain range. The gameplay video shown at PSX 2016 showed the typical excellence expected of the series. It followed Chloe as she navigates a war-torn city to rendezvous with Nadine at a pre-determined location. Of course, things rarely (never?) go that smoothly in an Uncharted game.
Pretty impressive, right? Naughty Dog never fails to impress with their ability to squeeze the most out of a Playstation console. The animation, style, and sound design are top notch as ever. And like the Last of Us trailer, these glimpse of Uncharted: The Lost Legacy also features the developer with the best cinematic touch in the industry working at the top of their game. This series has played more and more like a movie with every entry and this might be the best example yet.
I for one, can’t wait for more time with Uncharted’s compelling mix of stealth, action, and exploration. And if this game succeeds then maybe one day we’ll get that Victor “Goddamn” Sullivan standalone the fandom craves. Though I’m VERY happy to get more of the awesome Chloe Frazer.
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