Uncharted

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy Won’t Include Nathan Drake, Naughty Dog Says

Set roughly six months after Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, and following Chloe Frazer and Nadine Ross as they attempt to find the Tusk of Ganesh on the southern tip of India, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy won’t feature an appearance by Nathan Drake, Naughty Dog has revealed. Writer Josh Scherr explained on the PlayStation Blog: We entertained a few possible ideas around including Nate as a secondary character. But everything we did felt superfluous because we tied it all up with Uncharted 4. Game Director Kurt Margenau added, “We’re not going to touch on Nathan Drake in this, at all.” As for what Nate might be up to during the events of The Lost Legacy, Scherr said, “You can sort of imagine Drake sitting on the couch playing Crash Bandicoot while Chloe and Nadine are off galavanting.” Margenau added, “Yeah, the Crash Bandicoot remaster.” In terms of environments in The Lost Legacy, you can expect jungles, mountains, temples, and the urban area shown in the trailer. Along with traversal challenges, puzzles, and shootouts in those environments, The Lost Legacy will also include new hidden treasures. Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is scheduled for a 2017 launch, but according to Sony Interactive Entertainment America Social Media Director Sid Shuman, it was “still early in development” when…

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New Uncharted: The Lost Legacy Character Images Released, Villain Played By Usman Ally

Naughty Dog Creative Director and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy writer, Shaun Escayg, has shared some new character art from the upcoming stand-alone expansion for A Thief’s End. The images show Nadine Ross, Chloe Frazer, and villain Asav, who is played by Obie award-winning actor Usman Ally. Check them out below. Nadine Ross @LauraBaileyVO pic.twitter.com/YzS5NMwrOz — Shaun Escayg (@ShaunEscayg) March 18, 2017 Asav- @UsmanAlly1 pic.twitter.com/cBGzJSvYx3 — Shaun Escayg (@ShaunEscayg) March 18, 2017 Uncharted – The Lost Legacy- Chloe Frazer @TheClaudiaBlack – brace yourselves! pic.twitter.com/MiGfUHdTMf — Shaun Escayg (@ShaunEscayg) March 18, 2017 Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is scheduled for release on the PlayStation 4 sometime this year. Naughty Dog recently said that it’s unlikely the studio will produce another game in the series. “I would never say never, but we’ve got The Last of Us Part II on our plates and there’s so much other stuff that [we want to explore],” explained Co-President Evan Wells. We’re told that the developer wants to explore new ideas. READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

DLC & Patches

Uncharted 4 Update 1.21 Is Live, Here’s the Patch Notes

With Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End update 1.21 today for PlayStation 4, Naughty Dog has made King of the Hill a permanent game mode, added Savage Starlight skins for select characters, included a Personal Stats Page, and more. Now featuring leaderboards, Cinema Replay support, and Challenges, the King of the Hill mode also includes some changes from its debut in the Beta Test Playlist. For starters, after reaching the 200 Victory Points score limit, teams must capture a final hill, called the Victory Hill. Here’s the other changes to expect from King of the Hill: Victory Points per hill increased from 60 to 80 KO’ing defenders will award the attacking team 4 Victory Points If a defender is KO’d within the first five seconds after capturing a hill, they will respawn When a team reaches the max Victory Points, they must capture one more hill (known as Victory Hill) to win the match UI revamped to better communicate game rules and readability Duration for Wrath of El Dorado reduced by 50% in this mode; Wrath is still quite powerful but this allows other Mysticals to play a prominent role too And here’s everything else included in Uncharted 4 update 1.21 today: General Added a new READ FULL STORY AT…

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Uncharted 4 Update 1.21 on Friday Brings Savage Starlight Skins, King of the Hill

On Friday, March 17, Naughty Dog will release Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End update 1.21, which makes King of the Hill a permanent game mode, adds new vanity items and three new weapons (the INSAS and Type-95 long guns, and a scoped Krivosk-XS pistol), and makes Savage Starlight skins (inspired by the comics seen in The Last of Us) available for select characters. Here’s what you can expect from King of the Hill: It tasks two teams with fighting for control of rotating capture points in order to reach the score limit. King of the Hill requires careful coordination and skilled use of Multiplayer’s core combat and movement systems. However, even if victory seems assured, King of the Hill offers a unique twist – after the score limit has been reached, the losing team has one last chance to make a comeback through what we call the Victory Hill. The leading team must capture the Victory Hill to win, but if the losing team takes it, they get a second chance at glory. More update 1.21 details will be revealed when it goes live on Friday. If you’re planning on picking up Uncharted: The Lost Legacy when it launches later this year, READ FULL STORY AT…

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Next Uncharted 4 Multiplayer DLC Preview Coming This Wednesday

Naughty Dog has announced that it’ll be holding a live stream event on its Twitch channel to preview the upcoming Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End multiplayer DLC. The showcase, which will be held this Wednesday (March 15), will highlight content including new weapons and vanity items, and will offer live gameplay alongside an overview of the update, followed by the developer holding a question and answer session. In a blog post, Naughty Dog’s Scott Lowe wrote: This upcoming update is the latest milestone in our Uncharted 4 Multiplayer roadmap, which began shortly after the game’s launch and has introduced new maps, modes, customization items, and more–all as free updates to the game. And we’re not done yet–our Spring DLC drop is still to come. In case you miss the live stream or simply want to catch up on the highlights later, then check back as we’ll share the details once they become available. [Source: Naughty Dog] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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Uncharted: The Lost Legacy Will Include Access to Uncharted 4’s Multiplayer

Continuing their month-long coverage, Game Informer has revealed that the antagonist in Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is Asav, an insurgent rebel leader who previously worked for the government and is now searching for culturally significant treasures. The reason Chloe Frazier hires Nadine Ross is because of her history with Asav. Creative Director Shaun Escayg says, “[Asav] has history with the government, he feels left out in solving the conflicts the government solved at one point and he’s now a lone rebel trying to create war and profit from it.” In addition to rope swinging and puzzle-solving, The Lost Legacy will include more stealth options (you can equip a silent pistol) and a lock-picking mini-game (shown in the trailer), and Nadine can mark enemies for you and help you out in combat. While in the jeep, it’s possible to drive past enemies and avoid conflict. Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is longer than The Last of Us: Left Behind, but shorter than Uncharted 4. Set in the Western Ghats, a rural mountain range in India they travel through by jeep, The Lost Legacy includes the biggest level in the entire franchise. Uncharted 4 Spoilers Ahead In the cover story for Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, it’s revealed that Naughty Dog considered a Sam and Sully story READ…

The Likelihood of a New Uncharted Game After The Lost Legacy “Is Low,” Says Naughty Dog

[embedded content] Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is on the cover of Game Informer’s April issue, meaning that you can expect more details on the upcoming standalone story chapter throughout the month. In the coverage trailer released today, you can hear various members of Naughty Dog offer their thoughts on The Lost Legacy. “It allows us to put all the best parts of Uncharted in a streamlined story,” Creative Director and Writer Shaun Escayg says. Naughty Dog Co-President Evan Wells adds, “Everyone’s still really excited about Uncharted. I think there will be an empty spot in everyone’s heart if we never come back.” Asked by Game Informer about the future of the Uncharted series, Wells reiterated that Naughty Dog is done with Naughty Drake, as the studio feels they wrapped up his story perfectly. Wells added: I would say that Naughty Dog doing an Uncharted after this is unlikely. I would never say never, but we’ve got The Last of Us Part II on our plates and there’s so much other stuff that [we want to explore]. It’d be hard. If we magically had that two-team, three-team studio, sure – it’d be great to keep doing it. We really love the franchise, but the studio has limited resources and lots…

Clearing Up A Little Confusion About The Uncharted Movie

In an interview published on Collider on Saturday, writer Joe Carnahan talks a little about his work on the Uncharted movie, which he thinks series creators Naughty Dog might be “happy with”. About that, Joe… Advertisement Here’s the relevant part from the interview, which he admittedly tempers with some Trumpian qualifications: I’m very happy with the script, and listen it was important that I got Amy Hennig’s approval, her and Nolan North, and what I’ve heard is the Naughty Dog guys are really happy with it. But who knows? That could be like Donald Trump hearing something; that may not be true at all. Turns out it’s the latter, because Naughty Dog’s Neil Druckman—who was a designer on Uncharted 2 and was creative director on Uncharted 4—tweeted this once the interview went live: It follows something he said a few days earlier, when asked by a fan about the movie: That, uh, definitely does not qualify as “really happy with”. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Neil Druckmann Reiterates That the Uncharted Movie Doesn’t Have Naughty Dog’s Support

Last week, Naughty Dog’s Neil Druckmann took to Twitter to clarify that “no one” at Naughty Dog has any clue what the upcoming Uncharted movie is about, let alone knowing anything about the script. Yesterday, he reiterated once again that the studio knows “nothing” about the project and went as far as saying that its writer doesn’t have Naughty Dog’s support. It all stemmed from a quote by Joe Carnahan that suggested that Naughty Dog may have seen the script. The tweet below from Druckmann is what followed: A recent quote from the writer of the Uncharted film. We know nothing about the film. Wish he’d stop implying that he has our support. pic.twitter.com/He1AHK53TI — Neil Druckmann (@Neil_Druckmann) February 25, 2017 In a recent interview, Carnahan said that he wrote the script “the way the video game is.” “They swear in the game, they’re kinda foul-mouthed, and I kept all that stuff intact, and I definitely didn’t write it as a PG-13 movie,” he explained. Do our readers think that Naughty Dog should be on board? Let us know. READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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Naughty Dog Hasn’t Seen the R-Rated Uncharted Movie Script

Film site ComingSoon recently talked to the writer behind the upcoming Uncharted film Joe Carnahan, who revealed that he penned an R-rated script. “When I wrote Uncharted, I didn’t spare the rod,” said Carnahan. “I wrote it the way the video game is. They swear in the game, they’re kinda foul-mouthed, and I kept all that stuff intact, and I definitely didn’t write it as a PG-13 movie. I wrote it the way that movie should be written.” While there’s no denying that Nathan Drake has a foul mouth, this has led some fans to worry about the film. When asked about the movie’s tone by a fan on Twitter, Naughty Dog Creative Director Neil Druckmann responded by saying “No one at Naughty Dog has read the script.” Thus Druckmann had no clue what the movie was about, let alone the tone that the R-rated flick was going for. Carnahan goes into describe the character as the “anti-Indiana Jones” in the interview. He made the distinction that Nathan Drake is very much a thief, not an archaeologist, and that the role plays a major part in the games. “I think Amy Hennig did it when she wrote the game. She made Drake very READ…

Features

The 10 Best Video Game Couples

It’s easy to dismiss Valentine’s Day as a corporate holiday and an excuse to drive the sales of chocolates and flowers, but we here at PlayStation LifeStyle like to look at the bright side (we’re hopeless romantics after all). Love is a big part of everybody’s life, so it only makes sense that romance bleeds into gaming. To celebrate this special day where romance is in the air, we wanted to look back at some of our favorite gaming couples that have appeared on PlayStation. That’s why we’ve put together a list of the 10 best video game couples. The only rule was that the characters had to appear in a game that released on PlayStation consoles, since we are a PlayStation site after all. That means some classic pairings like Mario and Peach (or Marcus and Dom) didn’t make our list. There were still plenty of great characters to choose from, though, so it wasn’t really much of a limiting factor. With that out of the way, check out our list below of the best video game couples! We hope you enjoyed our look at the best video game couples. While not every great gaming couple could get the spotlight here, it READ…

Uncharted 4 Update 1.20 Today Adds Hardcore Survival, New Ranked Season

A 388MB download, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End update 1.20 today on PlayStation 4 brings Classic Mode back to the Beta Test Playlist, begins a new Ranked Season, and introduces the tougher Hardcore Mode to Survival. Here’s what you need to know about Hardcore Survival and the new Ranked Season: Survival: Hardcore Mode Introduced Take on a new challenge in Survival’s Hardcore Mode, available now. This intense new difficulty tier introduces higher stakes, giving players only one chance to make it through all 50 waves. That’s right, if your team is defeated, you’re back to square one. Hardcore Mode is not for the faint of heart – it’ll take skill, close teamwork, and careful strategy. Balance Changes: Arsenal price ramp based on difficulty: Easy costs will be multiplied by .75, Normal costs will be multiplied by x1, Hard costs will be multiplied by x1.25, and Crushing costs will be multiplied by x1.5 All bosses now avoid Indra’s Eternity and El Dorado player mysticals Brute enemies stagger less often from headshots Increased grenade, mine and C4 arsenal cost C4 is now earned at the same rate as Grenades and Mines Increased the cost of Indra’s Eternity Decreased Sprit of the Djinn and Path of…

Industry Events

Uncharted 4 Earns 8 Nominations Including GOTY for SXSW Gaming Awards

Naughty Dog’s Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End has picked up nominations in eight categories including Game of the Year in the upcoming SXSW Gaming Awards. Other than GOTY, the game was nominated for Excellence in Narrative, Excellence in Design, Most Memorable Character (Nathan Drake), Excellence in Animation, Excellence in Visual Achievement, Excellence in Technical Achievement and last but not least, Excellence in SFX. GOTY contenders include Blizzard Entertainment’s Overwatch, Arkane Studios’ Dishonored 2, id Software’s DOOM, and Respawn Entertainment’s Titanfall 2. Other notable award categories include eSports Game of the Year, Excellence in Gameplay, Most Promising New IP, Excellence in Multiplayer, Excellence in Musical Score, Excellence in Art, and more. For a full list of categories/nominees and to cast your vote, simply head over here. The SXSW Gaming Awards will be held on Saturday, March 18. Do our readers think Uncharted 4 can fight off Overwatch? More importantly, who do you think should win? Let us know. READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End Wins Some More GOTYs

Naughty Dog’s Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End has been awarded the Big Apple Award for Game of the Year at the 6th annual New York Game Awards. As the developer thanked critics for the nomination and win, the New York Video Game Critics Circle thanked “tens of thousands” of fans who tuned in to the show online alongside those in attendance. Other winners include: Herman Melville Award for Best Writing in a GameMafia IIIAndrew Yoon Legend AwardRichard GarriottKnickerbocker Award for Best Games JournalismDavid WolinskyConey Island Dreamland Award for Best VR GameSuperhotA-Train Award for Best Mobile GamePokemon GoGreat White Way Award for Best Acting in a GameRich Sommer, FirewatchOff Broadway Award for Best Indie GameInsideTin Pan Alley Award for Best Music in a GameThumperCentral Park Zoo Award for Best Kids GamePokemon GoStatue of Liberty Award for Best WorldHitmanFreedom Tower Award for Best RemakeThe Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HDBattery Park Award for Best Handheld GameSeveredFan Vote: The Ebbetts Field Award for Best eSports TeamCloud9 User-voted awards are far and few between all the critic awards but folks over at NeoGAF held an almost month-long voting process, in which thousands of users voted in favor of Uncharted 4 for GOTY, with DOOM READ FULL STORY…