The PlayStation Blog has brought new details about the highly anticipated standalone Uncharted title, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy. We recently learned a few tidbits about the main antagonist of the game, Asav, but today Sony brought a plethora of details about the game including Chloe and Nadine’s origins, wider linear gameplay, and more new combat gear to obtain.
First off, the question everyone asked when the standalone title first was announced, why is the DLC revisiting Chloe — a character that wasn’t even present in Uncharted 4, well for Naughty Dog it was an easy decision.
She’s an interesting character with a darker moral compass compared to Drake. Writer Josh Scherr remarks: “They’re both treasure hunters. Drake has a bit of a hero complex, but Chloe looks out for number one, first and foremost.” It’s Chloe who initiates the hunt for the Tusk.
The Lost Legacy is taking place 12 months after the events of Uncharted 4, meaning with Shoreline crumbling, Nadine is left with no work. This is where the two characters begin their partnership. The two are in search for a priceless relic — the Tusk of Ganesh.
“Chloe would need somebody with military expertise,” Escayg said. “In all of Uncharted, Nadine is probably the most rational and practical character we’ve ever introduced,” Scherr added. “She tends to take a direct approach.”
Bringing them together helps each character accentuate the other. “They’re opposites. Chloe is spontaneous and impulsive, where Nadine is by the book, structured,” Escayg explained. “That made for a good pairing.”
Further, in the post, it details the structure of the game of a bigger more wide linear map. Similar to how Madagascar felt, players, will be treated to huge areas, which will be honeycombed with all sorts of things – environmental puzzles, shootouts, traversal challenges and much more.
Naughty Dog is also implementing new gameplay mechanics for the standalone. Lock picking, stealth, and silenced weapons. This allows players to approach each combat setup differently.
“You can skip, go around, or approach from any direction,” Margenau explained. “It’s got a bigger, more organic feel, with more player choice and more stealth options.”
Lastly, the blog details another frequently answered question — Will Nathan Drake make a cameo? Well, it seems that he won’t.
“We entertained a few possible ideas around including Nate as a secondary character,” Scherr explained. “But everything we did felt superfluous because we tied it all up with Uncharted 4.” Margenau was even more direct. “We’re not going to touch on Nathan Drake in this, at all.”
“You can sort of imagine Drake sitting on the couch playing Crash Bandicoot while Chloe and Nadine are off galavanting,” Scherr joked. “Yeah, the Crash Bandicoot remaster,”
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is the first-ever standalone Uncharted game, which is set to release exclusively for the PS4 sometime this year.