Counting the days until the final installment of Naughty Dog’s hit franchise has been nothing short of aggravating. Uncharted 4 is closing in, the hype train has left the station, and… a new trailer you say? Well don’t mind if I do, appetizers are always welcome.
The Uncharted games have nailed the balance between fun and exhilarating gameplay and an engrossing narrative. Fans of the series know what to expect from the third person action-adventure game, but the story has been a bit of a mystery. The new story trailer sheds additional light on what we’ll be experiencing in April. With a bit of action, and gorgeous scenery to boot:
From what we know so far, Nathan Drake’s brother Sam waltzes back into his life. A life after he’s given up fortune hunting, only to be pulled back in. The trailer indicates at why this is the case, showing a much younger Nate and Sam who have been hunting the treasure as kids… now making it a reality. There’s quite a few new faces as well, presumably the villains. Regarding the series mainstays, Sully and Nate are back at it. Elena is in the game, but it’s uncertain if she’s going get caught up in the fortune hunting as well. Chloe and Cutter seem to be absent from Uncharted 4. At this point in the series its’ probably a smart move to focus more time on Nate, Sully and co. than try to use every character in the series. It might bog down the story, but I do hope to see them in an epilogue after the game. We’ll finally get to play the final installment when the game releases in April: April 26th in North America, 27th in Australia & Europe, and 29th in the United Kingdom.
Lastly, there was a bit of a misshap with the trailer that was uploaded earlier today. Apparently, a picture (a literally picture frame on a wall) within the trailer was concept art for Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag. This was caught by the Assassin’s Creed developers over at Ubisoft (really, the only one’s who could have noticed). The trailer was subsequently taken down and re-uploaded with a different picture frame. This indicates it wasn’t intended to be an Easter egg of sorts, but an accident when sources aren’t double checked. It’s probably development crunch time for Naughty Dog, as the April release date inches closer and closer.