26 April 2016

Uncharted 4's Story Will Focus On Nathan's Childhood

   Next month's Uncharted 4: A Thief's End will shed more light on main character Nathan Drake and his upbringing, according to lead designer Ricky Cambier. He says in a new video that part of what makes the character so relatable is that he is an "ordinary guy," but also someone who is capable of great things. He's also shrouded in a lot of mystery, Cambier says.

"We don't know a lot about his childhood and what happened," he explained. "So we bring a character like Sam in and now you get to meet his older brother. And you get to see a little about what that relationship is like and how formidable that was to who Nathan Drake is."
   Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception contained a flashback sequence where you got to play as young Nathan Drake, but we never learned much about his upbringing. Trailers for A Thief's End have also depicted young versions of Nathan and Sam. A Thief's End sees Sam Drake (voiced by video game voiceover veteran Troy Baker) and his brother embark on one final adventure. In previous trailers, Sam says he's in some kind of trouble, and calls Nathan out of retirement. The game's ominous-sounding subtitle, A Thief's End, suggests something dramatic will happen before everything is said and done.
"At the end of Uncharted 4, we've put together a great closing chapter for Nathan Drake and his adventures," Naughty Dog's Arne Meyer says in the video. "It feels really great for us to wrap up some of his storylines and answer some of these questions; I hope our fans feel the same way. It feels like a good time for us to step away from the entire series."
   A Thief's End is the final game in the series that Naughty Dog plans to develop and the last one to star Nathan Drake. The Uncharted series may live on outside of Naughty Dog, however.