At the PlayStation 4: Greatness Awaits Launch Event, Naughty Dog teased the next Uncharted game which is headed to the PlayStation 4.
Naughty Dog is developing the PlayStation exclusive, The Last of Us.
The bombshell was dropped: Naughty Dog is developing the PlayStation exclusive, The Last of Us.
Shown at the Spike Video Game Awards, the trailer features a father and his daughter fighting it out with a thug and then battling some fast-moving zombie-like creatures. “This is our routine, day and night,” she narrates. “All we do is survive.”
The adventurous exploits of Nathan Drake continue. In a closed presentation, Naughty Dog’s Richard Lemarchand unveiled primaeval antagonist Katherine Marlowe, a middle aged British woman with a long standing grudge against our adventurous protagonist.
“The long-contested fight for possession of the ring will propel Drake and Sully to the heart of the Arabian desert,” said Lemarchand. “This will be a much more dangerous and insidious threat than Drake has ever faced before.”
For months, rumors of a third Uncharted installment percolated. Now, Naughty Dog has confirmed its development on Drake’s Deception, the long rumored threequel in the beloved franchise.
The setting takes inspiration from adventurist Lawrence of Arabia as our protagonist, Nathan Drake, explores the Arabian peninsula. The game deals with the theme of deception, while also focusing on Drake’s relationship with his traveling companion, Victor “Sully” Sullivan, in his search for the legendary city of the sifting sands.
The sequel will include “all of the core principles” established in previous installments delivering a “compelling” interactive experience. However, the main campaign isn’t the only focus.
There’s also a focus on competitive and cooperative modes, which are a key “ingredients” in the sequel. “We want to take on the big boys of the multi-player genre,” said President Evan Wells. “It has become something here at Naughty Dog that will become an important part to all our games.” Drake’s Deception is expected to hit retail Late 2011.
Naughty Dog released the first episode of Uncharted: Eye of Indra, the motion comic series following the early adventures of Nathan Drake – the main protagonist for Uncharted series – before the events of Drake Fortune, on PlayStation Store.
“We actually started [Among Thieves] game with an idea for a prequel story that we eventually cut,” said Lead Designer Neil Druckmann, when announcing Eye of Indra. “However, you’ll get to see that story fleshed out in the upcoming Uncharted Motion Comic.” Eye of Indra is a four-part motion comic series that’s available exclusively on the PlayStation Store for the price of “free”.
With Among Thieves not even out the door, Naughty Dog has already started talking about another Uncharted sequel. Well, it’s actually a prequel to the first Uncharted, Drake’s Fortune. However, it’s not the kind of prequel you play, it’s the type you “receive”.
During the live chat for Uncharted 2: Among Thieves on the PlayStation.blog, the game’s Lead Designer Neil Druckmann revealed that Naught Dog is planning a prequel motion comic called Uncharted: Eye of Indra - featuring voice talent from the cast of the video games – that goes into Drake’s adventures before the first game.
“We actually started [Among Thieves] game with an idea for a prequel story that we eventually cut,” said Druckmann. “However, you’ll get to see that story fleshed out in the upcoming Uncharted Motion Comic.”
Also, when responding to a question about his favorite female character, Druckmann replied stating that, “I’m gonna go with Rika… You’ll meet her in Uncharted: Eye of Indra - the upcoming Motion Comic.” Sounds exotic. More information should be revealed soon.
In the credits for Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Naughty Dog thanked so many developers, including rival system developer Bungie – which is probably one of the most surprising things about the game’s credits. However, what’s the key meaning behind Naughty Dog thanking all these developers?
Today, Naughty Dog’s Neil Druckmann took his time explain, during a live chat session with fans, why they decided include Bungie and other development studios in the game’s thank you credits. “We try to be quite open with our technology and our process,” he said. “We exchanged technology and ideas with other developers. We wanted to make sure we thanked everyone that helped us out in some way.”
Personally, I hate the fact that I have to install my games onto my PlayStation 3′s hard dive to play them. But, we have been informed by one of the developers at Naughty Dog that Uncharted 2 does not require an installation on to your PS3, which is exciting news for all the installation haters out there.
Anyway, Christophe Balestra has informed people on his twitter, which is somehow the news hub for all the latest gaming related information, that, “Uncharted 2 does not require any install.” Basically, meaning that you can get right into the action.
Along with this announcement, Balestra also revealed that Naughty Dog will be feature that the upcoming GamesCon event. “Naughty Dog will be at GamesCon. One of our artists, who’s German, will make the trip.”