For years fans have been enjoying the subtleties of Naughty Dogs games. From the depths of ruins from ancient civilizations to decayed cityscapes where humanity once roamed, we’ve taken to these creations with love and passion as the stories that are told that bring them to life, are played out before our eyes as video games. While they are imaginative, creative, and some of the best there is, there are some that have offered more and will continue to offer more in the years to come.
Naughty Dog isn’t unfamiliar with creating worlds for us to enjoy, but two of their franchises are the staple point of their creativity, their love, and their passion. Today we have witnessed at the PlayStation Experience that both the Uncharted: The Lost Legacy and The Last of Us Part II will continue to tell stories in the worlds we’ve come to embrace as some of the best masterpieces of all time.
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
After today’s panel, many of us found our breath drawn from us as Neil Druckman took to the stage only for the panel for this new standalone expansion to play on screen. The new title will feature Claudia Black returning as her role as Chloe while Laura Bailey will once more return to voice Nadine.
The Expansion is set to take place after the events of Uncharted 4 and builds itself upon many of the mechanics that Uncharted 4 set forth for players to enjoy. Uncharted: The Lost Legacy will set players free in a more ‘wide linear’ concept than before, which will present fans with more playspace that has more options for players to enjoy.
The game will seek to change what players are used to a bit due to Chloe being the new front woman, her combat mechanics will change from Drakes, but so will her narrative components in order to offer a newer, and more fresh experience.
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is set to release for PlayStation 4 and quite possibly PlayStation 4 Pro enhanced features.
The Last of Us Part II
Closing out the PlayStation Experience must have been a wonderful thing for Sony with how many of their well received games were met with cheering and applause. To close it out we were given the reveal trailer for the long-anticipated The Last of Us Part II.
Opening it up is Ellie who is singing a folk song that allows her to vow revenge upon those that hurt them. Within moments of her singing, she is visited by the familiar voice of Joel. Her long-time, father-like companion who saved her at the events of The Last of Us.
Neil Druckmann, creative director at developer Naughty Dog, came out on the PlayStation Blog and stated that The Last of Us Part 2 is still “early days,” but promised additional details in the coming months. We can assume this means we’ll be seeing a lot about it at E3 2017 or GDC 2017.
He continued on by saying “I can’t tell you how satisfying it is to finally be able to say that Ellie and Joel are back for another intense, harrowing, and emotional adventure,” Druckmann continued on saying “Like many of you, we have a deep love for the world of The Last of Us and its characters, and while a sequel may have seemed like a foregone conclusion, that wasn’t the case. We knew that it needed to be a story worth telling and, perhaps more importantly, a story worthy of Joel and Ellie. After spending years on different ideas (and almost giving up), we finally uncovered a story that felt special – a story that evolved into an epic journey.”
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