The Uncharted series has been about as good an alternative for an amazing AAA Indiana Jones game we could ever ask for. Nathan Drake and friends have taken us on some of the most daring and incredible adventures in gaming history through the creative guidance of one of the industry’s most illustrious development teams. Naughty Dog decided Uncharted 4 was the last time gamers would be seeing Nathan Drake for some time after it announced A Thief’s End would be the last canonical entry in the series as we know it. But that wasn’t before the team was already hard at work on a major DLC add-on…
No Drake won’t be returning. Suffice to say Naughty Dog certainly gave him and his journey more than enough love and care over the past 10 years or so. But we will be getting quite a substantial new addition to the story starring main characters Nadine Ross and Chloe Frazer. The two adventurers are headed to India in search of the fabled Tusk of Ganesh
While at first many expected Uncharted: The Lost Legacy to be a simple and short story add-on for Uncharted 4, Naughty Dog has recently given statements to suggest otherwise. The team certainly tried to create a small, but dense DLC pack, but, in true Naughty Dog form, has created an entire 10+ hour standalone game instead. Nice.
In fact, you don’t even need to have purchased Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End at all. This spin-off game will run you $39.99 and will even have its own pre-order bonuses. It will release for PlayStation 4 on August 22nd. Pre-orders will net you a free copy of the upcoming Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Trilogy for PlayStation 4. If you decided to pre-order from the PlayStation Store, you’ll get the free game and Sony will throw in an Uncharted: The Lost Legacy PS4 theme.
Just keep in mind, anyone who purchased the Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End Digital Deluxe Edition, Explorer’s Pack or Triple Pack already has access to the $40 Lost Legacy DLC. However, you won’t be getting any of the pre-order bonuses. Anyone who hasn’t played Uncharted 4 yet, should do so right now.
And, as if it wasn’t already completely obvious, you can expect the same level off polish, brilliant writing and explosive set piece moments the main series has become famous for. Here’s today’s new trailer:
In December we said that we’re approaching this project as a true Uncharted game — complete with its own deep narrative with complex character development, all-new destinations, refined gameplay, and blockbuster cinematic moments.