Sony revealed Uncharted: The Lost Legacy back at E3 2016, in a gameplay segment that saw Chloe Frazer returning to the series, but this time as the protagonist, with Uncharted 4 antagonist Nadine Ross as her ally.
There’s just a few months till The Lost Legacy releases on PlayStation 4 around the world, and we’ll be compiling all the information we have right here for you, including any additional news about the expansion, such as the Uncharted: The Lost Legacy release date and gameplay details, as soon as it breaks.
For help with Lost Legacy, head over to our Uncharted: The Lost Legacy guide hub.
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy Essential Information:
- Release Date: August 22, 2017
- Price: $40
- Platform: PS4
- Developer: Naughty Dog
- Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
- Genre: Adventure
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy Release Date and Price
The Uncharted: The Lost Legacy Release Date is August 22 in North America, and Europe a day later on August 23. If you pre-order The Lost Legacy any time before its release date, you’ll get access to the Jack and Daxter PS2 classics on your PlayStation 4 at no additional charge.
Sony also revealed that Uncharted: The Lost Legacy wouldn’t be a full-priced, $60 game, instead retailing for $40. This makes sense given that it is a spin-off off the main Uncharted games, but at $40 we should be expecting to get plenty of bang for our buck in the adventures of Chloe Frazer and Nadine Ross.
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy Gameplay Trailer and E3 Trailer Analysis
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy was first revealed at Sony’s E3 presentation back in 2016, kicking off the conference with a disguised Chloe Frazer running round a war-torn city in India. The character was only revealed to the audience at the very end of the trailer, when she was joined by Nadine Ross, who was last seen as the antagonist of Uncharted 4 earlier that year.
Sony then opened their E3 2017 presentation with the trailer just below, showing Chloe and Nadine having a slightly fraught relationship as they treck across India. We've picked out some of the highlights of the trailer below.
- Chloe Frazer and Nadine Ross will be teaming up the hunt down the Tusk of Ganesha, a mysterious item which we're assuming will have a very high selling price
- This is an entirely standalone story, comeplete with a new villain and setting, so don't expect to see Nathan Drake turn up in the final game.
- At 0.40 you can see Chloe and Nadine driving a jeep into a wide open area, not dissimilar to one of the open areas that Uncharted 4 featured. This could mean The Lost Legacy might feature a bit of exploration for our two treasure hunters.
- We got a good look at the villain of the game, although we know nothing about him right now. What we do know is that Chloe and Nadine encounter soldiers in a war-torn city, so it's entirely possible that this enigmatic villain is the leader of these soldiers.
- It's not going to be a smooth journey for either character, as we can see Chloe and Nadine fighting each other at several points in the trailer. Whether a betrayal is on the cards for The Lost Legacy remains to be seen.
After Sony's show had wrapped up the previous day, the official PlayStation YouTube page demoed some footage from The Lost Legacy, featuring both Chloe and Nadine in the midst of some brutal combat. You can see the demo just below, and we've added some noteworthy points from the video just below that.
- Naughty Dog revealed that they started out development with Chloe, and then added in Nadine. Could this be more the story of the former character than the latter?
- The animation Chloe has for punching an enemy and pulling them over a ledge is the exact same one that Nathan Drake has in Uncharted 4.
- The villain of The Lost Legacy is a warlord-type figure in India, creating civil unrest throughout the country, as he believes the lands you explore in The Lost Legacy belong to him.
- The jeep is back, and Naughty Dog are aiming to "push the exploration", a little more than they did in Uncharted 4.
- Chloe wasn't the only character that Naughty Dog debated bringing back for the DLC chapter, as they were originally toying around the Cutter, last seen in Uncharted 3.
But this wasn't all, as the official PlayStation YouTube page posted 9 minutes of uninterrupted gameplay from The Lost Legacy on June 20, showing both Chloe and Nadine tackling traversal obstacles out in the open world for the first time.
The rope swing ability from Uncharted 4 makes a return in The Lost Legacy, allowing Chloe to traverse large gaps with ease. We also see Nadine taking charge in the footage, taking out two guards at once despite Chloe trying to formulate a plan of her own.
With right around a month to go until the launch of Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, Naughty Dog put out a brand new gameplay video, which you can see for yourself just below. Further down, we've once again rounded up some highlights from the gameplay.
- The jeep appears to be more off-road this time round, as it could barely go over rough ground of any kind in Uncharted 4.
- The wide open area in the demo looks like it could rival the biggest areas of Uncharted 4, allowing you to drive the jeep unhindered for minutes.
- The lockpicking mechanic is entirely new, having not been present in Uncharted 4.
- The UI hasn't changed much since Uncharted 4, but the aiming reticle does appear to be slightly different in The Lost Legacy, generally giving the player a greater hit box.
- Chloe can interact with specific points around the landscape to update the map that she carries with her. This looks set to replace Nathan Drake's journal from previous Uncharted entries.
More recently, the PlayStation YouTube channel posted a video containing short interviews with Kurt Margenau and Shaun Escayg of Naughty Dog, as the pair went into depth on what motivates both Chloe and Nadine in The Lost Legacy.
Margenau and Escayg revealed that while Nadine is in the adventure purely to recover her financial losses felt at the end of Uncharted 4, while Chloe is in this for the personal gain, hoping to recover the Tusk of Ganesh like her father never good. We'll have to wait until August 22 to find out if the pair succeed in their journey.
Our Interview with Director Kurt Margenau
We recently sat down to interview Uncharted: The Lost Legacy director Kurt Margenau, about handling what could be the closing chapter of the Uncharted franchise, and about how Chloe Frazer and Nadine Ross will interact with one another.
As we previously theorised, The Lost Legacy is indeed Chloe's story, with Margenau confirming as much. The director went on to state how much of a physical threat Nadine is, and although they could have experimented with co-op for the game, they chose to stick to the established formula.
Margenau went as far to say that Naughty Dog wouldn't even consider letting the player issue commands to Nadine, stating "we pride ourselves on having a really autonomous AI for our characters." There will even be sections in The Lost Legacy where you have to go on without Nadine in exploring areas, as this is something that doesn't interest the character. Naughty Dog are proud of their characters, and it looks like they aren't going to experiment with co-op any time soon.
We're at E3 2017 covering the year's biggest gaming event. Be sure to check out all our coverage on our E3 2017 hub!
This is all the information that we have to go on right now for Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, but you can be sure that we’ll update this page with any additional information as soon as either Sony or Naughty Dog announce anything.