Naughty Dog manages to drop a classic Sony character into Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End via a very well done Easter egg that should leave fans of both series happy.
Naughty Dog is prepared to bring closure to one of the most popular gaming series of this generation with the upcoming release of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, which is scheduled to drop next Tuesday. We found it to be one of the best games of this generation (read our review here), and fans of Nathan Drake’s previous adventures will likely discover that it will be hard to put down Uncharted 4 until the adventure is over.
Though the game is earning perfect scores around the block from the wonderful series conclusion and entertaining gameplay alone, Naughty Dog also cranked up the nostalgia to eleven as they built the story along. The studio managed to work a well-done Crash Bandicoot cameo into the game, which will certainly get gamers’ hopes up about a potential series revival.
While we won’t be posting any spoilers from the plot itself, we thought it would be best to warn players about potential spoilers since the below video does contain a scene between Drake and Elena. Those who wish not to hear any part of their conversation should turn back now, but everyone else is free to bear witness to what is technically the long-awaited return of Crash we had asked for.
Here’s the scene itself, which may find itself taken down from YouTube soon:
As we had previously reported, Uncharted 4 shows gamers a glimpse into the home life of Nathan Drake. This includes time spent with his wife Elena, and one of their interactions leads into the aforementioned Naughty Dog character cameo. Nathan ends up telling his wife he could beat her high score in her “TV Game Thing,” which is immediately revealed to be a classic white PlayStation One. Players then bear witness to the icon system boot up, and get to experience part of the original Crash Bandicoot in all its glory.
While merely just showing the game would have been a great reference alone, Naughty Dog actually transfers control to the player once Drake starts playing the game. Players then jump and spin-attack their way out of an Indiana Jones-inspired boulder escape scene. Though the game seems rigged to ensure Drake doesn’t actually beat his wife’s high score — which he said he could probably do — we have to say, the Easter egg was incredibly well-integrated into the scene.
Do you think Naughty Dog is throwing some hints about future productions, Ranters?
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is scheduled to release on May 10, 2016 for PS4.
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