Even more Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End footage was shown during a PlayStation Experience panel for the game’s voice acting focusing on Sully in a tuxedo.
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End has been all over the internet these past few days. First there was the the introduction of Nadine in a cinematic trailer from The Game Awards 2015 on Thursday. That was followed by the reunion of the Drake brothers in another cinematic trailer released this morning during the PlayStation Experience press conference. Let’s go ahead and round things out with a third cinematic, this one featuring both Nate and Nadine again, but most prominently our old friend Sully.
Shown during the PlayStation Experience Uncharted 4 panel for voice acting, the short trailer joins in on Sully, Nate and his brother Sam at a formal party. They don’t stay together long, however, as both Nate and Sam split away from Sully to do something that certainly involves stealing something significant to their adventure. Sully, meanwhile, meanders back to the party and runs into Nadine. These two clearly have a history, it seems.
Unfortunately the trailer cuts out before Nate and Sam get into any trouble. Perhaps the gameplay portion of this sequence is part of the playable demo that Naughty Dog will be showcasing on the PlayStation Experience show-floor. That’s a pretty standard Naughty Dog convention recipe for success. Gameplay or not, it’s great to see the crew and Sully especially dressing up for an occasion, as opposed to just constantly running due to life endangerment.
Having now introduced both Sully, Sam Drake, and Nadine, this most recent trailer acts as a sort of conclusion to what we’ve been shown lately. All four characters are featured in the trailer, though to be fair Sam seems like he only speaks in the gameplay post-trailer. As such, it seems reasonable to believe that the story of Uncharted 4 will revolve around these four characters, much like each previous Uncharted had an ensemble at the story’s focus. It must be said that Elena is bound to play more of a role than shown so far, plus there’s guaranteed to be a villain of some sort lurking in the shadows.
It almost begs the question: has Naughty Dog shown too much too fast? Though it’s hard to argue that they’ve shown too much of substance. What they’ve done with the trailers so far is give brief introductions to these main and supporting characters, provided them a bit of background, hinted at adventure and danger, and then started them down the same path. What’s the adventure? What’s the path? It feels like there’s still plenty to learn, but at the same time Uncharted titles aren’t particularly lengthy games, so every spoiled moment does add up.
Odds are seeing too much of Uncharted 4 won’t be too much of a problem from here on. From here until Uncharted 4‘s launch is a bit of a lull in the industry. The opportunities to show off the game are growing more rare. That said, it wouldn’t be surprising to see Naughty Dog release videos of gameplay that correspond to these short cinematic trailers. If only the game was playable before Christmas. Check that, its inevitably sad ending would probably ruin Christmas.
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End will be released exclusively on PlayStation 4 on March 18.