With two weeks to go between now and the launch of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End on PlayStation 4, Sony and Naughty Dog decided to release one final short trailer.
If it hasn’t been reached yet, Naughty Dog is rapidly approaching a point with Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End where too much of the game has been shown. Only two weeks remain until the finish line is crossed and Uncharted 4 is available to PlayStation 4 owners, but Naughty Dog has one last short treat for those seeking a bit more hype this close to launch. The game’s final trailer is available to watch, showcasing (or perhaps that’s better described as teasing) about 30 seconds of new gameplay.
The trailer revisits some of the earlier Uncharted 4 trailers that focused on early cinematics within the game, like Nate’s early encounters with several classic Uncharted star characters including Elena, Sully, and his brother Sam. Obviously Nathan Drake’s relationship with each of those characters has grown more complex, but let’s give those who haven’t been spoiled the benefit of the doubt. Let’s just say it seems like each of those relationships will be pushed to their inevitable conclusions in Uncharted 4.
As for the gameplay itself, it will take a seasoned eye to discover what’s new and what’s been shown in previous Uncharted 4 teasers. There are ruins, bells, boats, more boats, lots of boats, and non-stop action throughout. Odds are most of the sequences shown in the trailer each take place early on in Uncharted 4, as Naughty Dog does their best to keep as much of the game secret as they can (while marketing the heck out of it).
Let’s go ahead and dispel with the myth that this is going to be Uncharted 4‘s final trailer, to start with. Naughty Dog has constantly delivered a stellar launch trailer for each of their games and it’s likely that won’t change for Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. To be fair, it’s Sony’s senior social media manager saying that this is the last trailer and not Naughty Dog themselves. All that matters in the end is Naught Dog’s probably got one last doozy of a trailer for launch day.
Not that Naughty Dog needs any more hype prior to launch. Uncharted 4 is without a doubt the biggest launch of PlayStation 4 thus far, and it will likely be the biggest exclusive release of the console’s life-span, barring Naughty Dog following it up with The Last of Us 2 in a couple of years. Needless to say, launch trailer or not, if there’s one game absolutely unavoidable on the PlayStation 4 it will be Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End.
That’s not because Uncharted 4 will be breaking new ground in gameplay or revolutionizing storytelling any more than Naughty Dog has done in its previous titles. No, most fans are simply hoping Uncharted 4 is a beautifully polished and highly cinematic game with outstanding action.
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End releases May 10, 2016 for PS4.