With Uncharted: The Lost Legacy slated for release later this year, the developers at Naughty Dog have decided to give fans a better idea of what the game’s various environments will look like by releasing a handful of fresh pieces of concept art for the standalone DLC. Each of the conceptual images unveiled for the game offer up an idea of the locations that the title’s main characters Chloe Frazer and Nadine Ross will visit on their journey to find the Tusk of Ganesh.
As seen in the images below courtesy of Game Informer, there are several depictions of the Western Ghats mountain range in India where Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is set, where Chloe and Nadine will visit temples, scale statues, and drive through its beautiful terrain. Of course, even though a lot of the stills look serene and will provide moments of reflection, as one should expect from an Uncharted adventure, there will still be plenty of action and chaos that follows the characters on their quest for the Tusk of Ganesh.
According to Uncharted: The Lost Legacy‘s art director Tate Mosesian, the team behind the standalone DLC is attempting to draw some of its inspiration from the first two games in the series – Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune and Uncharted 2: Among Thieves – inasmuch as the ethereal vibes from their environments are concerned. Regarding the matter, Mosesian said, “What we are doing with [The Lost Legacy] is going back to some of those moments in Uncharted 1 and 2 of awe with exploration in terms of the environments and the temples, and that mystical sort of feeling you would get when you explored those places, like feeling small in a space.”
As Uncharted: The Lost Legacy‘s story unfolds, the playable character of Chloe will talk about some of the stories from India that her archaeologist father told her throughout the years, with creative director Shaun Escayg explaining that the standalone DLC will get more “personal” with the protagonist and the true-to-life cultural history than in previous games. As Escayg puts it, “It gets a little more personal with Chloe than we’ve ever gone, tying the culture and stories of the Hindu gods, even the story of the Hoysala Empire and the kings that ruled there.”
Although Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is being described as a standalone expansion that’s not necessarily directly related to Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, Tate Mosesian assures fans that they shouldn’t expect a slapdash effort from Naughty Dog, with the art director saying, “I feel like this is really as much of an Uncharted game as any of the others, and that’s how we’re treating it.”
For those unaware, The Lost Legacy will offer access to Uncharted 4‘s multiplayer and Survival modes, and will be available to buy physically and digitally. Although prices have not yet been revealed for the standalone DLC, those who purchased Uncharted 4‘s Digital Deluxe Edition or the Explorer’s Pack by December 13 will get The Lost Legacy for free, which ought to make for one mighty adventure overall, especially since the forthcoming expansion could be the last game in the series.
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is currently in development for PlayStation 4.
Source: Game Informer