Chloe Frazer and Nadine Ross gear up for a sweeping Indian adventure in the stunning first concept art for Uncharted: The Lost Legacy.
Coming to us by way of Game Informer, the images above confirm the Western Ghats to be the primary setting of Naughty Dog’s standalone DLC. It’s a mountain range located on the western coast of India, one that’s said to be the home of a fabled artifact. So far, so familiar. But in crafting a spinoff story for Chloe and Nadine, the creative team made a conscious effort to delve a little deeper into the character of Chloe, who starred opposite Nathan Drake for Among Thieves and Drake’s Deception, before sitting on the sidelines for last year’s triumphant swan song, A Thief’s End.
Here’s what Creative Director Shaun Escayg told Game Informer: “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.”
Tate Mosesian, Art Director at Naughty Dog, continued by highlighting the spectacle of The Lost Legacy, which will seemingly harken back to the awe-inspiring moments littered across Uncharteds 1 and 2.
“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.”
Naughty Dog is yet to lock down an official release date for Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, but if the studio’s release plan for The Last of Us and its own standalone DLC, Left Behind, are any indication, the add-on should be with us by the end of springtime.
It is, for all intense and purposes, the final entry into Naughty Dog’s decorated action-adventure series, after Co-President Evan Wells conceded: “I would say that Naughty Dog doing an Uncharted after this is unlikely. I would never say never, but we’ve got The Last of Us Part II on our plates and there’s so much other stuff that [we want to explore].”
Source: Game Informer