It’s all come down to this. Nathan Drake, having hopped from one adventure to the next across four canonical titles, is seemingly facing his swan song with the release of next month’s Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. And sure enough, today’s brilliant final trailer for Naughty Dog’s actioner preps you for that poignant conclusion.
Picking up the story strands from Drake’s Deception, A Thief’s End opens with our favorite wisecracking hero settling into normality, leaving the life he once knew behind for Elena and their bright future together. But a cubicle slave Drake is not, and the sudden arrival of his brother Sam – voiced here by The Last of Us‘ Troy Baker – spurs Uncharted‘s hero back into action. One more time.
Gunning for a “mind-boggling, eye-popping” adventure, a recent multiplayer beta and extended demo have showcased the spectacular gameplay on display in Uncharted 4, from the uncanny facial animations to the cinematic set-pieces. As the franchise’s maiden debut on PS4, A Thief’s End has the potential to go down as one of, if not the greatest Uncharted games – that is, providing the narrative is there to back up the visuals and, ultimately, close the book on Nate’s journey with a one-liner or three thrown in for good measure.
Uncharted 4 will bring about A Thief’s End when Naughty Dog’s PlayStation 4 exclusive drops on May 10.