Top facts about Uncharted
In 2007, Naughty Dog introduced Nathan Drake, a devilishly handsome and ambitious young man seeking lost treasures, to the world. Fifteen years later, Nathan Drake is one of the most popular characters among fans and the Uncharted franchise is critically acclaimed as one of the best game franchises of all time. Here are some interesting facts about Uncharted game franchise
From crazy one-liners to brilliant story-writing to never-ending action sequences, Uncharted managed to draw fans from different genres to play the game. It feels like watching a full-blown movie! The developers have left so many clues and trivia for fans to make the gameplay more interesting to make it a great experience.
Crash Bandicoot Had a Cameo in Uncharted: A Thief’s End
What was Nathan and Sam’s Real Last Name?
- A. Drake
- B. Morgan
- C. Winchester
- D. Avery
There is a chapter in Uncharted: A Thief’s End where Elena, Nate’s wife, challenges him to beat her high score in a PlayStation game, and guess what, it’s Crash Bandicoot! Before Uncharted, Naughty Dog was well-known for developing games like Crash Bandicoot and Jak & Daxter. The most surprising fact is that you can play Crash Bandicoot as Nate in the chapter!
The Games were Motion Captured
We always thought the voice actors would just lend their voice for the character and get the job done, but for Uncharted, the entire game was motion-captured to make it more captivating for players and the audience. The voice actors did a smashing job in performance capture and praised critics for delivering a realistic performance.
Drake’s Motto Is Misquoted
The ring Nate carries is an important artifact that belonged to Sir Francis Drake and has the phrase ‘Sic Parvis Magna’ engraved in it. The phrase means ‘Greatness from small beginnings in the game, which explains Nate’s character and determination. The accurate translation is, “Thus, from small beginnings, Great Things Come.” Guess the writers had to change it since the original was a pretty mouthful.
The Facts About Henry Avery were Almost True
It looks like we just sat down for a history lesson here. Henry Avery was a famous pirate in the mid-1690s and was one of the most successful pirates in history. Libertalia, the long-lost legendary Pirate Utopia (as quoted by Sam) discovered by Sam and Nathan in Uncharted: A Thief’s End was also based on some truth!
Cassie Drake almost became the protagonist of Uncharted: The lost legacy.
The fourth of the Uncharted series, A Thief’s End, had an Epilogue where we are introduced to Cassie Drake, daughter of Nathan and Elena. The epilogue made fans anticipate the future of the young prodigy when the fifth game was announced. But the idea of having Cassie as the protagonist was scrapped, and Chloe Frazer from the previous games took the lead for ‘The Lost Legacy.’ Nate almost had a role in the game, but the idea was eventually dropped.
Mark Wahlberg was Originally Cast as Nathan Drake
Following the grand success of Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, talks have started for a live-action adaptation, and Sony actively started the casting process. And look who caught their eye! The ever-charming yet tough-looking Mark Wahlberg was cast as Nathan, and fans couldn’t think of a better cast than him.
With initial development starting in 2008, the film went through different directors and writers over the years, until Ruben Fleischer joined hands with Sony in 2020 to bring the fan-favorite treasure hunter’s adventure to the screens.
After 12 years, the choice for a younger Nathan Drake, Tom Holland, became Sony’s final decision for the cast. And Wahlberg was offered to play Nate’s mentor, Victor Sullivan. Though it was good to see him in the film, Mark Wahlberg playing Sully doubled the misery for some hard-core fans. He still looks great to play Nathan, right?
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