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  • EdDeRs1 - June 11, 2014 6:11 p.m.

    I think that if it's including Sir Francis Drake than it should include Drake's Drum, an artifact surrounded by legends, it's supposed to beat, all by itself, whenever England is at war or a major even occurs, for example the Legend says it beat the day Napoleon was brought to England as a prisoner, when World War 1 started, it was apparently heard on the HMS Royal Oak when the German Navy surrendered, it was heard during the evacuation at Dunkirk, and interestingly when the Drum was moved during WW2 for safekeeping, Plymouth, where it is stored, was almost destroyed by air raids bring up the old legend that if it is removed Plymouth will fall, it was moved back and the city was safe for the rest of the war
  • AlbVega - June 10, 2014 7:02 p.m.

    Of course is going to be the last, we all know humanity is wiped because of the events in The Last of Us.
  • WrathLord03 - June 9, 2014 11:27 p.m.

    Well, at least if this is the last game, it won't be another goddamn trilogy. I'm getting sick of trilogies. The rule of three still holds up in regards to being a good amount of games before the formula gets stale, but if I have to hear the word 'trilogy', or 'conclusion to the trilogy' again I might just lose my mind. I was hoping for a late 2014 release, but hopefully it'll be early rather than late 2015...
  • Phantom Cipher - November 15, 2013 6:47 p.m.

    The phrase 'Today you will be with me in Paradise' came from a bible verse from that the Savior told to one of the thieves just before he got crucified. The word paradise don't really mean beautiful beaches and tropical landscapes. The true meaning of the word paradise is the grave. Look it up in the books. We might see a scene take place in the graveyard or worse, we might see a major non-villain main character get killed at some point in the game.
  • cosmicshambles - November 15, 2013 4:19 p.m.

    Lotta charts in that teaser. So, 'Uncharted: Charted' then? No?
  • Shnubby - November 15, 2013 3:29 p.m.

    So they're still not working on a new Jak and Daxter then? It's a shame.
  • Subgenre - November 15, 2013 11:21 a.m.

    I'll be honest, uncharted 3 was pretty underwhelming IMO. Here's hoping 4 is better.
  • SuperManley - November 15, 2013 9:57 a.m.

    While I do agree with a lot of points raised in this article, I'd like to add my own thoughts to the discussion. I posted this at Kotaku, but I'd like to share it here as well. Before I get into the meat and potatoes I'd like to point out two main things. The "Who is Every?" slide for 5 is very very compelling (Didn't even occur to me to think of the king of pirates, but it is very fitting) and I want to say almost defeats the purpose of posting my comment below, but there are a few flaws... #1 The island with the X as was pointed out is indeed the Island of Saint Mary. The 'X' is an obvious pirate reference to some sort of grand treasure. But the connection to the the island of Reunion is a bit of a stretch considering it's a few hundred miles away. #2 Robert Drury was shipwrecked off the coast of Madagascar when he was 13 years old in 1701 a full 6 years AFTER Every's famous raid on the Grand Mughal's fleet. While Drury's is an interesting tale, it shares almost no connection to Captain Every (he was forced into hiding by 1695). And while Every did abandon some of his crew on an island, this was Ascension island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, not the Indian Ocean. Anyways. This is my take on things... Doing a quick google search on Madagascar it appears as if the Island marked with an 'X', is called the "Ile of Saint Marie". This island is historically significant as a pirate's haven in the 17th and 18th centuries. One of the more notable names to have history on the island was Captain William Kidd. As the story goes, Captain Kidd was originally commissioned by the English governor of Colonial American New York, who under the threat of disloyalty to the crown, was ordered to find and destroy several notorious pirate vessels in the East Indies. A ship called The Adventure Galley was built and paid for by some of the wealthiest men in England and they set sail from New York in 1696. Kidd was unable to find any pirates during the majority of the voyage. And after losing the confidence of his men, reportedly subjected his crew to many injustices and harsh punishments for any dissonance. A good portion of his crew either died from disease or abandoned the ship at the earliest opportunity when they made landfall. Those who stayed were disgruntled, and on the verge of mutiny. Eventually, Captain Kidd himself turned to piracy under the influence of his remaining crew in an attempt to recoup the cost of the voyage. Kidd and his crew eventually captured an Armenian ship called the Quedagah Merchantoff the coast of India. The Quedagah Merchant was filled to the brim with valuables from India and China, but unbeknownst to Kidd, the Armenian ship was actually captained by an Englishman who had purchased French passes in India to ensure a safe voyage home. This news eventually reached England and several man-of-war ships were dispatched to find and bring Kidd to justice. Captain Kidd took the leaky Adventure Galley and the Quedagah Merchant to a small island off the coast of Madagascar, the Ile Sainte Marie. There he finally found his first pirate ship, captained by a man named Robert Culliford. When it came time to attack, Kidd's men staged a mutiny and chose to go over to Culliford's side. They ransacked as much treasure as they could and left Kidd with only a dozen men who remained loyal. They eventually abandoned the Adventure galley and decided to return to New York defeated in the Quedagah Merchant which they renamed "Adventure Prize". Upon returning to New York he was promptly arrested for piracy, and hung. It's not much of a stretch from here to speculate that the next Uncharted will probably star our lovable-but-homicidal protagonist Nathan and might have something to do with the voyage of Captain William Kidd. That's my guess anyway.
  • BladedFalcon - November 15, 2013 7:40 a.m.

    Nice work Andy! Good to know Mikel Reparaz isn't the only person that knows their obscure histor well! :D And these conjectures sound fairly spot on, although I find it unlikely that the game would have you play as Sir Francis Drake and on that time period, as doing so would inevitably draw comparison to the AC series and specially black flag, and I'm not sure Naughty Dog would appreciate that. I think a more likely scenario is that this Robert Drury person maybe got hold of something that allowed him to live indefinitely and now is after Nathan Drake... OR perhaps it's one of Drury's ancestors that is after Drake.
  • GR_AndyHartup - November 15, 2013 7:53 a.m.

    Thanks. I think there will maybe be a single level set in 'the past'. Reckon all the stuff with Henry Every is certain, though. I think it'll be his treasure that you're hunting, and that the narrator - whoever he is - feels as if he's owed a share of that loot.
  • BladedFalcon - November 15, 2013 8:45 a.m.

    True, unless there's a flashback kind of level, it'd be kinda hard to feature Henry Every in anything more than mention and reference. And you're right, given what the trailer shows, they really do seem to focus a lot on the historical figures of both Robert Drury and Henry Every.
  • RayPaw - November 15, 2013 11:43 a.m.

    I could see ND appropriating elements from AC just to show Ubisoft how it's done. Lots of other games have a post-apocalyptic zombie motif ... that didn't stop Naughty Dog from making The Last of Us (thankfully). Hell, AAA games all steal from each other anyway. Halo introduced health that automatically comes back when you're out of danger ... then suddenly every shooter had it. Gears of War introduced cover mechanics ... and suddenly every 3rd person action game had waist-high walls everywhere. Arkham Asylum gave Batman detective vision and then Agent 47 and Lara Croft magically gained extra-sensory skills ... which ND nicked for TLOU as well. It's the way of the world.
  • CitizenWolfie - November 15, 2013 7:31 a.m.

    I'm glad we'll be returning to beautiful coastal vistas, dense jungles and piratey settings. Well, assuming that from the map at least. I liked Uncharted 3 but I wasn't keen on spending so much time in the desert after a whole generation of games being set in the middle east. It all felt a bit "beige." I think Uncharted 2 got the balance of interesting places to be adventuring just right and the first game worked for me as it was mostly just one big island fortress with loads of stuff to do on it.
  • BladedFalcon - November 15, 2013 8:49 a.m.

    I don't think even 33% of Uncharted 3 was spent in a desert though. The majority of the first part is spent in London and the Chateau in France, which is very lush with green vistas. Then the second part is spent in the museum at night tombs, and then the ship graveyard. You don't really settle in the desert fully until the third act of the game.
  • CitizenWolfie - November 15, 2013 9:08 a.m.

    I think I was a bit too vague when I said "desert" when I suppose I meant the Middle East in general (I'd say London & France were fairly short scenes). I'd say it was more like 50% set in the Middle East from Syria onwards. Which is fine I guess considering its based on an eastern legend but as I said before, I'm a bit over it after so many other games being set in the Middle East this generation
  • SouthTippBass - November 15, 2013 7:16 a.m.

    How the Hell did you guys figure all that out so fast? Seriously?
  • g1rldraco7 - November 15, 2013 7:01 a.m.

    I get the feeling it'll have pirates in it.
  • GR_AndyHartup - November 15, 2013 7:03 a.m.

    Yeah, the skull and crossbones motifs are a big giveaway...
  • winner2 - November 15, 2013 6:20 a.m.

    Dude sounds creepy.
  • GenderBender_9000 - November 15, 2013 5:38 a.m.

    This next gen map technology looks great.

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