Uncharted: The Lost Legacy coming August 22, check out the gameplay and everything we know

Fast facts:

  • Uncharted: The Lost Legacy release date: August 22, 2017
  • Format: PS4
  • Developer: Naughty Dog
  • Price: $39.99 / £28.99

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is just around the corner, meaning Naughty Dog fans will soon be off on an adventure for new treasures. Following up on the game announcement at PlayStation Experience, this year's E3 show gave players multiple chances to sneak a peek at what they'll be loading into their PS4s come August 22. Here’s everything we know so far about what Chloe and Nadine are up to.

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Uncharted: The Lost Legacy trailer stars fan favorites Chloe and Nadine

E3 is the prime time for prestige studios to show off their upcoming projects, and fans got an in-depth look at Uncharted: The Lost Legacy during this year’s show. First, the game has a new trailer that reflects the series’ Tomb Raider roots. Chloe Frazer and Nadine Ross find themselves snooping around grandiose ruins. Their main target is an item called the Tusk of Ganesh, but we can see them finding all sorts of treasures and relics along the way. And unsurprisingly, they meet some shady characters who are clearly not what they appear. 

The two protagonists will be very familiar to Uncharted players. Chloe arrived on the scene back in Uncharted 2, when her wit and humor quickly catapulted her to fan favorite status. Nadine is a more recent addition, playing an opponent for the Drake boys in Uncharted 4.

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Uncharted: The Lost Legacy gameplay is classic Naughty Dog

But that’s not all Uncharted: The Lost Legacy got out of E3. PlayStation also released a nearly 10-minute-long video of gameplay, offering a more in-depth example of what players can expect come August. 

The demo opens with our two heroes navigating some treacherous terrain in an Indian jungle. The tools of the trade are all familiar, from swinging on a grappling hook to parkour-style wall-climbing. It the quieter moments, the pair examine their striking surroundings with a keen eye, sleuthing out the best path forward. But it doesn’t take long for the duo to find themselves in a firefight and staring down a tank. 

From the first establishing shot, the game is undeniably Uncharted. It looks like it will handle very much like its predecessors, complete with the trademark feisty zingers. The Naughty Dog team has confirmed that Lost Legacy is the real deal. Creative Director Shaun Escayg described it as having "Deep narrative with complex character development, all-new destinations, refined gameplay, and blockbuster cinematic moments". Sounds good to us.

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Uncharted: The Lost Legacy run time - how long is it?

Speaking of time, how much of that gameplay will we be getting? During its panel at PlayStation Experience, the Naughty Dog devs said that Lost Legacy is longer than the Left Behind DLC for The Last of Us, but shorter than Uncharted 4. Left Behind is only about two hours long, maybe three if you take your time, so that leaves a pretty big range of scope. Considering that Lost Legacy started as a continuation chapter for Uncharted 4 but grew in scale to become a standalone, we’re hoping that means it’ll be a hefty amount of play time. 

On the Naughty Dog blog, Shaun Escayg says: "When we began to plot out the story and our vision for the game, we realized we were building something more than an extension of Uncharted 4, and instead, a standalone story in the Uncharted universe." This also implies it's quite substantial.

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Uncharted: The Lost Legacy release date is August 22, 2017

We know that Uncharted 4: The Lost Legacy will be available for download on August 22, 2017, which isn't too far away. Anyone who bought the Uncharted 4 Digital Deluxe Edition or the Explorer’s Pack before December 13 will get Lost Legacy as a free download. If you didn't make that cutoff, the game's still reasonably priced at $39.99 in the U.S. or £28.99 in the UK.

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