Naughty Dog prefers blondes

Aug 31 2007

If you've been following the progress of Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, the new game from the creator of Jak & Daxter, you'll be familiar with the girl below on the left. That's Elena Fisher, sidekick to leading man Nathan Drake. Er, not any more it isn't, as a new batch of screens has revealed.

See, just like Naughty Dog shuffled Nathan's image after his first appearances, so Elena has been given a swift makeover. Funnily enough, we're sure we've seen this blonde-version of her before, but thought it was someone else, assuming Nathan was the kind of guy who goes through female companions like napkins.

But no. From her slightly dowdy, girl-next-door-but-one look, Elena has been given a new dirty blonde look. Her chin's been tweaked in a little, too. And Naughty Dog's reasoning? "They just preferred her blonde," our Sony contact informs us.

We're now looking forward to our next hands-on with Uncharted, to find out if blondes really do have more fun...

Ben Richardson is a former Staff Writer for Official PlayStation 2 magazine and a former Content Editor of GamesRadar+. In the years since Ben left GR, he has worked as a columnist, communications officer, charity coach, and podcast host – but we still look back to his news stories from time to time, they are a window into a different era of video games.