Next month marks the long-awaited return of Nathan Drake in Uncharted 4: A Thief's End.
In anticipation of the release, Sony unveiled a video that shows a little over 16 minutes of gameplay from the title. The video follows Nathan, Sam and Sully as they explore the plains of Madagascar.
Uncharted 4 begins several years after Nathan has hung up his adventuring shoes and is trying to settle into normal life with his wife, Elena. However, when his brother, Sam, shows up, Nathan's life gets turned upside-down. Not only was Sam supposedly dead, but he wants Nathan's help in discovering a long-lost pirate colony, along with its long-lost pirate loot and treasure. It seems that Nathan's adventuring days aren't quite over just yet.
"His greatest adventure will test his physical limits, his resolve, and ultimately what he's willing to sacrifice to save the ones he loves," PlayStation writes on its website.
Here's the 16 minutes of gameplay footage of the final chapter of Nathan Drake's Uncharted journey:
The video shows the 4x4 truck that Nathan gets early on to get through the larger game areas. This gameplay footage shows that the truck can basically go wherever it wants, allowing for more exploration than in previous games in the Uncharted franchise. This gameplay also highlights a lot of additional character dialogue, which developer Naughty Dog felt was crucial to make the game more immersive.
"When we talk about 'wide linear' and exploration, we also don't want you to miss these conversations," lead designer Ricky Cambier said to GameSpot. "They're critical to character development, and getting them to happen within gameplay helps make it feel more natural."
So, how will Nathan's adventuring days end? Judging from recent comments from the developer, it might not turn out how players expect.
"I think people will discuss the ending. If focus tests are anything to go by, there will be some arguments about the ending," creative director Neil Druckmann said to IGN. "I'm excited. Indifference would be the worst thing. I would rather have people hate it than be indifferent to it. We'll see how they react."
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End lands on PlayStation 4 on May 10.