Uncharted: The Lost Legacy Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Uncharted: The Lost Legacy RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network PS Now Games for January Cooking Up Lost Legacies on the Horizon https://www.gameskinny.com/tf5n0/ps-now-games-for-january-cooking-up-lost-legacies-on-the-horizon https://www.gameskinny.com/tf5n0/ps-now-games-for-january-cooking-up-lost-legacies-on-the-horizon Wed, 18 Dec 2019 14:06:17 -0500 Joshua Broadwell

PlayStation Now is set to get three new games to start the new year. These January 2020 PS Now games are some pretty big titles, too. Though they're a tad older, users are sure to be excited to finally get their hands on some of Sony's best games. 

Here's what subscribers can expect on January 2.

Horizon Zero Dawn

Horizon: Zero Dawn is a gorgeous, open-world game that's as compelling now as it was when it released two years ago. You'll follow the tale of Aloy, who is naturally a Chosen-One type (this is an RPG after all) and watch her emotional journey unfold across a bizarre landscape.

But the real joy here — and one reason we loved it so much — exploring Horizon's massive world, and it's partly because the game cuts down on the bloat of things like its crafting system.

Overcooked! 2

Sequels have to navigate that tricky balance between rehashing old material and being too new. Fortunately, Overcooked! 2 manages that tightrope walk pretty well. It's the same wild, zany action you (might) know and love from the first game, garnered with a generous dash of new obstacles, locations, and scenarios to work your way through.

Like all good recipes, Overcooked 2 is versatile as well, good for solo or co-op play with the young'uns.

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy was something of a departure for the beloved Uncharted series. It shifts focus from usual protagonist Nathan Drake to other important characters from Uncharted 4, and in doing so, it offers a fresh take on the franchise.

That's good, since the rest of the game is basically pure Uncharted, for better and for worse. But hey, it's free with PS Now.

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That's it for January's PS Now games. Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more PS Now news as it happens. And if you're wondering what the difference between PS Plus and PS Now is, we've got you covered

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7 Reasons Why We Need More Female Protagonists in AAA Games https://www.gameskinny.com/6m7el/7-reasons-why-we-need-more-female-protagonists-in-aaa-games https://www.gameskinny.com/6m7el/7-reasons-why-we-need-more-female-protagonists-in-aaa-games Tue, 02 Jan 2018 19:00:01 -0500 Lauren Harris

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Can Be Strong Role Models to the Younger Audience
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Today, many games inspire our young girls and inform them about gender equality and about how strong they are. Indie games have begun tackling this topic in great depth over recent years, and this is promising. There are so many games that can be made to portray a strong, smart, and astonishing beauty that inspires women everywhere. 

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Strong female protagonists in games can make a huge difference, and with characters such as Lara Croft and Horizon: Zero Dawn's Aloy, we can see just how inspirational they can be. 

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What are your opinions about more female lead protagonists in gaming? Let us know in the comments.

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Best of Both Worlds
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Female characters can be portrayed as a strong hero or a kind and generous hero that protects her friends. This is exactly what makes a female protagonist unique. They can use feelings anytime and not be seen as too emotional or vulnerable unlike if they were males. What's more, female characters in games are often more agile than males and demonstrate good flexibility in combat. 

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Emotions Are Better 
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Female characters are often better with emotions. Male protagonists in games commonly display little to no emotion; they usually have a line they don't cross for fear of being looked at as weak. Female characters, on the other hand, can express feelings without being judged as harshly. Female characters bring the game an intense feel of love and compassion.

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More than a Sexual Object
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There is more to a female character than her sexual appearance. Lara Croft was beautiful, but she did have on enough clothes to cover her body. Female characters are portrayed with little clothing to attract attention. There needs to be another way to keep the attention of players on the character. Strength and agility can go a long way rather than using partial nudity to keep attention.

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Same Old Clichéd Love Interest 
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It's cute but not necessary all the time. Most games use females as love interests or supporting characters. I enjoyed Final Fantasy X's love story with Tidus and Yuna, but I got extremely excited when Final Fantasy X-2 featured an all-female lead cast. Something about playing as a fierce and strong woman makes me want to play more games with female protagonists. The love stories are great, but they get old. There are just as many women gamers who are ready to see female characters take the lead.

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Inspirational 
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Inspiration is exactly what I got from owning my very first PlayStation when I was eight years old. I immediately fell in love with Tomb Raider and Lara Croft. She was beautiful, smart, athletic, and adventurous. Lara was the face of a strong female protagonist back then. I looked up to her and wanted to be just like her when I grew up. Female protagonists inspire young girls and women to be their best selves and to have confidence that they can do anything. I could never forget Lara's adventure because she was a woman with so much courage, and I couldn't have felt that way if the protagonist were a male.

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Diversity 
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This is a major issue everywhere, but don't we want it at least in our games? I think females create more diverse gameplay and atmosphere. Even bringing different races into games is far more entertaining. I enjoyed the chemistry between Chloe and Nadine in Uncharted: The Lost Legacy. Bringing female characters into games definitely shows that there are things they can do just as well as the male characters. Believe it or not, there are a lot of female gamers who look up to some of those female characters. It creates an impact on many women, and they see how strong females can be. This leads to another reason I feel we need more female protagonists.

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There are many reasons I relate better to a female protagonist rather than a male in video games. I'd like to see more female lead roles in games, especially in AAA games. So, here's a list of some of the reasons why we need more kick-ass female lead characters on the front page.

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Why Representation Is Important in Video Games https://www.gameskinny.com/gi2j2/why-representation-is-important-in-video-games https://www.gameskinny.com/gi2j2/why-representation-is-important-in-video-games Fri, 10 Nov 2017 11:58:34 -0500 Sarah Elliman

We live in an incredibly diverse world, where people from different ways of life and culture can meet on a regular basis. The vast majority of people may not have had this much interaction with those of different origins in the past -- certainly not to the scale the modern world can achieve. Considering that video games are now even more popular than other entertainment mediums such as film or TV (four out of five US households own a device used to play video games), having greater diversity and representation of a variety of people is an especially prevalent and pressing issue with respect to video games.

Given the wide range of people that video games are accessible to, the lack of representation of diverse groups of people is shocking. In recent years there have been more females and people of color serving as primary characters in video games, but the statistics are still overwhelmingly negative in terms of diversity. Recent games such as Uncharted: The Lost Legacy feature two female protagonists who are both women of color. Most importantly, these characters break certain tropes and stereotypes, which makes their character development and story even more important.

Diversity and representation aren't simply about throwing women and people of color into video games. You don’t want a female character who is simply a guy coded as a female character; there needs to be a subtlety and skilled writing for these characters.

Women in Video Games

Many of us can see with our own eyes that there aren’t as many female characters in video games as there are men. Forget historical accuracy and those arguments for a second, and focus on the pure statistical representation statistics. There is a roughly even split in the world between men and women, so that should be represented in video games. 

According to a 2007 article from Monica K. Miller and Alicia Summers, "of the 49 games included in the[ir] analysis, 282 male humans and 53 female characters appeared," translating to roughly 5.3 men to every 1 female character. Other research has found large discrepancies between the number of games in which men are playable and those in which females appear as playable characters. The excuses of old (e.g., women simply don't play video games, so it's a male-oriented environment) aren’t viable anymore. In fact, a 2015 study found that women make up 44% of gamers. This is a staggering figure compared to the overall representation of women within video games.

It isn’t simply lack of representation that harms people’s view of the gaming industry but also the many ways in which women are presented in them. A 2009 analysis found that "fifteen percent of (M)ature games also included characters that were coded as being naked," and "of the characters coded as 'naked,' 88% were female." That is an overwhelming figure compared to the presentation of men. 

As a gamer, you may have heard the term the “Lara Phenomenon,” which researchers Jeroen Jansz and Raynel G. Martis coined to describe "the appearance of a tough and competent female character in a dominant position." It is worrisome enough that it was known as a phenomenon to start with, suggesting the lack of female characters who ascribe to this description. However, in recent years, I believe we have moved further away from the two drastic stereotypes of the “Laras" or "damsels in distress." The importance of representation is to present realistic and depth-filled characters that audiences relate to. Although the Lara type is strong and powerful, seeing a depth to a character is much more constructive to a storyline; this is shown in the most recent reboots of the Tomb Raider series.

Overall, the position of women in video games is becoming stronger. To me, it is about what powerful and emotive characters bring to the story. Women in games undeniably tend to be beautiful, and it’s not about changing that perspective but rather adding a new dimension to these characters other than being just eye candy. 

Ethnicities in Video Games 

This is another aspect of video game representation that is seriously undervalued. It can be as ridiculous as the French Arno in Assassin's Creed: Unity having a British voice actor or even different ethnicities or cultures completely missing from games. Once again, we are seeing a slow improvement in this representation, even from the Assassin’s Creed series. Adaptations of Egyptian history and tales tend to be acted by white actors in these scenarios, so it is brilliant to see Assassin's Creed: Origins bringing in accurate depictions of those who live in the region.

However, there are massive disparities when it comes to the white versus ethnic ratio of characters in video games. Karen E. Dill and her colleagues in 2005 shared that within their research, "68% of main characters and 72% of the secondary characters were white.’" This is astounding considering the vast world we live in and the variety of inhabitants in it.

Other studies have shown that black, Asian, and Hispanic characters make up much smaller percentages of character, and considering that these can include secondary characters, it appears that some game developers just be throw in those of different ethnic backgrounds as a token gesture.

 LGBT Representation 

There is a recurring trend in the way those who are gay or transgender are represented in video games, with many shown as villains or something to be disgusted with. In the video below, MatPat of The Game Theorists looks at the disturbing representation of those who belong to the LGBT community in video games. 

There are approximately 8 million people who fall into the LGBT category in the USA alone, but in recent years, a study has shown that only 12 characters were depicted as being LGBT. There are tons of people crying out for this representation that isn’t being given the light of day.

In a 2014 interview, Lucien Soulban, an openly gay lead writer for Ubisoft, stated that it will be quite some time before we see a gay character make a meaningful impact in a video game: “So when are we going to see that gay protagonist in a AAA game? Not for a while, I suspect, because of fears that it’ll impact sales.”

Rhianna Pratchett, the lead writer for the Tomb Raider reboot, appeared slightly optimistic in an interview with Motherboard on the possibility of greater diversity for LGBT characters: “I think folding them in as regular secondary characters who are just part of the fabric of the world will be how things progress,” suggesting she believes that the LGBT community will be represented but at a relatively slow pace. 

The awful truth is that many LGBT characters, even when present in video games, are portrayed in a completely disrespectful light. Even recently, characters such as Trevor in GTA V are expressed as openly gay -- but Trevor’s character is a complete psychopath. This doesn’t provide a rounded view of gay characters, and why is this type of character reserved for the openly gay Trevor? 

In the end, the gaming industry has come a long way, but there is still a long way to go. Gamers want to see themselves in the video games they play and not feel demonized even when they are.

 What are your opinions on representation in video games? Are there any games that you believe represented different types of people well? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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7 Screenshots You Won't Believe Were Taken In-Game https://www.gameskinny.com/cj0tf/7-screenshots-you-wont-believe-were-taken-in-game https://www.gameskinny.com/cj0tf/7-screenshots-you-wont-believe-were-taken-in-game Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:48:25 -0400 Selandrile

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Hellblade Senua's Sacrifice by Medium

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If it weren't for the macabre subject matter, this could easily be passed off as a legitimate photograph. And it's just about par for the course when it comes to the graphical prowess of Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice. 

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The game was created using advanced motion-capture techniques, so there's an incredible amount of realism in its graphics -- from its perfectly rendered details to its uncanny facial expressions. 

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The Ninja Theory team really outdid themselves here, especially when you experience this game on 4K systems. Though a bit morbid at times, Hellblade is so visually enrapturing that it's hard to look away. 

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What are the most awe-inspiring screenshots that you've seen in a video game? Share them with us in the comments below!

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Horizon Zero Dawn

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Nothing evokes a sense of wonder and childlike captivation like a world inhabited by robotic creatures that roam gorgeous environments. In a carefully struck balance of primalism and futurism, some players might find that these landscapes have a hint of realism and familiarity to them. This is because Horizon Zero Dawn has striking geographic similarities to real-world Colorado and Utah. If not for the fantastical creatures roaming the world, it would be easy to believe that this was a real-life photo. 

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And this certainly isn't the only one. Horizon Zero Dawn's stunning environments has encouraged players to create lots of beautiful screenshots in its Photo Mode.

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Image courtesy of Reboot Reload.

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Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

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Behold the City of Belur, tucked away in a lush cavern with sunlight glimmering on its decorative spires, exuding an air of secrecy. This image is the epitome of Uncharted: The Lost Legacy -- it's so beautiful and mystifying that it was one of the main poster images for the game. 

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Once again, you might think that this is promotional art. But you'd be mistaken. It's possible to take this exact screenshot yourself as one of the many photo-op collectibles found in the game. 

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Image courtesy of PlayStation

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Witcher 3

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This breathtaking panorama is of Kaer Morhen from the Witcher 3 -- an unmistakable valley view with the school of the wolf nestled away in the mountainside.

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Normally, you'd only see this kind of landscape in concept art or misleading promotional images. But that isn't the case here -- it's an in-game screenshot that was released as a tantalizing peek into the world of Witcher 3 before it launched back in 2015.

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Image courtesy of DualShockers.

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GTA V (GTA V Redux Mod)

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Given its high level of realism and perfect composition, it would be easy to doubt that this snapshot is from a video game. But once again, thanks to a great modder, this GTA V screenshot is a true stunner. 

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With the Redux modGTA gets a complete makeover. It's more than just a graphical overhaul -- it also includes several other features and adjustments to create an even more immersive experience. If you love GTA and want to see how beautiful the city streets can really be, pick up this mod and go take a few screenshots of your own. 

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TES V: Skyrim (RealVision Mod)

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Unless you are incredibly familiar with Skyrim mods and have put several hundred hours into the game, then you would probably not recognize the setting in this photo -- let alone believe that it was taken in a game that's from 2011. But thanks to the amazing modding community, Skyrim has been revitalized and nearly anything you can imagine can be added in to enhance your experience. 

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The mod that made this photo possible is called RealVision, and it was created by Boris Vorontsov. Sitting among the top-rated mods on Skyrim Nexus, this graphical overhaul changes nearly everything about the game's visual settings to give it a more realistic aesthetic without sacrificing any of the fantasy appeal.

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Final Fantasy XV

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Morning sunlight filtering through these ancient ruins makes for a breathtaking view. At first glance, this image appears to belong to a historical documentary, but its' actually an in-game image from Final Fantasy XV. Even so, this is not something you normally catch a glimpse of without precision timing. In FFXV, there is a large world to explore and an astounding amount of gorgeous scenery -- all just waiting to be discovered.  

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(Photo taken by me on PS4 Pro)

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Most gamers will agree that some video games can be art. Sometimes, you'll come across a level, area, or landscape that makes you stop in your tracks to take it all in. And sometimes, you'll see a screenshot from a video game that is simply stunning -- visually impressive and graphically advanced, these rare images (and the games that spawned them) can truly be a sight to behold. 

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Whether it's mods that improve the look of the game, or simply a well-crafted world that's been rendered in incredibly detail, sometimes games will simply leave you in awe with how beautiful they can be. From consoles to PC, there are a number of games out there that are the pinnacles of visual technology. And these 7 screenshots prove it -- you'll hardly be able to believe that they were taken in-game. 

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Sony at E3 2017: It's All About the Games https://www.gameskinny.com/i22ws/sony-at-e3-2017-its-all-about-the-games https://www.gameskinny.com/i22ws/sony-at-e3-2017-its-all-about-the-games Tue, 13 Jun 2017 13:36:41 -0400 LuckyJorael

As with years past, Sony's E3 focus for 2017 highlighted upcoming games for the PlayStation 4, PS4 Pro, and PlayStation VR. After showing off Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, Horizon: Zero Dawn's DLC "The Frozen Wilds", and Days Gone, Shawn Layden took the stage and said simply, "We love games, and we want to see more of them tonight. It's all about the games."

And Sony delivered the games. Trailer after trailer came on the screen at the Los Angeles Convention Center; Sony showed off a whopping 17 games during their hour on stage, while Shawn Layden had a bare few minutes of time on the stage, comparatively.

Like Layden said: "It's all about the games."  So here's what Sony showed off.

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

The focus of Naughty Dog's Uncharted 4 spinoff, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, seems to be the tenuous relationship between its two protagonists, Chloe Frazer and Nadine Ross, as they scour India in search of the Tusk of Ganesha. Fans of the series should expect the puzzles, combat, and harrowing climbing sequences Uncharted has come to be known for. The stand-alone game comes out August 22, for $39.99. 

Horizon: Zero Dawn - "The Frozen Wilds"

Set in a frigid landscape, "The Frozen Wilds" introduces players to a new tribe surviving in the robo-dinosaur strewn landscape of Horizon: Zero Dawn, as well as a mysterious mountain with a roiling, lightning-filled storm clouding its peak. "The Frozen Wilds" is expected to release later this year.

Days Gone

Bend Studio's zombie adventure game Days Gone got a new trailer at Sony's E3 Showcase, showing off some great-looking character animations, hand-to-hand combat, driving, and zombie hordes. We also got to see what happens to animals when they eat zombie meat: zombie animals (specifically zombie bears!). Days Gone will release on December 29, exclusively on the PlayStation 4.

Monster Hunter: World

The latest title in the Monster Hunter series strays only slightly from the previous titles in the series in that it is an open-world game, as opposed to having sectioned-off portions of the map from previous games. Aside from that, expect the same gathering, crafting, trapping, and giant weapons fans of the games have come to expect. Oh, and turning meat over an open fire.

Monster Hunter: World releases in early 2018 on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Shadow of the Colossus

The beloved PlayStation 2 title Shadow of the Colossus is getting an HD remake, scheduled for a 2018 release exclusively on the PlayStation 4. Check out the trailer below:

Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite

Sony debuted a new story trailer for the fighting game, highlighting the undoubtedly convoluted plot and the interactions between Marvel favorites and Capcom's characters. Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite releases September 19, on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, but Capcom has released a story demo alongside the newest trailer, which you can grab now on PS4 and Xbox One. No gameplay footage was shown during the showcase. 

Call of Duty: WWII

Call of Duty: WWII goes back to the series roots by once again exploring the European theater of war during World War II. The Showcase trailer showed off some of the game's multiplayer elements, but in a more cinematic environment.

PlayStation owners will get access to a CoD: WWII private beta starting August 25, with Xbox One and PC betas to follow sometime after. The full game releases November 3, on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Skyrim VR

Bethesda's biggest RPG gets not only a Nintendo Switch conversion but a PlayStation VR version, as well. From the trailer shown at the showcase (seen below), there doesn't appear to be many improvements to the game outside of a virtual reality experience. Skyrim VR will be released November 2017 exclusively on PlayStation VR.

Star Child

News on Star Child, from developers Playful and Gametrust, has so far been fairly cryptic, leaving much to the imagination. The trailer shows a sidescrolling-style game with a menacing alien threatening the human character -- until a giant robot intervenes. Star Child has no confirmed release date as of this writing, but it will be released as a PlayStation VR game.  

The Inpatient

Supermassive Games is developing a new VR horror game, The inpatient, which is set in Blackwood Sanitorium 60 years before the developer's horror game Until Dawn. The trailer is light on details but heavy on tension and ambiance. The Inpatient does not yet have a release date as of this writing.

Monster of the Deep: Final Fantasy XV

What goes together well? VR, fishing games, and Final Fantasy! Rejoin familiar faces from Final Fantasy XV and explore the rivers, lakes, and oceans in Monster of the Deep: Final Fantasy XV. Monster of the Deep is scheduled to release in September of this year, although a specific date has yet to be revealed.

Bravo Team

Supermassive Games also unveiled a co-op cover-based military shooter the uses the PlayStation VR, Bravo Team. The gunplay looks fairly realistic, with the recoil from automatic fire making the rifle jump around. Bravo Team's release date is unconfirmed as of this writing.

Moss

Developer Polyarc showed of the VR game Moss at the Sony E3 Showcase. It sets the player character to helping an adventurous mouse with a green gauntlet, sword, and dashing red scarf. Players allegedly help the mouse solve puzzles and combat huge bugs, as well as a very large snake. Moss is expected to release winter 2017.

God of War

Kratos returns in a new trailer, unveiling more details about the plot and gameplay of the newest game, simply titled God of War. Gamers were treated to new weapons, enemies, and a voiceover from a green-eyed wolf -- likely the trickster Loki -- as well as confirmation that Kratos' son is along for the bloody, gory ride. God of War releases early 2018.

Detroit: Become Human

Detroit: Become Human also got another trailer at the E3 Showcase, again highlighting the choices the player has in different situations during the game. The focus of the game appears to be the building android revolution in Detroit, and players will likely play Marcus, a free android with the ability to disrupt the control humans have over other androids. Detroit: Become Human does not yet have a release date.

Destiny 2

Developer Bungie revealed another cinematic trailer for their first-person shooter RPG, Destiny 2. And this time, the villain, Ghaul, gets plenty of screen time. The trailer also highlighted the PlayStation exclusive portions of the game: the Lake of Shadows strike, armor for each class, the City Apex ship, an exotic weapon named Borealis, and a PvP map named Retribution.  Destiny 2 releases on September 6 for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and October 24 for the PC.

Spider-Man

Sony wrapped up the Showcase with an extended look at Spider-Man, a third-person action game starring the titular webslinger. The trailer showed off Spidey's movement skills, combat prowess, and spider-senses, among other things. Spider-Man is expected to release in 2018.

That wraps up everything Sony showed off at their E3 Showcase.  What was your favorite trailer, and what are you most excited to play? Tell is in the comments below!

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Uncharted: The Lost Legacy Releasing August 22 https://www.gameskinny.com/42zi0/uncharted-the-lost-legacy-releasing-august-22 https://www.gameskinny.com/42zi0/uncharted-the-lost-legacy-releasing-august-22 Wed, 12 Apr 2017 04:58:42 -0400 Nick Lee

Having been revealed at the PlayStation Experience 2016, and to be the first Uncharted game to not feature series protagonist Nathan Drake, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy will launch on August 22 2017 in North America for $39.99 USD, $49.99 CAD and in Europe the following day.

The game focuses on returning characters Chloe Frazer and Nadine Ross who first appeared in Uncharted 2 and 4 respectively. The first ever stand alone release for the series, The Lost Legacy will be as rich as a full game, with a complete story and cinematic cut scenes.

As mentioned before, the release will be a first for the series while it tries to refocus the story of Uncharted from protagonist Nathan Drake to the supporting characters surrounding him. The two new protagonists will likely act in a similar manner to Victor Sullivan and Drake, and share similarities with their goal to capture the Tusk of Ganesha in India -- but we will find out for sure on August 22. On December 3 2016 Naughty Dog stated:

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. We wanted this adventure to feature all of the hallmarks of the series, from cinematic storytelling set within exotic destinations, to dynamic combat and intricate puzzles.

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The future of the franchise could be spelled out by the direction and fan reception of the game as it will differ from the usual main story outlook but still hold most elements of the series. For instance the new standalone will take place in India but still take pieces of religion, in this case Hinduism, to influence the game's art, puzzles and more.

Unlike Drake, Chloe has been said to be less of a brawler and more stealthy in her approach. Drake, who usually falls into scenarios and trouble will be flipped with Chloe, a treasure hunter, looking for the danger.

The game itself will be available for digital download as well as physically in stores, and players who have Uncharted 4 Digital Deluxe Edition or the Explorer’s Pack, will get Uncharted: The Lost Legacy as a download at launch. This is bundled for those who pre-order with Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy on PS4.

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5 Best Moments From the Uncharted Series https://www.gameskinny.com/o1gzf/5-best-moments-from-the-uncharted-series https://www.gameskinny.com/o1gzf/5-best-moments-from-the-uncharted-series Sun, 26 Mar 2017 15:23:56 -0400 Jerline Justo

Naughty Dog's Uncharted series has been a phenomenon for 10 years now, making Nathan Drake one of the most memorable characters in the gaming industry. As the new DLC, "Uncharted: The Lost Legacy," takes looks to take players on a brand new journey with (relatively) new protagonists in Chloe and Nadine, people will not forget the moments and adventures from the series' past.

Each of the four games offers a lot of memorable moments, but these five moments will stay with fans forever.

WARNING: Spoilers Ahead

1. The Abandon German U-boat (Uncharted: Drake's Fortune)

The U-boat scene is first moment where players get hooked into the series. The cramped spaces, the dead crew members, a map left behind -- everything from this moment makes it enjoyable for Uncharted fans. Not only players get to see Nate in action, but they get to know what they will expect later in the game.  

2. The Hanging Train Scene (Uncharted 2: Among Thieves)

What’s the best way to open a game? Why not have the main character, who happens to be critically injured, inside a dangling train car! This opening tutorial is the reason why Uncharted 2 is my personal favorite out of all four games. The game opens with more questions than answers, leaving players curious and motivated to continue to move forward.

3. The Battle Against a Helicopter (Uncharted 2: Among Thieves)

Fans know every Uncharted game comes with grand fight scenes, using big large goons or vehicles as the primary players. But out of all those moments, this one stands out the most. In this scene, Chloe and Nate fight through endless waves of enemies while being chased by a helicopter. 

4. The First Meeting (Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception)

Unlike Sam, who was later introduced as Nate’s brother in A Thief's End, this dynamic duo will always be a fan favorite. And this moment makes players love them even more. After Sully and Nate get shot by Marlowe, players return to Nate’s past, to the moment when Nate meets Sully. We learn about the ring of Sir Francis Drake and how both characters create a bond together.

5. The Epilogue (Uncharted 4: A Thief's End)

The Epilogue is what the fans truly asked for and a perfect way to bring closure to the series. It introduces Nate and Elena’s daughter, Cassie, and their dog, Vicky, dropping hints on where other characters are doing. Not only does this ending show how some of Uncharted's most beloved characters ended up, it gives players closure for the series. 

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Of course, these aren't the only great moments in the series' history, but these five are the ones that stand out to most fans of the Uncharted series. It's somewhat sad to know that Drake's adventures are over, but maybe we'll get more stories set within that universe -- especially after this DLC. 

What’s your favorite Uncharted moment? Leave a comment below!

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No Nathan Drake in Uncharted: The Lost Legacy https://www.gameskinny.com/iustd/no-nathan-drake-in-uncharted-the-lost-legacy https://www.gameskinny.com/iustd/no-nathan-drake-in-uncharted-the-lost-legacy Thu, 23 Mar 2017 06:18:00 -0400 ReverendShmitty

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, Naughty Dog’s latest pulp-action adventure, will not feature series protagonist Nathan Drake.

“We’re not going to touch on Nathan Drake in this, at all.”

- Game Director Kurt Margenau told PlayStation Blog.

Writer Josh Screrr previously said Naughty Dog had...

“...entertained a few possible ideas around including Nate as a secondary character... but everything we did felt superfluous because we tied it all up with Uncharted 4.”

This makes sense considering the complicated relationships the two stars of Lost Legacy, Chloe and Nadine, have had with Drake. Chloe being being a former lover (and occasional antagonist), and Nadine being an enemy who nearly killed Drake several times. Scherr also said the two may mention Drake in their conversations, along with other notable characters, who could potentially make cameo appearances.

Set six to twelve months after Uncharted 4, with “the single largest level” Naughty Dog has ever made, Lost Legacy follows Chloe and Nadine as they hunt for the Tusk of Ganesh in India.

You can get your hands on it as a standalone title later this year or bundled with the Uncharted 4 Digital Deluxe Edition.

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PlayStation Experience Brings a Number of New Trailers, Here's a Highlight Reel https://www.gameskinny.com/8gn3p/playstation-experience-brings-a-number-of-new-trailers-heres-a-highlight-reel https://www.gameskinny.com/8gn3p/playstation-experience-brings-a-number-of-new-trailers-heres-a-highlight-reel Mon, 05 Dec 2016 02:03:10 -0500 Kris Cornelisse (Delfeir)

The latest PlayStation Experience has just wrapped up, and with it came an astonishing array of announcements and advertisements... by which I mean trailers. Showcasing a wide variety of games to be released in the future (or, in the case of Let It Dieright now) for the PS4 and Vita, there's a lot of information to go through.

A full rundown of all the announcements can be found on the official PlayStation Blog which is still being compiled, but I've cherry picked a few of the bigger trailers to go over now.

The Last of Us: Part II

This is obviously the big one everyone is talking about -- a direct sequel to 2013's much acclaimed The Last of Us. We've already covered this one, so I don't have much more to add except that Naughty Dog's Neil Druckmann had the following to say about sequel concerns in a panel about the game:

"I played with so many ideas that had different characters and it never felt right. The Last of Us is about these two characters specifically. So yes, the Part II is saying this is a complementary story to the first game, but the two together are going to tell this larger tale.

"All I ask is that fans of the first one put faith in us and trust us. We're going to do right by you."

Part II won't be surfacing until 2018, however, so you've got plenty of time to enjoy some of the other games in this article first.

The Last Guardian

It's been a really long time coming, but The Last Guardian is finally releasing around the world in a matter of days. Following in the wake of the longer featurette trailer last week, this short snippet attempts to wrench your heart and showcase the gorgeous design of the game.

We'll soon know if the game is able to deliver on the hopes that were set about in its first presentation nearly a decade ago. To ease the final stretch of the wait, here's a brief history lesson on the game's checkered development.

Nioh

Team Ninja's latest action/RPG Nioh is clearly drawing inspiration from the Dark Souls series in how it handles combat. That said, the very Ninja Gaiden-esque flare is unmistakable, and calling Nioh a simple imitator doesn't do it justice. Quite frankly, this is looking pretty slick.

Set in a very stylised and supernatural-touched Sengoku period, Nioh will see the main character Geralt -- sorry, William -- battle his way across a Japan in the grasp of civil war. In addition, yokai and other mystical threats are running rampant, and it'll be up to you to stop them.

The developers have been doing their best to take feedback from the demos into account, hence why the game has been delayed to 2017. Hopefully it will be quite the experience when it finally releases in early February 2017.

Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite

Right off the heels of their Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite teaser trailer, Capcom followed up with a short gameplay trailer after the conclusion of the Capcom Cup. Almost immediately, they released an extended version of that gameplay trailer, which reveals Captain America and Morrigan of Darkstalkers fame as seen above.

It appears that the game will have a gem system similar to Street Fighter x Tekken that utilises the Infinity Stones, but we have little insight into how this will work just yet. Also like SFxT, the game has dropped down from 3v3 for 2v2. No doubt more details and explanations will surface before long. For now, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite is scheduled to be released sometime in late 2017 for PS4, Xbox One and PC.

On the subject of fighting games, PSX also revealed the impending arrival of Akuma for Street Fighter V, in addition to five unrevealed characters throughout 2017.

Horizon: Zero Dawn

Looking to be the Zoids game we never got, Horizon: Zero Dawn continues to impress visually. With a big open world to hunt robot dinosaurs in, this upcoming action/RPG seems to have a lot of potential.

While nothing particularly new was revealed in this trailer, it's still a good indicator of what to expect from the game when it arrives in late February/early March for North America and Europe respectively.

Worth mentioning is that developer Guerrilla Games has partnered with Kojima Productions, and the Decima Engine used for Horizon will also be used for the upcoming Death Stranding. A new Death Stranding trailer was previewed a few days ago at the Video Game Awards, and Kojima attended a panel at PSX to talk about it.

Pyre

Supergiant Games has been relatively quiet since their initial reveal of Pyre, but they have surfaced again to reveal an interesting tidbit: the upcoming RPG with an interestingly sports-like feel will feature a multiplayer versus mode.

Both Bastion and Transistor before it were purely single player adventures, so this is an interesting departure for Supergiant. However, they insist that the single player adventure is absolutely their focus, and they were unwilling to add this mode if it would compromise that in any way. Since they are now comfortable that it won't, the feature is being added.

Currently only local multiplayer has been confirmed, with online play currently uncertain. The feature was playable at PSX, and though the test only had a mirror match between the two teams in the above trailer, the final mode will feature more variety and customisation. It will also be possible to play the mode in single player against bots.

Pyre will be coming to PS4 and PC sometime in 2017.

Absolver

Described as an online multiplayer combat RPG, Devolver Digital's new game sure looks like one to watch. The combat seems incredibly fluid, and the developers are promising that players will have a huge amount of customisation with their combat style.

As well as PvP between players, it will be possible to team up and cooperate with one another in a variety of PvE dungeons. In addition, there will be a world to explore and encounter one another in, which may force conflict or tentative friendship between players. How exactly this will manifest is unclear, but I'm curious.

Absolver, being developed by Sloclap who was formed by former Ubisoft Paris developers, will arrive in 2017 for both PC and PS4, but the PS4 version is slated to be released first with exclusive content. We'll let you know more closer to the launch date.

Gran Turismo Sport

If I'm honest, I don't believe the latest Gran Turismo will look even nearly as pretty as this trailer does in practice. That said, I'll be quite impressed if it does, because this is really nice to look at.

In addition to the prettier graphical effects, the trailer mentions that some specific tracks and cars will utilise PlayStation VR. Nothing specific has been announced about this, however, but it's something to keep an eye on.

You can find out more about our early Gran Turismo Sport impressions here. The game will be released sometime during 2017 as a PS4 exclusive.

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

More than a few people were pretty convinced that this was a teaser for a new Tomb Raider game, right up until it wasn't. Surprise!

Following the well received Uncharted 4, Lost Legacy is to be a standalone adventure that focuses on Chloe Frazer, who first debuted in Uncharted 2. She'll also be joined by Nadine from the most recent game. We don't know much about the game just yet, but with Nathan Drake's story nicely wrapped up, it's nice to know that there are more stories to be told in the setting.

And while we're talking about Naughty Dog, it's worth noting that a new remastered package of the first three Crash Bandicoot games is also on the way. Now if only we could get a new Jak and Daxter game...

Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom

Studio Ghibli's gorgeous animated art style is renowned the world over, and the first Ni no Kuni displayed that in spades. Now, the sequel is making good use of latest console generation to look even more spectacular.

Revenant Kingdom should prove to be a magical adventure full of heart and whimsy if all goes well. Level 5 has quite the pedigree of solid JRPG titles, so we can certainly be hopeful about this one. Here's to hoping they're able to improve on the awful party AI from the original, though.

NieR: Automata

You wouldn't be alone in thinking that NieR: Automata looks quite a bit like Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, which is probably a good sign that Platinum Games is putting their iconic action style to the task.

Will it be better than their somewhat lackluster recent titles? Will it live up to the flawed but fun original by Square Enix? These questions should be answered when the game is released on March 2017 in the west.

The length of this article and the sheer amount of games and trailers on offer really should convey the magnitude of this PlayStation Experience. Despite that, there's still plenty more I chose not to touch on for this article. Whether it's Yakuza, Ace Combat, Gravity Rush, or a slew of other titles both indie and AAA, there was a veritable flood of new gaming information on offer.

This event was definitely one of the premier game industry events of 2016, and it's certainly got me excited for what's to come from Sony in the next year.

If you'd like to find out more, be sure to check the official PlayStation YouTube channel or the official PlayStation blog for an updated list of announcements. In addition, we here at GameSkinny will be sure to keep you updated on any further developments and news for these titles and more.

What was your favourite announcement or trailer from this event? Did I miss something you really wanted to talk about? Share with me in the comments!

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