Many PS4 gamers went wild when they heard their Uncharted adventures would continue with Chloe and Nadine in The Lost Legacy last year. The initial disappointment of the DLC not following our beloved Drake was quickly followed by excitement at a fan favorite and rather badass character making a return. At the time we didn’t know why Chloe and Nadine were chosen, but thanks to PlayStation Blog’s Sid Shuman we do now. Mr. Shuman recently sat down with a few minds over at Naughty Dog and specifically with Creative Director, Shaun Escayg.
He revealed that Chloe was revisited because the team saw her as an interesting character with a darker moral compass compared to Drake. “They’re both treasure hunters. Drake has a bit of a hero complex, but Chloe looks out for number one, first and foremost.” Nadine makes an appearance because Chloe would need someone with military expertise to attain the Tusk (the treasure currently sought after). It just so happens that Nadine fits that role in particular because of her actions in Uncharted 4. She’s in need of work and desperate.
If you haven’t played the fourth Uncharted entry, skip to the next paragraph now! Nadine was the leader of an efficient mercenary group called Shoreline. They were hired by antagonist Rafe to help him find Libertalia. Long story short, Nadine was getting fed up with the defeats she was given (although not in combat that’s for sure) and was tired of wasting resources. She was going to take Shoreline and leave, but Rafe paid her group more money then she ever could. Of course, Nadine trapped Rafe into a 1 on 1 battle with Drake when she could and left.
Escayg also explained how these two opposites would attract and benefit from one another. “They’re opposites. Chloe is spontaneous and impulsive, where Nadine is by the book, structured,” Escayg explained. “That made for a good pairing.” Plus, their roles have been swapped as Chloe is running the show and Nadine is the hired gun instead of vice-versa.
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is expected to drop later this year, but as to when is anyone’s guess. However, we have been informed the standalone expansion will be longer than Last of Us: Left Behind and shorter than Uncharted 4. Is anyone really that surprised by the latter though? Hit us up in the comments below on your thoughts about two badass female characters teaming up. Anything you’re looking forward to specifically? Let us know!
SOURCE: PlayStation Blog