Everybody keeps secrets. These can be little things, things you think are harmless. Like when a fly honey asks how many of those "gaming" t-shirts you own or your friend decides to whip off their socks and baptise your new slippers with his/her toxic feet and you don’t say anything. Some things you just keep to yourself. You certainly don’t get on stage at a panel at Metrocon with those dirty slippers and wave them in front of an audience. That is unless your name’s Nolan North.
Yes that is right, fresh out of E3 and already we have another game cresting the horizon. Straight from the lips of the man that voiced David, the leader of a group of survivors from the first game, is a sequel to the universally acclaimed PlayStation 3 game The Last of Us . North let the news of a sequel slip during a Q&A session he held with the audience at his panel. When asked if he was currently working on any projects with Naughty Dog he stated that he wasn't involved with them at the moment but went on to say...
“For now, last one I know they’re doing a Last of Us 2, but my character in Last of Us kinda… kinda… untimely demise…”
A PS3 exclusive (and later remastered for PlayStation 4), the Last of Us was critically acclaimed with an average Metacritic score of 95 out of 100. It had an outstanding story full of tear-jerking moments and heart-pounding fight scenes combining elements of stealth and survival horror. The Last of Us 2 has long-since been speculated, but Naughty Dog have never made any official announcement.
Before he concluded the talk, Nolan North also doled out some news concerning an upcoming Visceral Star Wars game.
"If you’re a big fan of Amy Hennig and her style of story, she’s gone to EA and is going to reboot a brand new Star Wars franchise in the style of Uncharted," North said. "I happen to know a lot about it and it’s going to be awesome."
This could mean we will be seeing something very similar to the Star Wars 1313 gameplay that was circulating a couple of years ago. Uncharted’s style of cover-based shooting combined with large set pieces and cinematic gameplay has the potential to make this a title worthy of the Star Wars universe. With the way the recently revealed Uncharted 4 demo is looking I can’t wait to explore a galaxy far far away and, using the power of next gen hardware, count each lovingly rendered hair on Chewbacca’s chest.