Is this really A Thief’s End?
I’m sure I wasn’t the only one who got excited when Naughty Dog showed their new cinematic trailer for Uncharted 4. I’m also sure that I’m not the only one who’s reaction to the title was “Someone is going to die.” I mean, how else are you supposed to react to “A Thief’s End”? So the question is…who’s it gonna be?
[Obviously I have no clue if anyone is actually going to die, this is just pure speculation.]
Let’s get the obvious one out of the way, Nathan Drake. From the trailer’s dialogue we hear Drake and Sully discussing some kind of suicide mission. Drake says, “…can I count on you? One last time?” and Sully responds “Alright kid…let’s go do it. One last time.” Now, this would be the most “un-Uncharted” way to end it but as we know NaughtyDog isn’t afraid of taking chances with their stories. I could see Drake sacrificing himself for the sake of Elena and/or Sully, that would be a reasonable way out for the character.
Victor Sullivan, this would be a tough one. Sully is basically Drake’s father figure, so it would make sense if Sully was the one to take one for the team. Also the title still fits, since Sully is a thief as well. Maybe Victor dies in the first act due to this “sure fire plan” and that spurs Drake’s final quest for revenge to find Sully’s killer. It would feel like the proper motivation for Nathan Drake to hang up the holster after losing his closest friend and mentor.
What I think to be the most plausible, is Elena. Now hold on, I don’t necessarily think she will die but what I do think is that she will be kidnapped/taken hostage/whatever by the game’s villain or something of the sort. Why? Because there is one line in the trailer that grabbed my attention “I don’t really have an option here…” Drake says. To me, that sounds like a concerned husband. Or…
It sounds like Drake is trying to dig up the past again, find his supposed ancestor’s, Sir Francis Drake’s, secret discovery. Of course we won’t know anything until we actually play the game, but it’s always fun to speculate. What are you thoughts on Uncharted 4’s Title? Let us know in the comments!