Naughty Dog has announced (via the PlayStation Blog) that Uncharted: The Lost Legacy will be available as a standalone digital download and as a retail disc release on August 22.
Like with The Last of Us: Left Behind, Naughty Dog is putting a considerable amount of developmental muscle into Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, and Creative Director Shaun Escayg discussed this new direction while also unveiling an early scene from the game:
In December we said that we’re approaching this project as a true Uncharted game — complete with its own deep narrative with complex character development, all-new destinations, refined gameplay, and blockbuster cinematic moments. We’re especially excited to have Chloe as our new protagonist and explore more of her story as she and Nadine venture across India in search of the fabled Tusk of Ganesh. To that end, we wanted to share a new scene from early on in the game as Chloe and Nadine try to unravel the clues leading to the Tusk’s location.
Because of Uncharted: The Lost Legacy’s expanded scope, the game will be priced at $39.99 ($49.99 CAD). However, players who purchased the Digital Deluxe Edition, Explorer’s Pack, or Triple Pack of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End will receive a free copy of the downloadable version. And for fans jumping into the Uncharted series for the first time, anyone who pre-orders The Lost Legacy will receive a download code for the PS2-On-PS4 re-release of Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy.
Oh, and by the way, it looks like Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy will be available to download for the PS4 on August 22 as well.