Naughty Dog’s Uncharted 3 panel at Comic-Con netting lots of interesting tidbits. The panel, titled “Developing Interactive Entertainment: The Performance Capture Techniques of the Uncharted Franchise and Today’s Film Industry,” was attended by series writer Amy Hennig, Emily Rose (Elena Fisher), Richard McGonagle (Sully) and Nolan North.
Lines between Drake and North get fuzzy
Nolan North has decided to write a book about his experience playing Nathan Drake in the Uncharted series over the years. The actor announced his intention to write Drake’s Journal at the UC3 Comic-Con panel, stating it will be “more like a yearbook,” than an actual literary masterpiece. Drake’s Journal is slated for release on November 1, which just so happens to be the same day Uncharted 3 is released at retail.
Uncharted writer Amy Hennig stated at the panel Elena Fisher stared out as Elena Vargas, a Spanish lady, and originally she wanted Claudia Black, the voice of Chloe Frazer, to provide the voice for her.
It was also hinted that Uncharted 3 may elaborate on what Nathan Drake did between Uncharted and Uncharted 2 to screw up his relationship with Elena.
Making characters look like thier real-life counterparts
Hennig revealed during the UC3 panel, that due to there being so much collaboration between the developers and the actors in the game, it was no accident that each character ended up resembling thier real-life counterparts so strikingly.
“We sent concepts to the actors when they were auditioning,” said Hennig. “That was part of what attracted them to the roles.”
Emily Rose, who played Elena, said she saw the concept art and thought: “‘This is me. I need to do this. I know her’.”
Hennig went on to say that thanks to the involvement of the actors, the game characters became fully fleshed out which is one of the reasons why the game resonates so well with gamers.
Thanks: Gamefront and Kotaku.