* ActorAllusion: Rick The Adventure Core in VideoGame/{{Portal 2}} is also voiced by Nolan North, and seems to be an AffectionateParody of Nathan Drake.
* DoingItForTheArt: The team at Naughty Dog could be called insane for the amount of work they put into these games. From doing motion capture and dialogue recording ''at the same time'' to squeezing every last bit of power out of the PS3's Cell Processor, the effort they go through to produce this amazing experience goes far, far beyond what is required to make these games a success. They don't just go the extra mile, they pave the road for everybody else.
* DyeingForYourArt: Creator/NolanNorth mentioned in an interview that during parts of the motion capture for ''Drake's Deception'', he was suffering from broken ribs. While clearly not done intentionally, it meant the pain and anguish on Nate's face is actually ''real''.
* HeyItsThatVoice:
** [[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Odo]] tells Drake not to give up his quest for the Cintamani Stone.
** [[LegacyOfKain Kain]] plays Roman in the first game... Considering Amy Hennig directed both series and Renť Auberjonois was also in Legacy of Kain, it's not hard to see why.
** That and just about everyone in the cast was on a SoapOpera in the last 5 years.
** In the Polish dub the main character is voiced by Jarosław Boberek, famous for dubbing DonaldDuck here. What's funny and punny? Look at the main character's last name.
** In the French dub, Nathan is voiced by Bruno ChoŽl who also provided the French voice for for Altair Ibn-La'Ahad from Assasin's Creed 1; 2 characters known for their climbing abilities
** Chloe is voiced by Creator/ClaudiaBlack, known for playing Aeryn in ''Series/{{Farscape}}'', Vala in ''Series/StargateSG1'' and Morrigan in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins''.
---> '''Claudia Black''': I saw the casting call and it said "character speaks with an undefined accent, maybe British, maybe Australian, maybe European", and I thought, "Well, I can't not get this part, I can do all three!"
** [[VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins Alistair]] is Harry Flynn.
** In another universe, Eddy Raja was an unlucky [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Cabbage Merchant]] among other voices.
** [[Series/{{Haven}} Audrey Parker]] is Elena.
** [[Franchise/MassEffect Commander]] [[JenniferHale Shepard]] became a multiplayer announcer.
** [[VideoGame/DantesInferno Dante]] is both Lazarevic and Cutter.
* {{Jossed}}: This seems to have happened to David O. Russell's concept for the film (before he quit), in which Drake's family apparently played a large part. As of ''Drake's Deception'', we now know that [[spoiler: Nate was raised in an orphanage, and Sully's effectively been Nate's substitute father since he was a teenager.]]
* RelationshipVoiceActor: Dante and Drake and [[WesternAnimation/YoungJustice Kid Flash and Superboy]].
* StarMakingRole: Unless you were big on 90s ''Series/GeneralHospital'' then you know Creator/NolanNorth first as Nathan Drake and second as every character he's voiced that's similar to Nathan Drake.
* ThrowItIn: Many of Drake's one-liners were improvised, including the classic "I will kick you to sleep!"
** The line "Aw, kitty got wet!" was thought of by Nolan North (Nathan's voice actor)'s son while playing Wii tennis, which leads to it being [[ThisIsForEmphasisBitch one-upped]] with this [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-g1qSjtcnM#t=0m22s random line during multiplayer.]] Referenced in ''Uncharted 3''. "Aw, what's the matter? Kitty don't like getting wet?"
** During a recording session for ''Uncharted 3'', Nolan North watched a scene of Sully crossing a beam ''very'' wobbly, and immediately shouted "What are you, drunk?!" To which Sully replied, "Maybe..."
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** [[EnsembleDarkhorse Charlie Cutter]] was supposed to be in the entire game of Uncharted 3. His actor unfortunately had [[Film/TheHobbit other commitments]], and so was written out early.
** Elena's actor Emily Rose didn't even intentionally audition for the part; she was accompanying a friend. She got the part because of her chemistry with Nolan North.
* A minor example. Early trailers for ''Drake's Deception'' showed a different, deeper sound for the AK-47, which didn't make it into the finished product.
* WorkingTitle: The original working [[ElectricBoogaloo subtitle]] for ''Uncharted 2'' was ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOiffy8YHmM Something Mysterious and Cool]]''.