Trivia / Jak and Daxter

  • Real-Life Relative: Jak's Japanese voice actor, Shōtarō Morikubo, was actually married to Ashelin's Japanese voice actress, Yū Asakawa, though their marriage ended in divorce after only two years.
  • What Could Have Been: In the Jak X commentary, they say that the original plan was to make Rayn "more Rubenesque" to (sort of) match her father. They decided to go for the "standard" Naughty Dog female model for her, instead.
    • Judging by the Concept Art, Bob Rafei was always trying to give Jak dreadlocks, braids or loose ponytails from Jak II on. In Jak X he apparently came very close to having muttonchops.
    • Mizo was originally supposed to be a Split Personality, rather than just G.T. Blitz without his disguise. This was dropped because it was deemed too difficult to convey in the specific, short cutscene.
    • A 'realistic' reboot was actually considered by Naughty Dog after the completion of Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception. But they opted for The Last of Us instead, realizing both that the fans 'would probably not be pleased', and that they no longer felt any desire to return to the series.
    • The Lost Frontier was conceived and started by Naughty Dog. It was originally going to be finished by them as well, but difficulties with the Uncharted project on PS3 (and maybe other problems as well) caused Lost Frontier to be cancelled early in development, and all remaining developers migrate to Uncharted. The final version of the game is a recreation instead of a port, based somewhat on the original script and gameplay ideas, but not what the first planned version of the game would have been.
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