Trivia: Uncharted

  • Actor Allusion: Rick The Adventure Core in Portal 2 is also voiced by Nolan North, and seems to be an Affectionate Parody of Nathan Drake.
  • Development Gag: The shirt young Nathan wears in Drake's Deception is the same one he wore in the original announcement trailer for the first Uncharted, before it was changed. He also wears this shirt in Eye of Indra.
  • Doing It for the Art: 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.
  • Dyeing for Your Art: Nolan North 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.
  • Hey, It's That Voice!:
    • Odo tells Drake not to give up his quest for the Cintamani Stone.
    • 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 Soap Opera in the last 5 years.
    • In the Polish dub the main character is voiced by Jarosław Boberek, famous for dubbing Donald Duck 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 Claudia Black, known for playing Aeryn in Farscape, Vala in Stargate SG-1 and Morrigan in Dragon Age: Origins.
      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!"
    • Alistair is Harry Flynn.
    • In another universe, Eddy Raja was an unlucky Cabbage Merchant among other voices.
    • Audrey Parker is Elena.
    • Commander Shepard became a multiplayer announcer.
    • Dante is both Lazarevic and Cutter.
    • Troy Baker, commonly regarded as the heir to Nolan North in terms of prominent video game roles, is set to play his brother in Uncharted 4.
  • 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 Nate was raised in an orphanage, and Sully's effectively been Nate's substitute father since he was a teenager.
  • The Other Darrin: Nate's brother was voiced by Todd Stashwick in the first ''Uncharted 4'' trailer and replaced by Troy Baker by the demo.
  • Relationship Voice Actor: Dante and Drake and Kid Flash and Superboy.
  • Star-Making Role: Unless you were big on 90s General Hospital then you know Nolan North first as Nathan Drake and second as every character he's voiced that's similar to Nathan Drake.
  • Throw It In: 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 one-upped with this 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..."
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Charlie Cutter was supposed to be in the entire game of Uncharted 3. His actor unfortunately had 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.
  • Working Title: The original working subtitle for Uncharted 2 was Something Mysterious and Cool.