The Snow and Ice of Uncharted 2

March 19, 2009Written by Dan Massi

Recently, PlayStation LifeStyle posted some fantastic screenshots for Naughty Dog’s new game, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves. The shots featured the game’s breathtaking snow environments. Along with those screenshots, IGN was able to conduct an interview with Naughty Dog’s Richard Lemarchand, the co-lead designer of Uncharted 2. During the interview, Lemarchand talks about the snow and ice elements within the game, and answers some other big questions.

“We’ve spent a lot of time focused on the distinctive look that snow has as it falls and is blown by the wind, and of course on the way in which Drake leaves footprints as he trudges through the snowdrifts in the Himalayan mountains that he ventures to.

When he’s out in the snow he’ll accumulate a layer of snowflakes on his clothes and in his hair, which will slowly thaw when he gets back inside, under cover. On top of that, we’re planning on adding several features to the game that will increase replayability and extend the gameplay experience for everyone.”

You can view the new Uncharted 2: Among Thieves screens here