Last night, during a nationally televised hour-long PlayStation 4 commercial hosted by Geoff Keighley, Sony used its spotlight to announce some new games and other scrimps and scramps. The biggest and least substantial was the reveal that crackerjack game studio Naughty Dog is bringing its Uncharted series of games to the PlayStation 4. The news came alongside a teaser trailer which shows nothing but a camera panning across a map covered in doodles and is narrated by a mysterious character voiced by actor Todd Stashwick.
Sony did provide some details about something else coming from Naughty Dog. Early next year, the studio will release an add-on chapter for The Last Of Us, its game about a fungal-zombie apocalypse, which was released on something called a PlayStation 3. This new installment, titled Left Behind, is set before the main game and, according to the post on the PlayStation Blog, will explore the relationship between Ellie, The Last Of Us’ teen girl hero, and her friend Riley—a friendship that was barely touched upon in The Last Of Us.
Continuing the proliferation of its indie game arsenal, Sony also announced that the only good game on the Ouya, Towerfall, will be coming to the PlayStation 4 (alongside its previously announced PC version) in “early 2014.” We also got word of a less vague release date for what looks to be the PlayStation 4’s most promising exclusive game, Infamous: Second Son. It’s scheduled for March 21 of 2014.
And last but not least, Hideo Kojima, the creator of Metal Gear Solid, was on hand to let us know that the first half of Metal Gear Solid V, this one subtitled Ground Zeroes, will arrive on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 with an exclusive bonus mission called “Deja Vu” where the game’s star, Naked Snake, will transform into the blurry-faced Solid Snake from the first Metal Gear Solid and recreate moments from that game. In other words, a Metal Gear game is going to have some confusing yet amusing meta-nonsense.