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CN Retrieved 29 June London: Guinness World Records Limited. Retrieved 27 October Retrieved 25 January Eddy Grant. Many reviewers have called Drake a likable and believable character, and noted that he is a rare example of a physically attractive character who is not hypermasculine. Illustrator and designer Kory Heinzen worked on pre-visualization, concept and character design on the video game Uncharted: Drake's Fortunedeveloped by Naughty Dog.
The production staff drew inspiration from the pulp adventure genre when creating the video games in the Uncharted series, and based Drake on the stereotypical characters of adventure films and novels, giving him wit, resourcefulness, and strong principles. To do this, they developed a wide range of animations for Drake, allowing him to display reactions and his snarky disposition in context.
The Naughty Dog staff looked to several sources in creating Drake. His appearance and charisma were based on actor and daredevil Johnny Knoxville. There are certain traits that a lot of those characters have in common — that irreverent, roguish sense of humor, that charm.
Drake's physical prowess was modeled on that of Savage, and his personality inspired by the vibrant color and globetrotting identity of Tintin. Naughty Dog wanted Drake to embody the everyman archetype. We knew that in order to pull it off, we had to have a hero who was completely relatable, just a regular guy. So when people saw him and said "Why do I want to play a guy in t-shirt and jeans" that was a deliberate move on our part, to say look, he's just a guy.
He's just like you and me. Josh Scherr, leader of the Drake's Fortune story sequence team, said that they created Drake as an "ordinary guy" with no special powers. Instead, Drake became visibly nervous at times, barely cleared objects while jumping, and stumbled while running. Sam Thompson, producer of Among Thievesdescribed Drake's martial arts abilities as "fallible".
With Nathan Drake, however, the company wanted to produce a more average character, one who did not possess the same amount of confidence and who was more realistic and humble. Nolan Norththe actor who played Drake, had a large role in defining the character's physical and vocal reactions. In the Uncharted series, the actors were used for motion captureand acted as if performing in a movie. Motion capture was done on a soundstage, and the dialog recorded during this process was used in the game.
Matthew Drake was seriously contemplated, but received a poor reaction from those it was presented to. Eventually, Naughty Dog settled on the name Nathan for its ability to be shortened to Nate, and the perception that it sounded historical. Drake has a distinct personality, as the creators did not want him to appear as a caricature or "cardboard cutout".
Drake reacts to events in a human-like way, often commenting and complaining on the absurdity or difficulty of his situation.
Matt Casamassina of IGN commented on the character's interactions during gameplay that reveal Drake's nature: "it's lighthearted and amusing, but it also demonstrates that Nate is aware of how absurd his predicaments sometimes are.
It's a small, unimportant communication, but it makes sense that the two would behave exactly as they do". Drake says what he is thinking aloud, a feature designed to correlate with the likely thoughts and reactions of the player. Drake's outward appearance is fairly generic,  consisting of either a plain T-shirt or henley, jeans, and a gun holster on his back. The programmers designed a layered-animation system to make Drake's motions realistic by blending multiple poses and reactions together.
Hennig said that Drake was skinnier than intended in the first game, and thus the designers bulked him up for the second. Drake's shirt is always tucked into his pants on only one side, an attribute which commentators have labeled the "half-tuck".
Check it out: Somehow it's tucked in, and yet not tucked in, at the very same time. Of all the technical marvels contained in Unchartedthis was the one that really mystified me". In the video game Uncharted: Drake's FortuneDrake tracks the lost treasure of El Dorado located on a remote tropical island. As the game opens, Drake, accompanied by reporter Elena Fisherrecovers the coffin of his "self-proclaimed" ancestor Sir Francis Drakewhich he located from coordinates inscribed on a family heirloom: a ring Drake wears around his neck.
Pirates attack and destroy Drake's boat, but Drake's friend Victor Sullivan rescues the two. When Sully and Drake follow the diary to the indicated spot, they learn that El Dorado is a large golden idol that the Spanish had tried to remove from the island centuries ago.
Sully is shot but Drake manages to escape to an island where Sir Francis Drake's diary claims the idol is located. Drake heads toward an old Spanish fort to find Elena. Though briefly captured by pirate leader Eddie Raja, an old acquaintance, Drake and Elena reunite and flee to the old customs house on the island. There they find that Sully has survived his gunshot wound. Drake realizes that the idol is cursed, and that it turned the Spanish and Kriegsmarine searching for it into zombified monsters.
Navarro tricks Roman into becoming cursed. There he defeats Navarro and manages to sink the idol to the bottom of the ocean. Drake returns as the protagonist of Uncharted 2: Among Thieves in Drake and Chloe, having dated in the past, renew their romance behind Flynn's back.
Once in the museum, Flynn betrays Drake and Drake is imprisoned. Drake theorizes that the true goal of the theft was to discover the location of Marco Polo 's lost fleet. Once Chloe and Sully secure Drake's release, Drake follows Lazarevic, and discovers that the fleet did not possess the stone, but had clues, including a phurbato the location of Shambhala.
In the city, he finds Elena and her cameraman Jeff, the latter of which is executed by Lazarevic. Drake pursues Lazarevic and then discovers the key to Shambhala, but the train they are traveling on explodes, leaving Drake stranded. Drake loses consciousness after finding the phurba and awakens in a Tibetan village. Tenzin, a man who speaks no English, leads Drake through an ice cave, where they are attacked by giant horned monsters.
Drake and Elena track Lazarevic to a monastery, where they find the entrance to Shambhala. Once inside, they discover that the monsters are guardians of the city. Drake and Elena are apprehended by Lazarevic but escape him when the guardians attack. Drake confronts Lazarevic at the Tree of Lifethe sap of which comprises the Cintamani stone. The third installment of the franchise, Uncharted 3: Drake's Deceptionhas Drake searching for the lost city of Iram of the Pillarslocated in the Rub' al Khali Desert.
During the gap between the two games, Drake and Elena married, but then became estranged and are now separated. It is revealed in this game that Drake's past is more mysterious than the player is led to believe. It eventually transpires that Drake is not his real last name his real last name, Morgan, is not revealed until Uncharted 4 and he was raised in a Catholic orphanage from the age of five.
His mother committed suicide and his father handed the child over to the state. He ran away from the orphanage and traveled to Colombia, where, at the age of 15, he acquired Francis Drake's ring which he has referred to as a family heirloom in the first game by stealing it from a museum.
This led to him teaming up with Victor Sullivan for the first time. With the assistance of Sully, Chloe, and Charlie Cutter, Drake Eddy Grant - Romancing The Stone (Vinyl) valuable historical clues from a mysterious organization led by Katherine Marlowe and her assistant Talbot.
They travel to France and Syria where they find clues leading them to Yemen, where Drake reluctantly enlists the help of Elena. They find a celestial map that shows the location of Iram. However, Sully is kidnapped by Marlowe and Talbot, prompting Drake to save him by boarding one of Marlowe's cargo planes.
The plane crashes in the Rub' al Khali after a shoot-out Eddy Grant - Romancing The Stone (Vinyl) but Drake survives. After wandering the desert for days, a group of horsemen, led by Salim, rescue Drake and take him back to their encampment.
Salim explains to Drake they must stop Marlowe and Talbot from reaching the lost city so they will not get their hands on the hallucinogenic power of the Djinn.
Drake and Salim rescue Sully from Marlowe's caravan and reach the city. Drake and Sully destroy the winch pulling the brass vessel containing the Djinn from the waters causing the whole city to collapse. Eddy Grant - Romancing The Stone (Vinyl) is killed in quicksand and Drake shoots Talbot before he can kill Sully. Drake and Sully escape the sinking city and reunite with Elena back at Yemen. Drake and Elena appear to resolve their marriage and they fly back home on their new sea plane.
The fourth and final entry in the series featuring Drake, Uncharted 4: A Thief's Endcentres around him searching for the treasure of infamous pirate Henry Avery. As a child, Nate runs away from the orphanage and reunites with his older brother Sam, who explains that he has located their mother's journals.
They break into the house they had been sold to where the elderly owner reveals she knew their mother, a historian who had theorised that Francis Drake had heirs. She dies of heart failure before she can call off the police, forcing Nate and Sam to flee and adopt the surname Drake. Some years before the events of Drake's FortuneNate and Sam, with the help of associate Rafe Adler, infiltrate a Panamanian prison where they uncover a cross depicting Saint Dismas, the good thief.
They begin their escape, however Sam is shot by guards and Nate and Rafe presume him dead. Several years after Drake's DeceptionNate has retired from treasure-hunting and lives with Elena whilst working as a salvager in New Orleans. Sam, who survived and spent the intervening years alive and imprisoned, visits Nate and reveals he was broken out of prison by drug lord Hector Alcazar, who has forced him to find Avery's treasure or be killed. Nate lies to Elena he has taken a salvaging job and, together with Sam and Sully, steals another cross from an auction, bringing them into conflict with Rafe and his partner, mercenary leader Nadine Ross.
Nadine corners the two but they escape. At King's Bay, they learn that Avery and other pirate captains pooled all their treasure and settled with it in Libertalia. At their hotel they find Elena, upset at Nate's deception, and she leaves, but despite this, Nate refuses to abandon the search. He and Sam travel to the island where Libertalia is and discover that the treasure was moved across the island to the town of New Devon.
They are soon confronted by Nadine and Rafe, who reveals that he broke Sam out of prison, Alcazar having been long dead. Rafe tries to shoot Nate, who is inadvertently knocked off a cliff and later rescued by Elena. They travel to New Devon, discovering Avery and his second in-command, Thomas Tew, killed the other founders and kept the treasure for themselves. The two locate and rescue Sam with the help of Sully and decide to escape, but Sam decides to continue the hunt.
Nate follows him and finds Avery's treasure-laden ship where Sam triggers a trap that sets the ship on fire. Nadine betrays Rafe and leaves, having grown tired of the risks involved.
Rafe challenges Nate to a sword fight, ending in Nate dropping a load of treasure on him. Nate rescues Sam and they are picked up by Elena and Sully. Afterwards, Sam and Sully team up together while Elena buys the salvage company, installing Nate as owner.
Years later, their teenage daughter Cassie discovers evidence of the two's former treasure-hunting life, which they decide to tell her about. Drake features in Uncharted: Drake's Trailan online browser game and prequel to Uncharted: Drake's Fortunereleased in The game's events take place sometime before those of Drake's Fortunethough developers have stated that it is not a prequel to Drake's Fortune but rather a separate original story. Nathan's rival in the game is Sly Cooperthe reason being that Drake found pages of Sly's book the Thievius Racoonus and at the start of his storyline was on a desert island with Sully similar to that found on Uncharted 2: Among Thieves.
When Drake reaches the boss arena, he starts to decipher the pages of the Thievius Racoonusthen Sly appears and explains he's the rightful owner of the pages that Nathan possesses.
Drake refuses and Sly mocks his abilities in an attempt to intimidate him, as a result Drake responds insultingly and the two battle. After defeating the boss in the game, Nathan returns to the same island as before and using the All-Star Power he obtained from the boss, he greatly enhanced Sully's plane, as the screen turns to black, Drake randomly says 'I punched a chicken'.
Drake features in Uncharted: Fight for Fortunea turn-based card game released for the PlayStation Vita in and Uncharted: Fortune Huntera free-to-play mobile game released in Uncharted: Eye of Indra is a prequel series of motion comics. Their events occur before the first game, but the series was released after the second.
In Uncharted: The Fourth Labyrintha standalone novel written by Christopher Golden was set between the Eddy Grant - Romancing The Stone (Vinyl) of the first and second game, and involves Drake working to uncover the mysteries of King Midas and several ancient labyrinths. Nathan Drake has attracted mainly positive reviews, many focusing on his likable personality. This helps make him charming rather than annoying". Kennedy is through an entire career of Resident Evil games".
But he also displays loyalty to those Eddy Grant - Romancing The Stone (Vinyl) to him". Drake's physical attractiveness has been another area of commentary, with at least one reviewer declaring a man crush for him. One commentator pointed out: "Very few of our protagonists Nathan Drake and Alan Wake to name a few exceptions depict men in what I would call a non-degrading manner". Commenting on Drake's "everyman" persona, Tom Hoggins of the Daily Telegraph called the character's vulnerability "endearing",  while Chad Sapieha of The Globe and Mail labeled him "one of the most expressive video game characters ever created".
Nathan Drake has been compared to several other video game and film characters, most notably video game adventurer Lara Croft from the Tomb Raider franchise and film character Indiana Jonesdue to the similarities between the characters and the narratives they appear in.
The Prince has been described as a rougher, more abrasive form of Nathan Drake. An article published by Vice Mediawhich told of the then upcoming release of Uncharted 4: A Thief's Endincluded a lengthy interview with Dr. Lee Spencewho was described as "a pioneer in the field of underwater archaeology, a world-renowned treasure hunter, and just about as close to an actual living, breathing Nathan Drake as you're ever going to find".
The good sales of the Uncharted series and the growing identification of Drake with the PlayStation 3 console have led some to claim he is now a de facto mascot for the PlayStation 3. Nonetheless, the character has also received criticism for the excessive killing taking place in the Uncharted games.
You always try to make sure the writing and the gameplay fit within the context of each other and we work really hard on that, adjusting gameplay, adjusting writing. As a nod to the concept of the criticism, a trophy was included in Uncharted 4 named ' Ludonarrative Dissonance ', with the description "Kill 1, enemies". InSony placed promotional material in Empire stressing Drake's everyman personality and showcasing his similarity to adventure film characters.
Shortly before the release of Uncharted 2: Among Thievesfour urban vinyl toys based on Nathan Drake were released. Erick Scarecrow, founder of ESC Toys, designed the dolls in a number of colors; only were released worldwide.
In FebruaryNaughty Dog announced the release of a 7-inch Nathan Drake action with articulated joints and an arsenal of gear and accessories. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Protagonist of the Uncharted series. Other languages. Cassandra Morgan mother Sam Drake brother.
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Elena : "Sic parvis magna"? Nathan : "Greatness from small beginnings" — it was his motto. Check out the date. Elena : 29th of January, Nathan : One day after he supposedly died. Elena : Wait, what are these numbers, right here? Nathan : Coordinates.
Right off the coast of Panama. Elena : Oh, so that's how you found the coffin. Naughty Dog 19 November Uncharted: Drake's Fortune PlayStation 3. Sony Computer Entertainment. Sully, it wasn't a city of gold, it was this.
It was a golden idol. I think I know where the Spanish took El Dorado. Damn it! If the Spanish found the treasure, they had to've moved it there, to that island. And Drake followed 'em. Nathan : Huh. Elena : I don't know, Nate I mean, how much do you trust this guy? It's not exactly like they're holding him at gunpoint. Nathan : I know. Yeah, it seems weird. But no. Sully's a lot of things, but he's not a back-stabber. Which way were they headed?
Elena : Uh Yeah, towards the mountains. Nathan : Okay, it's gotta be the monastery. Let's go. They don't know what they're dealing with! Sully : What are you -? Nathan : I don't know how, but that statue destroyed the whole colony, and it killed the Germans too. Nathan : Drake didn't want to get the treasure off the island, Sully.
He was trying to stop it from leaving!
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