Uncharted: Eye of Indra prequel announced

Naughty Dog teases Uncharted action-adventure video game series prequel
  • Matt Peckham (PC World (US online))
  • 15 October, 2009 04:18

Uncharted 2's only just arrived, but Naughty Dog's already teasing us with sequels. Well, prequels. And not the kind of thing you play, so much as "receive."

In a live chat with players on Sony's PlayStation blog, Uncharted 2's lead designer Neil Druckmann let slip the company's planning an Uncharted comic. A motion comic, called Uncharted: Eye of Indra.

"We actually started this game with an idea for a prequel story that we eventually cut," said Druckmann, responding to a question about material dropped from the game. "However, you'll get to see that story fleshed out in the upcoming Uncharted Motion Comic."

And a bit further down, in response to the question "Who's your favorite Uncharted girl, Chloe or Elena?" Druckmann replied "I'm gonna go with Rika... You'll meet her in Uncharted: Eye of Indra - the upcoming Motion Comic."

According to my copy of the Dictionary of Ancient Deities, Indra is the supreme deity in Vedic Hinduism, a storm god and god of the atmosphere (one of his many alternate names, Sahasramuska, apparently means "thousand-testicled one"). No mention of eyes specifically, but among other things, the eye symbolizes the ultimate cosmic power, the ability to simultaneously "create" and "destroy" the universe: Open it and create a world, close it and dash that world to blackness.

Then again, maybe it'll refer to the "third eye," the mystical inner eye associated with higher knowledge or consciousness.

What's a motion comic? A comic book with voiceovers, a musical score, and limited animation of the panels.

Have a look at this Watchmen site for a few examples. You either like this approach or you don't. I don't, but then I'm the sort of grumpy old comics guy that'd talk your ears off about the good old days, when we had to read uphill both ways.