Uncharted 2 Was Almost About Thor's Hammer

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At one point Uncharted 2: Among Thieves developer Naughty Dog discussed making the game about Nathan Drake's hunt for Mjolnir, the hammer wielded by Norse god Thor, who is more commonly known as Chris Hemsworth.

Speaking to GamesRadar, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End director Neil Druckmann discussed the process of comping up with ideas for the second game in the series. Naughty Dog's developers brought "as many to the table as possible," and while it "hit a wall here, or lost interest" in others, the Mjolnir idea was briefly explored.

"One we didn’t do [that] I remember discussing for Uncharted 2 was Thor's hammer," he said. "What would that mean to do Thor's Hammer? We would actually do concept art and we got pretty deep down that road."

Of course, it wasn't meant to be and instead we got a spectacular game about the Cintamani Stone. Uncharted 4, meanwhile, is about the hunt for Captain Henry Avery's lost treasure.

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The Uncharted 4: A Thief's End release date has been confirmed as May 10, after which Naughty Dog will continue to work on the project for its multiplayer and single-player DLC. For lots more on the game you can check out GameSpot's recently published hands-on preview, "How The Last of Us Made Uncharted 4 a Better Game."

You can also read GameSpot's interview with Druckmann, writer Josh Scherr, and lead designer Ricky Cambier. In the interview, the developers talk about saying goodbye to Nathan Drake and the Uncharted series, as well as introducing new stealth elements and more.

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