By the hammer of Thor! Uncharted 2, Among Thieves very almost had Drake hunting down the fabled Mjolnir according to Naughty Dog creative director, Neil Druckmann.
It was revealed recently that the Mjolnir or Thor’s hammer very almost became the focus of our adventures back in 2009. In an interview with GamesRadar, Druckmann briefly touched on the process Naughty Dog went through to come up with a narrative good enough for Drakes second big outing.
Multiple avenues were apparently explored, one of which held a particularly strong Norse god type feel.
"One we didn’t do [that] I remember discussing for Uncharted 2 was Thor's hammer. What would that mean to do Thor's Hammer? We would actually do concept art and we got pretty deep down that road."
Alas, it was not meant to be instead, we got a thrilling tale searching for the Cintamani Stone which in my opinion was brilliant. Not to mention, what Drake would have done when he actually found the hammer. “Found it, now to pick it up and take it home… Oh…”
This doesn’t stop Naughty Dog exploring this option for later titles. I know many people who would love to get their hands on Thor’s hammer – but that story is for another NSFW publication.
Uncharted 4 brings Drakes search for epic treasures into the high definition generation of gaming consoles with his search to find Captain Henry Avery's lost treasure. This next instalment promises to be Nathan Drake's biggest, most enthralling adventure yet.
Would you have preferred to search for Thor's hammer?