Written by Cole Burton Tuesday, 04 January 2011 14:25
There's no doubt that Uncharted 3 is an eventual reality. The big question is what the game will entail. I have found some clues from Uncharted 2 as well as Uncharted: The Eye of Indra and thrown them in with my own thoughts and some common video game cliches. None of this is proven, it is just my own thoughts of what Uncharted 3 could be about.
In Uncharted 1, we meet Eddy Raja. He was a very likeable villain, or should I say...is? In Uncharted 2, there are signs saying "Club Raja" after Chloe saves you from the tank in the chapter Urban Warfare. Raja is the last name of Eddy and Rika. Eddy was great, yet he was "killed off." Then he is brought back in a prequel with his sister Rika in The Eye of Indra. In the eye of Indra, Drake says he will find Rika eventually. With this new plot in the Uncharted storyline, I find it very likely that Uncharted 3 will involve Drake chasing Rika. Is it possible for Rika to return without Eddy? I doubt it. Eddy was bit in the neck by one of those monsters at the time of his "death" in Uncharted: Drake's Fortune. Could it be that the bite turned him into one of those monsters? Who knows. I doubt that Eddy would just come back to Uncharted for a brief prequel. Besides, adding back an old villain and brother of who could be the antagonist of Uncharted 3 would definitely spice things up. Also, with monsters in the game, you can't say it would be unrealistic for Eddy to survive. There have been plenty of movie and video game cliches where a villain who was believed to be dead returned, both as normal people and paranormal creatures. Could those signs just be a little hint to get us thinking? I highly doubt it's just there as a coincidence, Naughty Dog had to know what "Raja" means to Uncharted.
Assuming that Eddy did survive, we must wonder how this will affect both Rika and Drake. If Eddy is crazy enough to kill his own sister, would Rika be able to kill Eddy? She did point a gun at him in the Eye of Indra, but who knows if she would have pulled the trigger. With Eddy's amazing personality, I doubt he would be brought back a complete mindless freak. Perhaps there will be the real Eddy fighting the monster inside, maybe he will transform in and out at different times. Maybe we shouldn't get so in depth on a simple theory, but there are countless possibilities of how Eddy could be back and alive in Uncharted 3.
Now that I have everyone thinking about all of this, maybe its time to replay Drake's fortune and rewatch the Eye of Indra. All of the videos from Eddy's "Death" to the complete Eye of Indra can be seen on YouTube.