Uncharted’s Mystery Man Gets Biblical
What would a new PlayStation console be without another Uncharted game? Naughty Dog have answered many of their fans prayers tonight with the reveal of Uncharted for the PlayStation 4. The big mystery now is who is the mystery man in the Uncharted trailer?
It’s been confirmed that Todd Stashwick is the voice actor performing that “cold” dialogue in the teaser trailer. With one quick look at the trailer I got the sense that this mystery man is highly pissed off at someone. The question is who? Drake? Sully? Another character we have yet to be introduced to? Regardless of who our mystery guy is pissed off at, here is what I dug up on his writings in the teaser. Let’s start this off by some things we assume are written on the map by our mystery man.
I have lost everything.
Every betrayed us all. (?)
Abandon your hopes.
For God and Liberty.
Hodie mecum eris in paradiso. (Today shalt thou be with me in paradise)
Someone clearly betrayed what is possibly the next game’s main villain. While Drake is the obvious answer, it may be something more deeper and unexpected. Judging by the writing on the map we know our mystery guy is more than likely a man of God. “Hodie mecum eris in paradiso” is latin for “Today shalt thou be with me in paradise”, which just so happens to be a verse from Luke 23:43 “And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, Today shalt thou be with me in paradise.” What is significant about this phrase is that it is one of the final things Jesus said on the cross during his execution.
If Naughty Dog is going for a religious angle in the next Uncharted then my interest has grown immensely! I’m not a religious nut or anything, I just think that the game would stir up some controversy if the next Uncharted game used scriptures from the Bible as clues for a secret treasure. Hey stranger things have happened. What I find really intriguing is that most of the passages that surround Luke 23:43 revolve around the wrongful death and betrayal of Jesus. Our could be villain may have a God complex and could be comparing what was done to him on par with the execution of Christ. The signs are there, but this is a teaser after all. Things could be totally different in the end, but I just wanted to put that out there for those of you who are curious.
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