Uncharted 4: A Thief's End is still five days away, but owners of smartphones and tablets can get their Uncharted fix with a new mobile game, Uncharted: Fortune Hunter, that launched today on Android and iOS.
Uncharted: Fortune Hunter is a free-to-play puzzle game starring Nathan Drake and his mentor, Victor "Sully" Sullivan. The player navigates Nate around puzzle boards by dragging routes for him on the touchscreen. The dashing hero occasionally has to interact with objects in the environment, like rocks that can be placed on weighted panels or special stations that alter the paths available to him. Later puzzles throw obstacles at Nate, such as dart traps.
The game features six different "adventures," or groups of puzzles, each of which is themed to a famous historical figure. These include the Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro and the 16th-century Irish pirate Grace O'Malley. Only the first four are available at launch; the last two are listed as "coming soon."
Playing Fortune Hunter earns keys that unlock "Sully's loot." The loot can take the form of Mystical Orbs, an in-game currency that players can also buy with real money. But sometimes, unlocking a loot chest will provide the player with items in Uncharted 4's multiplayer component. These include boosters for gear, heavy weapons and sidekicks, as well as Relics, the in-game currency that's used to purchase items. Some Uncharted 4 rewards, such as character skins, are unlocked simply by completing Fortune Hunter adventures.
Fortune Hunter players must sign in with their PlayStation Network account and have an active Uncharted 4 save file on that account in order for the rewards to transfer over to A Thief's End. However, the account linking feature won't go live in the mobile game until Uncharted 4 launches on May 10.