What’s that? Uncharted on mobile? How does that work? Well, first thing’s first, this isn’t a mobile port of next week’s Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. Instead, Uncharted: Fortune Hunter is its own original puzzle game built specifically for smartphones (it would also work nicely on Vita too, Sony). You can grab it here on iOS or Android.
Sporting a rather toonish depiction of Nate and Sully, once again the pair go globe-trotting in search of priceless relics and riches. In truth, there’s a surprising amount of depth to what could have been a slapdash attempt for Sony to cross-promote its upcoming blockbuster. With 200 stages (and more to come), you’re likely to spend several hours going through every turn-based puzzle, occasionally taking different routes to collect the odd trinket. There are plenty of comparisons to be made with last year’s sublime Lara Croft Go.
Aside from being completely free, Fortune Hunter has another ace up its sleeve. In order to unlock some of Uncharted 4’s multiplayer cosmetic items, you’ll need to invest a decent amount of time playing the app. The rewards are pretty minor though there’s bound to be die-hard fans out there who won’t pass up an extra hat or two for their avatar.