During a recent interview with GamesRadar, Neil Druckmann discussed how Uncharted 2 was almost about the hunt for Thor’s Hammer.
Druckmann explained that the process of picking a historical chase starts with bringing as many ideas to the table as possible. From there they test the games, including making concept art for story exploration. After seeing the potential for those ideas, occasionally the developers would hit a wall or lose interest in different ideas.
One that was not pursued, but still on Druckmann’s mind, is the hunt for Thor’s Hammer in Uncharted 2. According to Druckmann, they pursued Thor’s Hammer pretty far. They even had concept art made up for the idea. “What would that mean to do Thor’s Hammer? We would actually do concept art and we got pretty deep down that road.”