Once the former heard this, he revealed to Jak and his companions the eco seeker, a Precursor device said to point to any major source of eco; although the seeker was broken. Jak and his allies must partake and win the Kras City Grand Championship, a championship of the fictional sport of "combat racing", in Krew's name in order to obtain an antidote for the poison. Veger hoped to harness Jak's purity to awaken ancient Precursor technology, and managed to kidnap him intermittently before losing him to a new rebel movement coined the Underground, whose sole purpose was to put young Jak back on the throne where he belonged and re-establish the House of Mar as the ruling dynasty of Haven City. In Jak 3 his role is expanded, and he gets a pair of pants as a reward for his efforts as an ongoing gag in the game. Each one is a certain colour, either Red, Blue, Yellow, or Dark. Jak grows in both height and mass as the series progresses. Alongside this work, Daxter is on a quest to find and free Jak from his imprisonment by the Krimzon Guard. It is a remastered port of the original trilogy—Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy, Jak II, and Jak 3. Keira then asked if she can take the seeker to study it, and find out if she can make it work. The first game takes place in a world brimming with various natural environments that are encompassed by village settlements, and ancient Precursor ruins and elements can be found riddled throughout the landscape. According to Samos, Jak frequently ignored Samos' wisdom and disobeyed his instructions, best seen when Jak went to Misty Island. Jak is one of the protagonists of the Jak & Daxter video game series developed exclusively for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system. Blue lets it fire as a machine gun. During the first confrontation, the leader of the pirates known as Captain Phoenix got in a fight with Jak. The games are story-based platformers that feature a mixture of action, racing and puzzle solving. Jak's final character would depict a teenage boy with spiky blond hair, blue tunic, and long pointed ears. The storms were then calmed due to the realigning and activation of the eco core, and the world was no longer in want of eco. https://jakanddaxter.fandom.com/wiki/Jak?oldid=136080. Development on Jak's character began in the year 2000, when Naughty Dog commissioned Charles Zembillas to design both the main character, his sidekick, and what would eventually become lurkers (then codenamed "critters"). They began by building a new graphics engine that would be capable of rendering a seamlessly connected, open world environment. During these two years, he was imprisoned and experimented on under the "Dark Warrior Program." A hover bike called a "Zoomer" and a large bird known as a "Flut-Flut" are also available for transportation and to gain access to hard-to-reach places. It was then revealed that two creatures named Lunk and Gleeber were responsible, who set up a competition for the three duos known as the "Inter-Universal Hero Games." Jak and Daxter also appear in the game PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale. They run into Ratchet and Clank and proceed to fight after Daxter mistakes them for a two-headed creature, meanwhile Clank calls him a weasel creature where after it escalates quickly. Additionally, Daxter spent two years looking for his close companion while he was imprisoned, in addition to showing multiple signs of loyalty to him. Throughout the series, he viewed it as a curse, until he found out that the Precursors were ottsels, too. Boomstick: Ratchet and Clank, the cosmic commandos. Jak would be imprisoned for two years before being rescued by Daxter at the end of Daxter (game). It was announced on April 1, 2009 and was released on November 3, 2009 for the PlayStation 2 and PlayStation Portable. Jak grew up in Sandover Village alongside fellow villager Daxter, who became a close acquaintance. The series has received critical acclaim for its innovation in the platform genre. He was asked to do so by Kor—who was disguised as a human working for the Underground—in order to protect a "very important" child. The series holds seven records in the Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition, 2008, with The Precursor Legacy holding a record for including the First Seamless 3D World in a Console Game. Jak X deviates from the series' more traditional style of gameplay, adapting into the racing genre, and is based on the driving mechanics developed for Jak 3. Jak later discovered that the strange new world which they were making their way through was actually in the future, and that Haven City was built around Sandover Village, which was now known as Dead Town. When their world begins to run low on Eco, Jak, Daxter, and Keira travel to the Brink, the edge of the world, in search of ancient Precursor machinery that can reverse this decline of Eco. The series has also produced various forms of extended media and merchandise, and has sold over 12 million copies worldwide. Producer Sam Thompson helmed the production of the game, while Neil Druckmann was responsible for much of the design. Others included Brutter, Kor, Vin, and Sig. The series was developed by Naughty Dog with a number of installments being outsourced to Ready at Dawn and High Impact Games. The player can explore a multitude of different areas in an open world environment and can perform several melee attacks. Red Eco enhances the damage dealt and yields you impervious to damage from Dark Eco crates while Blue Eco makes Jak move faster, jump slightly higher, move slightly farther using attacks, attract Green Eco and Precursor orbs, and operate certain color coded machines. 1.2.1 Death Monologues; 1.3 Samos the Green Sage; 1.4 Yellow Sage; 1.5 Conversations; 2 Daxter (2006 game) 2.1 Daxter; 2.2 Conversations; 3 The Lost Frontier; The Precursor Legacy Jak (when attacks) Yah! He also takes some enjoyment in killing metal heads and a fondness for guns. [19] However, Evan Wells revealed that they were unable to sustain the game's development alongside Uncharted: Drake's Fortune and made the decision to pass the project onto High Impact Games, ultimately being fleshed out as Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier. The game had a budget of $14 million and a development cycle that lasted nearly three years. The most notable feature of his personality in the beginning was his apparent mutism. [19] Following the lackluster success of the game, Thompson expressed the company's disappointment with the execution of The Lost Frontier, commenting "I'm not happy with that being Jak's swan song. An elemental substance called Eco is prominent throughout the game and is considered the world's life source. Jak was very skilled in vehicular operation, using the A-Grav Zoomer in various missions during The Precursor Legacy, going on to similar but more advanced zoomers during Jak II, as well as entering the NYFE racing championships, and during Jak 3 was able to race with buggies in the desert. Both Light and Dark Eco abilities are expanded upon during the course of the story in “Jak 3.” In Jak X, he is forced to race in the Kras City Grand Championship in order to save his life. Right after Damas passed away due to a fatal accident in the Slam Dozer after battling a league of Dark Makers, Jak discovered that Damas was his real father when Damas said that his lost son would be wearing the amulet of the House of Mar, which Jak immediately recognized as the same amulet his younger self wore. He is Jak's best friend and sidekick who was transformed into an ottsel (otter/weasel hybrid) via contact with Dark Eco. Jak is the main protagonist of the Jak and Daxter video game series. Jak then began basic combat and athletic training at Geyser Rock, where he got his heroic start collecting power cells and traveling north. The most noticeable change in Jak's appearance from game-to-game is often his hair, which has ranges from spiky and long to short and rough, in addition to the appearance of his goatee seen in Jak II and onwards, and a possible mustache and beard which can be toggled in The Lost Frontier. Jak has had numerous relationships with other characters throughout the series. Jak and Daxter, along with Samos and Keira, later found out while at the Red Sage's hut that Gol Acheron and his sister Maia had been corrupted by the dark eco they were studying and were trying to activate a Precursor robot to assist them in opening a dark eco silo to flood the world with dark eco. He and Daxter previously fought Ratchet and Clank in the 60th episode of Death Battle, Ratchet & Clank VS Jak & Daxter. In the earlier stages following the original proposition, Jak's race (as well as many other main characters in the game) pertained more to a wolf-like character with native-American attributes such as face paint and headdresses. Tess is a character featured in Jak II and Jak 3, with cameo appearances in Daxter and Jak X: Combat Racing.One of the most valuable and courageous members of the Underground rebel organization, she is introduced as the bartender at the Hip Hog Heaven Saloon, working undercover to spy on crime boss Krew.She would eventually become Daxter's primary love interest, despite being a human herself. Beyond cities in subsequent games lies natural environments with many platforming segments, akin to the first game. Ultimately Rayn escaped but Jak, Daxter, Keira, Torn, and Ashelin were healed. Jak then managed to activate the Rider and entered the Gate, where they were sent into the future in Haven City. Jak is the main protagonist of the series, and is playable in every game with the exception of Daxter. In Jak II, he breaks away from his mutism, and after being subject to dark eco treatments for two years at the hands of Baron Praxis, his main basis becomes revenge, and he became angry and reckless—this is exacerbated by the presence of dark eco in his body. Jak and Daxter, while both sharing a titular role in the game, have been close friends throughout the series. Jak II, Jak 3, Daxter, and Jak and Daxter Collection (PS3) all received generally favorable reception, while Jak X: Combat Racing only received mixed reception. This article may need to be rewritten to conform to a higher standard of, This article is undergoing a major rewrite. First introduced in The Precursor Legacy, Daxter is Jak's best friend, and was accidentally transformed into an ottsel (half otter, half weasel).Daxter is voiced by Max Casella, Richard McGonagle, and Steve Blum (as Dark Daxter). 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