Its narrative takes place an undisclosed amount of time after the events of the original trilogy. Ashelin gives Jak a beacon in hopes that he'll be tracked down, with Damas, the king of nearby Spargus, rescuing him. Jak was born to the Grand House of Mar in Haven City as the son of King Damas. Eventually it was revealed that the new planet is actually a teleportation device, intended for the villains to take the heroes' place back home. Nothing is revealed of Daxter's past. Jak and Daxter is set in a fictional universe. The two entered a large area where two dark figures were levitating in front of a large group of Lurkers, where they secretly observed them telling their apparent army to kill anyone straying from "the village.". He found Keira and older Samos as well, and upon defeating Kor (who revealed himself to be the Metal Head leader), sent his younger self (the "very important" child) back into the past with the Shadow to grow up safely in Sandover Village, thus repeating the time loop. In their story, Jak and Daxter set out to find a stronger source of eco. The Jak and Daxter Trilogy (also known as Jak and Daxter Collection in other NTSC territories) is a collection of the remastered ports of the first three games in the Jak and Daxter series. Jak helped the Aeropan craft, and was welcomed to the Grand City Aeropa to refuel. They then return home. About one year after the events of Jak 3, Haven City had been completely rebuilt and skinned to better suit the now massively popular sport known as combat racing. During the main series—from Jak II to Jak X: Combat Racing—Jak was voiced by Mike Erwin. Following the release of the PlayStation Portable, Naughty Dog took interest in developing a new Jak and Daxter title for the system. In the opening cutscene, Jak and Daxter were featured driving in a zoomer through what appeared to be the Industrial Sector of Haven City and further into the Slums, where an unnamed and unknown antagonist told them that he had taken control of their vehicle. Summary. [18] At that time, they managed to create a fully interactive world and conceived a narrative that would allow for more meaningful character development. Kor would later be revealed to be the Metal Head leader, disguising himself as an Underground member to sabotage Baron Praxis, who made a deal with him that somewhat neutralized the ongoing war activity. Game description: A new world of magic, adventure, exploration, and discovery awaits you in Jak & Daxter: The Precursor Legacy. Jak was left to find out how to activate it, where he pressed the ruby button encased in the Heart of Mar (indicating location), which activated the Time Map (indicating time zone displacement). Except for Jak X: Combat Racing, he has a steel ring in the center of his chest held up by three leather straps (except for The Lost Frontier which is held by just two). 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. 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. Jak uses various equipment throughout the series. Daxter. The two central characters also went through a rigid design process that took inspiration from both Manga and Disney animation. In Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time, Daxter appears wearing a leopard loincloth as a museum treasure. [42], In response to an alleged concept art leak in 2016, Naughty Dog's Director of Communication Arne Meyer stated that nothing was currently being worked on. Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy was revealed at E3 in June 2001. Arguably, it is Jak that is responsible for Daxter's transformation from human to ottsel, which set the stage even further for Daxter's role as a "sidekick." https://jakanddaxter.fandom.com/wiki/Jak?oldid=136080. I think we could have done a lot better".[19]. Jak then returned to Sandover Village to ask Samos for help. Young Jak would then be raised into his adolescence under the watchful eye of the Shadow (real name being Samos). Instead, older Jak forced his way through the door of the tomb in an attempt to retrieve the stone, which at the time was viewed as a desecration due to his impurity. [14] The aim of their new title was to break away from the linear approach taken in the Crash Bandicoot series, with minimal story and character development, and individually loaded levels. Jak as he appears in Daxter in the prison zoomer vehicle. The Precursors, revealed to be ottsels, asked him to come with them to protect the universe. You get to upgrade each gun twice through accomplishing certain story missions, and you also unlock several abilities to use in both Light and Dark Jak forms. Jak's true father, Damas, had been dethroned and banished from the city, leaving Jak an orphan. Later, after reuniting with Torn, Cyber Errol was revealed to be the leader of the KG Death Bots as well as the surviving Metal Heads, however the greater threat was from the incoming Dark Maker ship, which Errol sought to control in order to destroy the planet. Evan Wells revealed that they had explored the idea of making a new game extensively before the development began on The Last of Us. Also, due to circumstances at Naughty Dog, Jak and Daxter has not yet been reconsidered, but is never off the table. [5], Daxter was first released in North America on March 14, 2006, for the PlayStation Portable. 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. Daxter is a fictional character from the Jak and Daxter video game series. The politics of the impeachment remain unknown, however it is known that it was amid the Metal Head Wars. Jak and Keira were raised in Sandover Village together, and only showed brief flirtation during The Precursor Legacy and Jak II (although it was clear to the spectator the two had a love interest). Contents. It is unknown where he originally came from, if he had any family, or how he met Jak and Samos, though it is known that Samos often employed Daxter to clean his hut, and Daxter grew up with Jak, though other than this, Daxter's story picks up in the beginning of The Precursor Legacy. He also wears goggles and a bandanna wrapped around his neck in every game. Daxter occasionally remarks that it was Jak's fault that he became an Ottsel, nevertheless he always remains a loyal friend to Jak, even during the time Jak had become more aggresive and prone to anger bursts. Along with the rest of his friends and Rayn, Krew's daughter, Jak is forced to race in the Kras City Grand Championship in order to win the antidote. After being rescued by Daxter and escaping from prison, Jak experienced the first display of his dark alter ego (evinced from past experiments) while defeating a squad of guards in the Slums. The remasters were developed by Mass Media Games, with grounds on the originals by Naughty Dog, and published by Sony Computer Entertainment. Jak was born to the Grand House of Mar in Haven City as the son of King Damas. Jak (right) and Daxter (left), the main characters of the series. Jak's primary ability is being able to channel various kinds of eco, which is used to great effect in The Precursor Legacy, giving him various "power-ups" in order to complete certain facets of the game. In a quest to return Daxter to human form, he and Jak set out to find the dark eco sage Gol Acheron. Although Veger stated that he lost young Jak to the Underground, the Shadow (the Underground leader) noted that he found him just "wandering the streets," suggesting young Jak may have escaped by his own power. Jak was pronounced an orphan and left on the city streets, losing the birth name Mar (for an unknown reason) and given the pen name "the kid.". Ultimately Rayn escaped but Jak, Daxter, Keira, Torn, and Ashelin were healed. [note 1], Some time after his birth, Jak's father was betrayed by Baron Praxis and Veger. Jak is the main protagonist of the Jak and Daxter video game series. They then developed a fully articulated character to examine the engine's efficiency, before presenting the idea to Sony Computer Entertainment following the completion of Crash Team Racing. Jak, along with Daxter and Pecker, were taken into Damas' sanctum where they were bathed and Jak's clothing was reduced and his hair cut. Overall, there are many distinct and differing environments available to discover and explore. Jak continued through the catacombs, activating the Planetary Defense System and traveled to the Dark Maker's ship to stop Cyber Errol, who escaped in a terraformer before the ship was destroyed. The first game, Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy, released on December 3, 2001, was one of the earliest titles for the PlayStation 2, and is regarded as a defining franchise for the console. Jak as he appears in the opening cutscene of Jak II, Between the end of The Precursor Legacy and the start of Jak II, Jak, Daxter, Keira, and Samos moved the rift rider and rift gate back to Sandover Village from the location of the large Precursor door. In The Precursor Legacy, he accidentally turned Daxter from a human into an ottsel (a fictional hybrid of an otter and weasel) after accidentally bumping him into a reservoir of Dark Eco and sets out on a quest in attempts to undo the transformation. Jak is a human with yellow and green hair, he also wears blue and white clothes. A substance called Eco can also be manipulated to enhance the player's abilities. 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. In Daxter, he details his adventures in the two-year time span before he managed to break Jak out of prison. Returning to the Wasteland, Jak defeated Errol and his terraformer. “Flut-Flut” also has the ability to attack. He went through multiple experiments and injections, changing his previous personality seen in The Precursor Legacy from a quiet, headstrong boy with an apparent mutism disorder, to a bitter, revenge-stricken adolescent. During The Precursor Legacy, Jak was mute for an unknown reason. Jak occasionally also used the Titan Suit and Dark Maker bot in Jak II and Jak 3 respectively. 1 The Precursor Legacy. With the war finished, Jak, Daxter, Keira, Torn, and Ashelin traveled to Kras City to attend the reading of the will of the late crime lord, Krew. Along the way, the group met a band of Sky Pirates, a faction which hunted the frontier for helpless travelers to steal any supply of eco. Veger, the council leader of Haven City, was in a desperate search for the Precursor catacombs in hopes of turning the Planetary Defense grid on to defend the planet from the foreseeable future. In PlayStation AllStars: Battle Royale, Jak expresses multiple times of how he misses her. When he finally triumphed in the final race, the antidote was stolen by Mizo (who turned out to be the alter-ego of G.T. [32] Jeffrey Matulef of Eurogamer stated that "the Jak and Daxter series may not be as solid a platformer as Sly Cooper and its gunplay isn't as refined as Ratchet & Clank's – but in terms of ambition, invention and grandiosity, it remains leagues above its last-gen platforming brethren". He later travels with Jak and Keira to The Brink in The Lost Frontier. In December that year, Jak II, Jak 3 and Jak X: Combat Racing were released. This opened the Gate, which inadvertently released the metal heads from an unknown location and caused a swarm of metal heads to attack Sandover Village, starting the second of the two Metal Head Wars. Upon reaching Aeropa, Jak explained to the city's leaders, Duke Skyheed and Chancellor Ruskin, that he is on a quest to find more eco. The lurker charged the two when Jak quickly threw an activated dark eco canister, disposing of the lurker, but inadvertently knocking Daxter into a pool of dark eco. Jak's main father figure throughout the series is Samos Hagai, who raised him since he was an infant. References. Jak would be imprisoned for two years before being rescued by Daxter at the end of Daxter (game). After Jak told the leader that he wished to see the "Shadow," Torn gave him the mission "Retrieve banner from Dead Town", in which Jak succeeded; starting initiation missions for membership to the Underground. Jak's appearance varies over the course of the series; however, his clothing maintains the basic pattern of blue tunic and off-white trousers. Note that young Jak, the kid, from Jak II did not speak either. Jak and Daxter: The Precurs… He also grew up with Samos' daughter Keira, who became his main love interest. [44], This article is about the series. Jak nearly died, as Damas noted he was preparing to have his monks pray for him. 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. The first game, Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy, released on December 3, 2001, was one of the earliest titles for the PlayStation 2, and is regarded as a defining franchise for the console. After Daxter falls into a dark eco silo at the forbidden Misty Island, he is transformed from a human into an ottsel, being a mix of an otter and weasel. Boomstick: Ratchet and Clank, the cosmic commandos. The Jak and Daxter wiki is a community run wiki that anyone can contribute to. However, this idea Alongside this work, Daxter is on a quest to find and free Jak from his imprisonment by the Krimzon Guard. Jak II (known as Jak II: Renegade in Oceania and Europe) is an open world platform third-person shooter action-adventure video game developed by Naughty Dog and published by Sony Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation 2.It is the second game of the Jak and Daxter series and is the sequel to Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy.It was followed by Jak 3 a year later. Except for Jak X: Combat Racing, he has a steel ring in the center of his chest held up by three leather straps (except for The Lost Frontier which is held by just two). Daxter is the deuteragonist of the Jak and Daxter video game series, and the main protagonist and playable character of the midquel game Daxter. Blue lets it fire as a machine gun. Jak, along with is sidekick Daxter, appeared in the game PlayStation Move Heroes, accompanying characters from similar and affiliated video games, Ratchet & Clank, and Sly Cooper. Starting with The Precursor Legacy, Jak did not carry much notable equipment, using only his goggles to more precisely aim yellow eco projectiles. 1.1 Jak; 1.2 Daxter. No series has been so willing to switch gameplay styles with such reckless abandon, and The Jak and Daxter Trilogy represents a shining example of what happens when a capable developer takes a huge risk. Each one is a certain colour, either Red, Blue, Yellow, or Dark. 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