167w ago - Namco Bandai Games America Brand Manager Laili Bosma has shared a video today showcasing Enslaved: Odyssey to the West PS3 alongside a Q&A session, as follows:
Recently we began a Q&A segment, and we're never ones to shy away from a great opportunity, so here are the answers to some of the questions we've received.
What gameplay elements in Enslaved will help players become as emotionally invested in Trip as we will be in Monkey?
Now that you've played the demo, you've probably seen how Trip and Monkey meet. Their relationship starts out as a harsh one; Trip hacks a slave headband and places it on Monkey's head. If he tries to leave her or leave her in danger, then he feels the consequences. Basically if she dies, he dies.
But despite the intensity of this initial meeting, you'll learn over the course of the story that Trip has her own motivations, fears, and complexities. She's not a weak woman by any stretch of the imagination.
And as she and Monkey take their journey to the West, they also begin to bond and learn more about one another. As much as this is about a physical journey, the characters are also taking an emotional one as well.
169w ago - Namco Bandai Games America Brand Manager Laili Bosma has shared a video announcement today that Enslaved: Odyssey to the West is coming to PS3 on October 5, and revealing how fans can win a limited edition statue.
To quote: Ninja Theory has upped their game with ENSLAVED: Odyssey to the West, with their development focus on merging story-telling and gameplay.
ENSLAVED features a rich narrative, deep and believable characters, some of the best talent in the video game, music and motion picture industries, and a production value that's second to none. It also combines puzzle-solving, combat and platforming to keep the gameplay varied and intriguing.
ENSLAVED: Odyssey to the West takes place 150 years in the future, after several wars have obliterated nearly all of the planet's population. In this post-apocalyptic future, mysterious slave ships harvest remaining survivors and take them out west, for unknown reasons.
You'll take on the role of Monkey, a loner who has spent his whole life on the run. Monkey finds himself captured by one of the slave ships and uses his brute force to break free from his cell. Meanwhile, he notices a young girl named Trip who uses more refined hacking skills to also break free, though she inadvertently sets the ship on a crash course...
181w ago - Sony's Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein has shared an Enslaved: Odyssey to the West PlayStation 3 video interview today from E3 2010.
To quote: When we were divvying up the reporting assignments at E3, James Gallagher jumped at the chance to interview the team behind Enslaved: Odyssey to the West.
The result: we get to enjoy the dulcet tones of two poshly-accented gentlemen talking about a game that looks pretty cool by the developers of Heavenly Sword. And here's James:
Enslaved: Odyssey to the West is one of the most visually striking games I played at E3. It's developed by Ninja Theory of Heavenly Sword fame and the story is written by Alex Garland, author of The Beach and the scriptwriter behind 28 Days Later. It also features the acting and directorial talents of Andy Serkis.
It's one of the games I'm most looking forward to this year so at E3, Jeff Rubenstein was kind enough to stay behind the camera while I spoke to the game's creative director, Tam Antoniades.