Another video for Enslaved, this time a developer diary

by: Chad -
What is Ninja Theory hoping to accomplish in Enslaved: Odyssey to the West?  How are they planning on translating the story into something compelling?  One thing they have done is hire a Hollywood screenwriter that's worked on movies you might actually care about.  The other things they've done is shown in this video.  

Enslaved: Odyssey to the West is due on October 5 for 360 and PS3.  Well, stinker.  I just realized that's also the due date of our baby.  I guess I'll put this on the wish list until I've got some more time to pay attention to it! 

ENSLAVED™: ODYSSEY TO THE WEST™ DEV DIARY VIDEO #1 AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD

NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. today released the first in a series of developer diary videos for ENSLAVED™: Odyssey to the West™ for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. Hear directly from the talented team at Ninja Theory as they share their thoughts on the game’s development with spotlights on various themes. The first dev diary kicks off with a focus on building story and character.

Developed by Ninja Theory Ltd., ENSLAVED takes players on a gripping, surprise-filled journey as two dissimilar characters form an uneasy union in order to survive their way through a perilous, post-apocalyptic America. In ENSLAVED, players take on the role of Monkey, a strong and athletic, yet solitary figure, who has been captured by one of the mysteri­ous slave ships, which harvest the remaining population and take them out west never to return. Trip, a technologically savvy young woman who has also been imprisoned by the same ship, manages to escape. She quickly realizes that Monkey, with his raw strength and power, is her only hope to survive the perilous journey back to her home. She hacks into a slave headband and fits it on Monkey, linking them together – if she dies, he dies… Her journey has now become his and Monkey must now travel west alongside Trip as they traverse a demolished world, under constant threat of capture and mortal peril.

A tactical action-adventure game, ENSLAVED centers on the complex relationship between the two main characters and challenges players to employ a mix of combat, strategy and environment traversal. With influences and contributions from top music and film industry talent, ENSLAVED combines beautifully rendered graphics and captivating music with seamless animation and engrossing gameplay.

ENSLAVED: Odyssey to the West is planned for release on October 5, 2010. For more information about ENSLAVED: Odyssey to the West, please visit www.namcobandaigames.com or www.enslaved-thegame.com
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