Picking up Enslaved: Odyssey to the West at retail stores will get you one of three bonus DLC packages to outfit one of the two characters in a both visually and functionally different costume.
EB Games Canada and GameStop pre-order bonus includes the Ninja Monkey costume, which gives Monkey access to stun and plasma staff blast ammunition. Walmart and Walmart Canada game packages comes with the Classic Monkey costume, dressed in red and gold and meant to replicate the Chinese novel (Journey to the West) the game is influenced by.
Best Buy U.S. and Canada, on the other hand, gets a costume for Trip. Sexy Robot Trip doubles the effect of all stun moves that include Trip’s EMP blast and Monkey’s stun blasts and melee stun charge attacks.
Also, in limited quantity, are packages that include other bonus items. Amazon.com (Canada included) gets the soundtrack composed by Nitin Sawhney (if you haven’t heard of him, definitely listen to “Homelands”). Future Shop Canada and Kmart packages contain a mini-comic published by none other than Marvel. The 40-page comic delves into the background details of Trip and Monkey that you will not see in the game.
Those are the announced deals of the day. You can get a glimpse of them in the assets posted below.
NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. today released new screenshots and gameplay video showcasing the DLC costume packs for ENSLAVED™: Odyssey to the West™. Customers who purchase the game from select retailers can receive a DLC pack that boosts the final retail gameplay experience – including an alternate version of Monkey or Trip which is visually and functionally distinct.
For EB Games Canada and GameStop pre-order customers, they will receive a code for deadly, ebony-clad “Ninja Monkey.” With access to unlimited amounts of otherwise rare stun and plasma staff blast ammo, Monkey turns into a bona fide assassin against his enemies.
Walmart and Walmart Canada will offer the game with a download code card for “Classic Monkey,” adorned in a striking red and gold ensemble that pays homage to the game’s classic Chinese novel influence. This traditional variant also channels the fearsome warrior-spirit into Monkey’s melee damage, allowing him to strike with double the power.
Best Buy U.S. and Canada customers can get the game with a download code card for “Sexy Robot Trip,” a literal mesh of her feminine and technological wiles. This hybrid Trip is both visually and functionally stunning, doubling the duration of all stun moves in the game including Monkey’s ranged stun blasts and melee stun charge attacks, as well as Trip’s own EMP blasts.
In addition, limited quantity bundle packs that include the game and exclusive bonus item are also available from participating retailers while supplies last. Amazon.com and Amazon.ca customers will have exclusive access to the official soundtrack for the game. World-class musician and composer Nitin Sawhney, whose versatility and talent have helped him score more than 40 films and release eight studio albums, has created the game’s captivating, poignant score. Future Shop Canada and Kmart will offer retail packages which include the game and a mini-comic published by renowned entertainment specialist, Marvel. The custom-created 40-page comic book focuses on Monkey and Trip’s origins, with an eye-opening glimpse into their backgrounds which won’t be seen in the game.
A tactical action-adventure game developed by Ninja Theory Ltd., 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 the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. ENSLAVED is rated “T” for Teen by the ESRB and will have an MSRP of $59.99. For more information about the game, please visit www.namcobandaigames.com or www.enslaved-thegame.com.