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New developer diary for ENSLAVED talks about environments

by: Chad -
More On: Enslaved
Doesn't post-apocalyptic in video games usually mean drab, dirty, and gray?  The developers behind ENSLAVED: Odyssey to the West think that's a bunch of bologna.  If mankind is (partially) wiped out, wouldn't mother nature just reclaim what was once hers?  It makes sense to me.  This third developer diary for ENSLAVED: Odyssey to the West talks about why the world is so rich in color and vegetation. It also talks about some of the areas that players will explore.  

I need to stop watching these videos because I'm getting increasingly anxious for the game's release on 360 and PS3 on October 5.


NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. today released the third developer diary video for ENSLAVED™: Odyssey to the West™ for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. Set 150 years in the future, ENSLAVED presents a unique post-post-apocalyptic concept of the future. The dev team discusses how they visualized the terrain to create a stunning vision for a desolate yet vibrant world.

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 will be available for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on October 5, 2010. ENSLAVED is rated “T” for Teen by the ESRB and will have an MSRP of $59.99. For more information about ENSLAVED: Odyssey to the West, please visit www.namcobandaigames.com or www.enslaved-thegame.com