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Enslaved gets piggy and 3D in upcoming DLC

by: Chuck -
More On: Enslaved
Namco has dropped some info on the DLC for Enslaved and they've gone a bit beyond just adding some content as the game will now be playable in 3D.  Those lucky souls with a 3D set will be able to use their existing equipment while those who have yet to make the leap will be able to use the standard red and green glasses that were oh so fashionable back in the day (you will need to purchase them from TriOviz later this year though)

The actual content of the game will have you taking control of Pigsy, the designated creepy fat-guy of the game.  In the DLC you'll be taking control of the guy as he tries to build himself a robotic Real Doll for some companionship.  If you've played through the game you know Pigsy is more of a ranged guy than a close in fighter like Monkey so the combat should be a bit different than what you had in the original game.

There's no date on when the content will be available but it will set you back 800 MS points/$9.99 on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 respectively.

New DLC Includes Side Story Starring Pigsy Character

and Allows Options to Play Both the DLC and Original Game in 3D

SANTA CLARA, Calif., (Oct. 28, 2010) – Leading video game publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., today announced details for the premium downloadable content (DLC) for ENSLAVED™: Odyssey to the West™. The DLC will include “Pigsy’s Perfect 10,” a new side story where players take on the role of Pigsy, the unforgettable character who was a non-playable ally from the main game. In addition, players will have options to experience both the new side story and the original game in 3D.

Pigsy, the comical porcine character known for his one-line zingers and questionable hygiene, finally gets his time in the spotlight. The Titan Graveyard is a lonely place and Pigsy really needs some companionship beyond the mechs that roam the area. He dreams of the perfect woman and embarks on a mission to build one from scratch using scrap parts he finds around the junkyard. In contrast to the main game which features strong, capable Monkey as the playable character, Pigsy is much more of a lover than a fighter. Pigsy’s gameplay will have a completely different gameplay dynamic, with a focus on stealth and sharp-shooting. He has plenty of tricks up his sleeves including a far-reaching hookshot, trusty sniper rifle, various grenades and devices, Trouble Vision eye piece and the aid of his trusty mechanical sidekick Truffles.

In addition, when a player downloads the new DLC, the core game will receive a TriOviz® for Games Technology update, enabling all aspects of ENSLAVED: Odyssey to the West to be experienced in eye-popping 3D. The lush environments and action packed fighting sequences will literally jump off the screen, providing players with an exciting, immersive experience. Fans that have a 3D-enabled television can play the DLC in 3D utilizing Stereo 3D Active Shutter Glasses.

For gamers that do not have a 3D-enabled television, Stereo 3D vision will be available on all 2D HDTV sets through the use of innovative TriOviz INFICOLOR® 3D glasses. These glasses will be available for purchase via http://www.trioviz.com in fall 2010.

TriOviz® for Games Technology adds incredible depth-of-field while maintaining the integrity of the original gameplay and visuals. Players can experience both the main game as well as the new Pigsy story in 3D. The retailer bonus alternate costumes for Monkey or Trip will also appear in 3D for those that have them already.

Developed by Ninja Theory Ltd., the post-apocalyptic action-adventure features influences and contributions from top music and film industry talent. ENSLAVED combines beautifully rendered graphics and captivating music with seamless animation and engrossing gameplay to deliver a premier entertainment experience.

ENSLAVED is available nationwide for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. The game is rated “T” for Teen by the ESRB and carries an MSRP of $59.99. The “Pigsy’s Perfect 10” DLC add-on content will be released later this year for Xbox LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360 for 800 Microsoft Points and on PlayStation Network for $9.99. Players must have the retail game in order to access the “Pigsy’s Perfect 10” DLC content. For more information about ENSLAVED, please visit www.enslaved-thegame.com or www.namcobandaigames.com.


About NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.

NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. is a leading interactive entertainment software publisher and developer based in Santa Clara, CA. The company is a part of the NAMCO BANDAI group of companies known for creating and publishing many of the industry's top video game franchises including the PAC-MAN®, SOULCALIBUR®, and Tekken® brands. For more information about NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., and our products log onto http://www.namcobandaigames.com.

About Ninja Theory Ltd

Ninja Theory was formed in Cambridge England, in November of 2004, by Nina Kristensen (Chief Development Ninja), Mike Ball (Chief Technology Ninja), Tameem Antoniades (Chief Creative Ninja) and Non-Executive Ninja, Jez San OBE. Ninja Theory is a development studio that focuses on multiple high-end cinematic action games for the PlayStation 3 system and Xbox 360 including ENSLAVED: Odyssey to the West for NAMCO BANDAI Games. Ninja Theory was one of the first studios in the world to focus exclusively on next generation gaming, creating the flagship title Heavenly Sword for the PlayStation 3 system, published by Sony Computer Entertainment Europe in 2007. Ninja Theory is renowned for its high-production values in art, animation, sound and combat. They pioneered the use of performance capture in games, and have long-standing collaborations with talent from the movie and music industries. For more information on Ninja Theory Ltd. please contact Dominic Matthews, dominic.matthews@ninjatheory.com or +44 (0) 1223 460 080. www.ninjatheory.com.

About Darkworks SA

Founded in 1998 by Antoine Villette and Guillaume Gouraud, Darkworks is a VC-backed original IP house based in Paris, France. In addition to game development activities, Darkworks R&D develops future generation game technologies. Darkworks has partnered with TriOviz SAS to develop 3D stereoscopic technology and SDK for the game industry.

For more information on Darkworks, please contact pr@darkworks.com. Or visit: www.darkworks.com.

About TriOviz SAS

TriOviz® is an innovative company specialized in computer vision science and stereoscopic 3D applications. After four years of R&D, TriOviz has launched a brand new technology, INFICOLOR® 3D, to display 3D experiences on regular 2D HDTVs with awesome quality. INFICOLOR glasses and processing allows 3D contents to be quickly released on DVD, Blu-Ray®, Broadcast, IPTV, VoD. For the Video Game industry Trioviz SAS have developed a partnership with game developer Darkworks. INFICOLOR 3D technology is the missing link between 2DTV and 3DTV. For more information, please visit: http://www.trioviz.com

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