NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe today announced that Enslaved: Odyssey to the West has gone gold for the PlayStation 3. Featuring influences and contributions from top music and film industry talent, Enslaved combines beautifully rendered graphics and captivating music with seamless animation and engrossing gameplay. Developed by Ninja Theory, the post-apocalyptic action-adventure will be released throughout Europe and Australasia on October 8, 2010.
Set 150 years in the future, Enslaved takes place in an unrecognizable America, where war and destruction have ravaged the population leaving few human survivors and a world reclaimed by nature. Mysterious slave ships roam the land, capturing the dwindling population for unknown purposes and taking them out west, never to return. The two main characters called Monkey and Trip form an unlikely, but complementary team whose respective strengths will be critical in their journey.
In Enslaved, players take direct control of Monkey, with gameplay revolving around combat, strategy and environmental traversal. Monkey attacks and defends using his trusty staff weapon to deliver punishing melee attacks and combos, ranged stun and plasma blasts, blocks, and intense finishing takedowns. Players must survey each environment and work closely with AI partner Trip to ensure both make it through each area’s dangers and progress safely onwards. Trip provides vital support with her cerebral talents, offering Monkey invaluable intel on enemies, identifying optimal routes, upgrading Monkey’s abilities and more.