Enslaved: Odyssey to the West coming to PC

Namco Bandai to release Premium Edition of 2010 action game on PC and PlayStation 3 later this month.

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Ninja Theory's 2010 action game Enslaved: Odyssey to the West will be released for the first time on PC later this month, Namco Bandai has confirmed with Polygon. A Premium Edition of the game will be available on the PC and PlayStation 3. No mention was made of the Xbox 360.

Enslaved: Odyssey to the West received an expansion called Pigsy's Perfect 10 months after the game was released. It is not clear if this content will be included in the new bundle.

The news comes after Australia's classification board posted a listing for an Enslaved: Odyssey to the West Premium Edition earlier this week.

Enslaved: Odyssey to the West is a reimagining of the classic Chinese novel Journey to the West. The game, which features the voice and performance capture of Lord of the Rings actor Andy Serkis for main character Monkey, has sold over 730,000 copies to date.

For more, check out GameSpot's review of Enslaved: Odyssey to the West.

Discussion

74 comments
StarsiderSajun
StarsiderSajun

One of my favourite games of all time. Literally just dropped quite a lot of green papers to pick up the collector's edition that apparently didn't see a US release. Enslaved was the kind of game that had a few flaws, but made up for them with its stunning beauty and fantastic story.

heguain
heguain

PC never forgotten race :)

heguain
heguain

Nice! awesome news! :) thanks Namco!

xOmniCloudx
xOmniCloudx

A game better watched on youtube if the problems aren't fixed. The slowdown, sloppy controls and constant glitches destroyed much of the fun for me. With all that fixed it's an OK game but needed much more to it.

GAMERALL
GAMERALL

The latest string of an unexpectedly bursting love of PC from the far east. At this point I wouldn't be surprised by an FFXV or KH3 announcement for PC. Maybe even MGS5. Woot...!

zerofrust
zerofrust

Oh my... lackluster generator Ninja Theory is gracing us with their presence...

TigusVidiks
TigusVidiks

would rather see a sequel. It's been long enough. An amazing underrated game

Kryptonbornson
Kryptonbornson

These are the guys that made DmC right? Count me in. PC will stay my main platform despite the fact I might buy a console or two this generation. Titles like these can find new life on PC where they couldn't on console.

djb1203
djb1203

cant believe it was 3 years ago i played this!   great game.  nice to see pc gamers get a chance to play it. 

blueboxdoctor
blueboxdoctor

Nice, I already played this on PS3 but the more people who can play it the better, the story really had me interested in what was coming next.

Necrotron
Necrotron

Aw man, and I just bought this on PS3 not long ago, but I didn't expect it to get a port.  Oh well, it'll be on a super steam sale after enough time and I'll pick it up again.

SuplexKirby
SuplexKirby

I hope it comes with the missing exclusive costumes that was never put on the store.

Toysoldier34
Toysoldier34

Great game I loved it on the PS3. Worth picking up if you missed.

jenovaschilld
jenovaschilld

I loved this game, the story and atmosphere was pretty awesome, I just hope they give a better ending to this title in the premium edition. By the way the way the best game based on the Journey to the West, was an old strategy RPG called Saiyuki sp? Journey to the west for the ps1, it was and is tops. 

chatphon
chatphon

played the demo on console .missed on console it's a nice game , hope they include all DLC on PC version. be patience for SteamDeal

richioso
richioso

I thought Heavenly Sword was better, but still quite good though.

Hurvl
Hurvl

I'm not much for co-op themed games, but it got good reviews previously, so I'll check up on how the PC version turns out.

variable21
variable21

i loved that on the ps3, some unfortunate framerate issus though, would probably rebuy it on the pc, but pls to make it not too expensive... 

Ladiesman17
Ladiesman17

Published by Ninja Theory?

Developed by Namco Bandai?

only on GameSpot.......

Jd1680a
Jd1680a

Why does it take three years for a game to come to the PC?

RicanV
RicanV moderator

I actually just started playing this on the PS3 just before I got GTA V.

egokiller666
egokiller666

i'm happy cause i've wanted to play this since i watched the review a couple of years ago, and though i still don't have money to buy it on pc, not having to buy a ps3, and a big-ass tv to plug it into is a plus xD

Zevvion
Zevvion

This is really late. But whatever, I thought it was a good game. Great atmosphere and pretty fun gameplay. So if you haven´t played it before because you only have a PC it´s still good news. 

quidditch3
quidditch3

Wow seriously. As much as I am a console fanboy, I believe devs should stop committing such a disservice to PC players as releasing such old games this long after original release dates, either you release games for all systems or not at all. Exclusives are BS nowadays and such an outdated concept. I respect PC (but not the snotrags who bitch and moan about stupid shit such as the inevitable but unannounced GTA V for PC), hell because of PC I am now getting 64-player maps for Battlefield 4 on my X1. 

Auriken
Auriken

Ok...that's cool that they're putting it on the PC. But...three years later? Really? You know what PC gamers REALLY enjoy? Being treated as an afterthought. Yeah...we really enjoy that. You releasing a PC version over three years later for the sole reason of finally thinking you've sold enough console copies of the game for the PC version to be profitable. That's just awesome.

Personally, I think there's a one year limit when it comes to ports. If it takes you a year or more to port a game to the PC, then you really don't give a shit about actually releasing it on the PC. You're doing it to put a little extra money in your pocket and not because you think PC gamers would enjoy it to.

Your motivations matter.

enderx
enderx

@xOmniCloudx 

Slow downs aren't an issue on PC, as long as your computer doesn't suck. Well, assuming they don't completely botch the port, that is. 

Hurvl
Hurvl

@Ladiesman17 Yeah, that's a nice (Ninja) Theory gamespot has, but a quick look at Wikipedia disproves it :P.

pelvist
pelvist

@Jd1680a Its only with certain games, like the guy from Intel said about GTAV someone paid a lot of money to keep these games off PC, that someone I expect has something to do with either Microsoft, Sony or both.

This maximizes game sales on consoles, and gives console manufacturers exclusive content over other platforms, after all who would buy an inferior console version if they can get a superior version on the PC for $10-$20 cheaper?

Game publishers sell out to the highest bidder and since there is no one around to bid for PC, the PC ends up missing out on a few over hyped games. Its not that big a deal though considering all the exclusives the PC platform gets that consoles never do.

Grenadeh
Grenadeh

@Jd1680a Because ever since the PS2 generation, 0 fucks have been allocated to the PC market, which was previously the majority market for gaming. That's why EB became a console game store, that's why we got crap ass PS1 and PS2  ports that literally didn't work if you didn't pick the perfectly right video card in your drivers, etc.

Devs don't give a shit about PC gamers because, even though the game was designed on a computer, they don't want to put in the effort for computers.

Hurvl
Hurvl

@quidditch3 I don't mind it, because with my backlog this game seems quite new, but I agree that it feels like PC gamers get some three-years-old left-overs.

danten81
danten81

@Auriken So what? It's another game on the pile, and it's always good to get more games.

Grenadeh
Grenadeh

@Auriken How are we a snotrag for saying the EXACT same thing you said? You self-absorbed twit.

"It's a disservice releasing this 3 years later for PC players."

"PC players unhappy about not getting GTA5 on time are crybabies."

Dumbass xbot. And I'm a heavily pro-Xbox multi-platform owner. Observe the site, I'm always accused of Xbotery.

quidditch3
quidditch3

@Auriken Or how about exclusives (originally enslaved was a console exclusive) are BS nowadays and an outdated concept. I think that if you release a game its either for all systems or not at all.

GAMERALL
GAMERALL

@MikeRobe867 @GAMERALL Final Fantasy XV (or 15), Kingdom Hearts 3, Metal Gear Solid 5 and -just for the sake of completion- Personal Computer. Thank you for replying at GAMERALL Comments...!

xOmniCloudx
xOmniCloudx

@Kryptonbornson @zerofrust Nah NT makes average at best games. I own two of them from this generatio. The third I didn't even bother with since it was a downgrade to former games in the series on mechanics alone. Don't even get me started on the engine. They have great facial animations but terribly story and even worse programming. They fuffer from this even when they are basing their work off something else as well smh.

Kryptonbornson
Kryptonbornson

@pelvist PC exclusives usually can be run on any common computer. Console gamers mostly own computers. I know a few people that don't own computers that have consoles, but that's rare.

Kryptonbornson
Kryptonbornson

@Grenadeh PC was never the majority market for gaming and most games that were released on console never came to PC. Only starting the Xbox 360 and PS3 generation did PC start getting the huge amount of ports. Reading the articles at the time, you find companies like Capcom were excited about PC since it had that much more power than consoles at the time. Consoles were just hyping HD gaming, but you could go even higher def, higher res textures, etc. They wanted to make definitive versions of their games, like Blu-ray is to DVD. Many of the companies stopped releasing games soon after because of poor sales and high piracy. Not that used games and piracy weren't present on console, but on PC it was just sickening. Valve was the first digital games distributor who made headway in fighting piracy through services and Steam sales. Pretty soon, devs started coming back because this distribution method often allowed a second wind to their sales or "long tail" as it is referred to that doesn't exist on consoles because of used sales.

PC gamers tell these silly stories about a golden era of PC gaming when the fact is none of it is true. They complain for nothing. If anything they should be blaming pirates. You can't even blame publishers for not releasing demos because those are often used to aid piracy and in the cases they're not are the same reasons they don't offer console demos, because they often reduce sales because curious consumers wanted to try it out. It's a hard sell to make someone feel something is worth purchasing  when you've taken the wind out of it's sales, killing the anticipation, by letting people try it. Demos are best used after launch when sales have slowed down to get those on the fence to go ahead and buy it.

Kryptonbornson
Kryptonbornson

@Flonne_N_Etna @dogbert784 @GAMERALL Exactly. Plus, these "pc gamers" he's talking about that play pc exclusives like World of Warcraft or League of Legends probably play one of those games exclusively, not all of the pc games available. PC gamers that play shooters are often like console gamers and only play one online shooter exclusively. This Steam crowd of gamers that have a collection of hundreds of games are made up almost entirely of people that have once had a console and could have been considered a console gamer.

Kryptonbornson
Kryptonbornson

@pelvist My brother recently followed me into PC gaming while next-gen is coming, he has an AMD apu and can play pretty much anything even if he can't crank up the settings to maximum. They'll usually match current-gen graphics pretty decently.

I don't know the low-end specs to those games, so I can't argue specifics. Let me remind you that those aren't the types of games console gamers, or even console gamers turned PC gamers would be jealous of. Not that I don't enjoy strategy games, they just take alot of time. Usually when "pc gamers" play games like that, they occupy so much time it is the only game they really play and they play hundreds of hours of it. Console gamers tend to play loads of games.

pelvist
pelvist

@Kryptonbornson @pelvist Common computers running X: Rebirth, Elite Dangerous, Arma 3, Rome 2, Shogun 2 etc? I Doubt that somehow. 

However every console game can be played if a PC gamer wants to, I can buy another 360 or PS3 from cash converters tomorrow for little more than the price of a game.

Kryptonbornson
Kryptonbornson

@TigusVidiks @Kryptonbornson @Grenadeh Yes, they are much more complex and usually those "pc gamers" only play one game for years sometimes like the game itself is their platform of choice.

As far as piracy, it only recently became a problem because of broadband internet. Back in the day, it would take you 3 weeks to download a copy of Return to Castle Wolfenstein, not really a huge issue. Broadband got to be a big thing somewhere around when the original Xbox was released and definitely by the 360 era.

TigusVidiks
TigusVidiks

@Kryptonbornson @Grenadeh DUDE!!! there were computers before the consoles appeared. I started with a 48k. There was nothing else to play with. Then an Amiga. No consoles yet.So there was a golden age for PC gaming.
However, even after Mega Drive, Game Gear,, Saturn, or even PS1, there are exclusive games on both ends, consoles AND PCs. And ususally, PC exclusives are much more complex games.