Enslaved on sale October 5

Namco Bandai confirms North American release date for Ninja Theory's PS3 and Xbox 360 action adventure.

Namco Bandai has nailed down the release date for the next outing from Heavenly Sword developer Ninja Theory. The publisher today confirmed that Enslaved: Odyssey to the West will launch in North America on October 5.

Enslaved will be emancipated October 5.

Set in a postapocalyptic America, the game tells the story of slaves forced to work together for survival. The game's protagonist, the muscular Monkey, is captured by slavers along with the techno-savvy woman Trip. The pair escape, but Trip hacks a slave headband to tie her life to Monkey's, forcing him to protect her as they search for refuge.

The game is inspired in part by Chinese mythology and includes elements common to many such treatments in popular culture, including the staff-wielding, cloud-riding Monkey King escorting a youngster on a journey westward. Gamers may be familiar with facets of the story through games like Capcom's SonSon, the highly regarded Saiyuki: Journey West, or the Dragon Ball series.

Like Heavenly Sword before it, Enslaved: Odyssey to the West will feature Andy Serkis (Gollum in The Lord of the Rings films), with the actor providing voice work and motion capture for Monkey. The studio has also enlisted Hollywood talent to handle the game's story, with 28 Days Later writer Alex Garland penning the script. Previously, Garland had been the screenwriter behind the scuttled Neill Blomkamp Halo film.

For more on Enslaved, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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44 comments
L3X18999
L3X18999

It rubs the lotion on it's skin unless it wants the hose again.

jets78
jets78

i have to say the demo was awsome forget about weak quantum theory this game is what ive been waiting for i loved heavenly sword for ps3 and now enslaved xbox gamers got the demo first sorry ps3 fans ull have to wait till next week to play demo .

aj9wh
aj9wh

does anyone knows when the demo is gonna be released?

Rasputin2011
Rasputin2011

I'm hype for this title.. I also wish more game demos would be released before a game launches rather than after.

maxguevera
maxguevera

Bumber that the coverage on this game has been lacking from all game media. I get the feeling that those who've played it haven't really been that impressed? I'm interested, but it's not high on my radar.

godzillavskong
godzillavskong

This one looks to be pretty impressive. I'm not a big fan of Namco, but this title looks interesting. The graphics look real good, and the style of gameplay looks solid. I'll be getting it for sure.

golgo28
golgo28

they errored on one thing its partly based on a very old chinese novel,called journey to the west.not on chinese mythology.remember not all stories are myths.

EmptySki
EmptySki

I hope this game does good. Heavenly Sword wasn't even a bad game either. I have high hopes.

BetardxFoosier
BetardxFoosier

@FamousCalibur If you liked Final Fantasy X to XII, then you'll like 12 a lot. It has the same style of characters and universe as those two and is a pretty similar game to them. But, if you're like me and didn't really like that direction the series was taking, then I'd wait for Versus or this game.

maverick_76
maverick_76

Saw footage of this from E3 and I say I'm impressed. Heavenly Sword was fun so hopefully this game is as good if not better.

FamousCalibur
FamousCalibur

does anyone think i should get this game, final fantasy 13, or wait for final fantasy versus 13

godofwar1229
godofwar1229

I can't wait till this comes out looks like a great game and I like the whole tie to chinese mythology

coldsauce09
coldsauce09

enslaved and vanquished are looking good. looks like the japanese had finally have their hands on a modern game engine. this is epic

taylormadederek
taylormadederek

This will very likely be a great game. I will wait until closer to launch to completely decide if I should get it though.

TheGrudge13
TheGrudge13

isn't it very soon i was expecting it to come out next year

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

I've seen a lot of this game on First Play and I must say it looks very enjoyable. It will be the review that is the clincher for me so I hope its a goddun.

NoDzombie
NoDzombie

this game looks great so far, day one buy for me for sure, unless something changes before its released?

jokerman_28
jokerman_28

this game will be awesome. can't wait for this

LATADIDAS
LATADIDAS

stop hating on this game u haters if u played heavenly sword n know how to play heavenly sword plus the story it looks like ninja theory will be making another deep n epic game def pickin this up i don't like the multiple additions coming from every other retailer tho...

pc-ps360
pc-ps360

enslaved is afraid of vanquish. it getting a week earlier release

davonas
davonas

A next future game in might be good or not cool

DevilD2005
DevilD2005

Was kinda hoping they would keep the same script writer from heavenly sword. The story was half the games charm.

SerOlmy
SerOlmy

With Garland on the story (28 Days Later) and Andy Serkis doing the voice work and mo-cap for Monkey I think the story/narrative on this will be as good as I had hoped. However I see a large portion of anime avatars posting here which is making me nervous...

SethandJeremy
SethandJeremy

I'm probably gonna get this but first I should play Heavenly Sword to help prepare me for another awesome game from Ninja Theory and Andy Serkis.

Zidaneski
Zidaneski

1st day buy for me. Heavenly Sword was indeed epic.

jobo030
jobo030

stop with the october releases!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

DarkBuhamut
DarkBuhamut

So wens it coming here to the UK! :D

Quietpower09
Quietpower09

Enslaved looks like a promising game. I'll definitely try this game when it releases.

dean0null
dean0null

I'm looking out for this one.

johny300
johny300

Three monthes thats very long. but worth waiting.

Coolyfett
Coolyfett

Looks and sounds original...I hope that it turns out to be a really good product.

Kleeyook
Kleeyook

I hope it'll be at least 10 hours long!

TheTrueMagusX1
TheTrueMagusX1

this game looks great. I like how the drive for the two characters relationship are both the heart of the narrative and the drive for the gameplay. Going to be a definitive day one purchase for me! :D

Paladin_King
Paladin_King

Excited for this for sure.....but man, that's really ugly, budget-title box-art.

TXMostWanted
TXMostWanted

Enslaved has me sold because it looks like it'll have deep character development to help drive the narrative (much like Uncharted 2). Plus, the gameplay/graphics look sick. Can't wait!

tracerhank
tracerhank

This game looks very promising. Hopefully it'll be a hit for both consoles.