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CERGY-PONTOISE, FRANCE – 26 August 2010 – Monkey and Trip today came a step closer to beginning their unforgettable odyssey in the hands of gamers, with the announcement from NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S. that an exclusive European Collector’s Edition of ENSLAVED TM : Odyssey to the West TM will be available at launch. The standard and Collector’s Editions of the keenly awaited tactical action adventure from acclaimed developers Ninja Theory will be available across Europe on October 8th 2010 for PlayStation ® 3 and Xbox 360 ® .
The custom Collector’s Edition retail box of ENSLAVED contains a hard-backed high quality artbook featuring concept art and exclusive images documenting the development process of the game at the studios of Ninja Theory in Cambridge, UK. Music fans will be treated to a separate CD containing the original soundtrack from the game, written and produced by internationally renowned composer and musician Nitin Sawhney. Responsible for the music on more than 40 films, 8 studio albums, and with countless other projects and awards to his name, Nitin Sawhney is one of the busiest and most sought after talents working in music today.
A cinematic gaming masterpiece inspired by the classic Chinese novel “Journey to the West,” ENSLAVED features Andy Serkis (Lord of the Rings, King Kong) as dramatic co-director and lead character Monkey, a story co-written from the pen of Alex Garland (The Beach, 28 Days Later), and music by acclaimed composer Nitin Sawhney.
ENSLAVED takes players on a gripping, surprise-filled journey as two dissimilar characters, Monkey and Trip, form an uneasy union in order to survive their way through a perilous, post-apocalyptic America. A tactical action-adventure game, ENSLAVED centres on the complex relationship between the two main characters and challenges players to employ a mix of combat, strategy and environmental exploration.
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About NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe:
NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S., is a leading interactive entertainment software publisher based in Cergy-Pontoise, France. 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 RidgeRacer TM , Tekken TM , SOULCALIBUR TM , Tamagotchi TM , Digimon TM , Dragonball ® and Naruto TM brands.
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 believes that games can be a true artistic and dramatic medium to rival film, theatre and literature. 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 Playstation3, published by Sony Computer Entertainment Europe in 2007. Ninja Theory was formerly known as Just Add Monsters Ltd and was the team behind Kung Fu Chaos. www.ninjatheory.com
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ENSLAVED TM : Odyssey to the West TM & © 2010 NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. All rights reserved. Created by Ninja Theory Ltd.
Press Release © 2010 NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S.
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