Ninja Theory, the talented and creative development team who brought you HEAVENLY SWORD exclusively to the PS3 is now working on a new title known as, ENSLAVED.
After the dramatic ending of HEAVENLY SWORD many gamers were hoping that a sequel would be in order, however, ENSLAVED is a comletely new IP that while it will offer a completely different story all together, the game seems to have bit of a HEAVENLY SWORD influence to it in a slasher sort of way.
“In Enslaved, players take on the role of Monkey, a strong and brutish loner, and his AI partner Trip, a technologically savvy but sheltered young woman from a peaceful community. Both become captured by a mysterious slave ship, which are rumored to harvest people and take them out west never to return.
“As they each attempt to escape, Trip realizes quickly that Monkey, with his raw strength and power, is the only hope she has of making the perilous journey back home. She hacks into a slave headband to enslave Monkey and link them together – if she dies, he dies. Her journey has now become his.”
Key development figures from the original HEAVENLY SWORD team are back on board for this new title. None of us can forget the amazing character portrayal by Andy Serkis (Gollum – LOTR trilogy) of King Bohan, who truly gave HEAVENLY SWORD depth and character. Andy Serkis will once again direct this new title. Also award-winning writer of 28 Days Later, Alex Garland will be on board.
Unlike HEAVENLY SWORD which was a PS3 exclusive, ENSLAVED has been slated as a multiplatform title which should arriving sometime in 2010.