Enslaved: Odyssey to the West is a new IP by Ninja Theory, the team behind Heavenly Sword and currently in development of the reboot of Devil May Cry (known simply as DmC).
Enslaved is based on the classic tale Journey to the West with a fresh take on key characters Trip, Monkey and Pigsy. The game was published by Namco Bandai and features the same Press Kit design as seen in the Tekken 5 Press Kit.
The Enslaved: Odyssey to the West Press Kit comes with all the same extras including an Enslaved Promo Copy Game Disc, a Press Asset Disc with the added addition of an Original Soundtrack all beautifully presented in a fold open DVD booklet case.
Outer casing is made of the same high quality cardboard similar to the Tekken 5 Press Kit. The material is very much like a hard bound book. The matte finish is complemented with an embossed coating on the front character cover as well as the Enslaved: Odyssey to the West title. The inside pages (4 pages in total) features digital artwork of scenes and characters from Enslaved: Odyssey to the West.
It is superb to see that even three years onwards from the Tekken 5 Press Kit that Namco Bandai are still producing high quality Press Kits for the media. The only real shame is that so few of the general public will ever get to see or truly appreciate the time and dedication that goes into producing them.
I picked up the Enslaved: Odyssey to the West Press Kit from the UK about one month after the release of game. I had to get up bright and early in the morning on a weekend (blasted time difference!) to snap it up as its still a highly sought after Press Kit even today.
From what I’ve learnt, Enslaved: Odyssey to the West Press Kit seems to have only been available to Europe making it much more scarce compared to other Press Kits out there.
I haven’t seen many of these lately and the ones that I have seen tend to fetch a high price. Keep looking if you’re after one and its bound to come around again. I can’t wait to see what’s coming up from Namco Bandai, but I’m sure it’ll be something worthy of the wait.
*[NOTE]: High quality images to come later
[UPDATE:] Images added. 😉
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Enslaved: Odyssey to the West Press Kit 360° View. Hold down your left mouse button and drag over image to rotate.
Contents: Original Soundtrack, Press Asset Disc, Game Disc, DVD Casing with Artwork Pages (4 Pages) attached.
- Developer: Ninja Theory
- Publisher: Namco Bandai
- Platform: Sony PlayStation 3, Microsoft XBOX 360
- Genre(s): Tactical Action / Adventure
- Release Date(s): (NA) October 5 2010, (PAL) October 8 2010
- Release Price: N/A