Namco Bandai and Ninja Theory's upcoming cinematic action game goes supremely viral tomorrow over YouTube and gamers will have the chance to not only watch game footage and download lots of cool stuff, but pre-order the game from GameStop AND potentially score some REALLY slick Enslaved: Journey to the West themed prizes. You all like prizes, don't you? Well... read on, then!
(As for me, just get me a copy of the PS3 version and a working time machine so I can play through the game a few dozen times in a day. Hell, I don't ask for much now, do I?)
GET ENSLAVED ON YOUTUBE.COM HOMEPAGE ON AUGUST 31Interactive Banner Highlights One Day Only Pre-order Bonus Items and Kicks Off “Dream Home Entertainment Center” Sweepstakes, Exclusively with GameStop.com
SANTA CLARA, Calif., (Aug. 30, 2010) – Leading video game publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. today announced ENSLAVED: Odyssey to the West will take over the U.S. YouTube home page on August 31, featuring a can’t miss one day only bonus pre-order incentive available exclusively online at GameStop.com. The digital campaign will include an embedded banner where YouTube visitors can click through for the limited time offer of additional pre-order items, view stunning gameplay video, and download gorgeous free wallpapers and icons. In addition to the extra pre-order items, customers will receive an extra entry into GameStop.com’s month-long ENSLAVED “Dream Home Entertainment Center” sweepstakes which will begin the same day.
Currently, U.S. customers who pre-order ENSLAVED for Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft or PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system through GameStop stores or online will receive a downloadable content (DLC) code for “Ninja Monkey” which they will receive with their retail copy of the game. With access to an endless supply of otherwise rare stun and plasma staff blast ammo, Monkey turns into a dark and deadly assassin against his foes.
Existing ENSLAVED online pre-order customers from GameStop.com and those who pre-order at GameStop.com on August 31 only will also receive two additional items: a limited run ENSLAVED t-shirt and a unique version of the ENSLAVED comic book created by Marvel, which includes a special color cover. T-shirt and comic book offer only available on August 31, 2010 and while supplies last. Limit one offer per person. T-shirt is a $15.95 value and comic book is a $3.99 value. Items shipped within 6-8 weeks. Offer good only in U.S.A.
Also in conjunction with GameStop.com, the ENSLAVED “Dream Home Entertainment Center” sweepstakes will begin on August 31 and pre-order customers that day only will receive an extra entry in the sweepstakes. One grand prize winner will receive a fully furnished entertainment center including a television, surround sound speakers, choice of one Xbox 360 console or one PlayStation 3 system, a limited edition ENSLAVED statue and a copy of the video game. Four first prize winners will receive a limited edition ENSLAVED statue and a copy of the video game.
No purchase necessary to enter the sweepstakes. Void where prohibited. Sweepstakes begins at 12:00:00am Eastern Time (ET) on August 31, 2010 and ends 11:59:59pm ET on September 30, 2010. Open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and DC, 13 years of age and older. For official rules, click HERE.
Developed by Ninja Theory Ltd., ENSLAVED takes players on a gripping, surprise-filled journey as two dissimilar characters form an uneasy union in order to survive their way through a perilous, post-apocalyptic America.
In ENSLAVED, players take on the role of Monkey, a strong and athletic, yet solitary figure, who has been captured by one of the mysterious slave ships which harvest the remaining population and take them out west never to return. Trip, a technologically savvy young woman who has also been imprisoned by the same ship, manages to escape. She quickly realizes that Monkey, with his raw strength and power, is her only hope to survive the perilous journey back to her home. She hacks into a slave headband and fits it on Monkey, linking them together – if she dies, he dies… Her journey has now become his and Monkey must now travel west alongside Trip as they traverse a demolished world, under constant threat of capture and mortal peril.
A tactical action-adventure game, ENSLAVED centers on the complex relationship between Monkey and Trip, challenging players to employ a mix of combat, strategy and environmental traversal. With influences and contributions from top music and film industry talent, ENSLAVED combines beautifully rendered graphics and captivating music with seamless animation and engrossing gameplay.
ENSLAVED is rated “T” for Teen by the ESRB and will be available on October 5, 2010 with an MSRP of $59.99.