The latest release of artwork from Ninja Theory shows that they aren’t slouching on the development of Enslaved. It will be interesting to see how this turns out, especially because of the involvement of character performance expert Andy Serkis (Gollum from LOTR), writer Alex Garland (28 Days Later), and Heavenly Sword music composer Nitin Sawhney.
More than 150 years in the future, the world has transformed into an unrecognizable state where all that remains are a dwindling human population and merciless robots left over from wars long past. 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.
Any day I can see cool new concept art is a good day….