For Immediate Release
Brighton, England, August 4th 2010. Eurogamer, Europe’s leading independent games media specialist, today confirmed NAMCO BANDAI Partners UK, Ltd inclusion for the Eurogamer Expo at Earls Court on October 1st - 3rd, 2010.
Leading the Namco Bandai Partners line-up will be what is tipped to be one of the year’s hottest releases, ENSLAVED TM : Odyssey to the West TM for the PlayStation ® 3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360 ® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.
Developed by Ninja Theory Ltd., ENSLAVED is a cinematic gaming masterpiece inspired by the classic Chinese novel“Journey to the West”, featuring 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. The game 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.
Rupert Loman, Managing Director at Eurogamer said:“The line up from NAMCO BANDAI Partners is guaranteed to draw a crowd eager to get hands-on with these new games. Their lead title is highly visual, high-profile, and will further enrich the event experience for consumers at this year’s Eurogamer Expo.”
Lee Kirton, Marketing&PR Manager at NAMCO BANDAI Partners UK, Ltd. said:“We are thrilled to showcase ENSLAVED: Odyssey to the West at the Eurogamer Expo. This is a truly different gaming experience to a lot of titles in the market. It has an excellent script and direction by Alex Garland and Andy Serkis has given a truly outstanding full performance in game. It truly stands out when you play. The mix of exciting action, full on open exploration, dramatic dialogue and wonderful post-apocalyptic setting really allows ENSLAVED to be up there as a‘game changer’. The Eurogamer guys are excited and now we want to see gamers excited.”
More information and tickets are available at http://expo.eurogamer.net
About Eurogamer Network:
Founded in 1999 by brothers Rupert and Nick Loman, Brighton-based Eurogamer Network is the publisher of Europe’s most popular independent videogames website, Eurogamer.net. The company also publishes a video site, Eurogamer TV, and a social network for gamers, Eurogamers. Eurogamer is available in ten languages across Europe. The company also operates live events such as The Eurogamer Expo and the GamesIndustry.biz Career Fair, and publishes the world's market-leading industry resource, GamesIndustry.biz.
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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