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Demo and DLC planned for Enslaved

Submitted by on Friday, 16 July 20102 Comments

Tameem Antoniades, the co-found and chief executive of Ninja Theory, has revealed that a demo and DLC are planned for Enslaved: Odyssey to the West. Expect the demo to arrive nearer to the game’s October 5 release date, which we announced on Tuesday.

Enslaved has struggled to get noticed amongst the wave of top quality titles on the way. One reason for this is that it’s a new IP, hence the reason why Antoniades wants the game to have a demo. He told VG247 that the game “doesn’t have a pedigree” therefore he was “keen” for people to “get a hands on.” Sound judgement if you ask us.

Antoniades also explained in some detail how his team plan to use DLC with Enslaved:

“It will be a side adventure. We want to be very clear that the story has a beginning, middle and end, so you don’t need to get the DLC to fill in the gaps. It’s a totally separate side story, and totally separate from the main production of the game.”

VG247 also probed Antoniades on Ninja Theory’s long-term DLC plans for the game. Antoniades responded by admitting that his company had no experience in the DLC market, but it was something that interested him:

“We don’t have a plan as such yet, but if it does work – I don’t know much about the dynamics of the DLC business – but if it does work I will be keen to do more.”

With most of the big upcoming games being FPSs, Enslaved’s action-adventure and platforming style could help it stand out from the crowd. It does looks fantastic, and it even has Andy Serkis motion-capping the lead character Monkey. It’s too early to judge, but the early signs are positive.