Ninja Theory: Enslaved Won’t Get a Sequel Unless Successful

July 23, 2010Written by Thomas Williams

Heavenly Sword happens to be one of the most underrated PlayStation 3 exclusives to grace the console since it was unleashed in 2006. The game features some of the most beautiful graphics on our favorite system of choice and uses the SIXAXIS motion in a variety of ways, which very few other games do still until this day. Only one problem, despite selling over a million and a half copies, developers Ninja Theory didn’t make a dime off the game. With Sony owning the rights to the franchise, NT moved on to create the Enslaved series which ‘begins’ this October 5th with Enslaved: Enslaved: Odyssey to the west. Another problem seems to be looming: Ninja Theory doesn’t believe the game is going to be successful, so the series could very well be over before it begins. That is unless gamers respond with their wallets this fall.

Ninja Theory Big Boss Tameem Antoniades stopped by the offices of CVG for a quick chat about his companies latest (And artistically beautiful!) gaming venture, Enslaved. When asked about any potential sequels, Tameem was a bit pessimistic.

So we’re now in the mindset that there’s not going to be a sequel for this unless it’s miraculously successful. Well not miraculously, but we don’t assume it’s going to be successful.

Unfortunately, Tameem is probably right. Glance over any Top 25 most wanted list and it’s easy to see that many gamers don’t have Enslaved on their radar, which is sad, seeing as we here at PlayStation LifeStyle had a blast with the game at E3. During a show which was bombarded with Sequels and FPS, Enslaved was a breath of fresh air, which featured beautiful, lush graphics said to rival that of Uncharted 2 and gameplay that features ‘Solid combat with platforming and a solid team mechanic with both characters’. It would be a shame for gamers to overlook this original IP for yet another FPS that you *gasp* kill monsters or terrorist. Why not take a chance of something original and new?

If you’re interested in Enslaved: Odyssey To the West, read our E3 Impressions by Cameron. You will soon be searching the archives for information on Ninja Theories latest creation. Stay tuned here at PlayStation LifeStyle for all of your Enslaved news and screenshots!