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As part of this year’s GDC Europe Design track, Ninja Theory co-founder Tameem Antoniades is planning to give a talk currently titled “The AAA Design Postmortem.”
The session will detail the 14-year journey of Ninja Theory, creators of standout titles like Heavenly Sword, Enslaved: Journey To The West, and DmC: Devil May Cry, including the sacrifices and concessions made by the studio to stay in the game. Footage of unreleased games, the reason why they didn’t go to market, and the specific sales-related decisions that led to their demise will be discussed in detail.
British developer Antoniades also plans to showcase previously unseen upcoming games, as well as the unrealized sequel to Kung Fu Chaos, and various other pitches that Ninja Theory had to put on ice or walk away from. With the next generation consoles arriving at the top end, just as mobile and indie games have taken hold at the bottom, Antoniades plans to explore whether or not there is room for a third path that turns the “squeezed middle,” where many a good studio has disappeared, into an opportunity to redefine gaming: the AAA indie game.
GDC Europe takes place this year in Cologne, Germany, from Aug. 8-13.
Ninja Theory’s Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, first released in 2010 on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, is now available for purchase on Steam and the PlayStation Store as part of a “Premium Edition” re-release.
The new release includes the original game — an action adventure game set in a post-apocalyptic retelling of classic Chinese tale Journey to the West — as well as downloadable add-on Pigsy’s Perfect 10 and three character skins: Ninja Monkey, Classic Monkey and Sexy Trip.
Enslaved: Odyssey to the West Premium Edition is available for Windows PC and PlayStation 3 for $19.99.
Ninja Theory and Namco Bandai appear to be planning some form of re-release for their 2010 action adventure game,, according to a new rating by Australia’s classification board.
The board issued a new rating for Enslaved: Odyssey to the West – Premium Edition today, which is separate from a similar rating issued three years ago prior to the game shipping on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The original Enslaved received an expansion, Pigsy’s Perfect 10, about two months after the game was released, which may be part of the Premium Edition version of the game.
The rating may also point to a PC port of Enslaved, which was spotted in an unofficial Steam database months ago. Ninja Theory’s previous console game, DmC: Devil May Cry, was released for Windows PC shortly after it hit PS3 and Xbox 360. Both titles run on Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 3.
Enslaved: Odyssey to the West was a re-imagining of classic Chinese tale Journey to the West, set in a post-apocalyptic future.