Ninja Theory: No Enslaved Sequel
Unfortunately, we figured this would be the case.
If Heavenly Sword sold 1.5 million copies and that wasn't enough to warrant a sequel in the developer's eyes, there's no way less than half the number will do it.
Speaking to Edge (as cited by CVG), Ninja Theory co-founder Tameem Antoniades said they expected Enslaved: Odyssey to the West to sell better, and he's glad they have "another chance" with DMC, the Devil May Cry reboot. Said Antoniades:
"Enslaved should have done better. Right now we should have been doing a sequel and perfecting that sequel and doing what franchises do, which is get better over time. [But] because that didn't happen we've not expanded to two teams like we intended to. So we've remained a smaller shop. But now we get another chance with DMC."
Enslaved enjoyed decent critical acclaim (we certainly liked it) but it just wasn't enough, as the game only managed to sell around 730,000 copies. The competition was steep, though, as it had to compete with titles like Castlevania: Lord of Shadows and other big fall releases.
Related Game(s): Enslaved: Odyssey to the West
9/22/2011 8:49:13 PM Ben Dutka