Enslaved E3 2010 trailer is insanely pretty, has rapidly growing pole

We're not entirely sure why being an 'E3 TRAILER!!!ZOMG' makes a bit of video footage of a game more exciting than an ordinary trailer would be, but it does. Ninja Theory's Enslaved knows this, and so, a week before the show, we have its E3 TRAILER!!!ZOMG. And all exciteable trade show flapping aside, we like it a lot. Even if it doesn't show off as much interesting gameplay as the last, normal, non-E3 one did.

But ZOMG, eh? Yeah, ZOMG.

It's almost depressing when we get a game that looks like this. Because being as bright and colourful and eye-poppingly gorgeous as it all is, Enslaved instantly makes every other game we thought looked good appear incredibly drab. Yes, the likes of Mario and Ratchet give us a break from all the gritty monotony, but rarely do we get this kind of visual flair in a game of less cartoony ilk. Enslaved, we already want to hug you on principle.

It is then, a bit of a shame that this new trailer concentrates on background story and combat rather than the element that really got us interested in the first place, ie. Enslaved's acrobatic bodyguarding concept. As Monkey (and yes, his name, extending battle staff and the game's subtitle do mean that Enslaved is inspired by a certain 16th century Chinese novel), it's your job to protect physically useless partner Trip.

Above: Oh go on then, have an old trailer as well

Rather than just bashing up kill-bots though, you'll be Prince of Persia-ing your way around huge city environments while also working out ways to get her around safely, via throwing, piggybacking, helping over ledges and solving environmental puzzles. Yep, it's PoP meets ICO, and with looks like this to boot, consider our eyebrows calibrated very much in the upper position.

What do you reckon? Excited to see more of Enslaved at E3 2010 next week? Or has something else caught your eye? Let us know in the comments, or project your opinions in the direction of our Facebook and Twitter portals.


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  • philipshaw - June 9, 2010 1:03 p.m.

    It looks great visually but the developers last game wasn't great so I'm cautiously optimistic about this
  • Evil_AppleJuice - June 9, 2010 8:01 a.m.

    was anyone else thinking Jak and Daxter? Thats what it really reminded me of. From Monkey's stuck up hair, steampunk and colorful environment, and even the board out on the water. Yay new Jak and Daxter! ReCAPTCHA: Disturbing encoders reCAPTCHA?
  • wormytables - June 8, 2010 11:58 p.m.

    yawn. it looks really nice, but then the actual game in there sounds stupid - guard the feeble girl, go surfing on some sort of disc, be forced to do god-awful stealth missions as the woman... the problems with games like this always get in the way. also, why make monkey a charismatic lunatic? (like in the tv show) why not make him a gruff hulking dunderhead, that's what the kids like these days. you see how she got on his back? sod that. remove the woman character and i'm back on board.
  • DVTC - June 8, 2010 11:53 p.m.

    ohhh cool!! kilik finally making into real action!! hahahah I kid I kid. looks awesome.
  • Jacko415 - June 8, 2010 10:56 p.m.

    The machine monsters remind me of the movie '9' and this game looks pretty fuckin sick!
  • GoodGuyWithACrappyJob - June 8, 2010 10:06 p.m.

    Colors: the deeds and sufferings of light and the place where our brains and the universe meet. Plus, that desolate background in the beginning of the trailer kinda reminded me of Myst for some reason.
  • KrubKrum - June 8, 2010 4:27 p.m.

    Well the trailer made me want it. I want to see what the actual gameplay is going to be like. I saw a bit (I think) but I agree, I think the girl is going to get really annoying. Its part of the game but still. I also think that upgraded weapons, or something else then a staff would be cool. Im excited though, it could be a good game. :D
  • soulmaggie - June 8, 2010 3:28 p.m.

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  • Gahmah - June 8, 2010 3:16 p.m.

    I get this weird reminder of Advent Rising looking at it, not like it's going to be buggy, just the camera angle width and level sizes, and the colors and effects.
  • JohnnyMaverik - June 8, 2010 1:34 p.m.

    I'm exite... also she's pretty sexy :P
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  • symphonicdeathpop - June 8, 2010 11:44 a.m.

    This game looks immense. Definitely my most anticipated new IP at the moment. recaptcha: General tigress
  • belthasar - June 8, 2010 11:40 a.m.

    ZOMG indeed. It looks pretty. :D
  • SumthingStupid - June 8, 2010 10:55 a.m.

    I want this now, what platforms is it on?
  • TwistOfFate94 - June 8, 2010 10:30 a.m.

    But i think that woman will be a big pain in the ass
  • Eaxis - June 8, 2010 10:28 a.m.

    Surfing looks cool, but machines turning on you is getting old.
  • TwistOfFate94 - June 8, 2010 10:27 a.m.

    Looks amazing. gonna buy it if its on Ps3. ZOMG

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