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It's hard to have a compelling story without interesting characters. That's why Ninja Theory spent so much time working on its characters for the upcoming Enslaved: Odyssey to the West. Before the game comes out on October 5, let's take a closer look at the game's cast.
A fierce loner, Monkey is not the kind of guy you want to get in a fight with. He's spent his whole life living alone in the wilderness, surviving with just his bare hands. While he avoids people and conflict, he can be brutal if pushed into a corner. Monkey is also incredibly agile and resourceful. He's a martial arts expert and a demon climber who knows how to ambush the biggest and the baddest of robot enemies.
As Monkey is forced into a reluctant partnership with Trip, their relationship grows increasingly complex. He learns to rely on Trip, but he also teaches her confidence and strategy. She, in turn, shows Monkey how to trust and be a team player. Although they are constantly at each others' throats, together Trip and Monkey make a colorful pair.
While Monkey is all street smarts and raw power, this 19-year-old girl has more civilized roots. She comes from a wind farming community, a future-day hippie commune of sorts. These people are also experts at reprogramming old technology, and Trip is no exception. However, she needs a bodyguard, and Monkey fits the bill. She knows Monkey's brute strength and combat skills are her ticket to freedom, so she hacks into a slave headband and places it on Monkey's head, forcing him to escort her back home or suffer a painful death.
But this young beauty is far from dead weight. Trip uses her dragonfly camera to scan for deadly mechs and enemy weaknesses so Monkey can take them down. With her intel and tech smarts, she can open doors, solve puzzles, distract enemies, and more.
Pigsy is half the size of Monkey and has a broad, flat upturned nose which makes him look amazingly pig-like. He loves the ladies, which is evident from his various tattoos including hot pin-up girls and the word "sexy" written across his knuckles.
He may have a blustery, gruff exterior, and he packs a mean bazooka, but he’s also loyal and surprisingly resourceful. Pigsy has a strong connection to Trip's past and will be an important ally in Monkey and Trip's journey west.
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