Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom

Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom Hits Shelves

In case this one snuck by you, here's what to expect!
Author: Andy Curtiss
Published: November 29, 2010
Our email in-boxes here at can be a little erratic at times. Some days we'll have one or two press releases total and other days we'll have upwards of fifteen to pour over. So it's possible to see a game and then forget about it when you move on to the next. It's also distinctly possible that I saw something about Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom and forgot about it. Upon polling several friends on co-workers, I may have not been the only one. With the game just hitting shelves last week and a review of it forthcoming, I thought it would be fair of me to remind you, the reader, what's in store for you in Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom.

Namco Bandai states, "Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom redefines co-op AI gameplay by delivering an accessible experience that offers the perfect mix of stealth, action, and puzzle solving." Gameplay videos and descriptions reveal a system that is similar to the concept used for Enslaved: Odyssey to the West. In Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom you play as protagonist Tepeu, a young, cunning human thief. As Tepeu you issue commands to your AI controlled friend - a mysterious monster called the Majin. Both Tepeu and Majin have their strong points - Tepeu is the brains and Majin is the brawn. Namco goes on to tell us, "Teamwork is essential for survival as the hero and the Majin must work in tandem to overcome any obstacle or adversaries that lie in their path."

Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom thrusts you into what is left of a once thriving kingdom. A century earlier the kingdom was engulfed by a dark force and its defenders and citizens were slain by warriors who rose from the darkness. Enter the young, thief protagonist. Tepeu is drawn to the forsaken land where he soon encounters, and befriends, the Majin. Together they set out on a journey to reveal the truth about the forgotten past and the secrets that lie within the forsaken land. Description aside, screen shots show us a beautiful looking game with rich textures that we know the PS3 is capable of. So we can honestly say that right off the bat, the game looks the part.

And lastly we have some of the extra stuff that we've come to expect. Namco Bandai has also promised some forth-coming downloadable content to add extra levels of gameplay. They'll also be including extra costumes for Tepeu and Majin. Each costume will come with it's own abilities and powers, further customizing the gameplay experience. Details on all DLC will be available in upcoming weeks. Also available in the near future will be my review on Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom. So make sure to check back soon for further info!