Namco Bandai has a lot of faith in Ninja Theory's upcoming title, Enslaved: Odyssey to the West . Due to this confidence and a desire to compete favorably with the competition this fall, they've opened the pre-order incentive and marketing floodgates.

Let's break this down for you- firstly Namco has announced that Enslaved will dominate the YouTube home page on August 31, which will represent a "can't-miss one day only bonus pre-order incentive available exclusively online at" YouTube visitors can click the Enslaved banner and pre-order the game, view an awesome gameplay video, and even download free wallpapers and icons. As for the pre-order bonus: US customers who have already dropped their deposit will get a DLC code for "Ninja Monkey" (he turns into a "dark and deadly assassin"), but if you pre-order exactly on August 31 (that's tomorrow, people), you'll get a couple bonus items, too. One will be a limited edition Enslaved t-shirt and the other is a "unique version of the Enslaved comic book created by Marvel." They're saying the t-shirt is a $15.95 value and the comic book is worth $3.99, so if you add this to the Ninja Monkey DLC, that's quite the pre-order incentive, right?

…no? Really? Guess you'll need another kick in the pants, so how's about this- they've got this "Dream Home Entertaiment Center" sweepstakes coming up, and you can enter simply by giving them your e-mail address, but if you pre-order at GameStop on August 31 only , you'll get one extra entry. One grand prize winner will net a fully furnished entertainment center including TV, surround sound speakers, choice of one PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360 console, a limited edition Enslaved statue and of course, a copy of the game. Four first-prize winners will receive the aforementioned statute and the game. The sweepstakes begins at 12:00 a.m. EST on August 31 and ends on 11:59 p.m. EST on September 30; it's open to all legal US residents of the 50 United States and DC who are 13 years of age or older. Feel free to read up on all the official rules and restrictions .

Well then. Guess you might want to pre-order a certain game tomorrow, huh?

Related Game(s): Enslaved: Odyssey to the West