- Heavenly Sword
- Sub Genre:
- Third Person
- Release Date (US):
- September 12th, 2007
- Release Date (UK):
- September 14th, 2007
- Online Players:
- Ninja Theory
- T [Teen]
- PSU Rank:
- 23 of 1167 Games
- PSU Rank on PS3:
- 22 of 0 Games
- Additional Information:
- Only on PS3
About Heavenly Sword
Developed by the same team that brought you Kung Fu Choas for the Xbox, comes a brand new title for the PS3 called "Heavenly Sword." The game takes place in the Far East and has the setting of ancient Asia during mythical times. The game utilizes a unique free form combat system that enables you to pull off amazing acrobatic stunts and powerful death blows. It will combine visuals of the best marial art techniques along with unrelenting battles with uneven odds. Your player can weild a wide assortment of sword types as well as long range weapons. Many have called this game aka " Goddess of War" do to the similarity it has in of gameplay found in "God of War." The basic storyline is about a girl with only a few days left to live who embarks on one final act of redemption against a king and his massive invading army. Ultimately this game will be remarkable. Showing off incredible graphics and gameplay mechanics. Heavenly Sword will be a game to watch out for....especially for those who are fans of the "God Of War" title released for the PS2.
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The environments, cast, characters, storyline, and virtually everything in Heavenly Sword is astonishing. While there are some minor negatives, players should be prepared to experience a spiritual disclosure with Ninja Theory’s latest masterpiece.
- Unforgettable atmosphere combined with ample replay value.
- Beautifully detailed with everything in harmony from animation all the way to the audio system.
- Great combat system complimented by impressive A.I
- Enemy models can sometimes get repetitive
- Poor Loading Times.
Heavenly Sword is quite possibly a gift from Sony to anyone who owns a PlayStation 3 console. It is not what Heavenly Sword is that makes it spectacular, but what it dares to do in the video game industry that makes it remarkable and unique. Never have there been such life-like characters in any game--characters which instill a sense of care from the player through the stories in each of the character’s eyes whether anta...
Heavenly Sword News
The original Heavenly Sword attracted quite the cult following among early PlayStation 3 adopters back in 2007, and as such many were disappointed to learn of Sony’s decision to cancel the proposed sequel a few years back. However, while Heavenly Sword 2 sadly won’t see the light of d...
Martin Binfield, an ex-employee at Sony Cambridge Studio, has revealed via his online CV that development of a sequel to Heavenly Sword was in the works in 2008 before ultimately being canned. Rumors of Heavenly Sword 2 have been doing the rounds for the past couple of years, and as early as last...
UK Publication PlayGamer reckons another Heavenly Sword game is in the works, and not only that, but it’ll take the form of open-ended sandbox sequel. According to the magazine, Heavenly Sword 2 will be set a decade after the events of the original game. Apparently, players will have to ear...
Enslaved: Odyssey to the West writer Alex Garland has let slip that he initially passed on the opportunity to play Ninja Theory’s Heavenly Sword as he had become “f***ing sick” of his PlayStation 3. Speaking during an interview with Edge Magazine, Garland - who also penned the c...
Ninja Theory hasn’t completely ruled out the idea of developing a sequel to its 2007 PlayStation 3 exclusive adventure, Heavenly Sword. Quizzed by GI.biz whether or not the developer would consider making a sequel if Sony expressed interest in such a project, studio boss Tameem Antoniades r...
Heavenly Sword developer Ninja Theory has claimed that 28 Days Later/The Beach scriptwriter Alex Garland would have injected some much-needed improvements in to the 2007 PlayStation 3 exclusive had he worked on the project. Quizzed by the chaps at Eurogamer as to whether or not Garland’s in...
Tameem Antoniades, co-founder of Ninja Theory, has revealed that the developer’s PlayStation 3 exclusive Heavenly Sword didn’t shift enough copies for it to turn a profit, resulting in the company’s decision to branch in to multi-format development. Chatting with the folks at CV...
Earlier today a rumor was posted stating that after a meeting with Sony Cambridge Studios and Ninja Theory, Heavenly Sword 2 development had been halted. Well, according Ninja Theory's Tameem Antoniades, the title was never in development to begin with. "We (Ninja Theory) never started work ...
Heavenly Sword developer Ninja Theory has stated that some of the more memorable cut scenes in the PlayStation 3 exclusive blockbuster convey a level of emotion greater than that of Hollywood CGI epic, Beowulf. Speaking with Gamesindustry.biz, Ninja Theory Co-Founder, Tameem Antoniades, commente...
When Heavenly Sword hit store shelves last September, it arrived to rather mixed critical reception (for a AAA title). Many cited the game’s six-hour length as its downfall, though we believe the remarkable cinematic presentation and production values of the title more than compensated. Regard...
Heavenly Sword Features
With Heavenly Sword now out on store shelves (well, sorta), PSU thought it would be great to get some comments from one of the game's developers and afterthoughts on their feelings about the game and how it's being accepted by the public. Our interview was done with Nina Kristensen, Co-founder of...
Ever since the first showing at E3 '05, gamers have oohed and aahed at the magnificence of Ninja Theory's next generation title, Heavenly Sword. Today PSU brings new details on this AAA PS3 title in an interview with SCEA's Santa Monica Studios producer, Kyle Shubel. PSU: Many people have ...