Ninja Theory: Heavenly Sword 2 was never in the works
- Posted June 17th, 2008 at 15:55 EDT by
- 31 Comments
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 on HS2 as we wanted to focus on new multiplatform IP. Sony owns the IP for HS and we have never been privy to what they would do with it," he explained.
"As for moving, we have been planning to move to larger premises for future expansion for the best part of a year. There is nothing bitter about the move," he continued. "And the rumour that the team has been disbanded is ridiculous. We have had an unbelievably loyal team especially as we went through some difficult times securing a new publishing deal. We have a new publisher and are busy on our new project which is going very well so far."
He ended on a rather depressing note for Heavenly Sword fans.
"HS is far from our thoughts at the moment."
Even though we're excited to hear that Ninja Theory is well underway on their new IP, the lingering fear that we'll never see Kai again festers in our hardened hearts. For more overdramatic soliloquies on all things PlayStation, stay right here on PSU.
- 10:57am EDT - June 17th, 2008
...No Twing Twang?
well I guess we can look forward to what they are making
- 10:59am EDT - June 17th, 2008
Maybe Sony doesn't want HS2 because of GoW3? I know I wouldn't want two similar games out at the same time
funkybudda | funkybudda
- 11:03am EDT - June 17th, 2008
give the HS2 to the developement team of GoW3 = win. HS was good, but didnt live up to alot of hype. GoW team should able to make a better sequel after completing GoW3.
- 11:09am EDT - June 17th, 2008
I guess they didn't like making money then :P
It would be cool for Sony to hand the project over to another studio.
- 11:12am EDT - June 17th, 2008
SPOILER - DO NOT READ IF YOU HAVEN'T ALREADY PLAYED HEAVENLY SWORD ----- IMO Im glad if they don't make another HS. I loved the game and loved the ending, Nariko died for a cause and the sword is well hidden, lets leave it at that.
- 11:15am EDT - June 17th, 2008
That sucks, i really liked Heavenly Sword and I was looking forward to see a sequel someday, but i guess that wont happen any time soon..
- 11:20am EDT - June 17th, 2008
I thought they said a long time ago that they were working on a new game and that HS2 may or may not come depending on the new IP. Essentially, either HS or the new IP would get a sequel, depending on which was better received.
- 11:22am EDT - June 17th, 2008
Heavenly Sword underperformed. I think Ninja Theory is making a new IP due to that factor. Or Sony handed off HS to another studio. Like... Santa Monica.
- 11:23am EDT - June 17th, 2008
well if they knew how to make a game longer than 6 friggin hours, they wou;da banked and have been all over the sequel. but no. they ruin a perfectly good IP.
I'm glad they aren't working on any exclusives. Sony fans have come to expect a certain calibur of work from their exclusives, but sorry ninja theory, all the motion capture in the world won't set a game to our saasfied expectations.
- 11:25am EDT - June 17th, 2008
Think about it, HS was a big disappointment and for a studio trying to make a name for itself, you can't have games that disappoint.
- 11:36am EDT - June 17th, 2008
WTF? At least use spoiler tags or something. Some people are late to the party.
Heavenly Sword was up to many of our expectations. For me, it was just a rental and not yet worth a buy, but some of those cutscenes were unforgettable. I'm speaking AFTER playing MGS4, and I can say that Ninja Theory was truly successful with their motion capture. Just by reading expressions, I could take more from those cutscenes than most other next gen titles.
I do understand what you're saying, though, and if Ninja Theory couldn't get it right with an exlusive, I don't know HOW they think they're going to be able to pull it off with multi platform.
- 12:22pm EDT - June 17th, 2008
@Clover09 - you should know better than that.
- 12:37pm EDT - June 17th, 2008
bye bye ninja theory..... thanks for the game. hope you fare well on the other sysytem. note to sony: start taking care of your developers!
- 12:47pm EDT - June 17th, 2008
psn id: gingo... i really hope they make a second one as the first was a truly great game for the short time it lasted, if they could make it slihtly longer and keep the same scale and greatness i think it could be received much better
- 1:02pm EDT - June 17th, 2008
I really did enjoy Heavenly Sword. I hope they eventually make another one. It did have some major flaws, but it was better than a lot of the drivel I've played lately.
- 1:08pm EDT - June 17th, 2008
Oh well, It'll get here eventually, and at the people who are saying it wouldn't be as good as God of War you're probably right but let's be fair they said the star of HS2 was going to be Kai and I think Kai's move set would be completely different to Nariko's.
- 1:53pm EDT - June 17th, 2008
PSN ID: tatti
GREAT MICROSOFT GETS ANOTHER STUDIO FROM PLAYSTATION, AND THIS TIME IT WUZNT THE MONEY IT WUZ PLAYSTATION BEING JACKASS'S!!!!!!!!!!1
- 2:17pm EDT - June 17th, 2008
ninja theory this right here makes me bitter you accrued all these HS fans me being one of them and then abandon us WTH this absurd and its obvious that you put no stock or value into your fans
- 2:22pm EDT - June 17th, 2008
this made no sense to me as ninja theory had already confirmed that the next project they were working on was not HS2 but a multiplat project
- 2:52pm EDT - June 17th, 2008
HS was a pretty decent game, maybe one day they will come up with a sequel or something.
This will permanently ban this user and delete all associated comments. This action is irreversible, are you SURE you want to do this?!