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Submitted by jackanderson1985 29d ago | news

Ninja Theory: Don't call Hellblade Heavenly Sword 2

Last week UK developer Ninja Theory unveiled its new game, Hellblade, during Sony's press conference.

It did so with a trailer that showed off a character that reminded some of one of Ninja Theory's old games: Heavenly Sword. (HellBlade, PS4)

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The_Infected  +   30d ago
Don't plan on it. Heavenly Sword would probably be a much better game anyways.
Revolt13  +   29d ago
Yeah, cuz you've played Heavenly Sword 2, and Hellblade?
Elimin8  +   29d ago
Well if they don't want the comparison, drop or drastically change character/ settings etc. I've only had a glimpse of the game but can you blame people for comparing it to HS? That character strongly looks like Kai. In my opinion HS was their strongest game so they're bitting off it to create a clone which I'll buy cause I like their 'NT' games and loved HS.
Boody-Bandit  +   29d ago
I have absolutely no idea why anyone would compare the two games.

Heavenly - Hell
Sword - Blade
Beautiful long hair female protagonist in HS -
beautiful long hair female protagonist in HB.

@ completely and utterly different games. I bet Hell Blade isn't even a hack and slash game?

Come on Ninja Theory. Why are you being so defensive? When I played their version of DMC it felt more like Heavenly Sword than it did DMC.

Oh well. Okay. They couldn't be more opposite. This is silly. Why compare the 2? SMH
Torque_CS_Lewith  +   29d ago
Because it is a Sony game I'm guessing? I love Heavenly Sword but the Sony worship around here is nutburger town crazy!
Sheikh Yerbouti  +   29d ago
By virtue of their characters alone in that game...I'm buying this baby! I really, really have enjoyed Ninja Theory's characters, including Enslaved. But Heavenly Sword most of all. Bohan is an antagonist I almost hate to hate. His interactions with his son Roach was like first-rate comedy to me. Nariko and Kai's relationship fleshed out the future sacrifice...bringing tears to my eyes.

Heavenly Sword was a bad ass game. Awesomely addictive hack/slash with a story/gameplay that provided emotional heartbreak, panic, bust a gut moments and warm fuzzy moments. If you have a PS3, you should try this game for yourself, especially if you are a God of War fan. You might even appreciate Hell Blade more if you played its angelic counterpart.
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Rhezin  +   28d ago
agreed. I don't know what NT's deal is. They just refuse to make a sequel! I loved HS, I even remember a kid playing it before it released on that show Heroes. They just need to break down and make it!
Ares84HU  +   29d ago
Let's see some gameplay first. But, looks like a female hero with a sword in a fantasy setting. Yep, sounds like Heavenly Sword 2 alright.

It's not a bad thing necessarily because so far that is the best game they made. So they should be proud.
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-Foxtrot  +   29d ago
Not to mention it looks like a grown up Kai...the similarities are uncanny
Torque_CS_Lewith  +   29d ago
Plus both are about a bladed weapon named after an afterlife destination.
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Sheikh Yerbouti  +   29d ago
SPOILERS:

Kai was left with the sword when Nariko died, right!? First thing I thought when I saw the trailer...got me so giddy!! Close-second favorite PS3 IP exclusive after inFamous.
Tony-Red-Grave  +   29d ago
I find it funny that the heading invites some amounts of flamebaiting. In the article what they ment by "don't call it heavenly sword" is that there are no ties between the games. It's a new IP with a new character(s). Unlike the souls games which have a small connection between them, but are themselves spinoffs(?) of kings field.
gangsta_red  +   29d ago
"...a female hero with a sword in a fantasy setting."

You just damn near generalized every video game ever.

@God
Hence why I said "damn near"...
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Godmars290  +   29d ago
Except for the ones with guys in them. Also forgot about guns.
Ares84HU  +   29d ago
Really? There are a few games like that but it's far from every video game ever.
gangsta_red  +   29d ago
@Ares
Hence why I said "damn near"...
Ares84HU  +   29d ago
But it's not even "damn near". There are only a handful of games that feature a woman hero with a sword in a fantasy setting.
windblowsagain  +   29d ago
Wow really, How many girls have swords.

Ninja theory need to spread there wings imo.

Sony own the I.P to HS anyway. Just like resistance. I want other teams to work on those games.

NT would be best being quiet. They tend to piss people off.
Spotie  +   25d ago
@gangsta: FAIL.
Big_Boss88  +   29d ago
At first I thought it was Heavenly Sword 2, because of the female character's looks. And well, the name isn't much different either. Looking forward to seeing some gameplay footage of HB :).
Godmars290  +   29d ago
Why? That's what it is.
nucky64  +   29d ago
from the article:
""The great thing is we find ourselves in a situation where digital distribution and self-publishing allows us to make something where we don't have to pretend it's for a massive audience," Matthews says. "This is something for people who like combat games, story games and like what we do."

I love this statement. I wish more devs made games with this thinking. too many games are trying to do too much and it ends up like CoD - half-baked MP and sh1t SP.
I'm even more excited for hellblade now!
WeAreLegion  +   29d ago
Then make a different character model. It looks just like Kai.
mcarsehat  +   29d ago
Heavenly Sword - Hell Blade.......Come on!

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