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.

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Ghost_of_Tsushima1194d ago

Don't plan on it. Heavenly Sword would probably be a much better game anyways.

Revolt131193d ago

Yeah, cuz you've played Heavenly Sword 2, and Hellblade?

Elimin81193d 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-Bandit1193d 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_Lewith1193d 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 Yerbouti1193d ago (Edited 1193d 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.

Rhezin1193d 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!

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Ares84HU1193d ago (Edited 1193d 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.

-Foxtrot1193d ago

Not to mention it looks like a grown up Kai...the similarities are uncanny

Torque_CS_Lewith1193d ago (Edited 1193d ago )

Plus both are about a bladed weapon named after an afterlife destination.

Sheikh Yerbouti1193d ago


Kai was left with the sword when Nariko died, right!? First thing I thought when I saw the me so giddy!! Close-second favorite PS3 IP exclusive after inFamous.

Tony-Red-Grave1193d 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_red1193d ago (Edited 1193d ago )

"...a female hero with a sword in a fantasy setting."

You just damn near generalized every video game ever.

Hence why I said "damn near"...

Godmars2901193d ago

Except for the ones with guys in them. Also forgot about guns.

Ares84HU1193d ago

Really? There are a few games like that but it's far from every video game ever.

gangsta_red1193d ago

Hence why I said "damn near"...

Ares84HU1193d 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.

windblowsagain1193d 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.

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Gatsu1193d 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 :).

nucky641193d 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!

WeAreLegion1193d ago

Then make a different character model. It looks just like Kai.

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