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Heavenly Sword Blog Replies: New Info on Blood, Special Edition, Sequels and More

NinjaMatt has been answering questions on the new Official Heavenly Sword Blog (IGN). Here is a summary of the questions and answers.

"Q: Is there blood, and how's the framerate?
NM: As for the frame-rate, every day it gets better...numerous people are working on optimisations and you can visibly see it get smoother with each one.

Someone asked about the blood? Well, if you take a close look at some of the more recent screen grabs...there's definitely some claret in there! We took a conscious decision to deliver a fairly elegant blood effect rather splashing it all over the walls as this is far more in keeping with the look and feel of the game.

Q. Is there going to be a special edition of Heavenly Sword?
NM: We have talked with Sony about a special edition of Heavenly Sword. After lots of ideas and discussions we decided that there will be no special edition as such...instead we would cram the retail release with as many extras as we could fit onto a BR! The retail disk will feature a series of behind the scenes features as well as the first 2 episodes of a special 'animated series' exploring the history of the Heavenly Sword prior to the start of the game

Q: How long will it take to finish the game from start to finish, for the avarage player?
NM: Heh, this is a good question…we were a little concerned with game length around E3 last year and have worked very hard to make sure this isn't an issue. It's hard to estimate exactly how long it'll take someone to run through it the first time but we believe that you can expect somewhere between 12-15 hours of play.

Q: Have you managed to push it to 1080p/60frames yet?
NM: Heavenly Sword will be delivered in 720p HD

Q: When are we getting a demo?
NM: I can confirm that we are, of course, going to be releasing a demo for Heavenly Sword…and soon! This will be downloadable via the Playstation Network…so keep an eye out for this in the very near future…and i mean very near future!"

More after the link (Blog Post 7/2 10:32am, NinjaMatt)

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Snake_Doctor3697d ago

thought we had lost you after you got the prize money. lol

"I can confirm that we are, of course, going to be releasing a demo for Heavenly Sword…and soon! This will be downloadable via the Playstation Network…so keep an eye out for this in the very near future…and i mean very near future!" *SMILE*

Violater3697d ago

And soon can't be soon enough.
The need to put Ninja Gaiden in its place.
I am sure the critics wont agree.

MK_Red3697d ago (Edited 3697d ago )

I'm dying to play this game but the decision to cut the blood for a T rating is seriously bothering me. This is kina "Goddess of War" why not make it as mature as God of War? Still cant wait.

Aeroglyphics3697d ago

"There's definitely some claret in there! We took a conscious decision to deliver a fairly elegant blood effect rather splashing it all over the walls as this is far more in keeping with the look and feel of the game." Personally I believe if done correctly less blood can actually look better than pools of it.

wildcat3697d ago (Edited 3697d ago )

Keep in mind that God of War was meant to be extremely over-the-top, brutal, and graphic. You could literally just tear apart your enemy or stick your sword in its eye. I guess that wasn't the type of game the HS devs wanted to make, which is grounded and elegant, but still with some over-the-top moves like in the fantasy martial arts films.

techie3697d ago

Lol there is blood. Dang my question to Tam really did stir up an awful rumour.

hazeblaze3697d ago

Definitely looking forward to this game, can't wait for the demo! Having two anime with the game is awesome too... wonder how good they'll be.

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