Nick @ PS3Center: Ninja Theory, the UK-based developer most commonly know for their work with PS3 exclusive Heavenly Sword, is working on another 'top secret project', according to the studio co-founder Tameem Antoniades.
Dare i hope and cross my fingers on it being Heavenly Sword 2? =D I sure do wish all that i have it is!!! Make it happen Sony!
I think I read an interview where, after doing a Sony exclusive(HS) and XBox exclusive(Kung Fu) they said it just made more financial sense for them to do multiplatform games :(
But they already have the scripts written for a trilogy! HS was one of the best cinematic experiences in gaming i had on the Next-Gen platforms! Well here goes my finger crossing again! =D
hope this is the secret game
Well the word was that they were going multiplatform but I would like to see them go back to Heavenly Sword.
PLEASE let it be Heavenly Sword 2, the first game was friggen epic.
I hope it's HS2, but I doubt it :(
They didnt deny returning to HS in the future.. One of the heads of the studio did say "Well one thing you learn in this industry is that you never say ‘Never’. So I’m not going to say we’ll “never” go back and make HS2 " And they did say it was big budget and big production... Im becoming to hopeful :P
Hopefully now there game is not exclusive to the PS3, people will appreicate them. If Heavenly Sword was on the 360 too, it would have been hailed as the best game ever.....(The GOW Killer, think Bayonetta) Sad really, HS was one of the first great games of this generation.
"If Heavenly Sword was on the 360 too, it would have been hailed as the best game ever.....(The GOW Killer, think Bayonetta)" "65/100 PSM3 Magazine UK For all its showboating, this is an average action game with few standout moments. [Nov 2007, p.74]" http://www.metacritic.com/g... Ever crossed your mind it wasnt as good as GOW or Bayonetta.
@Cold 2000, Ever crossed your mind you're just a jealous little fangirl?.
The first one is still one of my top 5 favorite ps3 titles.
I hope Ninja Theory does do Heavenly Sword 2 because they did such an amazing job with the first, its literally their baby now. I wouldn't want Sony Santa Monica to try and mess with the franchise Ninja Theory started but hey if Sony Santa Monica helps them create even better Cinematic scenes than more power to them.
Heavenly Sword the game that could have been.... The game came out at the wrong time and had too many flaws but had the potential to be one of the greatest games ever made..
I REALLY hope it's HS2 but at the same time if they insist on the game being Multi plat it will just make the series take a step backwards. The 360(at least not yet) hasn't come close to what HS did in terms of the facial animation and in some instances sheer size of combat(Ninja Gaiden 2 tried towards the end and had MASSIVE slow down). Either way I am hoping at some point we see the HS trilogy finish.
But only if they kept it exclusive.
Sony owns the ip so the only place you will ever see it is on a sony platform. And a lot of ps3 titles as well as 360 titles still can't compete with what heavenly sword did when it comes to facial animation and sheer size of combat.
For someone who doesn`t own a PS3 you got alot to say about it and games you`ve never played before. That`s the problem w/ ONLY owning a 360 right now there`s nothing to play for it (which is why you troll this site so much lately)
They would have to. Sony owns the IP.
I hope Sony gives that IP to Sony Santa Monica. Imagine Heavenly Sword 2 on the God of War 3 engine.
Sony must know how many people love heavenly sword, even if the critics sadly didnt. With a number of improvements the second has ALOT of potential, plus HS1 is still one of the best experiences on my PS3 start to finish, A++
Heavenly Sword IP is Owned by Sony, Ninja Theory has nothing to do with the Game anymore, we'll probably see a sequel developed by a First or Second Party Dev but NO Ninja Theory...
The things that got me excited the most for the future of Heavenly Sword after playing the game was watching the 5 anime episodes you unlock. The back story of the Heavenly Sword is awesome!
Ok so the screenshot from the top is from Enslaved, so I thought these guys were just that out of the loop, that they were talking about some secret project when we already knew about Enslaved. But read the link, guess not. Good to know that they weren't wrong. And that Ninja Theory is making more love.
After Heavenly Sword's relative failure in the marketplace (despite being a pretty good game), they've found it difficult to find investors to fund development of a new game. It doesn't help that some of their top programmers, including their top guy who invented the completely new (and better) kind of HDR used in the game, have left for the company.
yes please on HS2.
You may just be wrong. Sony may just go back to Ninja Theory. After Chains of Olympus ready at Dawn said they were through with the PS3. But after a meeting with Sony they took possession of new PSP dev kits and yes I can tell you they are working on a new GOW title for the PSP. NT is no different as they has had several recent meetings with Sony. I wouldn't count them out just yet.
Okay, too many beers before that last post. Ready at Dawn said they were through with the PSP. My typo. They dropped fairly strong hints at GDC they would be doing another GOW title on the PSP.
Heavenly Sword sold about 1.4 million according to VGChartz. Granted it VGChartz but it should be close enough. I don't know how much they expected it to sell. Ninja Theory should face the facts...the only reason anybody cares who they are is because they made Heavenly Sword. The only reason their new game got any pub is because they are the developers who made Heavenly Sword. They should stick to being exclusive developers. Heavenly Sword 2 would guaranteed to sell 2 million copies if they make it. Enslaved would be lucky to sell half that much.
i hate to burst everyones bubble but it is not HS 2 it is a multiplatform game called Enslaved.
This says its not enslaved http://www.psxextreme.com/p...
If it's not a PS3 exclusive I'm not interested. I loved HS, so I can only hope for HS2.
but it uses UEIII. mewh.
A new graphical and technical marvel to behold. Only on PS3. -End statement
heavenly sword is very VERY underrated game imo hope it will be HS2
well Sony own the Heavenly Sword IP to just imagine Santa Monica Studio doing Heavenly Sword 2!
Santa Monica Studios doing a HS/GOW crossover with Krato and Nariko in co-op! Using the GOW III engine!!!! Would be a day one purchase for me!
Um... whatever happened to that multiplatform game they announced over a year ago. Did they cancel it? Not for sure how I feel about that. I'd hate to see anyone's creative vision sacked for the sake of money, but I can't help but feel excited for a potential announcement of Heavenly Sword 2. Hopefully, they clear everything up soon. Someone needs to do an interview with these guys. Who knows what they're doing now. EDIT: Wikipedia mentions Enslaved as their next game. Comes out this year for both PS3 and 360. Almost seems like Vaporware with the lack of details, but apparently they are working on it along with this super secret project. I'd like to know more about both. Too much secrecy with this studio if you ask me.
http://uk.xbox360.ign.com/a... IGN posted some info on it a couple of days ago with some screens.
Very nice. Looking forward to it. Thanks for the info. ;)
i always wanted to play heavenly sword when it came out. still would love to pick it up, but nothing is motivating me, if it had trophies on the other hand..
You won't regret it. It's an amazing game. Great story and visuals. I think it's on sale at Gamestop this week too.
You can head down to your local Wal-Mart and get this game for just 20 bucks. It would still be worth it at more than that price. Trust me...don't let lack of trophies keep you from missing out on this game.
It would be nice if this was HS2. Heavenly Sword was a criminally underrated game during it's time, and boasts a story that IMO, has been unrivaled this generation.
devs. had fun playing HS and watching their behind the scenes vids. :D
Umm I don't know what you're talking about because a few hours ago I just got my first look at Enslaved and a it has a colorful look to the game. Others have said Enslaved gives them vibes of many other games because of the weird character design. I myself don't find the game weird but some do.
Yeah, the game is called Enslaved. No HS2 for us. :(
This is about another game, Enslaved is far from "secret".
IGN have full details on this game and some nice screen shots: http://uk.xbox360.ign.com/a...
what a disappointment. i dont see any interest in this game... but like IGN said its still early in development. plus i hate the old " its *place year here* into the future and man kind is being destroyed" its so unoriginal imo.
I'm surprised they've only just started pre-production. What has Ninja Theory been doing all this time? At least they still here tho, I was starting to wonder of they'd gone bust or something. Let's hope they don't kill their next game with overhype, although, it already seems to late for that...
Enslaved looks like its going to be alright. Hopefully it is Heavenly Sword 2. I don't think a Sony first party dev. should make it, it's Ninja Theory's game. Hopefully we get more info. about that soon.
I prefer God of War, but HS was really enjoyable. Just give it a friggin block button next time.
you can block
Uh? They did have a block;just don't touch any button and it blocks all attacks automatically... how much easier did you want them to implement a block?
no l1 blocks blue attacks normal blocks some attacks r1blocks red attacks
HS 2 PLLLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEASEEE
Brings back good memories. Back when I bought my launched $599 60gig model, that was the only game that kept me going on PS3. PS3's launch was horrible, but HS kept me faithful. I agree with most gamers on here, m hoping it's HS2. However; with no fanboyism intended...I would not b thrilled if it went multiplatform. Reason being is that it's a "fact" that "no multiplatform game" has even come close to a Heavy Hitting PS3 Exclusive. Let's face it..when a developer works on PS3 "EXCLUSIVELY," u get Bar-Setting Titles...juss how I like it. Nothing against other consoles of course, but I feel that if they were on that level, they would've shown it already. Anyway...Game on!
Heavenly Sword is a Sony IP, so if this is indeed HS2, it won't be multiplat.
m glad u clarified that 4 me. It's an awesome game man...I still have it..and for years I've been wondering when will they announce something about tha follow-up. Then I heard "rumors" that they were abandoning the IP because of lack of sales. M so hoping ta hear an announcement at E3 or before about a sequel to Heavenly Sword. 1 thing I can say about this game...it definately wet my GOW Whistle back when we knew ov no details of GOW making tha Next Gen jump. An announcemet of Heavenly Sword 2 would b Awesome! Thanks again 4 that info. Game on!
If Ninja Theory dont make HS 2, Sony should let Naughty Dog make HS 2 with UC2 engine. Playb3yond
Although Heavenly Sword wasn't an amazing game by any means. I still had alot of fun playing it. Beautiful graphics, and c'mon, who can pass a game with Andy Serkis as the bad guy? Hoping that Heavenly Sword 2 to be "the secret" game, because they have a pretty solid overall game, just a few tweaks here and there.
Heavenly Sword came out in August 2007 and it's already March 2010. They better release something this year.
Team ICO haven't released anything since 2005 lol. Quality can sometimes take time. Ninja theory won my respect with Heavenly Sword, I'm sure Enslaved will be great multiplatform or exclusive.
If this game is multiplatform and 360 fanboys get overly excited that a once PS3-exclusive dev is making it, will it prove once and for all that they're the worse fanboy group?
Huh? They made an exclusive game for the original Xbox dude. Nice fail there dude.
what do you think that picture is of?
No, its about the hypocrisy of the fanboy. About how a game is crap or its developer sucks up until they make a title on their console. Its just been my experience that 360 fanboys do that sort of thing more than others. And how is it a fail when they've yet to make a 360 game? More so when most of the people who've complained about HR haven't played it.
I'll take a Kung Fu Chaos 2. The first one was fun. Heavenly Sword was just an average hack & slash. The control scheme and gameplay was truly lacking.
Well, I could write a few pages on why I think Ninja Theory needs to make this sequel happen and where I think they could go with the storyline. Heavenly Sword was the sixth or seventh game I bought when I first got my PS3 and honestly still to this day it has been one of my favorite games ever. I'm not talking just this generation, for me there was really only 3 flaws keeping it from being a perfect title. 1) The game wasn't long enough, I loved the vistas in the game and character designs and the boss battles were actually challenging. 2) The implementation of using motion controls needed a little more fine tuning. 3) Lastly, the ending I was severely disappointed to see Nariko die after her quest to save her people and defeat the wicked Bohan. In the sequel I wished we could see Nariko again because I think she is one of the most beautiful female characters ever created along with the fact she was strong and defiant. But, I would like to see this sequel take place maybe 5 years into the future where Kai has matured and is now the rightful owner of the Heavenly Sword and the combat system could be like the first but tweaked a little bit to make it perfect. Or we could possibly see a prequel where we see Nariko's journey leading up to the first game and how she came to be the protector of her people and the bearer of the Heavenly Sword. Either way it doesn't matter I want Heavenly Sword 2 more than any game. Personally, I'd give up my Ultimate Edition God of War 3 for this sequel. To think that Sony put up 20 million into the sequel before deciding to cancel it because the game didn't have the sales they anticipated. I think that if Heavenly Sword would have came out last year or this year it would have been a completely different story it would have sold very well. PS3 didn't sell well when it came out because of the price and trust me I hated spending over 500 on it but I love it and don't regret the purchase one damn bit!!