The teased sentence is the same that the one we can read on the spanish version box of Heavenly Sword.
Now that's an exciting prospect. I miss Nariko and Kai. I've always thought HS was more worthy of a sequel than Motorstorm. HS was the first truly "next-gen" game I played and I was a bit pissed that SONY didn't make more!
Well said, loved Heavenly sword, a brilliant game like that deserves a sequel.
Agree, also a heavily underrated game.
Not only an underrated game but a game that certain elements - the press - did everything possible to discount. This is even more interesting as the Heavenly Sword animated film is almost finished. For those that are not aware the film covers events in the original game. The most important concern of any other studio handling the game is that they nail the visual aspects of the original. I doi not mean the graphics but the way the camera functioned, sweeping almost cinematic angles in combat. I still remember Nariko running down that rope and vaulting in a somersault over to the other and as she came to the top leaping off and barreling into her enemies on the ground.m The camera angles were and are unlike any other action game.
Heavenly sword was a good game but it lacked many features that other games in the same genre add in because its the norm. But it would be nice to see this game although i doupt it will come out on PS3, maybe it'll be a PS4 launch title?
Hmmm...could be interesting without Ninja Theory. HS gameplay was bad...
HS2 is an interesting prospect.... was some talk of it being revived.]]If true, it comes down to who the developer is.
Santa Monica hopefully :)
Santa Monica WOULD be the natural choice. I just hope they don't bring all the blood and gore from the GOW franchise over to HS. Nariko was brutal but it was with more "finesse" than gore.
Hope they change the actual battles as it gets a bit monotonous after a while.
God of War 4 or Heavenly Sword 2 i'll gladly take both :) Edit : Just had me thinking, how about Heavenly Sword for PS Vita what do you guys think?
that would be superb news for me!!!
Damn right. I Loved Heavenly Sword. I would like an Enslaved sequel as well :D
I am 99% sure that this announcement in Heavenly Sword PS3/PS4/PSVita related. Well with 2013 so close we can't count out that new platform.
Too bad Nariko died at the end of HS. I would still love a sequel though.
Way to spoil the game for those that still havent played it!
@Sithlord It's five years since the game came out. I think the statute of limitations for spoilers has long passed.
@soundgamer still no reason for you to be a dick. Not everyone has played it and there was NO reason for you to put that spoiler in other to be a dick so congrats, you hit your target. over 50 comments and you are the only one that wants to be a dickhead and ruin the ending for others. you knew what you were doing when you typed it. you could have very well just posted the last sentenced and been done, but nope you wanted to play the dickhead, so congrats again dickhead.
@Kaos The main comment said that he would like to see another game with Nariko in it. Obviously because of the events in the first game, that will not happen. Thus his response. This isn't the first time a person talks about what happens in a game. Especially years after the game has come out. I'm absolutely sure you have talked about games and what happens in the game without saying "OMG SPOILERZZZZZ DONT READZ!" If people reading this thread assume a Heavenly Sword 2 is coming and have not yet played the game, obviously they were not very interested in playing it in the first place. Let's say the game does indeed turn out to be HS 2. Don't you think even a trailer would address what happened in the first game? Yeah. Most games do. So you would have been "spoiled" anyway. While you may not agree with how the topic was replied to, your language is uncalled for, and immature. So congratulations on being a hypocrite.
@Kaos and others upset: I apologize. My comment above was not meant to be a spoiler at all. I suppose I wasn't thinking. In my mind, it just wasn't a spoiler especially after so long. I myself do not like spoilers and I always refrain from talking about them. For instance, I just saw The Avengers a few days ago and several people have asked me online about the story. Out of respect for those who do not want any spoilers, I refrained from saying anything at all. It wasn't meant to be a spoiler and I'm sorry it ruined your chances of playing the game. Truth.
If another Heavenly Sword game comes out, I would rather it's not with the same characters. The first game kind of closed that story. But I did love that game so I would love to see what new direction they took the IP!
@TMG so should I just post the ending of every game I've played as well as the many movies I've seen over the years because everyone else should have seen/played them when I did? I've held on to HS for 4 yrs now unplayed and unopen in hopes that trophy support would come someday. How am a hypocrite in doing so? I'm a gamer, I would NEVER discuss something as big as the end of a game unless it's a spoiler thread. He could have inserted those very words before typing what he typed, giving the reader enough time to stop reading his comment, but he didn't. As I said, he knew EXACTLY what he was doin and there is no excusing such rude manners, which is why I responded in similar fashion. I'm a grown man, who are you to tell me how to speak to another? I'll talk down to anyone I deem fit for such abuse as to get my point across clear as day. Got it?
OMG Could it be....
on the back of the american boxart it says "beyond revenge lies redemtion." So, I hope this is true.
Look at this photo montage, Cover background and teasers Background almost the same. http://playfront.de/sony...
This could well be the case... Heavenly Sword 2 given the Santa Monica treat...imagine CGI quality graphics of GOW3 and better gameplay. I Hope Anna Torv will be in there again, she is great! IMDB says there is a new CGI animation movie of Heavenly Sword in the works...the release could coincide with this game.
Nice find, its the same cover background could very possible that it is Heavenly sword 2. We will find out in few days.
Yeah I would prefer a HS2 rather than a GOW4.
With the arrogance of NT I would love for this to sell better than DmC.
yep, and regardless of what people say, im sure that what they have learned with making DMC they could really use that for heavenly sword 2 and make it so much more amazing
I doubt NT would be the ones to make HS2, I remember reading that Sony Santa Monica Studios were working on 3 (or was it 4) different projects. The possibility that Santa Monica is doing HS2 is just too damn high. Ninja Theory are competent enough as developers but they, from what I've seen when talking about their games, are in the belief that nothing is ever their fault. First it was because they weren't multiplatform (HS) then it was new IP (Enslaved).
There's a 19th month now?.
You know the difference between the way dates are written out in USA are different than in Europe, right? Well seen that comment I guess not...
You know what a joke is, right?. Well seeing that comment and those disagrees, i guess not...
In a nutshell
If thats a joke, its a sad one. But haha I guess... If you make a joke, make a good one. I can't see anyone laughing at this really. Oh haha so funny, someone says 19th month, but there are just 12! Uhm. No.
@GoldenAge: Lol. +Bubbles for making me laugh on a Monday morning.
@ GoldenAge above. Oh come on, do you really think that? The joke was insanely obvious. It's really not my fault if you people cant see it. @ Nutsack There's no need to act like a prick over it. Just forget it and move on with your life, ffs.
That joke wasn't in any way "insanely obvious", it lacked the key thing that is found in any joke. Humor. It's ridiculously bland especially without context. If it were a joke what is the relevance that you would "question" if there's a 19 month now? There's no context to your joke to make it a joke. Puns aren't funny but they're an example of obvious jokes because the context of a pun is clear. It's a play on words. Faking ignorance on the internet no less without a way for any of us on the internet to hear your tone of voice takes out whatever context your joke ever had and just makes it look ignorant. Long story short, I'm neither going to say it was a joke nor will I say it wasn't, I'm just saying if it were one it wasn't "insanely obvious".
The arrow headshot is one of my favourite sounds in videogames. Yes, even better than Mariokart theme and the cerebral bore.
Nothing sounds better than the cerebral bore!!
Dude, Cerebral bore on a player that is the monkey is priceless, wash your mouth out....err I mean fingers off with soap young man XD.
Santa monica should handle this IP... in my opinion.
I just can't see it being GoWIV. that franchise is finished. Kratos story is done. Sony Santa Monica would be pushing it if they continued his story, with a new protagonist or otherwise. I was hoping for a new ip RPG but I'll gladly take Heavenly Sword II over God of War IV
umm, they could make the Asian God of War, the Egyptian God of War, the Scandanavian God of War. There are so many Gods of War in the world of mythology it could easily be done with a fresh new take.
I loved the first HS and I rate it write up there with GOW my top 6 list for this genre would be: 1.GOW(the entire series) 2.Heavenly Sword 3.Dark siders 4.Ninja Gaden 2 5.Rachet and Clank 6.Golden Axe(the Original)
No Devil May Cry. That's the series that made hack and slash games great.
I prefer Onimusha
It's obviously not HS2 considering Nariko's vengeance & redemption was resolved in the first game (plus Ninja Theory is busy working on DMC & they're not big enough for 2 projects). It's definitely God of War 4.
Ninja Theory isn't the owner of the Heavenly Sword IP, Sony is. This means Sony can give it to other devs, 1st party devs most likely, to create HS2. Personally, with the rant-ish behavior of Ninja Theory, with all the bad-mouthing and arrogance, I would rather have Sony Santa Monica do this. If it isn't possible, give it to GG, or any other 1st Party Sony dev that would make this game humbly.
Heavenly Sword had great gameplay potential, but imo it didn't fulfill that. Only on Hard the game got interesting, meaning you would really have to switch between stances for good defence or to break through shields. Also, the special arial combo's were beautifull, but you didn't really need them, you could finish the game using just 2 or 3 basic combo's. I believe Nariko was capable of at least 25, why not force players to use them, to learn at least half of the abilities, for a reason. For me that was the fun part. I actually wouldn't mind Santa Monica working on HS2 instead of GOW4, just as long it's for PS3.
The real problem with the original HS was it's length, which was a shame since I did enjoy the character aesthetics.
I don't know. GOW trilogy was all about revenge. Now that kratos has got it and we know someone dragged his body away at the end the only thing left for kratos would be redemption especially if it was his brother who dragged him away giving their history
I always assumed that he crawled away himself. We never actually saw him die and knowing Kratos's tenacious nature it wouldn't be surprising if he managed to drag himself away somewhere. Don't forget Kratos is Zeus's son AND a demi god. Him surviving being stabbed in the chest is not so unbelievable. However redemption might just be a good theme for GOW4. After sent the world into chaos the people need his help to fix it. The next game could be Kratos repairing the damage he caused.
Nah why would someone who drove a sword through his torso because he wanted to die crawl away? and in GOW3 there was a few references about his brother. Gaia tells zeus that he should have chosen the other one and through out the franchise Kratos's brother has always been spoken of like that. Even Kratos talked about his brother by say "should I finally try to save him, he who I could not help before" Also the story is long ago an oracle foretold the destruction of the Olympians at the hands of a marked warrior. Kratos brother was born with a strange birthmark and ares and the gods thought kratos brother was this marked warrior so they took him and held him in torment in the domain of death to stop the prophecy coming true. Except Kratos was that marked warrior and not his brother. So considering that at the end of GOW 3 Kratos destroyed Olympus I'd put all my money on his brother dragging him away. Plus at the end of Ghost of sparta You hear kratos brother say don't leave me again kratos.
I would love to see Heavenly Sword 2.
How times have changed. I'd welcome a sequel with open arms though. It wasn't a great game, but there is mass potential there to make a brilliant follow-up.
Hope it is Heavenly Sword 2! I have been waiting for a sequel for a long time!
I wonder if it would be a PS3 exclusive?
Sony owns the rights to the Heavenly Sword IP bro
I hope so. And if true even more exiting could be the possibility to re-release heavenly sword with trophies and bug fixes. That would be awesome.
That would be insane if it was. TIME TO BREAK OUT HEAVENLY SWORD IN CELEBRATION!
Its GOW. If you look closely at the picture, it shows a sea floor with Krato's blade on the bottom left corner. I.E after GOW3, his blades lie in the ocean.
I hope if it is hs2, the first game is included on disc. I would love to pick it up, but st 40 bucks still...it's a bit too expensive for a game 5 years old.
The only thing that was good about Heavenly Sword was the animation. The rest was mediocre at best, especially the story. Screw those Kai sections, seriously O_O.
I've said this on the facebook page the pictures on...Plus if you look on IMD the lead actress is said to be working on Heavenly sword 2...The colours also match that of 1 and use the same wording..
perhaps it is Heavenly Sword for the VITA, PSV game, wouldnt surprise and would be awesome.
Sony has registered internet domain GOD OF WAR : Ashes
That makes me think it's a Vita game, because no PS3 version has ever had a subtitle.