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Release Dates

09/12/07 Sony Computer Entertainment
11/15/07 Sony Computer Entertainment
09/14/07 Sony Computer Entertainment

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Owners: 694
Favorite: 22
Tracked: 11
Wishlist: 19
Now Playing: 4

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Heavenly Sword - Summary

Emotionally charged, stunningly beautiful, and delivering unprecedented dramatic character performance, Heavenly Sword™ showcases the power of PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3™) computer entertainment system. A dramatic tale of revenge sees Nariko, a fiery red-haired heroine, embark on a quest for vengeance against an invading King and his army. The story builds around the ancient Heavenly Sword, which once belonged to a powerful deity. It can never be wielded by a mortal without it slowly but inevitably draining their life-force.

When the invading King (played by Andy Serkis) destroys the warrior clan that guards the Heavenly Sword, the clan leader’s daughter, Nariko, takes up the sword in a desperate fight for survival. Nariko must now pay the ultimate price as she embarks on one last mission of vengeance against the King and his army before her life is finally and irreparably overtaken by the omnipotent Heavenly Sword…

Key Features

  • The Heavenly Sword – The Heavenly Sword itself can transform into three distinct weapons, each with its own accompanying fighting stance used by Nariko to vary combat styles.
  • The Combat Engine – The combat engine can scale up from sophisticated one-on-one encounters to one-on-many, where enemies employ intelligent squad-based dynamics, right up to combat against battalions pushing real-time gameplay and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to unprecedented new levels.
  • Physics-Based Combat – The physics-based combat allows players to sweep debris against opponents, kick tables to halt an oncoming surge of fighters, smash the enemy into the scenery, or throw bodies into other enemies using “aftertouch” controls.
  • Wide range of Objects & Weaponry – Heavenly Sword provides a wide range of objects & weaponry including rapid fire crossbows and massively damaging bazookas.
  • Creative in-game Cinematography – Coupled with real-time story evolvement and amazing set-pieces, Heavenly Sword feels like a blockbuster action movie that takes combat gameplay to new heights.
  • PLAYSTATION®3 – Greater processing power on the PS3 enables more immersive visuals and sound effects in Heavenly Sword, heightening the character performance and combat within the stunningly beautiful environments.

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Shipping Total

1,500,000 Units
As of: March 2010

Opinion (258)

Mr_Destiny posted 03/04/2020, 03:38
Here's where the 1.5 million sales number on the homepage came from:
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TrevDaRev posted 17/02/2013, 07:46
Just started playing this game today! Really enjoying it
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fauzman posted 01/01/2013, 08:40
@justthatgamer. In belated response to your comment, yes I mean SSM. I like both the GOW and HS series and I thought they would be the best devs to do a sequel to HS (since the original devs are busy at the moment) and alternate this with the GOW series. My point was I would have preferred this over a prequel which will likely not get as many sales as the main series.

I also think you are a bit confused - you mention HS as being mediocre but then say that SSM could make it and potentially see 3M+ sales.
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DitchPlaya posted 13/10/2012, 02:13
Because it still sold well and Sony happen to have the rights to the engine and IP. A quality sequel can be pumped out in 2 years or less.
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JustThatGamer posted 24/09/2012, 09:11
@fauzman Who do you mean by 'they'? Sony Santa Monica? I'm guessing so otherwise why would you mention God of War: Ascension. Anyway God of War III is the most acclaimed and best selling game in the genre of all time so why would anyone want a sequel the the mediocre Heavenly Sword over a new God of War game? Maybe when SSM finish GoW:A they could make Heavenly Sword 2 a launch game for the PS4 as a teaser for what a next gen God of War game could be like. I reckon if Sony Santa Monica made Heavenly Sword 2 it would sell > 3 million.
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Kresnik posted 15/09/2012, 06:57
Beautiful game. Enjoyable, because they mix it up between Kai & Nariko, and the story has really kept my interest. It's a very simple story, but the characterisation makes it stand out. Really impressed with this game, and saddened to hear that the sequel was cancelled. Maybe one day, far in the future...
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