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11:24 PM on 07.31.2007

The evolution of Heavenly Sword: originally intended for the Xbox 360?

Ninja Theory, the developer behind one of the PS3's biggest showcase titles, was not always known by that name. Several years ago they were actually Just Add Monsters, but with only one Xbox title, Kung Fu Chaos, under their ...

William Haley

9:18 AM on 07.29.2007

Heavenly Sword presents: Pounding on limeys and the best cutscene ever!

Big fat action games are my bread and butter and there's no denying that Heavenly Sword is looking like it'll be the biggest and fattest thus far in this fledgling generation. It contains the only three things I like in life ...

Jim Sterling

1:00 PM on 07.26.2007

PlayStation Network Update: Heavenly Sword demo and RE5, MGS4 trailers

Earlier this week we told you that we thought we'd see Ninja Theory's Heavenly Sword demo hit the North American PlayStation Network very soon. Guess what? It's up now, and available for downloading. The demo weighs in a...

Dale North







50 ways to stab your lover: Heavenly Sword control scheme revealed photo
50 ways to stab your lover: Heavenly Sword control scheme revealed
by Niero Gonzalez

While certainly not news, I thought this would be of interest to those readers who can't wait to get their filthy hands on the Heavenly Sword demo hitting the PlayStation network tomorrow. If anyone thought this game was a simple button masher they've got another thing coming -- the complexity and range of attacks available may be a little intimidating to memorize. Hope you've been playing Brain Age!  

Destructoid has just received a set the world's most blurry photos leaking all of the menus as well as as most of the game's control schematics.  Alternating power and defense stances aside, the most peculiar thing about the button configuration is the ommission of a block button.  There isn't one.  Instead, Ninja Theory was smart enough to make Nariko put up her guard if you're standing still. Can someone send that memo to Kratos?

Other interesting features include physically shaking the Sixaxis controller when performing aerial combos and unlockable power moves called "Superstyles" -- instant death techniques which are rewarded for stylish gameplay (You build up HUD style meter by counterattacking instead of blocking). The naming convention of these attacks is also notable: While I doubt that the Flying Redemption will ever be as catchy as the Shoryuken, I can't wait to unleash some Swirling Cruelty on Andy Serkis.

[Editor's Note: Photo gallery best enjoyed with 3D glasses.]

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11:19 AM on 07.23.2007

Heavenly Sword demo coming to UK PlayStation Network this week

We know for sure that the UK version of the PlayStation Network will update on July 26th with a downloadable demo of the upcoming Ninja Theory title Heavenly Sword, but there hasn't been much in the way of an official wor...

Dale North

5:51 PM on 07.17.2007

Heavenly Sword demo done, coming to PSN ... eventually

So I don't know what you guys were doing last Thursday, but I was playing Heavenly Sword in a dimly lit Sony arcade, tucked beneath Santa Monica's Le Merigot hotel. Jealous much? Would it make you feel any better if I...

Nick Chester

11:43 AM on 07.12.2007

E3 2007: New Heavenly Sword videos; why are all ancient people British?

Aside from the unnecessary use of the British accent by the main characters -- possibly an homage to every movie set in Ancient Greece since the beginning of time -- these brand new Heavenly Sword clips make every part of m...

Earnest Cavalli

3:42 PM on 06.29.2007

Collect your jaws from the floor: new Heavenly Sword screens (update)

Blades are cool. Women are cool. Kratos taught us that blades on chains with fiery streaks coming out are even cooler. But blades on chains plus fiery redheaded women plus screenshots that look like this? Ashes, ashes, we all...

Leigh Alexander