Heavenly Sword - PS3

Got packs, screens, info?
Viewed: 3D Third-person, floating camera Genre:
Beat 'Em Up: Hack and Slash
Media: DVD Arcade origin:No
Developer: Ninja Theory Soft. Co.: Ninja Theory
Publishers: Sony (GB)
Released: 28 Sept 2012 (GB)
1 Aug 2008 (GB)
14 Sept 2007 (GB)
Unknown (GB)
Ratings: BBFC 15
Features: SIXAXIS Motion Sensitive
Accessories: Hard Disk Drive


Get Adobe Flash player


A sexy redhead, a big sword that developer Ninja Theory describes as 'Heavenly', father issues... has anyone seen Sigmund Freud?

For the uninitiated (and if you've come through Sony's barrage of hype and remained unintiated - congratulations) you play Nariko, the aforementioned sexy redhead. Nariko is in the unfortunate position of having inherited her dad's job as leader of her clan. Sounds quite cushty, we know. But it's not. We all like sexy redheads, but playing one who just sits around in the lap of luxury all day wouldn't be much of a lark, would it? The problem is that Nariko's tribe is on the run from King Bohan, a nasty sort who's out to conquer Nariko's land and capture the super-powerful Heavenly Sword for himself.

As you've probably guessed, its your job to guide Nariko in her quest to save her father, protect the Heavenly Sword and cheat her destiny – hacking, slashing and groinmashing her way through hordes of enemy soldiers and bosses along the way. Players will alternate between the traditional beat-'em-up gameplay offered by Nariko and the stealthier, creepier Kai, who uses her crossbow and a motion-sensitive aftertouch mechanic to do wrong to her enemies.

The game takes players through lavishly rendered backdrops that boast some of the most stunning next-gen graphics seen. Ninja Theory has gone to great pains to make the story itself immersive and involving, recruiting the likes of Andy Serkis (Gollum in Lord of the Rings) and Stephen Berkoff to see to the motion capture and acting.

If you want something to sit alongside MotorStorm as a title to show off your buxom PS3, this is probably for you.