• Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Sep 12, 2007
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Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 64 Critic Reviews

User Score
8.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 633 Ratings

Summary: 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 draining their life-force, killing them within hours. 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 drawn to a close... The Heavenly Sword itself can Transform into Three Distinct Stances – Players can switch between on the fly allowing players to create their own fighting styles. 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 AI to unprecedented new levels. Physics-based Combat – Players can 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. [SCEE]
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Rating: T
Official Site: http://www.heavenlysword.com/
Developer: Ninja Theory
Genre(s): Action, Beat-'Em-Up, Beat-'Em-Up, 3D
Number of Players:1 Player
ESRB Descriptors:Blood Language Suggestive Themes Violence
Sound:Dolby Digital 5.1
Resolution:720p Widescreen
Number of Online Players:No Online Multiplayer
Cast Credit
Richard Ridings Roach
Mie Sonozaki Kai (Japanese Voice)
Takayuki Sugo Shen (Japanese Voice)
Gavin Bell Programmer
John Lusty Lead Programmer
Dean Calver Lead Programmer
Michael Benfield Level Designer
Kenji Nomura Roach (Japanese Voice)
Andy Knowles Level Designer
Rhianna Pratchett Script
Lydia Baksh Kai
Tom Colvin Lead Audio Designer
Wil Driver Lead Programmer
Paul Connor Lead Programmer
Peter Feher Programmer
Tom McKeown Programmer
Martin Bunker Programmer
Gavin Costello Programmer
Roger Bennet Programmer
Duncan Frostick Programmer
Osiris Perez Programmer
Saitong Man Lead Combat Designer
Laura Kippax Lead Character Artist
Guy Midgley Lead Animator
Cedric Seaut Character Artist
Seung Jun Lee Character Artist
Steven Berkoff Flying Fox
Andy Serkis King Bothan
Anna Torv Nariko
Race Davies Whiptail
Race Davies Whiptail
Andy Serkis King Bothan
Nitin Sawhney Composer
Hiroshi Iwasaki King Bohan (Japanese Voice)
Yuko Kaida Nariko (Japanese Voice)
Urara Takano Whiptail (Japanese Voice)
Steven Berkoff Flying Fox
Anna Torv Nariko
Ewan Stewart Shen
Youhei Tadano Flying Fox (Japanese Voice)
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