In 2007 Heavenly Sword was considered one of the best games available for the PS3. The action adventure has sold around 1.5 million copies since it’s debut exclusively on Sony’s HD system. Though the studio behind the first game have washed their hands of the franchise, rumors all over the Internet would lead you to believe that a Heavenly Sword sequel is in development. The latest Heavenly Sword 2 rumor comes from a UK gaming Magazine called PlayGamer.
According to PlayGamer:
The second game is expected to be an open world sandbox affair set 10 years after the events of the original game. Missions are said to be replayable within an interactive environment (presumably deformable scenery and pickup and play makeshift weapons?). The titular ‘Heavenly Sword’ will not be with you from the outset of the game, this time around you are required to earn the sword by mastering a number of martial arts.
Our guess is that you will start with the basic hand to hand style arts such as Karate and Jujitsu and move up to sword based skills like Kendo before earning the Heavenly Sword. We’re visualising this as a cross between God of War 3 and Skyrim. Currently no news has been announced regarding a release date, nor has any media been released. Expect to hear more at E3.”
Sony has a lot of games to show off at E3 but if I don’t see Nariko next month I’m going to be one angry gamer.