Emotionally charged, stunningly
beautiful and delivering unprecedented dramatic character
performance, Heavenly Sword showcases the power of
PLAYSTATION 3. 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…
Andy Serkis, the world’s leading CG actor, famous for his roles as
Gollum in “The Lord of the Rings” and Kong in “King Kong”,
was heavily involved in the creative process. As well as starring in
Heavenly Sword as the villain, King Botan, Andy was a major
contributor to the character development, writing, casting,
directing and performance capture for the PLAYSTATION 3 game.
- The Heavenly Sword itself can
Transform into Three Distinct Stances – Players can switch
between on the fly allowing players to create their own fighting
- 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.
- Wide Range of Objects and Weaponry
– Including multi-skewering spears and devastatingly explosive
- Creative in-game Cinematography
– Coupled with real-time story evolvement and amazing
set-pieces makes the action feel like a blockbuster action movie
and takes combat gameplay to new heights.