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Heavenly Sword is a must-buy at £3.98

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Brendan Griffiths
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Heavenly Sword is a must-buy at £3.98

Check out a unsung PS3 classic from just £3.98 for a preowned copy including delivery.

If you think Hellblade looks interesting, maybe it's time you checked out Ninja Theory's very similar Heavenly Sword. Heavenly Sword is still an incredibly slick hack n' slash title from the developers of DMC: Devil May Cry and Enslaved. I played through the game again recently and the graphics and performances from Andy Serkis and Anna Torv frequently left my jaw on the floor. Nariko was also rocking a neat counter system way before Rocksteady got their hands on the Batman license too. Go on, you can thank  me later.

Thanks to Kenmarinaris.

Heavenly Sword is an unsung classic on PS3 from £7.35

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Brendan Griffiths
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Deals
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Action Games, Heavenly Sword, Ninja Theory, PS3 games

Heavenly Sword is an unsung classic on PS3 from £7.35

Check out a unsung PS3 classic from just £7.35 for a 'like new' copy. Or you could opt for a new version for £10.31

If you think Hellblade looks interesting, maybe it's time you checked out Ninja Theory's very similar Heavenly Sword. Heavenly Sword is still an incredibly slick hack n' slash title from the developers of DMC: Devil May Cry and Enslaved. I played through the game again recently and the graphics and performances from Andy Serkis and Anna Torv frequently left my jaw on the floor. Nariko was also rocking a neat counter system way before Rocksteady got their hands on the Batman license too. Go on, you can thank  me later.

Hellblade Preview – The Heavenly Sword Connection Examined

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Brendan Griffiths
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Features
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Action Games, Gamescom 2014, Heavenly Sword, Hellblade, Ninja Theory, PS4 games

Hellblade Preview – The Heavenly Sword Connection Examined

Hellblade was announced to be in development this week during Sony’s Gamescom presser. All we had to go on was a brief trailer (see bottom of article) with no signs of gameplay. But the short reveal was enough to get gamers thinking that the new Ninja Theory game was the long-awaited Heavenly Sword sequel. Join us for a deeper look at what we know so far and we’ll examine the connections between the two games.

The game will release digitally, but Ninja Theory has said that Hellblade will be an “independent AAA” title.  The studio’s Product Development Ninja (manager?) Don Matthews posted: “We’re calling Hellblade an ‘Independent AAA’ game, by which we mean that it will be developed and published independently but with all the quality and production values of any AAA game on the market.

Why have we chosen to self-publish this game? Certain types of game are very difficult to make for AAA retail without being watered down or otherwise compromised for a mass audience. This is especially true of sword-based combat games or games of a distinctive style or unusual subject matter. We want to make a smaller, more focused game experience that is uncompromising in its combat, art and story, and deliver this digitally at a lower price.” [PS blog]

Hellblade Preview – The Heavenly Sword Connection Examined

The talk of avoiding ‘watered down’ elements indicates that this could be a very bloody game, which makes sense with a game filled with swords. Heavenly Sword was a 15, despite the game being very light on blood, so we’re expecting a few lopped off limbs for this one.

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Heavenly Sword £10.65 at Base on PS3

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Brendan Griffiths
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Deals
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Action Games, Heavenly Sword, Hellblade, PS3 games

Heavenly Sword £10.65 at Base on PS3

Heavenly Sword | Base | £10.65

With the recent announcement of Hellblade on PS3, maybe it's time you checked out the original game first. While not officially confirmed as a spinoff/sequel to Heavenly Sword yet, all the signs are there in the reveal trailer, although the lead character has changed from Nariko to Kai. Heavenly Sword is still an incredibly slick hack n' slash title from the developers of DMC: Devil May Cry and Enslaved. I played through the game again this week and the graphics and performances from Andy Serkis and Anna Torv frequently left my jaw on the floor. Nariko was also rocking a neat counter system way before Rocksteady got their hands on the Batman license too. Go on, you can thank  me later.

Heavenly Sword Gets A Movie and Trailer

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Brendan Griffiths
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News
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Anna Torv, Blockade Entertainment, films based on games, Heavenly Sword, Heavenly Sword movie, PS3 games

Heavenly Sword Gets A Movie and Trailer

Learning that Heavenly Sword was being turned into a CGI movie was a pleasant surprise, especially seeing as the original game was released way back in 2007. As any fan of the PS3 game could tell you, it's cinematic potential is huge.

New details have been revealed recently, but they're not exactly fan-pleasers. Andy Serkis (of The Lord of the Rings' Gollum fame) put in an excellent vocal and facial motion-capture performance for the game, but has been replaced by Alfred Molina. No disrespect to Molina, but this was a role Serkis owned.

As with any film based on a game, it would seem there's been a bit of unnecessary creativity with the story, namely an introduction of a brother (played by Thomas Jane) for Nariko, which just about derails the story from the start. In the game, a prophecy foretold the birth of a boy to save the world from evil, but Nariko was born instead and largely shunned by her tribe. At least Anna Torv (Fringe) reprises the lead role as Nariko.

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From Major Hacking to Secret Projects - News Roundup 29th March 2010

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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News
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Games news, Hackers, Heavenly Sword, Major Nelson, Ninja Theory, Super Mario Kart, Xbox 360

Major Nelson Majorly Hacked!

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Major Nelson (Larry Hyrb) is the face of Xbox Live, announcing new games and deals with wild enthusiasm. Gold Members tend to view him as a well-meaning, if occasionally embarrassing, uncle. However, someone's clearly gunning for him, as his Xbox Live profile was maliciously hacked earlier today. Nothing too nasty, but suffice to say that Larry's sexuality was called into question a couple of times.

Hacker website lightzz claims responsibility for the attack, and has even stated their intentions to offer their services for a hefty fee (even advertising on the hacked profile itself!). I personally find it disgusting that talented coders feel the need to do this, but I daresay a few people will 'take advantage' of this worrying new industry.

Is no-one safe? [Kotaku]

120 GB Hard Drives and MUs are Dead...

250 hdd

We recently reported that Microsoft plans to add USB hard drive support to the Xbox 360, and Larry Hyrb has taken time out from his busy schedule of being hacked to announce that the hefty 250 Gb hard drive (typically only bundled with the Super Elite package) will now phase out its little 120 Gb brother.

As we keep saying, the move towards bigger hard drives can only be a good thing. Companies and fanboys alike continue to rag on the Xbox for its relatively low disc space compared to Blu-Ray, and capacious hard drives will allow enormous games to be directly downloaded to the console without the need for a bigger physical storage medium (possibly with the use of a fast compression tool...Xbox ZIP?).

Expect the USB firmware update to arrive on April 6th... though capacity will be capped to 16Gb. I guess we can't expect Microsoft to give up its lucrative Hard Drive stranglehold yet. [Gamesindustry.biz]

Heavenly Sword Devs Start Secret Project

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Ninja Theory were responsible for bringing us Heavenly Sword, the 2007 PS3 exclusive that almost lived up to its staggering hype machine. Sure, it was shiny- but it was all over far too quickly. Oh, and the hat-throwing puzzles sucked. However, Ninja Theory are now working on a "top secret" new project. Speaking in a podcast interview with 1UP, co-founder Tameem Antoniades let slip the following glib details:

"It's a full scale, it's a pretty big project.  It's still top secret, but it's gonna be awesome, obviously."

Not much to go on, but we can discern that this project is a full-budget next gen title. Ninja Theory are working on this new venture in parallel with Enslaved, a third person shooter to be published by Namco Bandai. Naturally, we'll bring you the latest as soon as we hear anything. [1UP via Playstation Lifestyle]

Super Mario Kart Hits Virtual Consoles this Week

smk

It's about time. The seminal (and still ridiculously fun) SNES version of Super Mario Kart is considered by retro gamers to be one of the finest multiplayer experiences of all time, and it's finally being released on the UK Wii Virtual Consolesthis Friday. The States has been hogging SMK all to itself for months now, so it's great that we finally get to have a crack at it.

Start your engines for the original, legendary Super Mario Kart, racing onto your Wii on 2nd April 2010, available exclusively on the Wii Shop Channel! For only 800 Wii Points you can relive the excitement of going head-to-head with your friends in split-screen, enjoy the multiplayer favourite – Battle Mode or go solo racing against an all-star line-up of Mushroom Kingdom characters. - Nintendo Press Release

So there. This Friday. 800 Wii Points. There's never been a better opportunity to round up some old mates and relive the glory days!

Heavenly Sword £6.99 @ HMV [PS3 Games]

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Lydia Low
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Action Games, Adventure Games, Heavenly Sword, PS3 games
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Heavenly Sword £6.99 @ HMV [PS3 Games] photo

HMV are currently offering Heavenly Sword for less than half the price that anyone else is asking. The next best price I could find for a retailer with this is stock is £18.96 for the original release version (from Gameseek) and £14.95 for the Platinum (from Shop To). So, if you don't find the purchase of Platinum titles utterly repugnant then you might wanna check out the offer.

The game tells of Nariko, a fierce, flame haired warrior and member of the clan sworn to protect the Heavenly Sword, a blade of the gods which drains the life force of whomsoever wields it. Prophesised before her birth to be the sword's rightful wielder who would bring peace back to the land, Nariko disappointed and disgraced her clan by having the audacity to be born female. However, when she is tasked with taking care of the blade, Nariko is finally able to demonstrate her true worth.

The combat system is kept interesting by the different fighting styles on offer. The Heavenly Sword can be wielded in three different ways: the Speed Stance, the Range Stance and the Power Stance, allowing you to shape your fighting style to suit the situation on hand.

Unfortunately for Heavenly Sword, the game it finds itself most often compared to is God of War.

I say "unfortunately" because, not-bad as it is, Heavenly Sword simply cannot live up to the bench mark set by Kratos and his mythological antics. That's not to say its not a decent enough title; I've had a go myself and rather enjoyed it but perhaps the fact that I have never felt much desire to actually go out and buy it says a lot.

Thanks to SveTom at Hotukdeals!

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