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Ninja Theory Speaks Out On New Title

Many PlayStation 3 owners were probably disappointed to learn that Ninja Theory wouldn't be making a sequel to Heavenly Sword, but they'll likely be interested in their exciting new project...even if it is multiplatform, like most new titles in the works these days.

Chief designer and co-founder of Ninja Theory, Tameen Antoniadas, spoke a bit about what to expect from their new game at the Develop conference this week, and first and foremost, he now says the team has a "much bigger appreciation of gameplay and story." We adored the storyline in HS and the gameplay was solid as well, but more could've been done, and Ninja Theory accepts that. Here's some of Antoniadas' comments on the subject, and they're most encouraging:

"When developing a story, the way we're doing it now with our next project, we're starting much earlier with the writing. We've got a writer on board and we're spending a lot of time on the shop floor, in the studio with the designers, including the level designers, working out the narrative flow, the locations. I think it's absolutely essential. Last time round we didn't really involve our designers in the process so the story became a nuisance to what they were trying to do which was create gameplay. Now we've involved them all together there's a much bigger appreciation of the gameplay and story."

He went on to talk about the importance of the "visual" aspect of games, simply because this venue is "such a visual medium." However, the team is prepared to break through some of the conventions surrounding this topic, and Ninja Theory wants to push the envelope with their latest next-gen effort. As for the game itself, we still have no details on it, but we point you towards a small description that sits on the developer's official website. Perhaps this will satisfy you for now:

"Right now we're working on an exciting new concept that has got everyone we talk to buzzing. We can't say a lot except that it's going to be great to work on and should be even better to play! It'll take all the things we loved about Heavenly Sword and make them bigger and better than ever before."

7/31/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (17 posts)

xXDevilHunterXx
Thursday, July 31, 2008 @ 10:53:56 AM
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Nice!

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Qubex
Thursday, July 31, 2008 @ 10:56:16 AM
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Sounds exciting... watch this space!

Q!

"aLL RoAdS LeAd ToO HoMe"

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Odd Child
Thursday, July 31, 2008 @ 11:11:04 AM
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Loved Heavenly Sword, the graphics were amazing. I'll take anything that looks and plays like Heavenly Sword. :)

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Bugzbunny109
Thursday, July 31, 2008 @ 11:31:49 AM
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There aren't going to make heavenly sword 2??? I didn't know that, when did this happen? I was really hoping Heavenly sword 2 would come out, i enjoyed the first one so much. I hope this new title will be better than heavenly sword.

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Minishmaru
Thursday, July 31, 2008 @ 2:56:01 PM

they said if someone else were to want to make a sequel to Heavenly sword they'd be ok with it or something like that. I'd like to see Jaffe w Eat,sleep,play try it,after all...he is the mastermind behind God of War :-D

I would hope they don't focus too much on visuals cuz I think they could've lengthened Heavenly Sword more but hey maybe it was cuz alot of it was straight forward action and less dragging?

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Scarecrow
Thursday, July 31, 2008 @ 12:02:34 PM
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It'll be tough to be as good or better than Heavenly Sword. Such a great game.

Well let's see, really hoping that is good.

The saddest thing for me is losing Kai
Such a great character should not be forgotten...

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HUSO
Thursday, July 31, 2008 @ 12:47:20 PM
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maybe a sequel to heavenly sword would come out later into the life of the ps3. i guess Heavenly sword didn't sell as well as they previously assumed. but it is still one of the best titles on the Ps3.

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The_Vandelizer
Thursday, July 31, 2008 @ 1:32:06 PM
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as kind of hoping to see Heavenly Sword 2... Ninja Theory dont even have to make the game.. Sony owns the gamn they should tell santa monica to make it... after God Of War 3

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cr67
Thursday, July 31, 2008 @ 2:31:22 PM
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Heavenly Sword rocks!! But if their next venture is something "bigger and better" I'm all for it! Great news!

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Bugzbunny109
Thursday, July 31, 2008 @ 2:40:06 PM
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Oh i just had the greatest idea, they should mix god of war with hevenly sword, since nariko died at the end, why dont they make her one of the gods in god of war or something like that. It would be sick!!!!!!!!

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OhYessss
Thursday, July 31, 2008 @ 2:50:20 PM

Erm, i'm not to0 sure about that one lol

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cr67
Thursday, July 31, 2008 @ 3:35:09 PM
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Thanks for the spoiler Bugz! good job. :)

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Dogswithguns
Thursday, July 31, 2008 @ 4:02:39 PM
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Hope it will last more than just 6 hours of game play....D

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Scarecrow
Friday, August 01, 2008 @ 3:34:35 AM

6 hours better than Devil May Cry 4

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Mista
Thursday, July 31, 2008 @ 5:20:06 PM
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I loved Heavenly Sword and still own it. Like Vandelizer said Sony owns it not Ninja Theory and most likely they have another developer end up doing it eventually. Then again apparently the game didn't make back as much as Sony was hoping for and I've read there are no plans to make a sequel. But I think there will be because wouldn't of Sony had to ask them to do it for them to decline to offer?

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Daedusian
Thursday, July 31, 2008 @ 11:54:37 PM
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Heavenly Sword was one of my top games so far for the PS3. I really hope their next game is as good.

As for HS2, I don't think they really need to make another one. It was such a great game so let's just leave it at that and not possibly ruin it with a crappy sequal, especially with the way it ended.

And I guess Heavenly Sword isn't getting any Trophy Support but it would be awesome if it did...

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motts76
Friday, August 01, 2008 @ 12:25:40 PM
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Bigger.... Better? If you promise it, and hold to it, then this will be worth a wait

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