Rumor: Heavenly Sword Survives With Another Developer
Heavenly Sword was one of the first quality PlayStation 3 exclusives but evidently, 1.5 million sales wasn't enough to warrant a sequel.
Now, though, it seems the IP survives...only with another developer. Unfortunately, according to HipHopGamer, that developer remains unknown, despite the supposed fact that the idea of a trilogy remains intact. Ninja Theory handled the first and have since gone on to deliver Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, a multiplatform effort that went over well with critics, but sort of bombed out on the sales charts. The fall competition and lack of promotion likely hurt its potential, and we know Ninja Theory is currently cranking on the new Devil May Cry. So who has Heavenly Sword? Our vote would go to Sony Santa Monica; the same team that handles the stellar God of War series. Anybody else have good ideas for a competent developer...?
Of course, until we see a more official source, we're not saying this is confirmed. We just love the idea of a new HS title, that's all.
4/10/2011 9:24:13 PM Ben Dutka