Heavenly Sword Creator Ninja Theory Working on Disney Infinity 2.0

Smooth combat moves.

Developer Ninja Theory is assisting with the development of the combat in Disney Infinity 2.0. Announced at the Giant Bomb PAX panel, and later confirmed on Twitter, Disney Infinity executive producer John Vignocchi said that the developer is the latest team to join the platform.

Talking about Ninja Theory on Twitter, Vignocchi said, "They have been working with us since February and are like family to our team at Avalanche and Disney." And at the panel he said that Ninja Theory has primarily focused on battle systems for villains like Loki, Green Goblin, and Ronan.

Ninja Theory has worked on other franchises before (like their work with Nintendo on the reboot of DmC: Devil May Cry), but they're perhaps better known as the creators of Heavenly Sword and Enslaved. At Gamescom earlier this year, Ninja Theory also revealed that they're working on a new original game titled Hellblade.

Disney Infinity likely has some more news coming in the near future as well, having recently teased the addition of Star Wars characters to the game.

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Discussion

23 comments
jenovaschilld
jenovaschilld

Ah they should not have tagged Enslaved Odyssey to the west on this news burp, got my heart rate up for nothing. 

Dav_id83
Dav_id83

I think Ninja Theory are the most ignorant dev out there they simply just wont do a Heavenly Sword 2 when it would make them money much more than the remake of DMC

koospetoors
koospetoors

Well thats quite generous of Nintendo, helped them reboot Devil May Cry and didn't even bother having it released on their own console


Be sure to fix that mistake when you can Justin :P

rasterror
rasterror

Too bad Enslaved didn't sell well enough to warrant a sequel. It was a great story with solid gameplay and great narrative.

Bellum_Sacrum
Bellum_Sacrum

"like their work with Nintendo on the reboot of DmC"

So, any of you trash on Gamespot know about video games? Just saiyan'.

m-kswiss
m-kswiss

Wish they were making the Heavenly Sword sequel instead:-/

Darkhol0w
Darkhol0w

This is such a waste of this talented studio..working on a Disney game really? Come on!

gamingnerd121
gamingnerd121

Well, at least you know they have incredibly simple combat systems now.

bsnimunf
bsnimunf

The pic on the front page isnt Heavenly Sword its Enslaved odyssey to the west.

zzz802
zzz802

Ninja Theory has worked on other franchises before (like their work with Nintendo on the reboot of DmC: Devil May Cry).

Bit of a typo there, it should be Capcom, right?

shepowy
shepowy

Since no one else has pointed it out yet: "their work with Nintendo on the reboot of DmC: Devil May Cry". I think you might have meant Capcom Justin ;) To my knowledge DmC didn't even come out on Nintendo consoles.

catsimboy
catsimboy

Damn, Disney should've got Platinum instead.

Deadlysyns87
Deadlysyns87

@catsimboy Platinum is busy making a DMC with Dragons for MS Ninja Theory is only making the small independent game that doesn't take all their manpower.

rasterror
rasterror

I'm sorry that you confuse "real gamers" with simple minded people that just click buttons just for the sake of getting to an objective and not being immersed in it and enjoying the atmosphere.

Bellum_Sacrum
Bellum_Sacrum

@rasterror The fact you're automatically assuming  that just clicking buttons and getting to objectives is part of a good videogame is a testament to your lack of understanding of what video games are.


Simple-minded, passive sheep that want to see pretty pictures and have stories fed to their gaping, salivating mouths should go back to watching their Hollywood movies.

LightRukia
LightRukia

@rasterror I played the demo for Enslaved but saw a bit more the game online. I really think based on what I saw it just needed to be a bit longer and have some slight gameplay improvements such as making the combat just a tad bit more smooth, a bit less cutscenes, and improved platforming imo. It was a solid game though.

rasterror
rasterror

Aren't you just an arrogant asshole that thinks they no better than others. You assuming that you know better constitutes your lack of understanding. I prefer a deep story with good voice acting and good gameplay that fits the game's atmosphere. I'll take a game like Bioshock and Mass Effect over a Call of Duty and Kill Zone that lack depth and lack creativity and depth.