NewsSpots: Heavenly Sword, Neves, Universe at War

Sony's anticipated actioner gets demoed this week, Yuke's goes beyond the mat, and Sega's RTS enters closed beta.

Heavenly Sword teases PSN
Kyle Shubel from Sony's Santa Monica Studios has announced by way of PlayStation.blog that a playable demo for the highly anticipated PlayStation 3 action game Heavenly Sword will be available sometime this week via the PlayStation Store. In the demo, players step into the skin of blade-wielding vixen Nariko shortly after she regains consciousness from a traumatic encounter with King Bohan and his army. Shubel also reiterated that Heavenly Sword is on track to meet its expected September release date.

Yuke's wrestles with DS puzzle game
While Yuke's is a name generally synonymous with THQ's WWE wrestling games, the company's US subsidiary today announced Neves, a DS game with a much more cerebral emphasis. In the game, players must arrange seven blocks to completely fill more than 500 different silhouettes. Yuke's will release Neves in the US this November, with cooperation from Atlus USA.

Universe at War seeks skirmishers
Sega has announced that it is taking applications for the closed beta test of Universe at War: Earth Assault on the PC. Interested participants can sign up to help test the platform-spanning real-time strategy game through the company's Web site until August 15. The first 8,000 people to sign up will be officially qualified to participate in the test, which runs from August 17 to September 16. Universe at War: Earth Assault is currently slated to be released on the PC this October, with an Xbox 360 version following during the first quarter of 2008.

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Penguin_dragon
Penguin_dragon

Dam, i got an email for the universe at war beta, but i lost it. I didnt even get to download it *cries uncontrolably*

-SlipSkull-
-SlipSkull-

I'll be buying Heavenly Sword once Sony lowers the price of the 80GB model, which might be in Christmas.

the_new_neo
the_new_neo

doesnt look like something i'd enjoy.

Ardiendo_1
Ardiendo_1

I thought the HS demo was boring.

lamprey263
lamprey263

Ooo, I can't wait to try the demo. Good news.

TTDog
TTDog

"DanC1989: It's odd that you can't jump!" Very next gen, run around, variety of attacks... but can't jump... superb.

majere613
majere613

Demo is very interesting and kudos to the developer for giving it to the UK at the same time as everyone else for once! I'm a bit concerned about the frame rate though, especially during the heroine's leap into the courtyard at the end of the demo. Here's hoping the engine is still being fine-tuned.

nightwing930
nightwing930

hopefully heavenly swrod will meet my expectations and universe at war sounds pretty good

DanC1989
DanC1989

It's odd that you can't jump! And it's too short :cry:

ocdog45
ocdog45

demo of heavenly sword..... way to step up SONY

BlueyesCyclone
BlueyesCyclone

I've just downloaded and played the Heavenly Sword Demo from the Europe Playstation store which has now got MediEvil PS1 full download , Spyro 2: Gateway to Glimmer and Crash Bandicoot 2 all full down downloads. And after playing the Heavenly Sword Demo Graphics on a HD TV 10/10 Sound 10/10 Gameplay from what ur able to play 10/10. This game kicks GOW's ass big time. Go Sony its like one the best Demos on the Playstation Store.

Pablo620
Pablo620

Downloading now, cant wait to play heavenly sword

puablo
puablo

TOTALLY DOWNLOADING NOW.

SageAnomie
SageAnomie

Im downloading HS already. I guess they posted it early in the store.

lovea218
lovea218

I will be downloading that tonight!! Man!

OtterX
OtterX

It's up! HS demo!!! I'm downloading it right now... I just called in to work to say I would be 15-20 minutes late, lol.

DazKurupt
DazKurupt

I heard HS demo be up at 12:00 noon :)

urio1
urio1

i'm looking to Heavenly Sword

Rebelyell7
Rebelyell7

i'm looking foward to that HS demo

AceDonald
AceDonald

Lets hope this helps the PS3 and not make things worse.

Emale
Emale

Man I hope this demo shows us something good, the last thing we need is another Jade Empire.

PS3Compass
PS3Compass

I can't wait to play the Heavenly Sword demo!

GreenC4T
GreenC4T

Wow! Can't wait to download the demo to Heavenly sword! Hopefully it is available this week!

comthitnuong
comthitnuong

I want to play the demo for Heavenly Sword...

Mcortijo01
Mcortijo01

Cool, I've been waiting to get my hands on the Heavenly Sword demo. Should be great.

xAngelxDustx
xAngelxDustx

Heavenly Sword is BALLIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Chirico_Cuvie
Chirico_Cuvie

It sounds like the same thing we saw at E3 and earlier. Nothing new but at least we can play it.

soldier1993
soldier1993

Heavenly Sword coming!!! YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS good to know

jackal520
jackal520

sounds great looks like my wallets suffering will go on through from august starting with bioshock and ending with unreal tournament 3 in december but cant wait for this game got 360 and ps3 enjoy em both for their strengths and their weaknesses :D

Brambler
Brambler

Hell yeah, Heavenly Sword! Cant wait to try it out!

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pats_1

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dmish82
dmish82

Can't wait for Heavenly Sword!!!

Reetesh
Reetesh

I am downloading the Demo Right away!

sal33
sal33

heavenly sword demo is gonna be sick!!

ElTri
ElTri

cant wait till this november.

LosDaddie
LosDaddie

Should be a good demo. I can finally use my PS3 for something other than a blu-ray player:)

Wakasenshi
Wakasenshi

Heavenly Sword Demo Sweet. can not wait to try out and make my mind up if i'm going to buy this fine looking game.

NandoSupes
NandoSupes

looking forward to the Heavenly Sword demo ,man I can't wait,the game looks awesome ,I"ll probably end up picking it up in August.

rahstar
rahstar

yes yes yes yes heavenly sword yes yes yes

sanjt
sanjt

In God of War, can you switch between three stances, have different counter attacks and have big special moves that take out all enemies around you?. Nope. Therefore, not Goddess of war. Heres an interesting thought....what if Nariko and Kratos had a kid...:P

yaminoshadow
yaminoshadow

I say its abt we get more good games for the ps3. I've been leaving it to dust for waay to long now

indigovenom
indigovenom

its not like GoW, where in GoW do you get to use a different fighting styles, fight thousands of enemies. Please, someone tell me whats the same about these two games beside them being hack n' slash, the chain sword thing (which is not original to GoW, and is only one of Noriko's styles), and them being sony exclusives. GoW is a great game but don't be so closed minded because you saw a clip of this chick using her sword in a similar style a Kratos, that is only one of her styles. Anyway, what makes GoW so different from any other hack n' slash? HS looks great, and i'm getting it, and i will hope that at the least it is as good a GoW, and it will be a welcomed addition to the genre.

DarkChyld
DarkChyld

people kill me when they call this game a female version of god of war. first off who cares. God Of War is awesome so that's moreso a compliment than anything. i noticed that most of them are xbox fanboys lol so i guess i'm not too surprised. i bet they'd be pissed if people refered to Halo 3 as Halo 2 with a new bubble shield. lol. anyway carry on your quest to frolic off into fanboydom.

the-very-best
the-very-best

Heavenly Sword looks awesome. More excited about Uncharted and Haze, but Heavenly Sword will definitely be a title I pick up when I get a PS3.

RabbiRambo
RabbiRambo

Sooo nice. Looking forward to it. I don`t care that maybe it`s like GoW. Most important it`s gonna be a top notch beatemup.