TGS 06: Heavenly Sword Update

Sony teases us with little new info on its upcoming action title for the PlayStation 3.

TOKYO--Heavenly Sword made an eye-catching debut at the Electronic Entertainment Expo last year when Sony debuted a flashy trailer for the martial-arts-themed action game. At this year's show, Sony followed suit with a promising playable demo that pitted its deadly heroine against an arena of evildoers in need of some murdering. Given the game's progressive showings, we had high expectations for it at TGS this year and were consequently let down by what was on hand. Our rush to the playable kiosk for the title was rewarded with what appeared to be the same E3 demo.

Although this demo had yet to be shown in Japan, especially to consumers, we were obviously hoping to see more on the game. Considering the promise it has shown in the past, we've been anxious to see more of what it has to offer, especially the free-form combat elements outside the confines of the arena in the demo. With Sony planning more PlayStation 3 events in the months leading to launch, we'll keep our fingers crossed in the hopes that we'll see more on the game soon. Look for more on Heavenly Sword as it becomes available.

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44 comments
yohanjr
yohanjr

Is it T for Teen please please please or if not de makers are batty not bad

ZphillyZ
ZphillyZ

A game that I will definitely wait to play.

orobos
orobos

Hmmm i cant wait !!

pedro_maxfat
pedro_maxfat

"This told us absolutely NOTHING"... true

Alpha2
Alpha2

JESUS, gamespot whats with all the filler?? This told us absolutely NOTHING we didn't know since saturday!

Agreb91
Agreb91

There is new info? If so where?

ryanwh
ryanwh

Chernnunos-TOTLY DUDE. Cus, like, when Im playing marble madness its liek I can't get into the game at all. Why couldnt they just make the marble a guy! ITS REALLY IMPORTANT FOR ME TO GET INTO THE GAME. And in DAH, you play as a Alien. They're TAKIN ER JOBBS! I want to play as a 6 foot soldier with a 12 foot sword cus that's what I am in the real world yall. Holler. We're really smart, people like us Chern. We're totally not fools.

Chernnunos
Chernnunos

What is this new, "progressive" idea that forcing people to play a female character is somehow giving some sort of "power" to women, or that pidgeonholing guys into playing women is doing more to improve men's attitudes towards them? Personally, I don't identify with a character who is not my same gender. And sorry, dudes, but you might get off on a digital butt and breasts, but some of us like the real thing and would prefer to play our own gender to "get into a game."

Analog-Nub
Analog-Nub

What was the point of the this preview? No really tell me? Cause their was no point.

ryanwh
ryanwh

TGS just happened, you shouldnt be fluffing updates so soon after, gamespot.

Alcotamaysees
Alcotamaysees

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Alcotamaysees

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mark_unix
mark_unix

sometimes they are working too hard to correctly test a demo, it's probably because the demo ended up having a nasty bug which couldn't be fixed on the spot. this happens to the best.

UMCP
UMCP

When can these people stop complaining about lack of info on games? Just let them do their job to make the greatest game ever... Leave me them alone, and if you don't want it, then don't buy it.

Race
Race

That was hardly worth a report. Otherwise, I can't say I'm really interested in the developers killing time making demos when they could be working on the finished product instead. I'm not exactly crying that a bunch of industry reporters who get to go to shows I'll never see were disappointed because they didn't get a new demo to play. Poor babies. Wait like the rest of us.

rosscero
rosscero

Very nice.This game like God of war...or something like this....

doomed51
doomed51

this is definitely one of the games im lookin forward to as a new series, falls closely behin FF and MGS for me, should be more info tho

SMOKEMNHALO2001
SMOKEMNHALO2001

THIS GAME, AND RESISTANCE OF MAN, IS THE ONLY REASON I'LL BUY A PS3. SO THE LACK OF NEW INFO WAS REALLY DISSAPOINTING.

Jir11
Jir11

I seriously cannot wait for this game. It looks so interesting, I'm dying to find out how the game play is.

fodonico
fodonico

A 1up dude talked to Kyle Shubbel and he said that a fatal bug prevented them to puting a new Demo :(

mrbass208
mrbass208

Is anyone honestly surprised? ...didn't think so.

Dwight389
Dwight389

okay but wheres the little info

LordAndrew
LordAndrew

So it was the same demo. Nice to see Ricardo keeping us up to date on Heavenly Sword.

shadystxxx
shadystxxx

yeah this games looks great a few more good looking games like this and i will have to really think about getting the ps3.first i was definitely getting it but with the delay till march and the steep price it didnt seem a good investment as i have the 360 and the games coming out for that looked more appealing to me, and plus i plan on getting the hd-dvd add-on so the blu-ray was not a selling point for me either, but with several more months until the ps3 launch in the uk im sure some top titles will be out by then, i better start saving them pennies for this machine.

danny_s1
danny_s1

WTF!!!!!!! YOU CALL THIS AN UPDATE??????????

Dante-2006
Dante-2006

This game looks awesome! from what i seen from the demo on here i will get Heavenly Sword myself when i get a PS3 later down the road when i get the money.

blackIceJoe
blackIceJoe

This game looks like it should be a hit. I am hoping it will make it to the US and not stay a UK only game.

Reddsk
Reddsk

Yeh I was hoping for more info in this too.

ppsa
ppsa

On the developer's forum they're saying that they had prepared a new demo for TGS, but it had a bug that made the demo crash at a 30% chance every time it's started so obviously they had to resort to the E3 demo. Personally I was a bit disappointed of the fact, since I really wanted to see new footage of the game. Hopefully they can make an appearance at the October Playstation Meeting (or whatever the thing is called) that Kaz Hirai said would happen in late October.

sootybuttercup2
sootybuttercup2

This game looks pretty cool. I'll get it if I ever get a PS3. I can't afford one now. First