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SolidSnakex
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(02-19-2008, 02:40 PM)
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Looks like there are some teasers for their next game.

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.

http://www.ninjatheory.com/about.php
http://www.ninjatheory.com/contacts.php

The art really doesn't look like similar to HS. So is it a sequel or something entirely different?
Crusade
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(02-19-2008, 02:42 PM)
Who says a new Heavenly Sword has to be set in the same period?
abacab driver
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(02-19-2008, 02:42 PM)
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Kyoufu
(02-19-2008, 02:43 PM)
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Originally Posted by abacab driver

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tanod
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(02-19-2008, 02:43 PM)

Originally Posted by Crusade

Who says a new Heavenly Sword has to be set in the same period?

That was my thought. :D
fanboi
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(02-19-2008, 02:44 PM)
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Originally Posted by abacab driver

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gcubed
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(02-19-2008, 02:45 PM)
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Originally Posted by Crusade

Who says a new Heavenly Sword has to be set in the same period?

i hope it is, HS to me was like Motorstorm

i enjoyed both games, but the potential far outweighed what was delivered. A 2nd HS (like a second Motorstorm) will be welcomed with open arms by me
Tieno
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(02-19-2008, 02:45 PM)
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Originally Posted by SolidSnakex

Looks like there are some teasers for their next game.



http://www.ninjatheory.com/about.php
http://www.ninjatheory.com/contacts.php

The art really doesn't look like similar to HS. So is it a sequel or something entirely different?

"new concept"...so yeah, my guess is it'll be different.

The ending to Heavenly Sword gave great closure and in a way it might get cheapened by a sequel.

edit: Maybe it still has the heavenly sword in it? But not a continuation of the Nariko story.
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(02-19-2008, 02:45 PM)
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In before "Hopefully it's better than HS."
DMPrince
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(02-19-2008, 02:47 PM)
Interesting. What system? ;o
SolidSnakex
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(02-19-2008, 02:48 PM)
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Originally Posted by Tieno

"new concept"...so yeah, my guess is it'll be different.

The ending to Heavenly Sword gave great closure and in a way it might get cheapened by a sequel.

It brought closure to Nariko's story, but the HS still exists. I think a Kai based game could be cool. She's much more agile than Nariko so they could add in a jumping mechanic for those that complained about that. She'd be more grown up also so she'd be able to handle better weapons than twing twang.
A Human Becoming
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(02-19-2008, 02:49 PM)
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Originally Posted by DMPrince

Interesting. What system? ;o

My guess would be Wii with PS2 and PSP ports.
Ceb
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(02-19-2008, 02:51 PM)
I really liked HS and would buy a sequel. The story had nice closure though, so I wouldn't mind if they left it like that and went on to make something new.

There are too many unnecessary sequels these days. I'm still disappointed about the announcement of FFIV: The After.
Visualante
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(02-19-2008, 02:52 PM)
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Originally Posted by abacab driver

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It's called sort of want. Heavenly Sword shelved until God of War runs its course.
SolidSnakex
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(02-19-2008, 02:52 PM)
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From one of the mods on their forums (referring to GDC obviosuly).

Originally Posted by Peonic

Starts for real on Wednesday....

:)

Tieno
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(02-19-2008, 02:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by SolidSnakex

From one of the mods on their forums (referring to GDC obviosuly).

:)
Opus Angelorum
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(02-19-2008, 02:54 PM)
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I'm guessing a PSN game?

I don't expect a HS sequel any time soon (if at all).
Oneself
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(02-19-2008, 02:54 PM)
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It might be an Heavenly Sword sequel. The story can take place anytime after the original... and they talk about how they took HS "and made it bigger and better"...
DMPrince
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(02-19-2008, 02:54 PM)

Originally Posted by ICallItFutile

My guess would be Wii with PS2 and PSP ports.


Don't lie to me. I hope that's the truth ;(
FirewalkR
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(02-19-2008, 02:55 PM)
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http://www.ninjatheory.com/album/images/a.jpg
http://www.ninjatheory.com/album/images/b.jpg
http://www.ninjatheory.com/album/images/c.jpg
http://www.ninjatheory.com/album/images/d.jpg
http://www.ninjatheory.com/album/images/e.jpg
http://www.ninjatheory.com/album/images/f.jpg
http://www.ninjatheory.com/album/images/g.jpg
http://www.ninjatheory.com/album/images/h.jpg

I was gonna rehost these and include them as images in the post but seems they're too big for tinypic and i'm not sure where else to do it. Please point me to another hosting service or feel free to rehost. :)
Die Squirrel Die
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(02-19-2008, 02:57 PM)

Originally Posted by gcubed

i hope it is, HS to me was like Motorstorm

i enjoyed both games, but the potential far outweighed what was delivered. A 2nd HS (like a second Motorstorm) will be welcomed with open arms by me

Agreed.

Although on the other hand making a HS2 might ties their hands more than if this was more of a spiritual sucessor. I guess it hinges on what they mean by taking HS and making it bigger and better.
neorej
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(02-19-2008, 02:59 PM)
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Originally Posted by SolidSnakex

It brought closure to Nariko's story, but the HS still exists. I think a Kai based game could be cool. She's much more agile than Nariko so they could add in a jumping mechanic for those that complained about that. She'd be more grown up also so she'd be able to handle better weapons than twing twang.

I think Nariko will make a comeback. Kai will find the HS, use it to resurrect Nariko, Nariko will go forth and kick ass once more, etc etc
tanod
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(02-19-2008, 03:00 PM)

Originally Posted by SolidSnakex

From one of the mods on their forums (referring to GDC obviosuly).

AFW :)
Cheeto
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(02-19-2008, 03:01 PM)
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Originally Posted by fanboi

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Dibbz
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(02-19-2008, 03:02 PM)
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A new HS would be awesome. Just tweak the engine so it ran at 60fps, and has no shimmering shadows and we're set. HS engine already supports a lot of awesome features some of which they didn't even use e.g. real time day night cycles.

Concept art looks cool, hopefully they will have great vistas in this game too.
8bit
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(02-19-2008, 03:02 PM)
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Are they tied to Sony, or is their relationship a first refusal one?
antiloop
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(02-19-2008, 03:02 PM)

Originally Posted by FirewalkR

http://www.ninjatheory.com/album/images/a.jpg
http://www.ninjatheory.com/album/images/b.jpg
http://www.ninjatheory.com/album/images/c.jpg
http://www.ninjatheory.com/album/images/d.jpg
http://www.ninjatheory.com/album/images/e.jpg
http://www.ninjatheory.com/album/images/f.jpg
http://www.ninjatheory.com/album/images/g.jpg
http://www.ninjatheory.com/album/images/h.jpg

I was gonna rehost these and include them as images in the post but seems they're too big for tinypic and i'm not sure where else to do it. Please point me to another hosting service or feel free to rehost. :)

Thanks, so awesome. I hope the game will be also.
SolidSnakex
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(02-19-2008, 03:03 PM)
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Originally Posted by neorej

I think Nariko will make a comeback. Kai will find the HS, use it to resurrect Nariko, Nariko will go forth and kick ass once more, etc etc

I'd prefer they keep Nariko dead. They did a nice job of wrapping up her story and it'd just be a cop out to bring her back now. Just turn Kai into some badass, although keep her wacky personality.
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(02-19-2008, 03:03 PM)
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Madman
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(02-19-2008, 03:04 PM)
The art looks excellent. It would be great if we saw what it is as early as wedsnesday.
nelsonroyale
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(02-19-2008, 03:04 PM)
since they have such an expensive game engine up and running, Im guessing ps3 at least....either way I want a new game from NT, HS had alot of potential, and def enjoyed it
Die Squirrel Die
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(02-19-2008, 03:04 PM)

Originally Posted by 8bit

Are they tied to Sony, or is their relationship a first refusal one?

I thought it was an 'X number of games' type of deal, although I could be thinking of a different 2nd party there.
~Devil Trigger~
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(02-19-2008, 03:05 PM)
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Im a fan of these guys,

They have great concepts, and Art. I hope their technology can catch up

lookin foward to this
SolidSnakex
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(02-19-2008, 03:05 PM)
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Originally Posted by 8bit

Are they tied to Sony, or is their relationship a first refusal one?

They aren't tied to them, but Phil does like them quite a bit. They're also in the same building as Sony Cambridge.
glaurung
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(02-19-2008, 03:07 PM)
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Post-apocalyptic stuff...

Looks a bit like Mad Max to me.

Will keep a close eye on this one indeed.
Opus Angelorum
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(02-19-2008, 03:07 PM)
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Originally Posted by 8bit

Are they tied to Sony, or is their relationship a first refusal one?

Nope.

Didn't they develop Kung Fu Chaos for the Xbox?
Crusade
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(02-19-2008, 03:10 PM)
Sony basically rebuilt them from near-bankruptcy so I doubt they're bailing on eachother
nelsonroyale
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(02-19-2008, 03:10 PM)

Originally Posted by Opus Angelorum

Nope.

Didn't they develop Kung Fu Chaos for the Xbox?

yep.

Either way, I kind of doubt this will be on anything other than ps3. Although, HS wasnt a huge seller. Probably did alright though.

They say this is going to be bigger than HS...that has me very excited...sounds like expanded gameplay, which is what the next step needed to be.

If they a teaser of this at GDC, then that will be enough for moi
Madman
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(02-19-2008, 03:12 PM)

Originally Posted by Opus Angelorum

Nope.

Didn't they develop Kung Fu Chaos for the Xbox?

Didn't they have people from Sony Cambridge help with their game though? They aren't a first party studio, but there is definitely a close working relationship.

Yeah.
TTP
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(02-19-2008, 03:13 PM)
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*looks at all those cables*

Hope they have some pretty good AA going on.
nelsonroyale
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(02-19-2008, 03:13 PM)

Originally Posted by Madman

Didn't they have people from Sony Cambridge help with their game though? They aren't a first party studio, but there is definitely a close working relationship.

Yeah.

eh, I think alot of the original members came from sony or some such...

either way, they are not owned by sony, although I think the relationship might be a little like with factor 5
neorej
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(02-19-2008, 03:13 PM)
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Originally Posted by Opus Angelorum

Nope.

Didn't they develop Kung Fu Chaos for the Xbox?

Heavenly Sword was originally for Xbox as well. But I think Sony has established a relationship with them like they have with Naughty God and Insomniac.
K.Jack
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(02-19-2008, 03:14 PM)
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That art is some kinda freaky Matrix-Armored Core hybrid of awesomeness.
Busty
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(02-19-2008, 03:15 PM)
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Originally Posted by nelsonroyale

Either way, I kind of doubt this will be on anything other than ps3.

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Originally Posted by nelsonroyale

They say this is going to be bigger than HS...that has me very excited...sounds like expanded gameplay, which is what the next step needed to be.

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Originally Posted by nelsonroyale

If they a teaser of this at GDC, then that will be enough for moi

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~Devil Trigger~
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(02-19-2008, 03:15 PM)
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it would be awsome if that was a spiritual successor to HS:lol
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(02-19-2008, 03:17 PM)
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Originally Posted by WhatRuOn

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davygee
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(02-19-2008, 03:19 PM)
Right, looking at the artwork it looks like some old classic games.

Abe's Odyssey
Flashback
Beneath a Steel Sky
Opus Angelorum
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(02-19-2008, 03:20 PM)
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Originally Posted by neorej

Heavenly Sword was originally for Xbox as well.

Why indeed it was.

I still think this new game will be a PSN title, unless Ninja Theory have a much bigger team than I thought.

I like the concept art, a touch of Patapon in there.
ZeroTolerance
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(02-19-2008, 03:22 PM)
Don't know what it is, but I know one thing.

DO WANT!!!
SolidSnakex
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(02-19-2008, 03:22 PM)
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Originally Posted by Opus Angelorum

I still think this new game will be a PSN title, unless Ninja Theory have a much bigger team than I thought.

Why would they have to be big to be tackling another BR PS3 title? They get help from Sony Cambridge and they now have an engine in place which takes alot of the weight off of them for their next game.

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