"Touted as one of the PlayStation 3’s biggest games before launch, Heavenly Sword is a hack and slash game designed to push the hardware to its limits. The game tells the tale of a legendary sword, belonging to a warrior from Heaven that has been left on Earth, guarded by a clan awaiting its male heir to reclaim it. When the clan leader’s wife died bearing a female child, named Nariko, there was much consternation and disappointment. Heavenly Sword begins with Nariko’s village under siege as a power-hungry King Bohan tries to capture the weapon. With her father kidnapped, Nariko must wield the sword and restore peace to her clan. Taking cues from the PlayStation series God of War, Heavenly Sword has Nariko fighting through masses of enemies with her powerful blade. The weapon has the ability to take three different forms, depending on the stance of Nariko, and is used to produce devastating combinations as Nariko despatches her foes. The graphics of the game are particularly striking, and the game takes full advantage of the console’s power to present a multitude of epic battles. Heavenly Sword serves as a testament to the power of the PlayStation 3, and provides an exhilarating experience from start to finish.
Catalogue Number: 320-6627
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