Ninja Theory-developed Heavenly Sword 2? “Never say never”, says Antoniades

Tuesday, 10 August 2010 08:34 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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You may just get a Ninja Theory-made Heavenly Sword 2 after all. Don’t hold your breath too long, though.

“I’d never say never,” Ninja Theory boss Tameem Antoniades has told GI.

However:

“But we’ve kind of moved on now. Our focus is on Enslaved, and making that successful. If we build a franchise out of it there’s a lot of potential in the action-adventure space that surprisingly isn’t that common.”

Antoniades said the studio had pursued a Heavenly Sword sequel before doing Enslaved.

“We did actually want to do a sequel, and we did pursue that – but we’re not a first party studio, we’re a third party studio, and we knew that over the next few years we’ve got to be releasing multi-platform games,” he said.

“The game Heavenly Sword didn’t sell enough to have a confident sequel, so it would have put ourselves as a development studio in a very precarious situation.”

The PS3 title didn’t achieve enough sales to break even for the studio, according to previous comments.

NT’s currently developing Enslaved: Odyssey to the West for PS3 and 360 for an October 8 UK release.

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