Heavenly Sword 2 could have seen Nariko playable in Hell, says Ninja Theory

Tuesday, 5th October 2010 12:10 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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Heavenly Sword 2 could have been set in Hell with Nariko returning as main character, Ninja Theory boss Tameem Antoniades has told VG247.

Answering reader questions in the run-in to the release of the UK studio’s latest title, Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, Antoniades spilled “one idea” for a sequel, which had Nariko in Hell and fellow character, Kai, on earth.

“I had this idea that you would play Nariko who finds herself trapped in Hell by the spirit of the sword,” said Antoniades.

“Kai would be playable in the real world and would communicate with Nariko and try and help rescue her soul.”

He also said how one day in Hell for Nariko would be an entire year for Kai on Earth, with Kai transforming from “teenage girl to old woman.”

Heavenly Sword released back in 2007 for PlayStation 3, and talk of a sequel has never died.

Currently, Ninja Theory is developing DLC for Enslaved, which will tell a side-story away from the main tale of Monkey and Trip.

The developer is also working on a reboot of Devil May Cry, DMC, with Capcom.

But going by recent comments, “never say never” to a Ninja Theory-developed HS2.

Expect the full interview with Antoniades to go live later this week before Enslaved’s UK release on Friday.



  1. Erthazus

    I see myself playing with Ninja Theory in hell…

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Psychotech

    too bad they don’t have plans for it.It sounds really good as a concept pulling it off is another story.
    Can they go multiplatform with this?i heard that both NT and Sony own the IP.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Sneak-Out

    omg, please nooooo

    #3 4 years ago
  4. 2plus2equals5

    After the Saint Lucia Edition(Italy exclusive) we’ll see the Dante’s Inferno Nariko Edition! lol
    Not a bad idea after all.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. SplatteredHouse

    Very interesting. I’d like to see them roll with that train of thought, if they’re able.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. xino

    more combat less puzzles!

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Johnny Cullen

    @2 Sony fully owns the IP.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. SplatteredHouse

    They haven’t yet been posted, those reader questions answers, huh?

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Massiveslag

    Bloody hell, Tam’s been a busy boy in the last few weeks. Is he pushing for Pete Molyneux status?

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Psychotech

    @7 Good to know.So the only way they could make this happen is if Sony throws in some $$$ on NT’s pockets,but i doubt NT will be interested in making this any time soon,since they had such a hard time with working solely on the ps3 with the first one and i also doubt Sony would be interested.
    Is there a possibility Sony could sell the whole IP to another publisher?can this happen?

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Johnny Cullen

    @8 We only got them today from Namco, hency why this is up.

    We’re posting the full lot up later this week, probably on Friday with the release of the game.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. SplatteredHouse

    Thanks for the update. :)

    #12 4 years ago
  13. reema

    Ninja Theory has many plans. Please don’t rush them all

    #13 4 years ago
  14. back_up

    Ninja Theory are talking too much
    kiss my arse you morons and don’t try to copy ND next time

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Lord Gremlin

    Like Kratos then.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Erthazus

    If someone can make a decent Heavenly Sword sequel, they are SANTA MONICA Studio Only!

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Captain Fruitloop

    Not content with talking up the sequel to a game that’s not even been released yet (Enslaved), now he’s talking up a sequel that’s never going to happen, or certainly not from his studio?

    #17 4 years ago

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