A dramatic tale of revenge sees Nariko, a fiery red-haired heroine, embark on a quest for vengeance against an invading King and his army. The story builds around the ancient Heavenly Sword, which once belonged to a powerful deity. It can never be wielded by a mortal without it slowly but inevitably draining their life-force. When the invading King (voiced by Andy Serkis, aka Gollum of Lord of the Rings fame) destroys the warrior clan that guards the Heavenly Sword, the clan leader's daughter, Nariko, takes up the sword in a desperate fight for survival. Nariko must now pay the ultimate price as she embarks on one last mission of vengeance against the King and his army before her life is finally and irreparably overtaken by the omnipotent Heavenly Sword. Emotionally charged, stunningly beautiful, and delivering unprecedented dramatic characterperformance, Heavenly Sword™ showcases the power of PLAYSTATION®3computer entertainment system. A dramatic tale of revenge sees Nariko, a fiery red-hairedheroine, embark on a quest for vengeance against an invading King and his army. Thestory builds around the ancient Heavenly Sword, which once belonged to a powerful deity.It can never be wielded by a mortal without it slowly, but inevitably draining theirlife-force.When the invading King (played by Andy Serkis) destroys the warrior clan thatguards the Heavenly Sword, the clan leader's daughter, Nariko, takes up thesword in a desperate fight for survival. Nariko must now pay the ultimate priceas she embarks on one last mission of vengeance against the King and hisarmy before her life is finally and irreparably overtaken by the omnipotentHeavenly Sword...Andy Serkis, the world's leading CG actor, famous for his roles as Gollumin The Lord of the Rings and Kong in King Kong, was heavily involvedin the creative process. As well as starring in Heavenly Sword as thevillain, King Bohan, Andy was a major contributor to the characterdevelopment, writing, casting, directing and performance capturefor the PS3 title.Heavenly Sword features a deep, diverse combat experience madepossible only on PS3. Storyline-Cursed by a powerful, ancient sword, a female warrior embarks on a quest for vengeance against an invading king and his army. With only a few days left, can she triumph against overwhelming odds before the sword takes her life? Combat System- Take hold of the Heavenly Sword and experience the visceral flow of grace and devastation. Evolve the complex combo system with defensive counters, super styles, and finishing moves. Grab debris from the destructible environments and block attacks or impale opposing enemies. Choose from 3 different fighting stances to maximize the Heavenly Sword's damage potential. Hollywood Production- Experience a new level of storytelling production directed by Hollywood talent and Oscar-winning facilities. The Heavenly Sword – The Heavenly Sword itself can transform into three distinct weapons, each with its own accompanying fighting stance used by Nariko to vary combat styles. The Combat Engine – The combat engine can scale up from sophisticated one-on-one encounters to one-on-many, where enemies employ intelligent squad-based dynamics, right up to combat against battalions pushing real-time gameplay and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to unprecedented new levels. Physics-Based Combat – The physics-based combat allows players to sweep debris against opponents, kick tables to halt an oncoming surge of fighters, smash the enemy into the scenery, or throw bodies into other enemies using “aftertouch” controls. Wide range of Objects & Weaponry – Heavenly Sword provides a wide range of objects & weaponry including rapid fire crossbows and massively damaging bazookas. Creative in-game Cinematography – Coupled with real-time story evolvement and amazing set-pieces, Heavenly Sword feels like a blockbuster action movie that takes combat gameplay to new heights.