Heavenly Sword is a tale of revenge, courage and self-discovery. For as long as the clan can remember, the prophecies have told of a son, born of their leader, who will lead them to their rightful place in heaven. So when the leader of the clan is born a daughter, Nariko, it seems as though the prophecy shall pass, unfulfilled.
Or so they all believe...
After her father is murdered by a bloodthirsty rival, Nariko sees one last chance to change her fate and avenge her father's death. To accomplish this mission she must wield the Heavenly Sword, a weapon so powerful that every blow she strikes brings her closer to death. As she fights, Nariko will not only come to understand that revenge is a hollow endeavor, but also discover her own worth and sense of place in the world. Only then will she be able to take command of the sword, becoming its master rather than its slave, transforming her lonely, cursed life, and fulfilling her destiny.
More than just a delicately woven narrative exploring bravery and retribution, Heavenly Sword pioneers in offering mind-blowing cinematic visuals and delivering a groundbreaking gaming experince, seamlessly uniting digital creation with emotional, dramatic performance never encountered before in a game.
By capturing full body movement, facial expression and on-set voice from various actors through the use of wireless microphones, hundreds of light-reflecting markers and infra-red motion capture cameras, Heavenly Sword thrives in setting a new benchmark for emotional performance in video games.
So brace yourself for an epic action adventure like you've never experienced before.