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Legend says that The Heavenly Sword was forged in heaven and once wielded by a deity. When King Bohan seeks the Heavenly Sword, Nariko, a highly skilled young warrior, is shouldered with the task of protecting the sword from him.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anna Torv ... Nariko (voice)
Ewan Stewart ... Shen (voice)
Lydia Baksh Lydia Baksh ... Kai (voice)
Andy Serkis ... King Bohan (voice)
Race Davies Race Davies ... Whiptail (voice)
Steven Berkoff ... Flying Fox (voice)
Richard Ridings ... Roach (voice)
Stuart Adcock Stuart Adcock ... Cowardly Commander (voice)
Jed Brophy ... Commander / Clansmen (voice)
Bruce Hopkins ... Clansmen / Soldier (voice)
Graham McTavish ... Additional Voices (voice)
Christopher Fairbank ... Additional Voices (voice)
Patrick Cremin Patrick Cremin ... Additional Voices (voice)
Nigel Carrington ... Additional Voices (voice)
Tim Bentinck ... Additional Voices (voice)
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Storyline

The Heavenly Sword - legend says that it was forged in heaven and once wielded by a deity, and that no mortal may wield it in battle without paying the ultimate price. The prophecy says that this deity will return in the body of a mortal man, born as a son to the leader of the clan which protects the sword from falling into the wrong hands, and whose destiny it will be to wield the sword once more to unite the people and show them the way to the Promised Land. In truth, a girl, Nariko, is born instead, and soon after the mother dies, and is immediately reviled by her clanmates as a target of blame for all their misfortune. Fast forward 23 years, and King Bohan seeks the Heavenly Sword. Nariko, now a highly skilled young warrior, is shouldered with the task of protecting the sword from him - but when she eventually decides to wield the Heavenly Sword and exact vengeance for all those who have died in its name, can she end Bohan's invasion and fulfil the prophecy before the sword drains... Written by Steve

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Action | Adventure

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 September 2007 (USA) See more »

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Kai: Belief can change worlds, shape lives. But it can also make us blind. Only you saw clearly, Nariko. You saw the truth about the sword. Others worshiped it, murdered for it. But you mastered it. And all that strength, all that beauty was your own.
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Great storytelling and superb game
26 January 2011 | by FallenShadow5See all my reviews

When Heavenly Sword first came out, I remember seeing the ads for it on TV. The ads emphasized only the action and hack n slash gameplay which didn't catch my attention. Not being much of an action fan, I didn't bother to play it. It was about a year after it came out when I got the chance to try it. It took me by complete surprise when I found out that there was an actual good story. The background takes you into the game's story and you feel for the characters. Hardly, any games will do this. The graphics, dialogues, and motion acting are great as well as the gameplay itself. This is one the titles you must play for PS3. These types of games are very rare and are not appreciated much today. Easily a 10 out of 10.


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