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Heavenly Sword devs promise blood, one edition, demo

If you don't want to get any information about Heavenly Sword by cycling through the comments section over at Ninja Theory's blog on IGN, don't worry. We've got the skinny and we're delivering it to you, list style! All answers come courtesy of Mat Hart, producer of Heavenly Sword.
  • Blood: "We took a conscious decision to deliver a fairly elegant blood effect rather splashing it all over the walls as this is far more in keeping with the look and feel of the game." We take it that means we'll see some stylish blood-letting.
  • Special Edition: In a word, no. Sony has decided that, instead of making you pay extra for a special edition of the game, they're going to let Ninja Theory cram as many as they can onto the single Blu-ray disc. So far, they're planning for the retail disc to feature "a series of behind the scenes features as well as the first 2 episodes of a special 'animated series' exploring the history of the Heavenly Sword prior to the start of the game." Can you say, awesome?
  • Game Length: "It's hard to estimate exactly how long it'll take someone to run through it the first time but we believe that you can expect somewhere between 12-15 hours of play."
  • Demo: He explains they've got plans for a demo in the very near future and have been working on it for some time. If you want his words exactly, he says to "keep an eye out for this in the very near future...and i mean very near future!" Our clocks are ticking.
That's it for now. We think the word about no special edition is fantastic. It's a great example of a developer really taking advantage of all that extra space. Much better than shoving an extra disc in the case and upping the price $10-20. We'll look for a demo every week until we get one, but from his tone of voice, we might see one either right before or right after E3. Our bet is on right after.

[via N4G]

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1. Any new is good news for this title. :)

Posted at 2:17PM on Jul 3rd 2007 by Matt B

2. Dope!!!!!!!!!!!11

Posted at 2:19PM on Jul 3rd 2007 by pete

3. I really want an art book for this game, the concept stuff I've seen on the web is awesome and would be great to have in a hardback.

Posted at 2:56PM on Jul 3rd 2007 by mccomber

4. fraking awesome!

Posted at 2:57PM on Jul 3rd 2007 by Tanya

5. I have never bought a special edition. Would you classify this game as a platformer or action or adventure or what? I am interested but I have seen so much with this game. ALL GAMES SHOULD HAVE DEMOS!!!It saves me $5 for a rental.

Posted at 3:26PM on Jul 3rd 2007 by Andy

6. Now taking bets on Demo Release....

I have Thursday's PSN Update!

Posted at 3:41PM on Jul 3rd 2007 by Andir3.0

7. Yeah, demos are key. Not only does it look BAD when a developer isn't willing to release one, but it gives us the opportunity to freaking try the damn game before we drop $60-70 on it. Kind of like how that new-fangled FM radio machine lets us hear bits of albums before we buy them.

Posted at 3:41PM on Jul 3rd 2007 by Stef Geiger

8. 12-15 hours? Wow, that sure is a short game.

Posted at 4:09PM on Jul 3rd 2007 by Popfrogs

9. agreed popfrogs, but it didnt take long, for me anyways, to run thru god of war. i still had a blast from begining to end, and on the highest difficulty id probably take you a whole lot longer.

Posted at 5:16PM on Jul 3rd 2007 by pete

10. If you make a kind of code where we (the users) can add blod to the game would be great!!!

Posted at 6:10PM on Jul 3rd 2007 by Vicente W

11. @Vicente W: The first point states there will already be blood in game.

Posted at 8:22PM on Jul 3rd 2007 by Andir3.0

12. Cool, Ps store need more demos.

Posted at 5:35PM on Jul 5th 2007 by ShadowBlade

13. I hope we get the demo before E3, but i don't think we will.

Posted at 5:40PM on Jul 5th 2007 by ShadowBlade

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