Sony Playstation 3
A series of Heavenly Sword animated episodes were released prior to the launch of the game itself, acting as a prequel to the events of the game. The series, which consists of five episodes are based on where the heavenly sword is from, the clan protecting the sword, the origins of Bohan, divine birth, Nariko’s training when she was a child and battles before the game.
The style of the animated series differs from the graphics of the game itself. The animated series relies on a simple and stylized 2D look, which allowed Hibon to “create a complete visual re-interpretation of the world and its inhabitants” Awards: BRITISH ANIMATION Award Finalist (2008) WEBBY Award Best Animation (2008) PIXARS ELECTRONICA Golden Nica Finalist (2008)