Ninja Theory didn't want to do it. They said the first game "didn't make enough money," which, at 1.5 million copies sold, is a tough pill to swallow. Supposedly, though, the sequel is in the works at an unknown studio.
So…what's up? Where is it? If the project does exist, the developer in question should probably speak up and build some hype. They have to know that Heavenly Sword generated plenty of fans, and those same fans have been hoping for a sequel since 2007. It wasn't a perfect action title but it laid the groundwork for a fantastic franchise and to this day, I maintain it boasted the best lip-syncing I've ever seen; i.e., the spoken words actually lining up with the mouth movement. It also featured great acting in general, a lot of beautiful visuals, a solid story, and a reliable, entertaining action mechanic.
The bottom line is that people do want Heavenly Sword 2 . It isn't a first-person shooter; the competition would only be significantly stiff if it came out alongside a new God of War (or perhaps the Devil May Cry reboot). The only thing that worries me is that if a new development team is in charge, how will they approach this sequel? We assume they won't have access to Ninja Theory's same resources so HS2 will undoubtedly look and feel a little different…and that might prove tragic. Even so, we just gotta know: is there a sequel in the works somewhere or not? Tell us!