The Animation Series is a set of five videos that serve as a prequel and an introduction to the story of Heavenly Sword. They were published on the game's official website. Two of them can also be found on the game disc itself.
The Legend of the Sword
The world was in turmoil. The Raven King was ravaging the land and sought to conquer the world. One day, however, a Heavenly Warrior descended from the heavens wielding a magnificent sword. He defeated The Raven King singlehandedly, and vanished soon after. The only thing he left behind was the sword.
Guardians of the Sword
An age of peace was sadly not to follow, as men now sought to kill each other for the sword. Eventually, a clan which would guard the sword from falling into the wrong hands was formed.
The Rise of Evil
In a peaceful kingdom, two young men of destiny fought. One was to become a just and great leader to the clan that guarded the sword, while the other would become an evil king. In order to quicken his ascent to the throne, the evil young man poisons the current king.
The Divine Birth
Years later, a prophecy is whispered which promises the return of the Heavenly Warrior as the heir of the clan guarding his Heavenly Sword.
The Day of the Warrior
The prophecy is unfulfilled, as the wife of the clan's leader bears him a daughter instead. The clan leader decides to spare the girl's life. 23 years later, two men of destiny meet once again, this time in a battle that will decide the fate of the world.