SCEA marketing manager Mark Valledor has posted over on Sony Computer Entertainment America's official blog informing PlayStation fans that part one of a new five-part animated prequel to heavenly sword is now available on the PlayStation Store.

Four more shorts will be released over the next five weeks, on the PSN every Thursday or two days earlier for members of

The game's out in the US on September 12, but we're still waiting for SCEE to confirm a date for Europe. It shouldn't be too far behind the US release though.

For more on the game head over to our extended hands-on preview.