E3 06: Heavenly Sword gameplay video

PS3: This is not pre-rendered

One of the biggest bombs Sony dropped at their press conference on Monday was Heavenly Sword. Introduced with little fanfare, their presentation showed a God of War-like game with a sexy, white-clad heroine mowing down a horde of generic-looking baddies with a series of completely unique moves involving a chain and some very big swords. It was fast, it was vicious and it was one of the best-looking games we've ever seen. It might not have been so impressive had it not all been actual gameplay. As is the footage you'll see if you click the Movies tab above. Trust us - we've played it.

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