And one crucial difference between Heavenly Sword and God of War takes advantage of these wide-open spaces, with Ninja Theory promising that you'll be facing "battalions" of enemy fighters, which in modern-day military terms hints at a battlefield cast of hundreds.
Lucky then, that Nariko's blade - the eponymous Heavenly Sword - can transform between a triple-threat of weapons to provide the right tool for the situation, whether you're up against a single foe or a bristling horde of them.
According to semi-official sources, we can expect to see Nariko doing her stuff in September. Stuff the summer, then, we're off to hibernate until launch day.
April 18, 2007