The June issue of EGM will hit news stands May 8th, but their Heavenly Sword article has been scanned and has hit the internet.
In the article, Sony CEA Producer Kyle Shubel shares how truly fluid the combat system feels when fighting as Nariko.
"We've got a level of grace and fluidity in our combat. You move in like a dance-like state where you're doing a lot of complex maneuvers, and the more crazy stuff you execute, the more style points you accumulate."
He goes on to describe some of the gruesome moves Nariko can perform once her style points get to a certain level. Let's just say they're very "Goddess of War"-ish. And in case you were wondering, yes there will be SixAxis integration.
"If you pick up a shield, you can throw it, and if you hold down the button, you'll go into this flying camera with the shield and maneuver it while it's in midair. Same goes with shooting the crossbow."