An explanation for those combat-filled Drakengard 3 screens has turned up, revealing some details of how Zero will take down her many enemies.
Siliconera translated the Drakengard 3 website update that accompanied the screens, explaining what the heck is going on.
Zero is an Utautai, or songstress, and must bathe in the blood of her foes in order to increase her abilities. A seamless mid-combo weapon switching system supports her to this end, but players will have to be quick and clever to choose the right tool for the job.
Each weapon type has numerous attacks, and these unlock progressively as Zero gains levels.
The different weapon types have various strengths and weaknesses; swords are the easiest to use and most balanced, with a good range and reasonable speed. Swords aren't the most powerful weapon, but are good for combos, which fill the tension gauge faster.
Spears, on the other hand, are the strongest melee weapon. They're slow, but powerful, and have good range and dash attacks. Spears are strong against heavy shields.
A PlayStation 3 exclusive built by former Cavia staffers, Drakengard 3 has not been confirmed for western release even though I have threatened to chain myself to Square Enix's lobby doors and cry forever.