That shiny new body affords Raiden an impressive arsenal of new abilities, the favorite of which is easily Blade Mode. By holding down the left trigger, you can send Raiden into a zen-like state of deadly concentration, slowing time to a crawl and using the control sticks to carefully aim horizontal, vertical and diagonal slashes of his razor-sharp katana.

The demo took place in a training simulation, and Raiden's first targets were cardboard dummies and giant watermelons, but he quickly graduated to realistic simulated enemies.