Heavenly Sword was one of the early games released for the Playstation 3 console back on 2007. It featured hack and slash gameplay very similar to God of War, and a female lead character that could give God of War's Kratos a run for his money.
Here is what Wikipedia has to say, "...The main character, Nariko, uses a weapon called the "Heavenly Sword" which changes into one of three forms depending on what attack stance the player uses as part of a unique fighting style...
Nariko's warrior clan believes in a prophecy of a warrior sent from the heavens with a godly blade (called the Heavenly Sword), to defend them from the ultimate evil. When the warrior was finished with his task he left the blade behind on earth. Many men were immediately drunken with the desire to wield its power and murdered over its ownership. It was then that Nariko's clan ended the violence and took on the dangerous undertaking of protecting the sword from such corruption."
Nariko poses with some attitude as she prepares to let loose with the Heavenly Sword. She also lets loose a bit of side cheek action.