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God of War Developer Interview #5 – Battle Director Adam Poole Answers Your Questions

Jeff Rubenstein's Avatar + Posted by Jeff Rubenstein on Mar 27, 2009 // Sr. Social Media Manager

Here it is, our 5th and final God of War III developer interview of the week, and my personal favorite. The man with the coolest title in gaming, “Battle Director” talks damage dealing, weapons, and the influence of fighting games on the world of God of War. His descriptions of combos and, well, violence are vivid and fun; so this video is a little longer than the other ones. I don’t think you’ll mind.

If Adam’s descriptions don’t get you salivating for the game, maybe you need to watch the trailer again!

Thanks so much for taking time to watch the videos and meet God of War III’s developers. We’ll have a lot more for you on this game closer to E3.

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+ jakinov on March 27th, 2009 at 1:41 pm said:

I tihnk you made a mistake. I think the one with the stances you were talking about was Heavenly Sword not Devil May Cry


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+ jazzyrider on March 27th, 2009 at 1:43 pm said:

If you need ppl to beta test, count me in!


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+ King_KDawgg on March 27th, 2009 at 2:02 pm said:

OH MY GOD (OF WAR)!

Can’t wait! I wonder if this is really coming out 2009 though or in March (2010) like the other games in the seris. We have Uncharted 2 and R&CF: ACIT this christmas for sure so I wouldn’t be upset if GOW3 were in March.

Just take your time and make it perfect!


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+ spunnups on March 27th, 2009 at 2:17 pm said:

Video starting messing up for me about halfway through, the audio was fine but the visuals were getting very messy.


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+ xenorevlis on March 27th, 2009 at 2:27 pm said:

Looks like the video switches to a lower-encoded stream during the 4-minute mark. After pausing / refreshing the page and starting at that point it played clearly. May be an issue on Viddler’s end, not the file uploaded.


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+ iComet on March 27th, 2009 at 2:29 pm said:

Awesomeness..!


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+ bk7894 on March 27th, 2009 at 2:30 pm said:

hey, jefff do u know the god of war 3 gameplay leakedd alreadyyy

god of war 3 gameplay leaked

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzHxCI1KaRg


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+ smokey_vols on March 27th, 2009 at 2:31 pm said:

Those lion head weapons are looking like real winners. They seem even more powerful than the chains. I wonder what other weapons they have in store for us?


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+ sephiroth2006 on March 27th, 2009 at 2:38 pm said:

The Game Looks Awesome, I already pre-ordered.Thanks SONY for the best video game series.


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+ ADR143 on March 27th, 2009 at 2:39 pm said:

good interviews jeff!

cant w8 for E3!


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+ mendezgato on March 27th, 2009 at 2:51 pm said:

wow i guess is like they say ?” the grass always looks greener on the other side, Jeff asked him how cool is your job when we all ask you the same question all the time!


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+ lakaiHIGH on March 27th, 2009 at 3:00 pm said:

ive been salivating since i finished god of war 2. i knew there had to be a 3 and i knew it would be on PS3! thanks jeff for all these awesome interviews, can’t wait for more during E3.

peace,
Lh


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+ dwight123 on March 27th, 2009 at 3:31 pm said:

WE WANT FIRMWARE 2.70!


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+ PullusPardusUS on March 27th, 2009 at 3:47 pm said:

haha jeff you must be jealous of his job , cant blame you.


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+ katsuo7171 on March 27th, 2009 at 4:16 pm said:

@ 26 E# is scheduled for June of this year, exact dates IDK.

OP- Yea I can’t wait for GOW 3 after seeing the gameplay even though it was kinda choppy it was still sick. It’s pulled now from the site I saw it on so I can’t see it again. :(


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+ remanutd5 on March 27th, 2009 at 5:07 pm said:

Jeff in the first God of War3 interview you mentioned that god3 is looking better than anything you have seen before , you probably saw something different from the leaked video ,dont get me wrong it looks good but i just saw the uncharted2 leaked video WOW simply WOW , did you see both videos or just the gow3 one???


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+ The_Punisher111 on March 27th, 2009 at 5:13 pm said:

@63
Hasnt been confirmed


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+ NEJI64 on March 27th, 2009 at 5:28 pm said:

Why oh why didn’t Sony give you guys at Santa Monica Heavenly Sward to do. not that it wasn’t good but it could have been better. i really hope another Heavenly Sward be develop by you guys


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+ remanutd5 on March 27th, 2009 at 5:33 pm said:

at 68 Heavenly Sword is a great game man , short but great , i really wish we havent seen the end of heavenly sword yet


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+ HawkEyes1 on March 27th, 2009 at 5:35 pm said:

It looks Fantastic!! thumbs up for this interview!..I hope you guys are considering a Collectors Editon GOW 3!! Please include a Kratos Blade necklace stickers,A cool Poster of Kratos Poster,the OST, then finally a Figure of Kratos,All in a Metal Tin Case!! this would be a must buy from all the 18+ up crowd! =) ADULTS ONLY!


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+ dwight123 on March 27th, 2009 at 5:38 pm said:

@67 ya I know lol! funny how they wont say anything really about rumors no matter what you say!


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+ bk7894 on March 27th, 2009 at 5:43 pm said:

uncharted 2 gameplay leakedddd

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPRN8_bRCXA


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+ EL_Hintern on March 27th, 2009 at 7:02 pm said:

Thank you Jeff!!!


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+ RurouniSaiya-jin on March 27th, 2009 at 8:34 pm said:

Amazing interview. It was really great get this in depth look into the minds of the team working on the combat. Hearing their sources of inspiration and what they hope to do in this game really built my already overwhelming anticipation for this game ^,^


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+ offwhiteazn on March 27th, 2009 at 10:48 pm said:

yea iono, ive heard this stuff from ign and gametrailers a while ago… its not new stuff

still, i’ve paid for this game, in-full, already. waiting for the midnight launch!


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+ The_Punisher111 on March 27th, 2009 at 10:52 pm said:

@71
True that!


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+ StealthBlade98 on March 28th, 2009 at 2:15 am said:

@jncasanova
The multiplayer rumor was just that. A rumor.
It was proven by SMS that it wasn’t true. Nothing to worry about that. ;P

@chriscowboyd
No offense, but god of war should not have custom soundtracks. Period. Not to mention the fact the current methods are patented by Microsoft. So the only way to get custom soundtracks in games is if the devs implement it themselves. Since that’s not going to happen on this game, it’s as good as a no. :P

@jakinov
Well Devil May Cry 4 had the quick swap styles; Trickster, SwordMaster, Gunslinger, RoyalGuard. Perhaps that’s what Jeff was alluding to. While Heavenly Sword did have different stances, I suppose switching from the blades of Athena to the Cestus(using a similar feature like DMC4) it’s almost the same.

Just to note something, Heavenly Sword was a fantastic game. I’m glad how it came out. Sure it was short, but I don’t think SMS should have made it though. I thought Ninja Theory did a good job at making that game. And judging from what I know, there will not be a sequel. As for the Firmware update, well it was a rumor so why bother responding to it. :P


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+ StealthBlade98 on March 28th, 2009 at 2:16 am said:

…….
Great video Jeff, another insightful video on games. But, like others said, you might need to check the video from 4:20 towards the end. It gets messed up. Could you try to get something similar like this for Uncharted 2?

Sorry for the double post, but I had to break up my post cause it was too big. :(


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+ KnightRid on March 28th, 2009 at 4:06 am said:

I just hope they remember to make the game LONG!! Lets not have a Chains of Olympus replay, please ;)


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+ ShtayimPac on March 28th, 2009 at 6:39 am said:

Jeff COME ONNNNN man!
You guys promised an ACTUAL GAMEPLAY by the end of this week. WELL? It’s FREAKING SATURDAY NOW!


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+ MiiAmigo on March 28th, 2009 at 7:07 am said:

Best interview out of the bunch. I loved how the moves and weapons were explained with more detail as to how they can be used and linked together. I really can not wait for this to come out. Wish it was now!


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+ mikemill on March 28th, 2009 at 1:04 pm said:

I’m seriously counting down the minutes till this game comes out!!!


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+ barnaclejoe on March 28th, 2009 at 7:07 pm said:

wow.. thats the best interview I’ve listened to in a long time – definitely see why you saved this one till last!

Why can’t this game be coming out tomorrow!!! :(


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+ tpate4701 on March 29th, 2009 at 12:06 am said:

awsomness


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+ ReZZeRx on March 29th, 2009 at 7:20 am said:

I’m a die hard fane of the GoW titles and played thru 1, 2, and Chains of Olympus on my PSP numerous times! From what I have seen of GoW3, it’ll be worth the wait!!!


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+ Tramain1987 on March 30th, 2009 at 12:25 am said:

hurry hurry hurry!


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+ StealthBlade98 on March 30th, 2009 at 7:23 am said:

@KnightRid -
I just don’t understand this comment from people like you. What you don’t understand is 1)UMD size was 1.8GB 2) They used all the processor power 333MHz which also limits in the way of gameplay. The fact of the matter is they pushed the PSP to it’s limits by maxing out the PSP powers and UMD size.
Seriously, you actually think we’ll have a long 9 hours length(depends on the player as well) game with that size? Wow. The best Sony could have done was make multiple discs like disc swapping. But they didn’t. Just be glad they made a portable PS2 version of God of War, cause quite honestly I thought it was perfect length considering how they maxed out the PSP processing power and everything else.

Anyway, each player plays games differently. Some play the game so quick to beat it, just to say “Nya nya nya nya nya, I beat it first”. Again, the god of war 1-2 supposedly was 9 hours, but some people, like myself, registered close to 20 hours. Cause I was taking my time looking around. So, I don’t see how God of War 3 will be short considering its on the PS3 and utilizing Blu-ray discs which has 50GB of size if it’s dual-layered.


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+ ZIMZUM on March 30th, 2009 at 8:25 am said:

@ stealthblade98

Amen….


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+ Sup3rfly-91 on March 30th, 2009 at 10:57 pm said:

God of War 3 is looking better and better, thats it this time Kratos will take home the gold for being Game of the year


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+ bloodbath95 on April 1st, 2009 at 4:25 pm said:

when will they announce the releas date?


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+ Killer301 on April 3rd, 2009 at 9:18 am said:

I can’t wait for this game. I am so excited.


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+ MINTON33 on April 5th, 2009 at 10:08 am said:

this game deff needs a custom sound track please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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