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God of War III Info Drought Ends Now

Jeff Rubenstein's Avatar + Posted by Jeff Rubenstein on Jan 18, 2010 // Sr. Social Media Manager

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It’s not often that buzz builds behind a news embargo, but judging by comments on the Blog, it seems a lot of you have been looking forward to hearing more about God of War III today. I’m happy to report that with the release of these screens and impressions of the game from last month’s New York preview event, you’ll be seeing GoW III updates much more frequently.

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Back to last months’ event, we’ve been dying to share what we saw since we first laid eyes on this Titan-riding, boss-fighting segment of the game. We could tell you how awesome it looks (and plays), how insane the realtime rendering is, how huge the Titans and boss(es) are, but I’m sure you’d rather hear it from more impartial sources such as Destructoid and IGN (look for impressions from many other sites to hit today as well).

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If the wait until God of War III‘s March release seems unbearable, I’m right there with you. We’re almost there, and we have MAG, White Knight Chronicles, and Heavy Rain to tide us over until then…

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+ afrosheen on January 18th, 2010 at 5:50 pm said:

Any word on when the awful set of avatars on the PSN are going to change?


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+ plaztiksyke on January 18th, 2010 at 5:59 pm said:

will the audio assets be 24-bit and/or losslessly compressed?

will we be able to listen to the soundtrack from the menus?

will the framerate be locked @ 60hz like Uncharted 2 was (to avoid tearing)?

will any of the trophies require more than one playthrough of the game?

will there be the 2x MSAA that’s become standard for games on the PS3?

thanks for answering questions! :)


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+ hush404 on January 18th, 2010 at 6:05 pm said:

HOLY CRAP

HOLY CRAP

HOLY CRAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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+ papolatte on January 18th, 2010 at 6:14 pm said:

I played the demo, and honestly, I wasn’t impressed. Graphics were okay, though after some of the games that have come out this year, I wasn’t as impressed. Controls, were good, but the fluidity of the characters just seemed off at some times. Like I would tumble away from enemies, and in that one tumble, I slid across the whole platform I was on. Just awkward motions at some points.

Just judging from the demo, I won’t be getting this game, and my friend who also played the demo said the same thing.

I just don’t see this being a game of the year, at any point. It wasn’t the best in graphics, nor will be, Heavy Rain still looks nicer, and gameplay wise, just ehh, nothing new or innovative.

If you want this game, in my opinion, just go get Heavenly Sword. It’s cheaper, the graphics seem slightly better, and it requires a bit more thinking to kill your enemies than just hitting the same buttons over and over again.

Sorry if this pisses anyone off, but as I said, played the demo, didn’t like it one bit, and I loved the other GoWs


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+ ScorpioN912 on January 18th, 2010 at 7:13 pm said:

Amazing graphics!

@149
The E3 demo was an earlier build, so you know the final build will be much better…


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+ Redrizer36 on January 18th, 2010 at 7:39 pm said:

God of war is all good but why about heavy rain. I would like to know more about it and when is the demo coming??


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+ FreshRevenge on January 18th, 2010 at 8:09 pm said:

I am so waiting for this game! Do we have an official release, I don’t trust gamestop in saying it coming on 16th of March.


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+ strack94 on January 18th, 2010 at 8:33 pm said:

Omg I think I just pooped out a ceberus dog


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+ SAWYER009 on January 18th, 2010 at 8:51 pm said:

I’m not going too lie these screens kick ass.
But I still think the Fans have been waiting on a new Trailer/Footage for far too long
When will we get something that isn’t Screens?


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+ alexiskool12345 on January 18th, 2010 at 9:08 pm said:

Very nice screens, but we need to see the trailer. There is simply too many things that you cannot see from still screens that you can when seeing it in motion and while the screens are great, getting only 7 screens after listening to everyone going on and on about how epic the game is in motion and waiting a patiently for a month is pretty bs.

Now I know the trailer is there and could be shown at any time, but please at least tell us when the hell we can see it if ever. I know I speak for everyone that desperately wants to see the trailer when I say I don’t want to think it will be shown on GTTV or the Superbowl, or something only to be disappointed again like today.

Stop teasing and show the trailer, please!


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+ zKAPOWz on January 18th, 2010 at 9:12 pm said:

native res is only 720p? that’s weak.

http://www.home-watch.blogspot.com


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+ xBlackBloodx on January 18th, 2010 at 9:26 pm said:

Alright, Give us what we want,

What you’re doing is torture to your fans and we’re sitting here taking.

Tell us Info on the PS3 Bundle..
Tell us the Official Release Date..
Tell us the Maturity of this game..

Also, Have a patch for the motion controls and an optional first person view just to make it more intense in a different perspective.

First person motion controls…

Amazing. Simply Amazing.

THANK YOU!


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+ starBlinky01 on January 18th, 2010 at 9:54 pm said:

looks nice. But jeeez! The blog has been slow the passed week!


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+ MarinoBrea on January 18th, 2010 at 10:07 pm said:

GOW3 is da chetz


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+ Einhander138 on January 18th, 2010 at 10:13 pm said:

Is there going to be DLC for GOW3?

Just curious.


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+ Paradron_Bomb on January 18th, 2010 at 11:11 pm said:

@ papolatte

Seriously dude? Heavenly Sword, the game that blocks FOR YOU?

This is why PS3 software sales lag behind the competition, some of you wouldn’t know a quality game if it broke into your house & baked you a cake. Just like all the “no 1080p native or locked 60fps = boo” posts I’m reading elsewhere. Pickiest fanbase I’ve seen, yet a cut ‘n’paste like COD:MW2 still somehow sells 4 million *facepalm*.

What are you people playing that’s soured you on GOW3, two months before it’s even out? I’m sure Sony would love to know as well. Wow. Heavenly Sword *shakes head*…


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+ houdrummer on January 18th, 2010 at 11:31 pm said:

after playing the demo I will be picking this up, but I would like to see some more news on Bad Company 2. Since the Beta ended I have been forced to resort to MW2 lol


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+ Permafry_42 on January 18th, 2010 at 11:33 pm said:

hope you guys have a qore episode full of GoW 3 content. Heck, i would love it so much if you could let qore subscribers get a free copy of the e3 GoW demo *hint hint nudge nudge*


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+ alfian2 on January 19th, 2010 at 12:48 am said:

i heard the frame rate will varied from 30 to 60, omg i hate varied frame rate, it will hurt my eyes, i prefer stable one.

why santa monica couldnt do that while dante inferno’s dev can???


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+ SAUDI-TIGER on January 19th, 2010 at 1:11 am said:

Is this interview real ?

http://www.ng4a.com/?p=32026


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+ Insomnia999 on January 19th, 2010 at 1:34 am said:

Can you guys re-release this later in the year or early next year with 3D and motion controller support?!


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+ Insomnia999 on January 19th, 2010 at 1:37 am said:

Make sure you guys heavily advertise this when it comes out! March Madness!


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+ Paradron_Bomb on January 19th, 2010 at 1:55 am said:

@Alfian2

Because Dante’s Inferno’s visuals are gimped to allow it a locked 60 fps. That’s how it works. You gotta sacrifice something in the visuals (post processing, dynamic particles & lighting effects, on-screen intensity etc) to get that frame rate locked at 60 fps. Same reason KZ2 is 30 fps while COD does 60. COD is smoother but on a 52″ HDTV, it also looks like a Saturday morning cartoon in comparison. That’s the sacrifice they made among other things, and in the end I was still more impressed with KZ2′s presentation. It’s easier to sell/tell the best graphics of this gen than the best frame rate.

Some games even have to run at sub-HD native resolutions to keep it all together. Odds are you own a few and didn’t even know it. Nothing to lose sleep over.

If GOW3 never dips below 30 (which is an industry standard for quality) but can still go up to 60 when moments allow, it’ll play great.


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+ zombie9 on January 19th, 2010 at 5:29 am said:

LOL some of these comments kill me. :)
And to all of you who think you know it all well If I wanted that much info to read I would have looked it up on GOOGLE. :)

Realese Date NOW. NO preorder from me untill I get release date. OH and March is 40 dys away and FFXIII has only 49 more days


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+ SAUDI-TIGER on January 19th, 2010 at 5:52 am said:

I hope guys you do accept my first comment here.

there an Arabic website claim that it made an interview with you about GoW3 . the website called ( ng4a ) ?

is that right ?


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+ KnightRid on January 19th, 2010 at 6:11 am said:

Epic, just epic!

I wish someone would give more information on the ultimate edition, especially about the box. Will it be 3D, will it be cardboard, ceramic, plastic, gold, titanium…. Is there anything else coming with it other than what was said already (music soundtracks really dont impress me ;) )? Still wish it would be a theme dvd case of one of the Blades of Chaos, like they had the dvd themed cases for Transformers, Star Trek, etc.

I want to preorder the ultimate set, but not until I hear some more gritty details :)


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+ BLEACH-Fan on January 19th, 2010 at 7:23 am said:

please jeff I am prob God of wars biggest fan I canot stop playing the demo and I must see a new trailer the waiting is almost over and I beleive its time to release more footage plus I wanna see Kratos rip the Krakanos jaw off in an awesome QTE


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+ LTH-Ricochet on January 19th, 2010 at 7:39 am said:

Uncharted 2 touts Nathan at 80k poly-count. How much does Kratos have for the final build?


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+ PDLS on January 19th, 2010 at 8:03 am said:

I really don’t understand why Sony isn’t publishing the video of that demo. Screens have been officially published and previews of that demo are mere descriptions of what the video was.

An update with this video can’t come soon enough after this.


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+ jazzyrider on January 19th, 2010 at 8:33 am said:

Just played the demo and want more screenshots, info, anything on GoW 3! Can’t wait…need to head out and preorder!


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+ TheRealZANGETSU on January 19th, 2010 at 9:12 am said:

I cant take the waitting!!!!


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+ CloudBelmont on January 19th, 2010 at 9:19 am said:

Exclusive power in PS3.


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+ gor1llap1mp on January 19th, 2010 at 9:59 am said:

Jeff,

What exactly do you mean that its native resolution is 720p with 1080 support? Do you mean 1080i support? I want my true 1080p experience!


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+ c45j on January 19th, 2010 at 10:05 am said:

native resolution is 720p, but it will upscale to 1080p and most likely 1080i also.


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+ Arsenal55 on January 19th, 2010 at 11:10 am said:

This game shall be…… EPIC. and it comes out 3 days before my birthday. Not having to pay for the game shall be even more… EPIC


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+ Young_Fais on January 19th, 2010 at 11:20 am said:

Looks awesome
Jeff can u say if there’s a trailer coming anytime soon?
thanks for the heads up


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+ SAUDI-TIGER on January 19th, 2010 at 11:48 am said:

for the developer ..

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there an Arabic website claim that it made an interview with you about GoW3 . the website called ( ng4a ) ?

is that right ?


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+ kb4983 on January 19th, 2010 at 12:29 pm said:

Hey PS Blog team! I’m not sure if you guys work with the Qore team but it would be FANTASTIC if there was a Qore episode devoted ENTIRELY to God of War III!!! I’m sure it would garner a lot of purchases if you guys did that!


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+ SuNnYBoI on January 19th, 2010 at 1:54 pm said:

is it just me? or is sony dominating this year? MAG, Heavy Rain, GoW3 to name a few…and that’s just the BEGINNING of the year.. GoW3 is gonna be EPIC..I just hope that Santa Monica Studios put enough into this to keep players interested. The past 3 games haven’t failed to impress because they showed the full capabilities of a system [1/2 on PS2, CoO on PSP], lets hope this one does the same for the PS3.


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+ GretchRedman on January 19th, 2010 at 2:07 pm said:

I hadn’t really paid much attention to God of War until just recently, but I got the chance to properly preview the series by trying out the God of War III demo. I’m not much for this type of game, but the action was intense and the cinematics were great. I also enjoyed it’s mythological background. That aside, it’s really not my type of game. But I can see why it’s got a lot of critical acclaim and why people are anticipating it so heavily…


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+ KGB711 on January 19th, 2010 at 6:58 pm said:

Can’t Wait for this game i played God of War Collection and loved it now just wait a little bit and God of War III goes in my PS3.
You should make this demo available to the ones who actually bought the God of War Collection.


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+ THUMP3R4507 on January 19th, 2010 at 7:43 pm said:

cant stop playing 1 and 2 over and over, along with the demo jaw dropping gameplay. ultimate pre ordered can’t wait. So Jeff do you know if it will be long like the 1st two (hoping) and is it thropy loaded


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+ THUMP3R4507 on January 19th, 2010 at 7:46 pm said:

KGB711 you should have got a code to download the demo from psn with your purchase of the collection i had the first 2 on ps2 but i wanted to get the thropies so i bought the collection along with pre ordering the 3rd n i got a code with both


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+ brabb555 on January 19th, 2010 at 9:05 pm said:

im gonna preorder the #$%^ out of this game


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+ eckoman1 on January 19th, 2010 at 9:50 pm said:

can yall release the e3 demo??


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+ rittled13 on January 19th, 2010 at 9:54 pm said:

I hope everyone knows that if you pre order God of War 3 at gamestop you get a demo of it and it is awesome!


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+ angelspawn77 on January 19th, 2010 at 11:57 pm said:

@papolatte

you cant be serious!? thats a really dumb thing to say. If you had any common sense, you would know not to judge a game that was unfinished so heavily. I really liked heavenly sword, but come on, this game will blow heavenly sword away in ALL areas. You know what, if your so dumb that you want to make dumb assumptions that it wont be great, then i really dont care because you’re the one who’s gonna miss out, not us.


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+ Attenzioine on January 20th, 2010 at 4:20 am said:

Estoy tan ansioso por la llegada de este ghran juego, que he tenido que ir a visitar a mi medico a recetarme pastillas tranquilizadoras…jaja;
en serio ya no puedo más se tendría que obsequiar a los usuaríos con algún detalle por parte de sony


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+ Attenzioine on January 20th, 2010 at 4:25 am said:

Como mis compañeros de blog , tambien formulo la pregunta sobre los trofeos ,cómo serán, la duración total del juego , niveles de dificultad…; pero espero que no retallen elementos del juego como nuevas escenas, mapas por decir algo, y lo lleven todo al área del store ..porque todos no tenemos conexión en casa…


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+ jmd749 on January 20th, 2010 at 4:45 am said:

i’m the 200th commenter. :)
GOW3 FTW!!!


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