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It’s Official, God of War III Will Be Attacking Stores on March 16th!

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SCEA PR Manager

God of War Fans –

There have been a lot of people asking about when God of War III is going to hit store shelves. Well, today I have some good news to share for those of you eagerly awaiting this highly anticipated PS3 exclusive. Kratos fans can get their hands on God of War III beginning Tuesday, March 16! You can pick up the God of War III Ultimate Edition on the very same day, which includes premium collectibles and digital content that is fit for any Spartan warrior. I’m also thrilled to unveil the official box art for God of War III and God of War III Ultimate Edition. Here’s a look…

God of War III

For those you thirsty for more God of War excitement, on February 11, we’ll be debuting our brand new God of War III trailer exclusively on SPIKE’s GameTrailers TV, so make sure to tune in. And if you’d like to get reacquainted with Kratos and refresh your skills before March 16, the God of War Collection is now ONLY $29.99. This epic deal gets you God of War and God of War II in stunning HD for one low price! Stay tuned for more God of War news as we move closer to launch.

GOWIII Ultimate Edition box

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BG808s said:

January 28th, 1:23 pm

The game will be awesome I’m sure and the ultimate collector’s box looks awesome, but the standard edition cover art looks REALLY BAD!!

A zoom-in on Kratos eye, with some fake-looking leather skin, seriously?? Man, first Heavy Rain and now this… Ugh

IceColdKilla44 said:

January 28th, 1:27 pm

If’s delivery estimate is correct, I should have the Ultimate Edition on the Friday after that day.

Awesome! I’ll be getting an exact birthday gift from the gods!

I’ll be sure to give Zeus my gratitude before I shove a blade through his chest.

jimmy903 said:

January 28th, 1:50 pm

I have my UE paid in full.

@ Eric Levine
You dont happen to know when the Blades replicas are going to ship? I ordered a set back in Nov. I guess they are still on a back order?

donvarone said:

January 28th, 1:50 pm

please tell me that the boxart is a joke it looks awful please tell is not final

Dark_Vader89 said:

January 28th, 1:51 pm

Please change the Boxart

Lulzparty said:

January 28th, 1:52 pm

I really hate the official box art. All God of War games so far had flashy background with Kratos standing like a juggernaught. But this one is just bleh…

RuthlessEd said:

January 28th, 1:52 pm

Please keep the Boxart.

Lulzparty said:

January 28th, 1:56 pm

SCE.. or Santa Monica Studio… or whoever decides the box art. Could you please reconsider about the box art? This one was way better.

AceBeeDee said:

January 28th, 1:57 pm

attacking stores? my wallet is being attacked in hard economic times! I’ll pay the $100 for the col. ed. this time, but please try to keep that price down in the future.

BUBA_jeff said:

January 28th, 2:15 pm

how big is Pandora’s Box?

mcbuttz78 said:

January 28th, 2:17 pm

1 questions, how many gb does it take to download the full game.. i hping 1gb or 2 gb?? Can you confirm ths b4 launch day or do i hve to stay tuned to the blog..

k4shmoney623 said:

January 28th, 2:25 pm

@ Lulzparty

That box cover is crazy!!! Whoever made it tell them to blow it up and save it as a .pdf for printing later. I’ll definately swap covers

kratosdi said:

January 28th, 2:27 pm

esse sera o melhor jogo de todos os tempos e trara uma no imagem para o playstation 3

Lulzparty said:

January 28th, 2:34 pm


That box cover was around the internet for quite a while. Everyone thought this one will be the final box art (which means everyone thought it was a leaked official box art). but I guess it was a false rumor.

Brennt said:

January 28th, 2:39 pm

Hey guys, first time poster, longtime huge fan (God of War, PS3, Sony, Kaz Hirai, Kevin Butler).

There has been quite a brouhaha on various gaming sites and forums due to the box art. Now, it’s understandable that you fine folks at Sony were probably influenced by the sheer artistic ingenuity and integrity presented on the U.S. box art for Metal Gear Solid 4, but surely you guys can 1-up that!

Just imploring if you would reconsider.

Thank you, and may Sony live and prosper!



*Do I bow in front of my computer or something?*

odin_final said:

January 28th, 2:40 pm

Hi there
thank you for the update, Just preodered from EBgames and bought the Collection .

badass_gamer said:

January 28th, 2:41 pm

I can’t wait to play it. Anyone else think the box art is terrible?

spideyal said:

January 28th, 2:43 pm

Already pre-ordered God of War 3 Ultimate Edition from Gamestop :D

Damn this game is going to be EPIC.

SyphonFilter- said:

January 28th, 2:59 pm

Hey Eric, does the ultimate edition have a different box art than the normal edition?

D-Squad3 said:

January 28th, 3:07 pm

I’m pretty disappointed with the box art. You guys broke the tradition of having his back towards us. This is just like the MGS4 box art, at least the CE had the cool one. So the Ultimate Edition should have a different box art. I bet I can make a better box art then that.

wanethemane93 said:

January 28th, 3:16 pm


Kchow23 said:

January 28th, 3:34 pm

PS3 GOW 3 BUNDLE PLEASE! happy to hear more info on whats going to be one of the biggest games for PS3

igorsport09 said:

January 28th, 4:11 pm

Which languages are in the American version?

Thrasher20 said:

January 28th, 4:20 pm

Could of been a better game cover than this, but this is acceptable. Where not about the artwork, only the game right? :)

jrivera0108 said:

January 28th, 4:46 pm

oh my poor, poor wallet :D

A_star23 said:

January 28th, 5:13 pm

majority of the gamers don’t like the boxart, please sony CHANGE IT

Kamahl_rg said:

January 28th, 5:27 pm

Well, i cant wait… the first 2 games are some of my favorite ever, picking this up on day 1!

diabolis_91 said:

January 28th, 5:39 pm

Man I can’t wait for this game, it’s gonna be amazing!!

I can’t wait to see how the story unfolds throughout the game. The demo was amazing.

I think my only complaint with this game will be the box art, but hey doesn’t matter what’s on the box, matters what’s on the disk!

FireDragonGod said:

January 28th, 5:55 pm

I Like Everything Except The Box Art :(

I Was Hoping The Box Art Would’ve Been A Better Version Of The GoW 1 & 2 Box Arts

Kalguraz said:

January 28th, 6:26 pm


krae_man said:

January 28th, 6:28 pm

Wait, Wait, Wait. Let me get this stright. SCEA asks America if it wants God of War 1+2 in the collectors edition of God of War 3(probably after it had already decided to remake the games).

America says yes please, SCEA ignores that answer and releases it by itself but Europe includes it?


TraponeJR said:

January 28th, 6:52 pm

First off for people on here saying they aren’t buying the game because they don’t like the games box art…seriously grow up and get a life if that is going to be deal breaker for you.

Now are as a PS3 Slim bundle with God Of War III, it’s in the works and Sony is trying to keep it a secret. They will eventually give us the info on the bundle. I mean rumor is going on right now that Target cleared out their inventory of the 250GB PS3 Slim model because they know a PS3 Slim God War III bundle is planned and will be coming. Also in Europe it’s already been confirmed and pics are out on the internet about the bundle. But honestly the only way I’ll be buying a 2nd PS3 is if Sony gives us a custom themed God Of War III console like what Japan got with that very nice Final Fantasy XIII bundle.

Also Sony really missed out by releasing the new trailer on 2/11 on SPIKE TV.Sony should have payed the millions and released the new trailer during a Superbowl commercial. They seriously would have gotten more exposure and hype for this game from the people who are casual gamers or the people who still don’t have a PS3 and have been waiting for this game to come out to buy a PS3.

TraponeJR said:

January 28th, 7:03 pm

@ comments 182

The reason why the HD God Of War Trilogy is being included in the Ultimate Trilogy Edition in Europe is because right now Europe still does not have the option of buying the HD Collection separately. It’s really a trade off would you have preferred SCEA to not release HD collection a last November and made us wait until the release of God War III for the collection to be available to play in HD on the PS3? Also the Ultimate Edition right now is pretty expensive at $99 bucks or even $89 bucks off If they would have included the HD collection it would have drive then God Of War III Ultimate Edition to the $130-$140 price range with out tax. If anything SCEE messed up and screwed the people in Europe by not doing the same release with HD Collection that we Americans got here in the U.S.

Kahme21 said:

January 28th, 7:54 pm

I think I just screamed like a little girl <.<

bridgew said:

January 28th, 7:59 pm

If you haven’t picked up the God Of War collection you need to! It’s graphics, gameplay, and story rival some of the best games to this day!

headwing45 said:

January 28th, 8:09 pm

I’m hoping that if enough people say the box art is ugly, you’ll change it, because I want you to change it so badly, I to will say…

It’s ugly, please change it

DrE113088 said:

January 28th, 8:16 pm

The main question is will this game or should I say “main event” of this year, run in FULL 1080p???

DrE113088 said:

January 28th, 9:01 pm

Also, I love Pandora’s Box and all the content that will come with it. But like others I too agree that the box art should have been in the same line of the previous 3 installments and a lot more EPIC! But you never know what Sony Santa Monica Studios has in store maybe the cover art is reversible like the previous ones. Let’s hope.
I think this would have been the perfect cover art for this game.

je29836 said:

January 28th, 9:29 pm

a lot of fans are gonna bust a nut march 16th

AndrewsAwesome said:

January 28th, 9:54 pm

QUESTION: May I know the deminsions of the kratos Ultimate edition box . Because I need to know if it will fix between my ps3 and ps2

muzzar69 said:

January 28th, 11:06 pm

why do us ozzies always get the short end of the stick?
its not enough we miss out on half the stuff like limited editions to games or official guides.
its not enough we plainly miss out on some games like deamon souls.
its STILL! not enough we pay almost double to what the US pays, last time i checked 60 USD IS NOT! 120 AUD.
now we have to be left in limbo for dates too?
im starting to wonder why sony released the ps3 here.
first in line for your cash but when it comes to giving you the content there nowhere to be found!

KnightRid said:

January 29th, 5:20 am

I was all excited about the Collector’s Edition, but I dont care about the music at all and the box looks like it will be pretty cheesy :( Why wouldnt you give us the Blades of Chaos? I mean, 1 blade, made as a sort of case to hold the dvd of the game and such would have been sweet!


Just an old gamer dreaming of what should have been. Maye make me just buy the regular game though since the Ultimate has really been a let down.

Thegame2905 said:

January 29th, 9:08 am

Will the box art for the ultimate edition be the same? Or will it say “ultimate edition” or something like that. Also, will it be a darker version, like the one shown previously? I personally think that would be great to include with the ultimate edition.

Thegame2905 said:

January 29th, 9:32 am

What’s with this ugly box art? Sony, please please please change it!!!!!! This resembles nothing of the other two great games. What were you thinking? This is truly by far the ugliest box art in gaming history and I really mean it. I mean come on, kratos looks like he is wearing mascara. Guarantee you that this box art will drive away a Lot of new gamers because several people these days tend to automatically judge a game by it’s cover. I don’t mean to criticize so much but sony, please take my advice and all the other god of war 3 fans as well, CHANGE THE BOX ART!!! (or atleast change the box art for the ultimate edition)

GTerholli said:

January 29th, 12:50 pm

PLEASE ERIC, tell Sony that a lot of people are not too pleased about the boxart! Tell them we want a change! Make it similar to the style of the previous games!


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January 29th, 3:20 pm


vontstalance said:

January 29th, 5:43 pm

we all know that gow 3 will be spectacular and will be a top contender for game of the year. we have the e3 demo but that demo is old from june 2009 and i am hearing the new build blows e3 demo out of the water. now this new footage of titan gameplay has been confirmed and will be shown february 11th on gametrailers tv.

now anyone on this board will get gow 3 no matter what. but i think once sony shows the new footage on february 11th they should release a demo on psn as well showcasing the newer build.

a new demo will bring in all those gamers who forgot about gow because the demo is almost a year old, and get everyone hyped to the maximum for this game as i know this game will own everything and i want it to sale more than those medicore games like halo that have the same old boring gameplay.

besides once the trailer is released february 11th, they might as well release the demo so we can play that sequence because we would have already seen it.

Mobius23 said:

January 29th, 9:39 pm

Amazing news! as long as you guys eventually release the e3 demo to the playstation network before GOW3 ships, You’re as good as gold! Can’t wait for the next trailer!

GameKraze said:

January 30th, 2:42 am

Sweet! A new trailer on my birthday? Now that is a birthday present! Thank you!

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