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Rumored God Of War III Details

The more we hear about God of War III - even if it isn't official - the more excited we become. Killzone 2 has already blown us away and we're thoroughly convinced it'll be a legitimate Game of the Year 2009 contender, but will another PlayStation 3 exclusive actually top Guerilla's unbelievable project?

A little while back, David Jaffe caught a glimpse of GoWIII in action during a visit to Sony, and he came back rantin' and ravin' as Jaffe tends to do. After a variety of curse-laced exclamations (starting with, "HOLY HOLY HOLY FU**ING SH**!!!"), he said it was the best-looking title he'd ever seen. Well, the new set of details for the game also claims GoWIII will set a new visual benchmark for the industry. The supposed inside info comes from the VG Tilt blog, and the tipster said "the detail is crafted with highest of care and the animations sell the experience like nothing you've ever seen." He also confirmed the final product will natively support 1080p resolution and run at a full 60 frames per second. Any early footage you see now isn't quite to this level yet, though, so keep that in mind whenever you stumble across a teaser trailer.

As for other little details that may or may not be true, there is the possibility that someone else may be stealing away some of Kratos' thunder; there might be another playable character in the game. We have no idea who it might be, but you may see him in the teaser that shows up at the Video Game Awards on Spike this week. As for the gameplay, they will implement a few tweaks: the camera will be closer, everything is "bigger," and there are "three new mechanics" for the gameplay engine that will "drastically alter" the experience depending on how you play. There's also going to be an online mode, with options including Gladiator and Co-Op mode, and this sounds like the most plausible of the rumored information. Lastly, we can expect a playable demo to show up on the PSN some time in the coming months. Now if this is true, we'll start drooling right now.

Anyway, none of this is confirmed, but we have to admit- most of it sounds reasonable and even expected in some cases. The only concern we have is that closer camera; if it's too close, it's gonna annoy the crap out of us. But we have complete faith in the SCEA Santa Monica team, so we'll just let 'em do what they're gonna do.

Related Game(s): God of War III

12/9/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (40 posts)

karneli lll
Tuesday, December 09, 2008 @ 10:40:41 AM
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a demo so soon? that probably means GOW 3 will be here by this time next week!!! Just beautiful

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tlpn99
Tuesday, December 09, 2008 @ 4:01:04 PM

dont get too excited Ben did say "Lastly, we can expect a playable demo to show up on the PSN some time in the coming months."

Coming months lol not next week sorry just thought I would point that out :)

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chicko1983
Tuesday, December 09, 2008 @ 4:26:36 PM

I think the demo is the least likely rumour out of all of these. Not for at least another 6mths anyhow, they haven't even got a release month yet.

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Daedusian
Tuesday, December 09, 2008 @ 10:42:45 AM
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Wow some really great rumors, but like you said, they almost have to be true if it's in any way related to the GoW franchise.

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caliblue15
Tuesday, December 09, 2008 @ 10:44:11 AM
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Online, coop. That's sick. I so cannot wait until next year!

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miocardio721
Tuesday, December 09, 2008 @ 10:52:33 AM
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Online coop sounds epic

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robinhood2010
Tuesday, December 09, 2008 @ 10:54:22 AM
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just finished playing chains of olympus again. still cant do god mode. its toooo hard!

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Ed_Wayne
Tuesday, December 09, 2008 @ 11:00:26 AM
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OMG if Gladiator mode is real I hope it will just be an arena and wave after wave of enemies will come at you. I can play modes like that for hours. It better not be some stupid versus mode. I can't imagine a versus mode working well in God of War.

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Dark5tatic
Tuesday, December 09, 2008 @ 11:13:05 AM
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Im whatever with the graphics, but i just don't want a real beautiful game thats like 5 hours long, give me, my standard 8hrs or more, nothing less then that..

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cheng
Tuesday, December 09, 2008 @ 11:14:54 AM
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i'll be real happy if the graphic is on par with crysis's level

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BeezleDrop
Tuesday, December 09, 2008 @ 11:29:48 AM
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This game will only impress, apparently spiketv is showing 'exclusive' footage of GOWIII at the vga's this sunday. Stoked to see clips of how stunning the game will look.

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PS3_Wizard
Tuesday, December 09, 2008 @ 11:31:52 AM
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ill be real happy if the graphics are BETTER than crysis's level. I hear K2 is already looking better than crysis anyway

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whooka
Tuesday, December 09, 2008 @ 11:50:11 AM
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The supposed quality of the graphics does not surprise me considering what they managed to squeeze out of the PS2 for God of War 2 - that game looks (and plays) better then some PS3 games do. As long as they don't turn this new one into a first-person perspective or FPS I'll be happy!

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aaronisbla
Tuesday, December 09, 2008 @ 12:27:19 PM
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a demo so soon? i dont know man, isnt it kinda soon for it?

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ImTheMan
Tuesday, December 09, 2008 @ 3:25:42 PM

why would that matter? dont ask irrelevant questions

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, December 09, 2008 @ 1:15:46 PM
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"we can expect a playable demo to show up on the PSN some time in the coming months." Don't panic, if true, this is probably closer to halfway through the year if not more.

All this hype has me playing GoWII when I can. (Lets use roman numerals for Kratos and the regular '2' for queers of war) Anyhow, this and the Uncharted 2 trailer are why I'll tune into the awards this year. Their GoTY pick should be interesting. I'm sure it's safe to say Sam Jackson will be there in some capacity.

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King James
Tuesday, December 09, 2008 @ 1:51:18 PM

lol...Queers of War...

I always called it Gears 1 or 2. The GoW acronym belongs to God Of War only.

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tlpn99
Tuesday, December 09, 2008 @ 4:03:38 PM

Just because you dont like Gears Of War, there is no need to mock the 360 or any of it's games. A lot of people on here including myself have both machines. Ben has both machines too not sure about Arnold.

Don't want this turning into a fanboy place now do we :)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, December 09, 2008 @ 5:31:48 PM

It's all in fun guys, don't take stuff so seriously. Even a good game deserves some ribbing now and then. Also, fanboys tend to be the ones who first accuse others of it. Lighten up a bit and you might have fun here too.

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bearbobby
Tuesday, December 09, 2008 @ 5:43:08 PM

Amen, God of War came out in 2005, Gears of War came out in 2006. Forever and always, GoW will be the property of Kratos and clan.

Anyone has a problem with that can answer to my Blades of Chaos.

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tlpn99
Wednesday, December 10, 2008 @ 5:28:58 PM

Ok dude no problem I should have realised it was meant in fun.

It did make me smile though Queers Of War. I have always thought GOW as Kratos etc Gears I called Gears since I got it.

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FLYING_APE
Tuesday, December 09, 2008 @ 1:19:12 PM
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All we need is someone to save rock n roll

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Reccaman18
Tuesday, December 09, 2008 @ 5:39:42 PM

Save it? I thought it was doing pretty well last time I checked. :)

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King James
Tuesday, December 09, 2008 @ 1:49:03 PM
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I don't know about that online co-op thing. But the 1080p/60fps stat sounds GREAT!

I thought Killzone 2 was visually ground-breaking but if God of War 3 is better? WOW!!

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Papa Burgundy
Tuesday, December 09, 2008 @ 1:57:05 PM
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OMG im so excited... I need to get a new pair of boxers.

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Riku994
Tuesday, December 09, 2008 @ 2:00:41 PM
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Yummy... This is on my (early) 2009 wish list right up there with WKC and GH: Metallica.

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Reccaman18
Tuesday, December 09, 2008 @ 5:40:38 PM

I doubt it will be released in early 2009. I'd expect it late '09 or early 2010. I could be wrong though.

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chicko1983
Tuesday, December 09, 2008 @ 4:05:43 PM
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I'm all for this great news but has anyone got any info on Team Ico's new project? It is rumoured that will also be shown on Sunday at the VGAs.
Personally, I am more amped for that. But the AAA quartet of GoWII, KZ2, Team Ico 3, and Heavy Rain are making me pretty excited.

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chicko1983
Tuesday, December 09, 2008 @ 4:29:55 PM
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How the camera works will be important, especially if they want to get real close to the action to make it more visceral for the player. This may lead to fighting less enemies at once though which would be a bit of a backwards step.

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Riku994
Tuesday, December 09, 2008 @ 8:04:14 PM
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Someone remind me to get an HD tv and a DualShock 3 before this game releases? kthxbai :P

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Wage SLAVES
Tuesday, December 09, 2008 @ 9:04:32 PM

I saved a while and got my Samsung 40" for $2000 a year 1/2 ago. Now is a perfect time to get a TV. The stock is up and everyone is tight on cash. Do it. And the way Socom uses the Dual Shock 3 I can say its worth it. Real subtle effects on the rumble is awesome.

BTW the EXACT model of my TV is at about $1200 now...I feel so jipped.

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Wage SLAVES
Tuesday, December 09, 2008 @ 9:01:56 PM
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It would make sense. Its one of the few Sony exclusives that are well established...along with the likes of GT5. Might as well Deck it with all the pretty bobbles and trinkets, cause it WILL sell and turns heads in the process....

Sony is really treating the customer right. What is not to love about the Ps3?

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cadpig
Tuesday, December 09, 2008 @ 9:16:51 PM
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Oh yeah, Killzone 2 and God of war 3 on the ps3 i can't wait!!!

I hope the god of war team doesn't do a raiden/metalgear solid 2 thing. God of war is Kratos' story. I really don't want some other character sharing the spotlight!!

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Qubex
Tuesday, December 09, 2008 @ 9:50:07 PM
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Well, I have said many times before "Killzone 2" and "God Of War III" are two primary games I am waiting for.

Nothing else really interests me that much. Code Masters "Formula One" racing game may be of interest, however if they use similar game physics as in Grid it will probably be unacceptable to most simulation freaks...

I was hoping that GoWIII would be 1080p, it deserves this resolution, and if the development team has done its job, and really OPTIMISED the code, we may see something special!

Q!

"i aM hoMe"

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, December 09, 2008 @ 10:48:05 PM
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I hope when it drops and annihilates all competition that they don't shelf the new engine, stick that bad boy in some new in house IPs if it's that good. Why do crap engines like Unreal3 get used a lot?

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noshownogo
Wednesday, December 10, 2008 @ 8:08:04 AM
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yeh coming months could be anytime next year, Ben you playing games with our hearts...

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PS3_Wizard
Wednesday, December 10, 2008 @ 8:12:27 AM
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Can't really agree that Unreal3 is a crap engine. Its not the best anymore, but its not that bad. But ill be damned if I'm not the first one in line for the midnight release of this one.

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homer23
Wednesday, December 10, 2008 @ 3:56:12 PM
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GAME OF THE YEAR FOR 2009.....
its gonna be a freakin awesome game jus like the two that preceded it :D

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Scarecrow
Wednesday, December 10, 2008 @ 10:54:07 PM
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Let the second character be a female...please!

Nariko? OMG THAT WOULD PWN!

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genesis
Thursday, December 11, 2008 @ 11:42:59 AM
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if u go to gamestop, and preorder GOWIII it says it will ship in october 2009 so I would would assume that that is a predicted release date.

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