PS3 News: GameStop: God Of War III Assaults Store Shelves In March 2010 - PS3 News

Members Login: Register | Why sign up? | Forgot Password?

GameStop: God Of War III Assaults Store Shelves In March 2010

While everyone bites their nails in anticipation of the Killzone 2 reviews - yes, ours is right around the corner; we're waiting for the U.S. embargo to lift on Feb. 2 - we imagine PlayStation 3 owners will be doing the same thing for God of War III. ...and based on recent evidence, it might be exactly one year from now.

We still don't have an official release date for the hotly anticipated action title, although most fans were hoping to see it some time later this year. Some recent evidence, including a sneak peek at the gameplay that SCEA will be offering to some publications in February, makes people believe in a 2009 launch. However, most realists will say the game has a Q1 2010 estimate, which we've certainly heard before. Now, we're hearing it again: according to HipHopGamer, retailer GameStop has apparently received an e-mail from Sony that says GoWIII will release in March 2010. We have to assume Sony sent this message so GameStop could begin taking pre-orders (they can't take pre-orders unless there's an estimated release), so it's certainly just a placeholder. But even so, it now seems readily apparent that GoWIII will not, in fact, be ready in time for 2009. There are plenty of fantastic titles on tap for this year, of course, but next to KZ2, GoWIII is next on the "most anticipated" list for many PlayStation 3 owners.

March really does fit into the puzzle, though. Both previous installments in the series released in March, so why fiddle with tradition? Maybe it's a superstition. Maybe the developers are saying to themselves, "if we don't launch the game in March, we won't get those high-9s!" Sure, it sounds irrational, but who knows?

Related Game(s): God of War III

1/30/2009 John Shepard

Put this on your webpage or blog:
Email this to a friend
Follow PSX Extreme on Twitter

Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Google Share on MySpace Share on Delicious Share on Digg Share on Google Buzz Share via E-Mail Share via Tumblr Share via Posterous

Comments (44 posts)

Frenchy17
Friday, January 30, 2009 @ 10:42:52 AM
Reply

Damn this is why I bought a PS3! Not really though but damn this really sucks! I thought for sure it would come late this year. Oh well, still plenty of great titles coming this year. This might allow me to play some other great game that I might have missed out on.

Agree with this comment 4 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Deleted User
Friday, January 30, 2009 @ 10:49:55 AM
Reply

.....?

Agree with this comment 0 up, 7 down Disagree with this comment

PS3_Wizard
Friday, January 30, 2009 @ 12:52:55 PM

What the hell do you have to say Josh?

Agree with this comment 2 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Deleted User
Friday, January 30, 2009 @ 4:05:56 PM

Just that its not even within one year of launch and we are speculating.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, January 30, 2009 @ 4:46:39 PM

His soul is splitting inside of him because he wants GoWIII so bad it's draining the Xbot juice from his bones and the call of the dark side is too strong!

Last edited by WorldEndsWithMe on 1/30/2009 4:47:28 PM

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Deleted User
Friday, January 30, 2009 @ 5:18:48 PM

^^In your dreams;)

Agree with this comment 0 up, 3 down Disagree with this comment

Blaiyan
Friday, January 30, 2009 @ 10:50:00 AM
Reply

Sucks but was to be expected because of the previous titles. Guess this year won't be as great. Same thing happened with KZ2 last year. Realists? Only people i've heard that wanted it to come that late were anti-sony idiots. Still I want to wait and hear some official info and see some footage other than that ps2ish crap we got from the video game awards.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 2 down Disagree with this comment

Sir Shak
Friday, January 30, 2009 @ 11:15:53 AM

I said it would come that late and I am not anti-sony .

Agree with this comment 1 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

Blaiyan
Friday, January 30, 2009 @ 12:03:25 PM

Cool. Have a Cookie.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 2 down Disagree with this comment

PS3_Wizard
Friday, January 30, 2009 @ 12:54:28 PM

I guess I'll take a cookie to, If they are delaying it, its for a reason. Just sit back and vibe with it man. You can't rush perfection. Just think how much better the game will be with extra polish time?

Agree with this comment 2 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Deleted User
Friday, January 30, 2009 @ 5:19:07 PM

You assholes eating cookies without me?

Agree with this comment 0 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

PS3_Wizard
Monday, February 02, 2009 @ 10:42:16 AM

Hell yeah! These cookies are special, PS3 fans can enjoy them in all their splendor, but if it touches a 360 fan's mouth it instantly changes to poison due to a chemical reaction in the 360 fan's saliva.

I just saved you life. You are now my xbox slave!

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Lord carlos
Friday, January 30, 2009 @ 11:00:44 AM
Reply

take all the time you need,polish it up nice,neat & clean so we can ram it down all the sony nay-sayers throats.
Thank the gods!!

PSN ID:lord_carlos
ADD ME!!!

Agree with this comment 2 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

PS3_Wizard
Friday, January 30, 2009 @ 12:55:02 PM

Well said.

Agree with this comment 2 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

NULL
Friday, January 30, 2009 @ 11:12:28 AM
Reply

I've always known that one exclusive will be delayed and one will be a flop. This is already coming to fruition as this is been delayed and my money is on infamous being a flop. If you don't think my predictions for exclusives are correct think, killzone 2 delayed into 2009 last year and HAZE flopped.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 4 down Disagree with this comment

coverton341
Friday, January 30, 2009 @ 3:23:08 PM

I thought they were bringing Haze to PC?

And I would rather take a delayed but polished game any day over a game that could have used a bit of touch up but was pushed to hit a release date.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, January 30, 2009 @ 4:49:26 PM

If InFamous flops I'll be wounded.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Luiscosmo2
Saturday, January 31, 2009 @ 12:59:26 PM

infamous won't be a flop. If they take their time on it, And haze what was haze anyway?

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

SPS3
Friday, January 30, 2009 @ 11:46:44 AM
Reply

Hype for this game is gonna be off the charts! I still cant wait no matter when the release date comes, but it has to be perfect since its the last in its series. I want review scores to be 10 out of 10!

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Luiscosmo2
Saturday, January 31, 2009 @ 1:00:03 PM

COuldn't say it better mysewlf..I never thoug of that tho..but ur righ non to less

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Morals
Friday, January 30, 2009 @ 12:00:05 PM
Reply

hmm ill wait till 2010 to get on the hype train, it'll save me alot of waiting

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

PS3_Wizard
Friday, January 30, 2009 @ 12:57:47 PM

Good luck Anonymous. You might wanna leave this site then because Ben and Arnold will shove any information about GoW3 down your throat.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Morals
Friday, January 30, 2009 @ 1:09:13 PM

well i waited till like a week ago to get on the Killzowns 2 hype train so i can control my addiction for games. hopefully.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

ShamRock
Friday, January 30, 2009 @ 1:15:48 PM
Reply

Hurry up March 2010

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

pavlovic
Friday, January 30, 2009 @ 1:36:44 PM
Reply

Why are some people taking about "delays"?

GOW3 has no release date, so there's no way it has been delayed.

I rather wait some more months, but since the beginning the march release sounded more realistic





@rory Haze was developed by a 3rd party studio and published by Ubisoft. It's not Sony fault.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Lord carlos
Friday, January 30, 2009 @ 1:37:25 PM
Reply

@wizard
Thank you kind sir


PSN ID:lord_carlos
ADD ME!!!

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

BeezleDrop
Friday, January 30, 2009 @ 1:46:42 PM
Reply

My goodness, 2010 for FF13 and GOW3. I hope Heavy Rain comes out this year. I bet GOW3 will be one of the best looking games ever.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

coverton341
Friday, January 30, 2009 @ 2:04:30 PM
Reply

I never put too much stock into what Gamestop says for a release date. When I worked there the dates changed so much. Unfortunately they normally got pushed out but sometimes they were moved up especially when the studio didn't even release a date when Gamestop had already made one up. It is so they can have a date and get reserves on it which boost their numbers and get stores with high reserve rates bonuses. There is probably a company wide reserve contest happening right now.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

PS3_Wizard
Friday, January 30, 2009 @ 2:21:16 PM

The store I work at is the busiest in the district, and it is infact leading in pre-orders! And seeing as how I'm the only Sony supporter, imagine how much I had to hype killzone to everyone who walked through my store?

BTW im the 3rd Key for my store.

Last edited by PS3_Wizard on 1/30/2009 2:21:36 PM

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

coverton341
Friday, January 30, 2009 @ 3:26:23 PM

I totally feel you on being the only Sony supporter in a Gamestop. Why is it that most everyone in Gamestop is a M$ supporter? I did however convert three employees to PS3 when I had each of them bring their Xbox's over to the house to play games on my 47" and then swapped over to COD4 on the PS3 and when they realized it looked just as clean and the online wasn't really crap like everyone said and that it was free to play online all three of them traded their systems in within the month and got PS3's

Since then all four of us have bought or re-bought 360's but still it was a good feeling at the time.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, January 30, 2009 @ 4:52:40 PM

It's a mystery to me, my network sucks balls but online play is still smooth and it's like yeah dude, you payed less for your 360, but since then you added 150 to the price tag just to play online.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Luiscosmo2
Saturday, January 31, 2009 @ 1:03:21 PM

I wonder if Microsoft a little bit of 360?....Nah..But could be?

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Zaben
Friday, January 30, 2009 @ 2:43:26 PM
Reply

March 2010? Wasn't expecting it that late... Plenty of titles this year to keep just about everyone satisfied though.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Scarecrow
Friday, January 30, 2009 @ 3:35:37 PM
Reply

Cool with me, gives me time to get all the goodies in GOW/GOWII

Besides who wants this game to fail? It needs to be 15+ hours of gameplay.

Not some 5 or 6....

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Fabi
Friday, January 30, 2009 @ 4:09:02 PM
Reply

Hehe...I rember when Arnold made some claims like 6 months ago that God of War 3 would come out early 2009 and that the PS3 was going to catch up to the 360 in... I believe 12 months?

Not happning :)

Agree with this comment 0 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

rell
Friday, January 30, 2009 @ 4:46:05 PM
Reply

I expect perfection from sony bring GOW3 and not imperfection, to those gamers who want GOW3 comeout sooner, u need to stop and think and tell yourself that this is the final GOW3 and I want sony to give us gamers something we will never forget this game.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, January 30, 2009 @ 4:54:35 PM
Reply

So the question is which of these two games will take a backseat, FFXIII or GoWIII? Not necessarily in the stores but definitely on my TV if they release too close.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

TGG
Friday, January 30, 2009 @ 5:11:36 PM
Reply

I'd rather get a masterpiece later than a so-so game now.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

ceedot
Friday, January 30, 2009 @ 8:45:49 PM
Reply

'Both previous installments in the series released in March, so why fiddle with tradition? Maybe it's a superstition. Maybe the developers are saying to themselves, "if we don't launch the game in March, we won't get those high-9s!" Sure, it sounds irrational, but who knows?'

Maybe they just wont finish it in 2009?

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Banky A
Saturday, January 31, 2009 @ 1:54:23 AM

Lawl

Yeh

;)

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

BigBoss4ever
Saturday, January 31, 2009 @ 3:20:00 PM
Reply

my most wanted in 2009/2010:

FF13
FFv13
White Knight Chronicle
Star Ocean 4
God of War 3
ICO3
Beyonetta
Resident Evil 5
Street Fighter 4
Tekken 6

not in any particular order above


Last edited by BigBoss4ever on 1/31/2009 3:21:10 PM

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Im The Man
Sunday, February 01, 2009 @ 1:21:16 AM
Reply

hello

Agree with this comment 0 up, 2 down Disagree with this comment

PS3_Wizard
Monday, February 02, 2009 @ 10:45:33 AM

awww hell...another one.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Godslim
Monday, February 02, 2009 @ 6:23:32 PM

looool another one!

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Leave a Comment

Please login or register to leave a comment.

Our Poll

Did Destiny live up to your expectations?
Yes it did and then some!
Not quite but it's still great.
No, it's only okay.
Not at all; it's a huge disappointment.

Previous Poll Results