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Game Informer Issues Fresh God Of War 3 Gameplay Details

If you don't subscribe to Game Informer, don't worry...we've got you covered. We know you don't want to miss out on the new God of War III details freshly unveiled in a new GI preview.

First of all, it appears that team Santa Monica is really interested in pushing the PlayStation 3; said director Stig Asmussen, "We want this to be the game that shows people what the PS3 can do." Well, it seems that machine can do a lot, and Kratos is gonna take advantage: he'll be able to do all kinds of nifty stuff, and that includes controlling those gigantic Cyclops that have been the bane of his existence since the original GoW. That's right; just sit up there and ride 'em cowboy! And you may recall the massive Titans in the two previous installments, probably saying to yourself, "damn, I wish I could play that cut-scene sequence." This time, you'll be able to do just that; Titan battles are indeed headed to this third and final installment. Kratos can control these, too, but the process of doing so reminds us of Shadow of the Colossus; he'll have to clamber up living, breathing giants.

And as far as the bald bad-ass himself, it's natural to assume he'll be more detailed than ever before. But were you aware of the difference...? Art director Ken Feldman says the main character will be about four times more detailed in this PS3 version: "Kratos on PS2 was probably about 5,000 polygons, and now he's 20,000. We wouldn't even be able to load him on PS2." Some of Kratos' old abilities will return but of course, new ones are on the way. The developers have expanded on the available skill-set so the player can experiment with more combos and grapples, which will include using the background to your advantage. More weapons are coming, too, and we're hoping at least a few of them will be as good as the default Blades of Chaos, which have always been the weapon of choice for players. And you're going to need all the help you can get...rather than 12-15 enemies on screen at once in the PS2 versions, the team went a little nuts and will now get up to 50 on screen in the PS3 entry. ...wow.

In all likelihood, God of War III won't arrive this year, but we still don't have a set estimated release date. Even so, we're totally psyched for this one and we're perfectly willing to give Sony Santa Monica as much time as they need to make it masterful.

Related Game(s): God of War III

2/13/2009 Ben Dutka

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Comments (36 posts)

Cpt_Geez
Friday, February 13, 2009 @ 11:27:53 AM
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II can't wait for this one this is going to be GOTY 2010

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Buckeyestar
Friday, February 13, 2009 @ 11:29:50 AM
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Until they announce a definitive release date, I am still going to hold out hope for this to make it out this year. It's still plenty far away for holiday '09.

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Cpt_Geez
Friday, February 13, 2009 @ 11:46:29 AM
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Yeah II feel you II hope it comes out this year too but Gow games usually get released in march so imma keep my fingers crossed.

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javon_27
Friday, February 13, 2009 @ 2:54:46 PM

II lolled

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PS3addict
Friday, February 13, 2009 @ 11:53:05 AM
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I have that mag in front of me right now. Great article and screen shots. I love that Kratos is keeping the scar that Zeus gave him in the last installment. There are very few details on the new weapons but it does entice you with what is mentioned.

I love the part about the "Mini sexgame"
Qoute; "So I can say that there is a lot of planning going on in the sex minigame right now". ;end qoute.

There is also a really interesting part of the article called "The Evolving Kill". They mention that they are looking at the use of the sixaxis controller to mimic ripping and pulling actions. SICK!

I can not wait for this game. I will, but I am stoked to have it coming out. I hope it lives up to all of the hype, but from what I have read, it looks like it will and then some!


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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, February 13, 2009 @ 5:01:39 PM

Yanking the controller to rip someone's guts out would be epic.

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englishgolfer
Friday, February 13, 2009 @ 12:03:01 PM
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can't wait for this game! i really hope they get it done for a christmas release this year.

on a more cynical, tongue-firmly-in-cheek note from what i've read this game might break the 7/10 barrier with certain reveiwers who live on the edge..... ;)

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Random_Steve
Friday, February 13, 2009 @ 12:31:10 PM

don't be silly. This will warrant a 6. Duh

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, February 13, 2009 @ 5:02:18 PM

I'm pretty sure whatever the score it will be hailed as the worst game ever made over there.

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Fabi
Friday, February 13, 2009 @ 12:03:19 PM
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Any chance we can get those screenshots Ben?

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dillonthebunny
Friday, February 13, 2009 @ 12:08:18 PM
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scans of the mag are in the forum in the ps3 section.... :)

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tramp
Friday, February 13, 2009 @ 12:10:01 PM
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cant wait!!!!!!!1
wonder wat Jaffe will say about this??

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rell
Friday, February 13, 2009 @ 12:11:33 PM
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This game is going to give gamers a orgasm, lol

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ps92117
Friday, February 13, 2009 @ 12:23:34 PM

yeah those sex mini games gona be awsome, now if I could have some alone time, lol

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isaya85
Friday, February 13, 2009 @ 12:25:24 PM
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They take to long sending me my copy of the magazine

PSN ID Biggest_GMoney

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ps92117
Friday, February 13, 2009 @ 12:26:46 PM
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I like the idea of huge monster but hope is more than the r2 giant scripted monster.

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bigrailer19
Friday, February 13, 2009 @ 1:16:53 PM
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i live for this series, this game will be amazing literally!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, February 13, 2009 @ 5:03:03 PM

as opposed to figuratively?

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Fabi
Friday, February 13, 2009 @ 1:42:26 PM
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I just saw the extended trailer and DAAAAAMN...

That's what they should have showed at E3.

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Fatcat3788
Friday, February 13, 2009 @ 2:11:51 PM

It's on the Playstation Blog. I suggest everyone checks it out. It definately gets you pumped for the game like no other. Oh jeez.

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Bill_Clinton_
Friday, February 13, 2009 @ 2:15:09 PM
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this game is going to be awesome..

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Gogaku
Friday, February 13, 2009 @ 2:49:59 PM
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If you haven't seen it, here's a trailer with in-game footage of the game.

http://g4tv.com/trailers/hdvideos/36729/God-of-War-III-Trailer.html

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BigBoss4ever
Friday, February 13, 2009 @ 3:00:03 PM
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game of the year 2010. greatest action/advanture game of all time, perid.
on top of my action game list.

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rell
Friday, February 13, 2009 @ 3:32:46 PM

hell yeah, I bet in maxim mag that they will give kratos a 10, lol.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, February 13, 2009 @ 5:04:01 PM
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Looks like the gigantic critter battles are becoming uber popular all over the gaming land.

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Im The Man
Friday, February 13, 2009 @ 5:16:57 PM
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"If you don't subscribe to Game Informer, don't worry" Who doesn't subscribe to gameinformer? LOL Its only the best source for videogame information in the world!(IMO)

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Im The Man
Saturday, February 14, 2009 @ 6:25:22 AM

notice youre the only one to say that LOL

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Daedusian
Saturday, February 14, 2009 @ 9:25:59 PM

me either, but I do occasionally pick up a copy here and there (like the recent Uncharted 2 article). However, I do subscribe to OPM! =)

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Robochic
Friday, February 13, 2009 @ 5:36:15 PM
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OMG i downloaded the trailer from PSN store and DAMN it's amazing, i want to play it so bad, but i have to agree with ben they can take their time on this game so that its perfect when released, i'm going to have to buy the first 2 just to catch up, i've played them but i would like to own them too. :)Oh i love the new i guess claws? wasn't sure what they were on his hands but man they look awesome.

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SPS3
Friday, February 13, 2009 @ 6:29:35 PM
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I hear that the boss battle with Hades has been confirmed; HERCULES(Zeus's son/strongest god in mythology) better be in GOWIII! That would be one hell of a battle!!!!!!!!! I'm constantly yearning for more info on this game. Its like theyre throwing bits at us just to keep us hype-more icing on the cake! Give us another trailer Sony at SM! We Want This Game!!!

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Renck
Friday, February 13, 2009 @ 6:41:19 PM
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Trailer is available at PS store!

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bigrailer19
Friday, February 13, 2009 @ 6:53:36 PM
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@worldendswithme
lol its ok, though u think I'm confused I'm not in fact the 2 words get mixed up often literally is used without exaggeration or in a more serious tone while figuratively is an exaggerated word like its a figure of speech. where u thought i was being metaphoric in a way, I was speaking the exact truth in my opinion, ill say it again even though yes we will not know exactly how it turns out until release, but I'm sure it won't fall short of the most amazing game play ever!
God of War 3 will be amazing, literally!
as a big fan of the series and the ps3' capabilities I'm sure GOW3 will live up to my deepest fantasies!



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raztad
Friday, February 13, 2009 @ 7:01:06 PM
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GoW III official website is live. They are even accepting pre-orders for the game :D. I saw the trailer running at 1080, it's amazing. I must say that GoW 1 sold me the PS2, GoW 2 was even more awesome and the PSP spinoff was incredible, a technical achievement for a handheld. Looking forward for GoWIII. Probably it will get a 7 from certain magazine for whatever obscure reason, while "Hello kitty Adventures" on Wii gets a solid 8 :D

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godsman
Friday, February 13, 2009 @ 9:24:27 PM
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graphically, its hard to say which console looks better. Its more like preference. What PS3 can excel is its ability to add more AI in the game. We'll see how 50 enemies work. Imagine something like GTA V with a street full of 100+ pedestrians, a gun battle in that scene will be epic. Lets hope GOW3 can show the developers what PS3 can really do.

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Scarecrow
Saturday, February 14, 2009 @ 2:51:56 PM
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Sweet!

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Daedusian
Saturday, February 14, 2009 @ 9:30:47 PM
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50 enemies? Controllable Cyclops? Titan battles? ..speechless.

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