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God Of War III Confirmed For 2009?

Before anybody gets too excited, this isn't an exact confirmation; we're merely relaying the information we've just received from Sony and interpreting the words within the release.

SCEA has sent out a press release announcing Killzone 2 as the leader of the pack for this year's 2009 PlayStation 3 blockbusters. As part of the announcement, SCEA confirmed that a new TV advertising campaign would kick off this week; it's called the "Bullet" commercial, and they say the "new ad was rendered entirely in-engine via the incredible power of the Killzone 2 engine and PS3 technology to preserve the unique visual and epic gameplay experience." Said the game's Managing Director, Hermen Hulst:

"Every single frame of this commercial was directly rendered on a PS3 without the need for additional tweaking or touching up. We're very proud that our game engine technology has reached the point where we don't have to resort to software pre-rendering. In that regard it is a testament to our commitment to deliver on what we promise. What you see is what you get."

But that may not be the most interesting part of the release. In addition to this KZ2 advertising announcement, there's a comment that involves the upcoming list of awesome PS3 exclusives. Now, they're referring to 2009, so...

"The game [Killzone 2] ushers in an unprecedented year of titles to hit the PlayStation platform throughout the year including the blockbuster exclusives Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, inFamous, MAG, Heavy Rain, God of War III and MLB 09 The Show.

Do you see God of War III in that list? We do. The others, with the possible exception of MAG, aren't exactly surprising and we figured they would all arrive in 2009. But the latest assumption is that GoWIII wouldn't drop until early next year; probably March. Does this mean Kratos' final - and likely most amazing - adventure will be available for this year's holiday season...?

Related Game(s): God of War III

2/19/2009 Ben Dutka

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Comments (64 posts)

vicious54
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 4:28:33 PM
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I hope it does come out this year, I can't wait to see how they end the series.

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Kingharris
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 4:29:04 PM
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Never played 1 or 2, only CoO demo. Take it a missed an armour plated bullet in gaming :(

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Cpt_Geez
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 4:48:46 PM

You should buy GoW 1 & 2 you can get them both used at gamestop for under $30 bucks II have to finish GoW 2 before GoW 3 releases.

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Frenchy17
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 4:31:20 PM
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I going to pretend that its 100% true and that will make my day!!

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Reynono
Friday, February 20, 2009 @ 7:36:06 AM

optimism does help...

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camaro300zx
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 4:34:42 PM
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GameStop has the release date as 3/10/2010.
So We'll see...

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Cpt_Geez
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 4:47:02 PM

Release dates can change games get pushed back and pushed up all the time.

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ps92117
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 5:49:02 PM

GameStop ain't your most reliable source, lol especially when it comes to ps3.

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Buckeyestar
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 11:01:29 PM

That's called a place holder date, in other words they have no frikin' idea so they just took a good guess.

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dlte
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 4:34:42 PM
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about time we heard something about KZ2 advertising.

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Roosveltboy
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 4:49:52 PM

yea i've only seen like 1 ad for KZ2 and i think that is was on youtube sony's advertising sucks!!

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Luan
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 5:09:13 PM

Ive been seeing K2 ads here in the UK...hell...yesterday I even saw a LBP one!

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Luan
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 4:35:13 PM
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Wow, If it does come out this year than we could see the PS3 getting a lot of sales this year, specially if they drop the price...
either way, cant wait for God Of War III

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Kiengo
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 9:43:09 PM

Does your avatar do a Disco 10,000 needles attack, by chance?

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www
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 4:41:15 PM
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Woulda been great but maybe it's included in the list to add more spice so would-be ps3 owners will drool more.

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Cpt_Geez
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 4:45:33 PM
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That's the best news II heard all day if that's true then we gone have one hell of a holiday this year lol.

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Randomhero1
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 4:49:22 PM
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I cannot Wait to play this game! God Of War Is Awesome.

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Dark5tatic
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 4:52:12 PM
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i hope it doesn't come out, for it to be the "last" one, they need to take their time and get the shit right.

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Kangasfwa
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 4:53:44 PM
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I just watched an interview with the Santa Monica team and the art directer and lead programmer started working on the God of War 3 engine in March 2005. They have been working on that engine for four years. The game itself for at least two.

I think that makes a 2009 launch plausible don't you?

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Kiengo
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 9:43:26 PM

RICHARD!

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bigrailer19
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 4:55:28 PM
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yes i seen this go up all over the web this morning im glad u guys are on top of it cus i was posting links like crazy anyways this is good news i hope GOW3 comes out this year, assuming its done right, i dont think they'd let this one release just to get it out early though, they'll make sure its tip top before we play it!

The KZ2 ad is pretty sweet im drooling already, and i havnt even seen it in HD yet!

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Victor321
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 5:20:15 PM
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I hope it does but if they release them all too early and "right after the other" like last year then there going to see dissapointing sales. Unless, they bring down the price. Either way, Sony's going to see positive results, either moderately or massive.

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dveisalive
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 5:24:03 PM
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This is a lie. A game this epic would take a good 3-5 years to make,and I think that its not coming out until holiday 2010!

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Orvisman
Friday, February 20, 2009 @ 10:58:41 AM

See the post above. They've been working on GOW III since March 2005.

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SmileyGrenades
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 5:25:24 PM
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Well guys, well all know what God of War is, we know what Uncharted is..

But WTF is MAG? Last year when it was "unveiled", it was just a video of hundreds of soldiers. That's it.

I want MAG details. I'm not even a big military shooter fan, I just wanna know what exactly what MAG's all about other than looking insanely ambitious.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 7:58:39 PM

It's a MMO...or, more like a MMMO (one more "Massive").

They say there's going to be as many as 150+ soldiers on the same battlefield at once. This is really all we know right now.

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Orvisman
Friday, February 20, 2009 @ 10:59:24 AM

Ben,

I believe they claim the game can handle 256 players at once.

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ps92117
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 5:46:19 PM
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in my opinion either gow3 or gt5 will get make it this year the other will have to wait.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 5:52:41 PM
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Mother..of..God.

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Victor321
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 6:44:31 PM

yah wats wrong?

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www
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 7:24:32 PM

The list got him in shock & awe like cod4.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, February 20, 2009 @ 2:56:13 AM

dubya dubya dubya ftw

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bigrailer19
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 6:09:53 PM
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@worldendswithme
whats wrong man? u ok?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, February 20, 2009 @ 2:56:51 AM

Settle down, I'm straight, just had a panic attack.

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LightShow
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 6:23:27 PM
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as for MAG, it's gonna be a pass if it comes with a subscription fee. $60 for the game is expensive enough, you're not gonna get any more cash out of me unless you're Burnout or Warhawk ^_^

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ps92117
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 7:15:14 PM

they haven't said its pay to play yet, plus mag is suppose to be a warhawk meets socom meets another 234 players, its made by zipper I mean come on

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Troy Powers
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 6:26:00 PM
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I won't get my hopes up.

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MSB 007
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 6:50:31 PM
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does anyone know what MAG is??
is it TPS or FPS???

anyway it looks huge and should be as epic as warhawk was

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Im The Man
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 6:56:54 PM
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Thats a HELL of a list

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mustang750r
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 6:57:21 PM
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I just bought GOW 1 two days ago.

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Randomhero1
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 8:19:52 PM

Dang lol

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coverton341
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 7:15:53 PM
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Great another year of being broke and another year of completing each game to about 35%

Why video game gods why I ask

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ps92117
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 7:19:11 PM
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MAG looks like some fun to be haved, even if no gameplay footage has been showed I am ubber excited for it plus sony seems to be as well I mean they gave up socom. go zipper lol

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Mista
Saturday, February 21, 2009 @ 2:25:42 PM

Zipper didn't give up Socom, they let Slant Six do Socom Confrontation while they were developing MAG. I got Confrontation on day one and it was pretty rocky. After a few updates it got better but never grabbed me like Socom 1 or 2 did. Hopefully when Zipper returns to do Socom 4 the franchise gets back that oompf it lost. But I'm definitely interested in MAG and think it will be free also, Socom & Warhawk are both online only games and are free.

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SarahPalinMILF
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 7:34:29 PM
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Maybe they mean fiscal year 2009 which ends in March 2010

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Orvisman
Friday, February 20, 2009 @ 11:01:54 AM

I was wondering that too.

Unless Sony's fiscal year ends on a calendar (Dec. 31) year because sometimes they do end on a calendar year.

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migabyte
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 8:00:50 PM
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I think GOW3 will come this year. There are still good games for 2010. Twisted Metal???? what happened to that? GT5, Team ICO project. We'll see though.

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kevinater321
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 8:17:32 PM
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I have not play God Of War 1 or 2 but i have seen all the videos on youtube and i am going 2 get God Of War 3. Also MAG looks amazing, even though there sin't any gameplay yet i'm hoping its the next COD4

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Sir Shak
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 8:19:49 PM
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Why does sony want me to end up broke ?

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Randomhero1
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 8:20:42 PM

They want your money haha I will be GLAD to give my money for these games!!

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Banky A
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 9:45:51 PM

Because they love us.

=D

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Robochic
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 8:50:32 PM
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I just purchased GoW 1 and 2 today, will start playing later tonight.
MAG from what i have understoood of the little articles about it, is it's a online only game, i have read taht we may have to pay a fee to play it through the publisher still in talks and you can play with 256 multiplayer online. I have found a sept 2008 article possible based on this game. ITs very vag due to no info anywhere about this game, since last yr's E3.
http://www.gamespot.com/news/blogs/rumor-control/909119209/26612881/mag-pay-to-play-on-ps3.html

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Orvisman
Friday, February 20, 2009 @ 11:05:57 AM

Sony is publishing MAG so there is no discussion with the publisher...

... unless Sony management is talking to itself now.

Also, I'd wager that Sony will NOT charge a fee for any of its upcoming MMOs (MAG, The Agency, DC Universe Online) on the PS3 because that mitigates its edge over Xbox Live.

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Wage SLAVES
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 9:03:05 PM
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Dude Ill wait till next year! I want perfection and a PS3 bar raising, NO, console bar raising title and nothing less. To do that with Kick ass KRATOS...saweeeet!

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kokoro
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 9:29:58 PM
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I'm personally disappointed by the list- I'm an RPG gamer and so far the quality and availabilty of RPGS (especially Japanese ones) on the PS3 has been depressing. I cannot understand why Japanese game developers are putting all their RPGs on the xbox360- why not on the PS3 also? Also square enix hasn't released a single game for the PS3 (despite the fact that the PS3 is now in its third year).

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Im The Man
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 9:31:32 PM
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I cant wait to pick up all of these

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Banky A
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 9:52:45 PM
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God of War III!!!!!!!!!!11!1one

I saw the Bullet commercial and I thought it was cool but too brief. Though I know a lot of people who would be watching that ad till it finishes just to see where that bullet goes =D

But I know that nobody offline will know that the footage was raw PS3 power.

:(

Plus, I'm really exited to see how MAG will work.

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isaya85
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 11:40:07 PM
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I just downloaded the bullet ad the game looks phenomenal and its 100% PS3 raw power, the 27th can't come fast enough I want this game

PSN ID Biggest_GMoney

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K ASH
Friday, February 20, 2009 @ 3:44:45 AM
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Doubt that it mag,heavy rain,gow3 will all be out this year. Maybe 2 of them will make it. I guess the only way to find out is if sony announces 3 new titles 4 next year shedding some light on whats 2 be expected in 2010. Cant wait 4 the new announcement.

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Random_Steve
Friday, February 20, 2009 @ 4:57:12 AM
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i want more info on MAG. On play.com its release date is listed in April, but i highly doubt that

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JackieBoy
Friday, February 20, 2009 @ 6:03:56 AM
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Wow, GOW ]I[ this year - that's great news!! We'll see..
Btw. do you people really believe that it will be THE LAST of the series? I don't. This game is soooo neded and wanted by gamers that they won't let it die. And having about a year of time, developers will surely think to make story to have a "open ending" for No. 4:)) Just see what is with MGS4. Kojima said that it will be the last, but not long ago we hear from him that he has some new ideas and "that Jack's (Big Boss) story is still open"...
Or the LoK:Soul Reaver - it supposed to be one title but it spreaded to three and the last one - Defiance didn't bring any proper ending. Although Crystal Dynamics is no more, I'm still hoping for a last sequel for that one-of-the-best-stories game.
To summrize - GoW3 won't be the last... I'm telling ya:)

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Buckeyestar
Friday, February 20, 2009 @ 9:09:32 AM

They don't need an open ending, they already have a way to make more GoW games. The trilogy is happening at the end of 10 years of Kratos' service to the Gods. There's 10 years of time to explore there, in fact that's what they did with Chains of Olympus.

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smileys_007
Friday, February 20, 2009 @ 4:06:13 PM
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If all those games will arrive this year, then "the end is near!" to the competition.

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mustang750r
Sunday, February 22, 2009 @ 10:12:26 AM
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it's been comfirmed that MAG and GOW 3 are coming this year according to G4. I'm so excited, now all we need now is a sure prediction that GT5 is coming this year. So come on SONY make my year even better announce GT5 for 2009.

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