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