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SCEE Denies God Of War III Release Date On Play.com

This is what happens when an unconfirmed release date begins to circulate, and despite all evidence to the contrary, everyone starts to hope its accurate.

UK site Play.com recently listed God of War III with a September 25, 2009 release date. Now, as most of you know, this is well before the expected launch of March 2010 (the date still sitting in GameStop's database). This caused a bit of an uproar, as PlayStation 3 owners the world over began to drip fresh buckets of salivation in anticipation of a 2009 GoWIII release. But an SCEE representative has responded to SPOnG today, and not surprisingly, that date isn't real. While they admit to preparing a massive marketing campaign towards the end of the year, which will include Kratos' third and final adventure, they don't expect the game to release in the fourth quarter this year. Said the SCEE spokesperson: "We haven't confirmed a release date for GOW3 yet, we should have more details on this at E3. We're asking Play to remove that now as well." Yeah, we hate to burst your big ol' bubble of hope, but as far as we're concerned, there's little to no chance that this game will drop in 2009. It's not a disaster; we can wait until March, especially with the likes of Uncharted 2: Among Thieves scheduled for this year.  That will make up for not having GoWIII.

So if you saw that Play date and enthusiastically added GoWIII to your holiday wish list, please do remove it. Let's not jump the gun, here.

Related Game(s): God of War III

3/4/2009 Ben Dutka

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Comments (26 posts)

whooka
Wednesday, March 04, 2009 @ 11:00:58 AM
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I'd seen GoW3 mentioned with a late 2009 release date at a few diff sites recently, though none with a specific date and this does seem early to me but I got a feeling Sony's 2010 date is mainly to cover their backsides in case it does take awhile to finish (I suspect they have a high amount of QC control tied up in this one) and we will see this come out by the end of the year but it's obvious that Sony will make a boatload of money on this title regardless of when it's released (xmas season or no xmas season).

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Kiengo
Wednesday, March 04, 2009 @ 11:01:05 AM
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"fresh buckets of salivation." I love the way you write.

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Sir Shak
Wednesday, March 04, 2009 @ 11:03:47 AM
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Is there an estimated release date for Uncharted 2 yet ?

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, March 04, 2009 @ 11:11:01 AM

Just Q3 2009, although I recently saw a more exact October 2009 list from GameStop.

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Random_Steve
Wednesday, March 04, 2009 @ 11:05:01 AM
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i reckon it'll come out spring 2009

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Random_Steve
Wednesday, March 04, 2009 @ 2:43:12 PM

thats ment to say 2010

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BTNwarrior
Wednesday, March 04, 2009 @ 11:26:52 AM
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If it hits before Christmas than I will be happy

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, March 04, 2009 @ 12:04:37 PM
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March 2010 seems most likely, but just imagine getting Killzone 2, Uncharted: AT, and GoWIII in one year. Holy Epic year Batman.

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Cpt_Geez
Wednesday, March 04, 2009 @ 12:07:05 PM
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Well im not surprised,GoW has always been released in march.

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Naga
Wednesday, March 04, 2009 @ 12:19:03 PM
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Good Move less games near Christmas Thank you SCEE Thank you!

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Fabi
Wednesday, March 04, 2009 @ 1:24:37 PM
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These dates mean nothing :)

EVEN when they do give us a date, there is a big chance that it will get pushed back.

I'm glad that we know it's coming, and we have an idea of what's coming. But there are so many other games out and coming before it, that I'm not even thinking about it.

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Wage SLAVES
Wednesday, March 04, 2009 @ 2:33:45 PM
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I want this thing to be pushed back, March '10 is kewl but take more time if ya need it Sony. You just CANT mess this one up. B'sides its Kratos' farewell....

Last edited by Wage SLAVES on 3/4/2009 2:33:56 PM

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BeezleDrop
Wednesday, March 04, 2009 @ 2:35:44 PM
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Play.com is obviously retarded and they don't deserve to live.

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, March 04, 2009 @ 2:44:56 PM
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I agree with Wage, take your time Sony...just don't take as long as SE is with FF13.

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cLoudou
Wednesday, March 04, 2009 @ 2:54:03 PM
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This game is in Sony's 2009 lineup, so I expect a 2009 release even though I agree with Wage and LimitedVetigo that Sony should take their time.

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LividFiction
Wednesday, March 04, 2009 @ 3:26:44 PM

I believe that was fiscal year 2009, which ends in March 2010.

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shindelion
Wednesday, March 04, 2009 @ 3:30:07 PM
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lets not forget about Heavy Rain, any news on a release date?

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smileys_007
Wednesday, March 04, 2009 @ 3:50:15 PM
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let's not also forget the NA version of White Knight Chronicles and Infamous.. hey ben, any updates on their release dates?

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, March 04, 2009 @ 8:24:49 PM

Infamous is June, I believe. No NA date for WKC has been announced.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, March 04, 2009 @ 8:24:50 PM

Infamous is June, I believe. No NA date for WKC has been announced.

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Random_Steve
Thursday, March 05, 2009 @ 3:54:49 AM

double post ben. I think in the UK infamous is coming in september

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smileys_007
Wednesday, March 04, 2009 @ 3:54:23 PM
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i'm not expecting GOWIII to be released this year. Let's reserve it for 2010. Next year, we'll see another batch of high profile games for the PS3. (FFXIII, FFXIII versus, Gran Turismo 5, Quantum Theory, and GOWIII)

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Robochic
Wednesday, March 04, 2009 @ 5:33:42 PM
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I agree with Wage SLAVES the longer they take to make the game the better it'll be i want a game that 10000% works not something that needs a quick patch due to freezing ect...
Also i would love to know when white knight chronicals comes out :) Anyone know?

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godsman
Wednesday, March 04, 2009 @ 9:51:53 PM
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Something i dont understand, I did some research. The god of war series have always been selling 1-2 millions in sales. What make people think the third will sell as well? MGS4 such an appeal to US and Japan had 4 million.

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Orvisman
Thursday, March 05, 2009 @ 9:25:13 AM

Well, if you factor in used sales, rentals, and people borrowing the previous games, there are probably many more gamers who have played the two previous games since they hit retail new.

So, the speculation is that when GoWIII drops, it will move huge numbers for Sony.

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shaydey77
Thursday, March 05, 2009 @ 10:23:24 AM
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drip fresh buckets of salivation..and..has responded to SPOnG. LOL!

Sony have 2 choices..one drop the price of the PS3 or bring out GOW3...and then the other!!

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