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Rumor: OPM Gives God Of War III A Fall 2009 Launch Date

'sigh' We're relatively certain that this is nothing more than a mistake (or a bad guess) on OPM's part, but we still have to report on it. The Internet is already going crazy over the scant possibility that such a listing could be true, and it's our job to tell you about it.

Apparently, the European edition of the Official PlayStation Magazine features a full layout of God of War III, and although it may not feature more details than we already know, it does list an estimated release date...and lo and behold, it says Fall 2009. So once again, we're off on a whirlwind rumor tour that will touch every major source, and when it hits home over at SCEA, Sony will more than likely respond with the classic, "no comment." Then, some other official is going to pop up and say we won't see GoWIII any time this year, and it won't hit store shelves until March. We can almost guarantee this is going to happen, but there's still a very small part of us that wants to hope. It's a naive part, but we try to rationalize: we try to look at the situation and say, "well, look at all this gameplay footage we've seen, and check out all the details we already have. How could this game still be a year away?" We've said that more than a few times, but reality always comes along to smack us out of our fantastical reverie.

And it's gonna happen again. But in the meantime, we'll just try to keep a positive outlook and imagine how sweet "God of War III" would look sitting at the top of our holiday wish list.

Related Game(s): God of War III

3/25/2009 Ben Dutka

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Comments (34 posts)

Blaiyan
Wednesday, March 25, 2009 @ 10:14:02 PM
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LOL Well I like the sound of that. Haha ha

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ImTheMan
Wednesday, March 25, 2009 @ 11:46:47 PM

sorry blaiyan but it still isnt "hitting" this year. haha

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Blaiyan
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 3:01:13 AM

Time will tell. Nobody knows.

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Reccaman18
Wednesday, March 25, 2009 @ 10:15:45 PM
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I dont think it will happen. 2010 seems the most likely.

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Riku994
Wednesday, March 25, 2009 @ 10:17:32 PM
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I wish this was true, but it isn't. I can tell. *Looks around suspisciously*

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, March 25, 2009 @ 10:30:10 PM
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What would a sweet ass game be without magazines capitalizing on it by doing a spread and then spreading a release date around based solely on wishful thinking :)

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Tim Speed24
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 7:30:59 AM

Exactly, I going with the March 2010 thing. The Dutka is wise to think this way.

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shindelion
Wednesday, March 25, 2009 @ 10:48:23 PM
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Too much sweet games coming out. This baby can wait till next march.

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Robochic
Wednesday, March 25, 2009 @ 10:51:42 PM
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Can't see this game being released until 2010 i preordered and even the date says at ebgames Early 2010 on my receipt no actual set date.

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Snaaaake
Wednesday, March 25, 2009 @ 11:02:28 PM
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Sigh, another game I would miss......
Ah man........getting a PS3 in January 2010, can anyone recommend me GREAT and NEW games out by then?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, March 25, 2009 @ 11:16:22 PM

Heavy Rain looks promising.

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Sir Shak
Wednesday, March 25, 2009 @ 11:30:17 PM

Why so late ?

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keaton
Wednesday, March 25, 2009 @ 11:31:12 PM

yeah heavy rain has huge potential, but besides that you can't go wrong with uncharted 2, GT5 (in march i believe), or GOWIII

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Snaaaake
Wednesday, March 25, 2009 @ 11:53:22 PM

@Sir Shak, February is the only time I can play video game, I'm a Chinese and I got work, and at Feb it's Chinese New Year where I can smash my console like there's no tomorrow.
If I miss my gaming time, I'll have to wait for another year, it's weird but true.

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King James
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 12:00:23 AM

do you really want me to list all those games?

Better yet, do u really wanna do that to yourself and buy a whole bunch of games all at one time? Even if u could afford it, can u afford the time?

Get a PS3 like...ummm...wait for it...now. The exclusives are more spaced out right now. I think the next one is Infamous (June). Perfect time for you to play catch-up. And you'll have time to go back and play games like MGS4, Uncharted, all 4 of Insomniac's Games, the Motorstorms, Warhawk, etc. And thats just the exclusives!

I'm not even mentioning the great multiplat games and the PSN titles.

Just please, Snaaaake, don't smash your console to bring in the new year. You're suppose to play them. No violence, please.

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Snaaaake
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 12:06:44 AM

I'm not going for multiplats, PS3 exclusives are always the greatest, mutiplats actually hold down the PS3's capability to the same as 360 so why should I bother when I have better games to buy.

Games that really caught my eyes are Resistance 2, Killzone 2 and inFamous, I played MGS4 on a friend's PS3 before and finished it so I'm not gonna buy one and play again.

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King James
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 1:01:35 AM

Why not play MGS4 again?

Anyway, ruling out games because they are multiplat is doing urself an injustice.

Fallout 3, Bioshock, all the great Capcom games, the CoD's!, Max Payne 3 (well hell any Rockstar game), etc.

You see where I'm going wit this list?

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Snaaaake
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 2:55:23 AM

Well since you said so....I'll buy a few when I get my hands on a PS3 though.
Hell, I might get Bioshock 2 if it comes out.

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godsman
Wednesday, March 25, 2009 @ 11:10:31 PM
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the designers dont even know themselves. just let them do their job: to design great games. It would be a good idea to make GoWIII launch with the PS3 pricecut in the holidays though.

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bxshotboi
Wednesday, March 25, 2009 @ 11:12:08 PM
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i doubt it come out this year but i sure do hope so

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JcBball717
Wednesday, March 25, 2009 @ 11:30:14 PM

you doubt what comes out this year ????

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ImTheMan
Wednesday, March 25, 2009 @ 11:47:20 PM

@jcb where have you been? are you high or something?

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King James
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 12:04:45 AM

@sour dies...oops, I mean, jcb

That avatar is priceless. lol.

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Scarecrow
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 2:14:31 AM
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That would be awesome!
Man as long as the game's long(very important) I'm up for it!

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SPS3
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 3:19:47 AM
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We could only wish!...but it would be one hell of a bank roll for Sony to start advertising around the end of summer and have Kratos peering at customers in Holiday '09..Say the end of November? I'll be happy either way as long as Sony SM feels like theyve completed the best action game this decade!

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telly
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 8:54:46 AM
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This is almost surely bogus, I know. But I'm honestly not quite ready to say GOW III is definitely coming out in 2010. This is a huge, pivotal year for Sony, they NEED this game to build momentum, and I'm sure they've pumped tons of resources into its development in the hopes of getting it ready for a late fall ship date. Again, I agree 2010 is the best bet, but I'll believe it's definitely not making it out for the holidays this year once Sony says so.

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JofaMang
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 9:41:55 AM
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It is a win-win situation for sony. By sticking to a launch date a year away, they are surely capable of meeting it. Their stable of exclusives is deep this year, and they dont really need GoWIII this year. The opposite might be true indeed, with so many awesome titles hitting the street this year, over saturation might hurt sales.

Should they get ahead on development, and wish to tie it in with a console price drop, they would get only praise (assuming it isn't buggy as all hell) and all those extra consoles being sold would help to defeat the oversaturation of software this fall.

Like I said, win-win for sony either way.

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Orvisman
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 9:50:42 AM
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Fingers crossed. Toes too!

Holding out hope.

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JcBball717
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 1:54:44 PM

haha are your toes really crossed???
that must hurt to walk then

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tanner1
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 1:57:43 PM
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If it came out Christmas 09 i think i would do a sex wee

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Orvisman
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 2:52:33 PM

LOL.

Me too.

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Archos
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 3:15:23 PM
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The game will undoubtedly come out in 2010 (march that is..). I feel that the march date would be better. PS3 already has Uncharted 2 planned to release later this year and the last thing Sony wants is GOW3 eating up UC2 sales. With Infamous helping to end the summer drought and UC2 + COD:MW2 in the later half, I think I will be more than happy. Then, MAG, GOW3, Heavy Rain, GT5... all in 2010. Hope Sony spaces those well.

A price drop is the only thing Sony needs now.

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smileys_007
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 5:33:11 PM
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don't forget that FFXIII will also come out next year. FFXIII and GOW3 for 2010 will be a VERY nice combo game. I think heavy rain will come out this year, i just hope it would.

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Elfen-Lied
Saturday, March 28, 2009 @ 6:47:15 PM
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Yeah... just like FFXIII was to hit in '08.
I called 2010 release date for XIII back in '07. GoWIII is surely in 2010.

But again... nobody knows lol.

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