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Eye-Opening God Of War III Details

Well, you've probably had your fill of God of War III by now, so we probably shouldn't even bother giving you any more details... Wow, such terrible sarcasm.

Sony has provided us with the Fact Sheet for this unbelievable game, which brought Sony's E3 press conference to a satisfying close. You should've already seen the gameplay footage we saw when they showed it off on stage (check the PS3 Videos section if you haven't), and to accompany that, we've got a few updates via that Fact Sheet. Arnold will soon deliver an updated GoWIII preview but for now, here are a few pieces of info to tide you over: first of all, the environments will be "up to 4 times larger than those found in God of War II," which immediately sounds enticing to the nth degree. Secondly, and you may have heard this already, but Kratos will be able to climb atop Titans and ravage the earth from above; these controllable behemoths can be the size of the "Empire State Building." Thirdly, "thousands of dynamic lights and textures with quadruple the resolution...allows for realistic muscle striations, detailed facial expressions, and new heightened levels of brutality and gore." Yummy.

Fourthly, there will be all new weapons, including the Cestus - that set of gauntlets you saw in the on-stage demonstration - and lastly, there's something called High Dynamic Range Lighting (HDRL), which "will emulate the human retina, causing players to feel a sharp brightness when Kratos exits a dark area and enters a sunlit area, similar to how the human eye would need to adjust." How cool is that? Oh, and we have to remind you that this is the third and final part of the GoW trilogy; sadly, Kratos will be no more when all is said and done.

Related Game(s): God of War III

6/3/2009 John Shepard

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Comments (34 posts)

Bo0mKiiD
Wednesday, June 03, 2009 @ 10:21:09 PM
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I'm sorry but God of War after this needs to be put to bed. I'm just bored with this title. Should probably get my pre-order money back huh? lol Such a hypocrite.

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SarahPalinMILF
Wednesday, June 03, 2009 @ 11:13:52 PM

im pretty sure if you are trying to be sarcastic, hypocrite is not the right word...at all

and even if your not kidding...wtf is wrong with you...

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Hexen
Thursday, June 04, 2009 @ 12:13:45 AM

He's probably referring to the fact that it looked very close to GOW2 and didn't look much improved.That shouldn't be a downer thought if you're a fan of the series and if you're not than you should probably just move on and let every one else gasp in it's glory.

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wasim
Thursday, June 04, 2009 @ 1:17:34 PM

I cant believe that this XBOT isnt banned

his games on X360 look like ps2 games vs GOW3

how was alan flop, sc conviction and other bunch of outdated looking MS flop games??

stupid BOT get the fakk out of PSXEXTREME

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wasim
Thursday, June 04, 2009 @ 1:21:49 PM

@BEN

can u ban the 2 XBOTS above
just b3ecause their crap console is outdated they have to bash ps3 games

oh wait sc conviction , halo reach aka lame DLC , halo ODSt aka crap lame DLC --all look completely outdated vs GOW3

sucks to be a BOT. no game besides RROD

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mastiffchild
Thursday, June 04, 2009 @ 1:29:22 PM

I diagree eiturely. It's miles in advance of GOW2, imo. I'd been playing GOW2 just before th Sony E3 show and the differences are like night and day even at this stage with lots of polish still to come.

Honestly, there's little comparison with the numbers of enemies onscreen, the dynamic(and vast) Titan levels, the textures, the resolution, the details(backgrounds and character models), the "zipper" system-I could go on but you get the picture.

Really, GOW3 is looking amazing already, will only get better and slicker and I cannot wait for March(like always!).

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Bo0mKiiD
Thursday, June 04, 2009 @ 2:58:05 PM

Who said I was a xbot?(like that even hurts anyone)I was just stating my opinion, i'm pretty sure I live in america. I have all 3 next gen systems and with the games coming out this year and next i'm a little excited but god of war isn't one of them. I only get Ps3 exclusives and this is the place I come to see if their worth my buy...Xbot, so lame.

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vicious54
Thursday, June 04, 2009 @ 3:36:21 PM

I didn't know there were 3 next gen systems?

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vicious54
Thursday, June 04, 2009 @ 4:37:43 PM

@JDHexen

Maybe you need a better glasses prescription? Either that or you are a little "special".

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SarahPalinMILF
Thursday, June 04, 2009 @ 6:51:51 PM

@Bo0mKiiD

But i'm sure Haze and Duke Nuke Em' is worth your time...get lost X-Bot...you've lost any credibility you may of had...no matter how little...

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jlch777
Wednesday, June 03, 2009 @ 10:23:03 PM
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Amazing!!!

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Qwarktast1c
Wednesday, June 03, 2009 @ 10:27:08 PM
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how much you wanna bet there will be something with kratos down the line

he is sony's master chief

correction, he's about a gazillion times more bad ass than master chief ever will be ;)

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ace_boon_coon
Thursday, June 04, 2009 @ 2:16:13 PM

yeah he's kick master chiefs green ass.

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MadPowerBomber
Wednesday, June 03, 2009 @ 10:42:08 PM
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Oh, they could very well make more God of War games without them being God of War games. They've created, or re-created?, a perfect universe with the Greek Mythology, which is RIPE with stories or potential stories and they could, if they chose, pick up any given story and run with it in a game format. Referencing Kratos and his ordeal without ever having him present. Or set before the birth of Kratos.

Love Greek mythology.

Something tells me that God of War played a big role -- somehow -- in getting Clash of the Titans remade.

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LegendaryWolfeh
Wednesday, June 03, 2009 @ 10:44:19 PM

I love Greek Mythology, such a shame that my school keeps any books on em in a back room you have to get the librarian to go get them for you :( but I was lucky and the librarian liked me =) so I didn't need authorization, lol

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fatelementality
Thursday, June 04, 2009 @ 2:36:18 AM

Agreed. Kratos needs his own damn place in Greek Mythology now, as the new god of war. I mean, it is only myhology right? There is a Cratos in greek mythology, but he is of little significance. So little that I can't even remember :)

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mastiffchild
Thursday, June 04, 2009 @ 1:34:32 PM

They coud find any number of Greek God storues to p.lunder after GOW3 but , personally, I love to see some Roman or Egyptian god action, no? Even some Norse gods done properly(like including Loki(god of mischief IIRC), some of the lesser known gods as well as your Odins, Thors and Hera's)could be brilliant.

Lots to come as long as the lead is as good as Kratos has been.

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LegendaryWolfeh
Wednesday, June 03, 2009 @ 10:43:14 PM
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every see when Kratos gutted the centaur his guts and stuff came out, THAT was awsome in every single sense of the word, I was hoping to see some of that 'velcro' skin and stuff they were talking about, and I'm so glad I did, but hey at least we know it's definitely coming out in march =D

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Qwarktast1c
Wednesday, June 03, 2009 @ 10:50:47 PM

yeah that was awesome!!!
i thought it was more gruesome than stabing the chimera in the eye with it's horn

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LegendaryWolfeh
Wednesday, June 03, 2009 @ 10:53:26 PM

whoopz, no edit button for some reason, everyone***

Lol yeah, it was incredible, this game is going to be so epic, gosh I can't wait!

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LegendaryWolfeh
Thursday, June 04, 2009 @ 12:50:29 AM

good god, I just watched helio's head get ripped off and it was incredible..it was around the 18-20 minute mark...it was...so wow...
http://e3.gamespot.com/video/6211094/

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, June 03, 2009 @ 11:18:36 PM
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Still such a long wait though... while we wait why don't you explain that HDRL thing in a little more detail. What's it supposed to do? Blind us or something?

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LegendaryWolfeh
Thursday, June 04, 2009 @ 12:22:46 AM

I know I can't explain but I think it is being used in FF13, but the 360 is only using Medium Range or something, because it takes up a lot of space and the PS3 can use it pretty well, But I don't know the specifics. All we gotta do is wait for Ben....or The Highlander =P

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Banky A
Thursday, June 04, 2009 @ 2:51:24 AM

TheHighlander, we need you!

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therabbitkinge
Thursday, June 04, 2009 @ 1:41:29 AM
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This is going to be epic I mean kratos looks amazing and I for one can't wait to see the great greek cycle of son destroying father plays out against the true titans kratos and zeus.

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KOSMOS111
Thursday, June 04, 2009 @ 3:58:51 AM
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God of war has always been epic cant wait to see more of this game.

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CrazyIrishBoy
Thursday, June 04, 2009 @ 4:50:30 AM
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Thats what i want to hear!!!

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RustEDalex
Thursday, June 04, 2009 @ 5:50:36 AM
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sad that this is the last of the trilogy games hopefully they make another and if they do im 100 percent sure they are going to involve Hercules after all he is Zeus son who is out for revenge

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Banky A
Friday, June 05, 2009 @ 12:04:26 AM

Do you mean Herakles?

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Robochic
Thursday, June 04, 2009 @ 9:23:21 AM
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GOD OF War 3 is going to be the best game ever! It looks so amazing.

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tlpn99
Thursday, June 04, 2009 @ 12:57:19 PM
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It will be good that Kratos will be put to rest after this one. Leave it as a classic, sometimes that's the best thing to do.

Then they can do something else thats different or use some other Greek Mythology and go with that.

Both him and Snake will be missed. :)

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snglbck26
Thursday, June 04, 2009 @ 2:53:41 PM
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Yes I do want this game. From what I've seen, as with KZ2, this game is going to work the PS3 hard. Really hard. I'm sure come March 2010 we will hear many complaints about machines overheating. Oh well.....the things we have to deal with. ; )

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Jian2069
Thursday, June 04, 2009 @ 4:42:12 PM
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Lots of games have HDR...
Half Life 2 has HDR
still a beautiful game

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sunspider13
Saturday, June 06, 2009 @ 10:11:01 PM
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Must...play...now...already...

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