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God Of War III Gets Worldwide Simultaneous Launch?

We know God of War III will release in March 2010 in the US, but gamers in other parts of the world have been left in the dark.

While it's certainly true that a game like this won't appeal quite as much to the Japanese audience - although we still fail to understand why - SCEA wants to bring this impending masterpiece to as many gamers as possible on the first day. Therefore, according to PS3Center, it seems they wish to give GoWIII a worldwide simultaneous release. We're not sure about Europe, but the latest issue of Famitsu confirms that SCEA's hotly anticipated title will also launch in Japan this March. It's also interesting to note that Sony will be publishing the game in Japan for the very first time; Capcom handled the publication duties for the previous installments in the franchise. Now all we need is to hear from SCEE that GoWIII will hit European regions at the same time, and the vast majority of gamers around the world will be able to pick up this bad boy on the very same day (or at least, in the same week or something). As far as we're concerned, games like GoWIII absolutely need a worldwide simultaneous launch; it's just a law. Nobody gets deprived!

We'll let you know when an exact date gets nailed down for the US and when it does, let's hope that date is the same - or very similar - in both Japan and Europe.

Related Game(s): God of War III

9/7/2009 10:54:06 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (31 posts)

HANZ64
Monday, September 07, 2009 @ 11:16:50 AM
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Just Perfect!

A little off topic but does anyone know when the GOW1/2 remake is coming out?

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AcidReign91
Monday, September 07, 2009 @ 11:32:35 AM

I believe it comes out december.

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Crono
Monday, September 07, 2009 @ 11:37:33 AM

It is coming out in November in the US (no date confirmed). Europe will not be getting it, at least for this year.

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kevinater321
Monday, September 07, 2009 @ 12:14:16 PM

November in canada too?

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HANZ64
Monday, September 07, 2009 @ 12:22:55 PM

So no GOW1/2 remake for the UK? Why do we always get left out? I guess I'll just have to get one from Ebay. Surprisingly I never finished playing GOW1/2 so it's a must buy for me.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, September 07, 2009 @ 1:14:23 PM

It has something to do with Santa Monica handling the redux. I get the distinct feeling it will still release in 2010 in the UK before part 3.

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Imagi
Monday, September 07, 2009 @ 2:15:51 PM

They better leave us U.K residents enough time to be able to play I and II first. That true about the UK release date? is so it really blows.

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johnld
Monday, September 07, 2009 @ 2:25:03 PM

Since its gonna be on bluray, wouldnt it be region free?

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fluffer nutter
Monday, September 07, 2009 @ 3:18:08 PM

@kevinater, November for CA. ;)

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Raydog
Monday, September 07, 2009 @ 4:51:08 PM

November 10 in the US. same day as Modern warfare 2

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kevinater321
Monday, September 07, 2009 @ 5:25:21 PM

Sweet man, thanks for the info :)

EDIT: i wrote ma instead of man xD

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Robochic
Monday, September 07, 2009 @ 11:50:42 AM
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Happy to see that everyone will receive GOWIII all at the same time :) Can't wait for this game..... Almost finished paying for my copy now to start to pay for the GOW 1 and 2 remake :)

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Sir Shak
Monday, September 07, 2009 @ 11:54:11 AM
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I'll be waiting .

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englishgolfer
Monday, September 07, 2009 @ 12:07:24 PM
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with the track record of scee, i bet that this will com out some time after the rest of the world.

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shadowpal2
Monday, September 07, 2009 @ 12:10:46 PM
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Yea that sounds right...a game like God of War III really must have a simultaneous worldwide release.

Gran Turismo 5 is also having a simultaneous worldwide release am I right? 2009 BABY. God Sony really planned things out...they actually have great exclusive software coming in almost every quarter.

Q4 2007 - Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, Ratchet and Clank Future: Tools of Destruction
Q3 2008 - Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
Q4 2008 - LittleBigPlanet, Resistance 2, Valkyria Chronicles
Q1 2009 - Killzone 2
Q3 2009 - Infamous
Q4 2009 - Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time, Final Fantasy XIII (Japan only...*might be delayed you never know SE these days*), and (hopefully) Gran Turismo 5
Q2 2010 - God of War III

I'm sure there are many games I missed...since these are just the biggest ones I remember off the top of my head right now.

But damn...

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shadowpal2
Monday, September 07, 2009 @ 12:29:36 PM

Oh and Q1 2010 - MAG

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chucknasty
Monday, September 07, 2009 @ 5:56:22 PM

Katamari.
Exclusives are great and some are tremendous but I wouldn't ignore multiplats either. Batman is amazing.

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kevinater321
Monday, September 07, 2009 @ 12:15:40 PM
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I really don't understand why other counrties will be getting games before or after each other. Just realease it when it is ready in all countries.

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King James
Monday, September 07, 2009 @ 12:16:42 PM

U mean the way S-E wants to do FF13(outside of Japan)?

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___________
Tuesday, September 08, 2009 @ 2:48:23 AM

thats understandable they have to record different voices for the Japanese copy and english copy, that takes quite a while.
but than what about games developed and released in the US like resistance 2.
thats a different story, why i had to wait 3 weeks after the US ill never understand.
and if insomniac do the same with R&C ACIT im going to be MIGHTY! pissed off.

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Fane1024
Tuesday, September 08, 2009 @ 6:01:55 AM

Wouldn't they have to insert all those extra "u's" that you blokes use? ; )

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King James
Monday, September 07, 2009 @ 12:15:41 PM
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Failing to plan, is planning to fail. Sony knows this. Now watch how quickly Sony drops 30 million!

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tlpn99
Monday, September 07, 2009 @ 12:51:44 PM
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This is probably the only game I would buy again, the version of 1 and 2 on blu ray I mean. The other game being Metal Gear Solid I bought everyone of those Substance and Subsistance games even bought the extra levels for the PS1 version.

I too will be trying to get the God Of War 1+2 pack off ebay.

Why is it Europe is always losing out on stuff ? Oh yeah we got something a few weeks back was it ? Oh yeah a game came out on the Friday and America got it the following week later woopee we got a game a week before they did lol. It makes you laugh at times. :)

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johnld
Monday, September 07, 2009 @ 2:24:12 PM
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Wanna know how this game can sell great in japan? Sony should add a gundam as a playable character, then they will just eat this up.

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LegendaryWolfeh
Monday, September 07, 2009 @ 2:42:41 PM

Lol ironic that the guy who made gundam says video games are evil and are useless because they don't cause any productivity in the real world. lol

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noodles619
Monday, September 07, 2009 @ 7:29:20 PM
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Hoping to get a March '10 release here in Australia, too. It is unfortunate that we ARE getting a delay for the GOW1&2 collection though (in 2010 apparently, huge delay!). Ah well.

Hold Devil's Pot of Tea, Mulan!!!!

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Ricochet
Monday, September 07, 2009 @ 7:36:52 PM
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This is a good idea, having a simultaneous launch worldwide. Blu-ray = region free, both symbolical and practical!

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Scarecrow
Monday, September 07, 2009 @ 11:24:36 PM
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Delicious!

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Scarecrow
Monday, September 07, 2009 @ 11:34:48 PM

We'll all be kicking ass at the same time!

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___________
Tuesday, September 08, 2009 @ 2:45:53 AM
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all ps3 exclusives should have a worldwide release date.
no all games should have a worldwide release date.
i dont see the problem with shipping games from the UK to the US or whatever.
why is there such a separated release date?
i mean the european and US versions are exactly the same no?
besides the video coding one using NTSC and one using PAL but that would be sorted out early.
so why do games see a european release weeks if not months after the US release.
my father builds and ships chemical pumps ALL OVER THE WORLD! and they are there in days not weeks.
if he can ship tens of thousands of chemical pumps and these things are HUGE!! and bloody heavy, if my father a 1 man can do this why cant sony THE WORLDS LARGEST ELECTRONICS company do the same?
my fathers better than sony?
well i already knew that but still

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tanner1
Tuesday, September 08, 2009 @ 6:37:39 AM
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I highly doubt Europe will have the same release, we tend 2 get analy abused across the board :0

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