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God Of War III Ultimate Edition Revealed And Priced

You didn't really think SCEA would release something as giant as God of War III without giving us the benefit of a special edition, did you?

Today, SCEA has announced that the God of War III Ultimate Edition will be available worldwide for the PlayStation 3; it will launch alongside the standard edition in March 2010 and not surprisingly, it'll be loaded down with goodies. This unique and highly stylized edition will come "encased in a high-end sculpted replica of Pandora's Box" and feature a limited-edition art book, exclusive digital content (including the director's cut of "God of War: Unearthing the Legend," a full-length movie documenting the history of the fabled franchise), and "God of War-inspired downloadable music in the form of the God of War Trilogy soundtrack and the God of War Heavy Metal EP." Not enough? Really? Okay, how's about a gameplay addition? If you purchase the Ultimate Edition, you'll gain access to the Combat Arena, which is an exclusive environment that boasts up to seven original challenges, plus the exclusive Kratos skin, Dominus, which will be available on the PSN. Said Scott A. Steinberg, Vice President of Marketing for SCEA:

"The God of War franchise has an incredibly loyal fanbase and we know they will be extremely excited with all the exclusive content and memorabilia we've packed into God of War III Ultimate Edition. With fans waiting patiently for the arrival of God of War III for the PS3, we wanted to make sure their anticipation was properly rewarded."

If you pre-order the Ultimate Edition "from select retailers," you will also receive a free PSN voucher code to download the awesome God of War III E3 2009 demo (the same one that will be in the upcoming God of War Collection). We're really not sure how much more incentive you need but we figure you need the price tag, too, huh? Okay- $99.99. It isn't as bad as the $149.99 Prestige Edition for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, and to be honest, I think we get a lot more with the Ultimate Edition for GoWIII. Do as you will, Kratos fans.

Related Game(s): God of War III

10/30/2009 9:39:08 AM Ben Dutka

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Wage SLAVES
Friday, October 30, 2009 @ 9:57:55 AM
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Sweet, I heard Trivium was recording something for GoW3

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fluffer nutter
Friday, October 30, 2009 @ 10:00:16 AM

Oh man. I hope that's not included. No need for sissy bands.

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Wage SLAVES
Friday, October 30, 2009 @ 11:10:23 AM

Whoa, I wouldn't call 'em sissy. They've got some good guitar work when they solo.

My tag Wage Slaves, is a song from All Shall Perish. That is my music of choice and those dudes are BRUTAL. I guess I just like a wider spectrum of metal than you do...

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Douchebaguette
Friday, October 30, 2009 @ 12:21:13 PM

Trivium aren't brutal. Not brutal enough for God of War anyway...

It'd be much more fitting if GoW3 included a song from Amon Amarth [forgetting that their lyrical content is more based on Norse mythology].

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Wage SLAVES
Friday, October 30, 2009 @ 1:22:07 PM

I was saying All Shall Perish was brutal dude. Trivium isn't brutal by far but I'll listen to 'em on occasion.

Last edited by Wage SLAVES on 10/30/2009 1:23:05 PM

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, October 30, 2009 @ 5:30:22 PM

c'mon ragging on someones music preference is soooo junior high.

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Banky A
Friday, October 30, 2009 @ 8:49:02 PM

Yeah.

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Jed
Saturday, October 31, 2009 @ 10:51:13 AM

I saw trivium in concert and it was a damn good show.

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fluffer nutter
Sunday, November 01, 2009 @ 11:57:12 AM

I don't know who was ragging on his musical tastes. I read the follow-up posts and didn't see any of that but I did want to say that I was just making a comment to a band. It was an opinion. Never said he shouldn't listen to them. I'm sure you've all given opinions on bands that you didn't like before and the words were just taken as your opinion and didn't affect the person(s) that do like that band.

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BlinkBoy
Friday, October 30, 2009 @ 10:00:49 AM
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I'm going for ultimate power with this game!

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Oxvial
Friday, October 30, 2009 @ 10:01:53 AM
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^Personally I never was a fan of Trivium so I hope that isn't true.

Hmm exclusive content???,NOOOO!! Kratos now they make you do this too!...good thing I have that money I feel bad for the people that can only pay the regular version.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, October 30, 2009 @ 5:31:12 PM

I have the money too, but I'll do just fine with the regular version.

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Oxvial
Friday, October 30, 2009 @ 5:55:16 PM

Still you deserve the in game content ...I hate when they do things like that CE must be just some goodies or action figure and not extras on the game.

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frylock25
Friday, October 30, 2009 @ 10:19:34 AM
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i will be preordering this and probably trying to pay it off ahead of time so i dont have to come up with the money when the game comes out. this game is gonna be huge. cant wait to play the collection and the demo in a couple weeks.

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godsman
Friday, October 30, 2009 @ 10:26:35 AM
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They should make it limited like the UNcharted 2. The 200 free edition made a big deal when released

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Highlander
Friday, October 30, 2009 @ 10:52:51 AM

N0, that sucks. If you make a special edition like the Fortune Hunter one for Uncharted 2 that is basically unobtainable, you need to also have a collector's special edition at retail for those that don't win the truly special non-retail one.

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godsman
Friday, October 30, 2009 @ 11:30:37 AM

what you can't have only makes you to want it more. You gotta admit that the Fortune Hunter drew more attention than a Collector's Edition would've.

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Highlander
Friday, October 30, 2009 @ 12:09:33 PM

Definitely. But wouldn't you agree that even with the Fortune Hunter edition as it was, 1000s of gamers would have paid for a half decent retail version as well?

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Qwarktast1c
Friday, October 30, 2009 @ 12:23:48 PM

i agree with highlander

i would have paid $100 bucks for the fortune hunter edition

that dagger is fuckin SWEET!!

but yeah that would be a terrible idea to make only 200 of GoW3 ultimate edition

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godsman
Friday, October 30, 2009 @ 4:23:47 PM

That dagger is sweet because its worth $300 bucks.

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mexgeo86
Friday, October 30, 2009 @ 10:27:33 AM
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This news has made my day. I was really hoping they'd throw in some blades of chaos but oh well :-P

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Jed
Saturday, October 31, 2009 @ 11:52:14 AM

You can get a blade of chaos here

http://budk.com/product.aspx?sku=43 UC2665

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mexgeo86
Saturday, October 31, 2009 @ 7:29:00 PM

sweet lord, that's awesome. but 200+ dollars...i guess time to save up. thanks!

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AshT
Friday, October 30, 2009 @ 10:42:16 AM
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Awesome..

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LowKey
Friday, October 30, 2009 @ 10:50:48 AM
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SNAZZYYY!!!!

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Highlander
Friday, October 30, 2009 @ 10:51:40 AM
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While I totally appreciated the sentiment behind the Uncharted 2 special edition. I mean, making it impossible to purchase a retail made the fortune hunter edition a legitimate collectors item. However, for thousands of gamers, it meant disappointment. I would gladly have paid extra for a collectors edition of Uncharted 2, it didn't have to have a replica dagger, but there are many different add-ins that could have been used to add value to a retail collectors edition without diluting the value or desirability of the Fortune Hunter edition.

This GOW Ultimate edition shows exactly what I mean. Here is a wonderful collectors item and edition of a game that's available at retail. But even so, if SCEA wanted to, they could easily have a special non-retail collector's edition of the game that includes some GOW item that is both very special and not available at retail. Everyone would want the special non-retail version, but all the avid collectors out there would snap up the regular collector's edition as well.

Either way, this looks like it will rock.

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Qwarktast1c
Friday, October 30, 2009 @ 12:26:03 PM

"it didn't have to have a replica dagger..."

maybe, but you can't tell me that you wouldn't want that sweet piece of awesomeness ;)

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Highlander
Friday, October 30, 2009 @ 12:42:37 PM

Oh, I wanted it alright, but I'd have gladly bought a premium collector's edition. There were very few of the Fortune Hunter editions made. So for the 100's who didn't win one, but wanted to, wouldn't a nice retail collector's edition have made a decent consolation?

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inkme101
Friday, October 30, 2009 @ 10:57:43 AM
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@mex

hellz yeah some replica blades of chaos would be bad ass!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, October 30, 2009 @ 5:33:26 PM

I'm sure somewhere somebody is casting a couple for sale at one of those fantasy swords places. Though I doubt they'd have chains.

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BlackBriar
Friday, October 30, 2009 @ 11:00:13 AM
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BadAss!!

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Gabriel013
Friday, October 30, 2009 @ 11:03:53 AM
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I would like to have an income which allowed me to throw money at all these special editions.

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chucknasty
Friday, October 30, 2009 @ 2:01:56 PM

stay in school;)

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Mista
Friday, October 30, 2009 @ 11:14:13 AM
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The timing lands perfectly when I'll actually have they extra $40 to blow so I think I might have to do this one. I'm a collector edition nit for games that stay in my collection and I k ow GoW 3 will be a keeper. I was always disappointed there were no collectors edition of the first two.

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RustEDalex
Friday, October 30, 2009 @ 11:26:16 AM
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has any one notice that the prices of new videa games are stating to go down, from 60 to 54, well at least in gamestops

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godsman
Friday, October 30, 2009 @ 11:32:36 AM
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Now that we know PS2 games on all PS3 are possible, I would've expected God of War I & II to be part of the "ULTIMATE" edition.

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Jed
Saturday, October 31, 2009 @ 10:59:19 AM

I think they want to make a little more money off of the GOW collection. Also, releasing it now will peak everbody's interest in GOW, especially with the demo.

If this announcement included the GoW collection many people wouldnt bother buying it next month.

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Kevadu
Friday, October 30, 2009 @ 11:43:43 AM
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I am interested in the soundtracks but why are they downloadable mp3s only? How hard would it have been to stick a couple CDs in the box?

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Jed
Saturday, October 31, 2009 @ 10:59:55 AM

Cheaper for sony.

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tridon
Friday, October 30, 2009 @ 12:23:24 PM
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Count me in. I was hoping Sony would make a kick-ass CE for God of War III and here it is. I'm quite pumped. =)

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telly
Friday, October 30, 2009 @ 12:32:37 PM
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This is one of the few series I would buy a special edition for. Can. Not. WAIT. I'm probably just going to call out of work the day this launches so I can sink my teeth into it.

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NoSmokingBandit
Friday, October 30, 2009 @ 1:01:54 PM
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Getting it on day one. For an extra $40 over the standard game this is quite a bargain.

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Karosso
Friday, October 30, 2009 @ 1:04:12 PM
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Would have been Ultimate only if it included the remakes, as it stands, I don't really need it. Will get the regular game on day one that is for sure.
Right now playing GoW:SoO on the PSP and I'm amazed at how well they did it... It's God of War in small bite size :) Just awesome!!

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chucknasty
Friday, October 30, 2009 @ 2:06:51 PM

I am on it...lucky for me there is no Assassin's Creed 2 CE in the states.
I was waiting to order the rerelease for this info. If there was a set I was willing to wait (Demon's Souls will fill the void). I can't say I am glad to hear there is no bundle though.

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NightHawk17
Friday, October 30, 2009 @ 3:27:24 PM

actually theres a GS exclusive limited edition Assasin Creed 2

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Jed
Saturday, October 31, 2009 @ 11:02:39 AM

I love Chains of Olympus. I beat it about 5 times already and still play it often. As a matter of fact, its sitting next to me in my psp, hmm.....

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Kai200X
Friday, October 30, 2009 @ 1:18:18 PM
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This is a must have for me. No question about it.

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Silent_J
Friday, October 30, 2009 @ 1:21:06 PM
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there are replica blades of chaos in the making I read somewhere maybe its here im not sure but that would crazy if it had came with it .
This will be the first collectors edition I will buy.

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fundando
Friday, October 30, 2009 @ 1:52:22 PM
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I want it but I've been burned by special editions in the past i.e. Batman. I would have to have to physically see this first.

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DaNgerSteVe
Friday, October 30, 2009 @ 2:01:01 PM
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ben when can we preorder, cause i dont see it on amazon

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Robochic
Friday, October 30, 2009 @ 3:24:20 PM
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I'm Sold, going to change my preorder to this.

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bearbobby
Friday, October 30, 2009 @ 3:41:05 PM
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You kids and your pricey swag. lol

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Banky A
Friday, October 30, 2009 @ 3:59:21 PM
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Pandora's Box!
Finally I will have the power to grow up so I can defeat Ares.

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Jawknee
Friday, October 30, 2009 @ 4:19:16 PM
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Ooooh that's a nice special edition. I won't get it cause I'm just now getting into the the God of War series. Chains of Olympus is pretty fun. I'm sure the God of War collection will be sweet but so far I'm not big enough fan to justify spending that much money on it. The regular retail version will suffice.



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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, October 30, 2009 @ 5:36:55 PM
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This is probably the best special edition for a video game I've ever seen and almost tempts me, but I'm with jawknee, the retail shall suffice for me as well, even though I'm a fan. BUT kudos to the devs and Sony for rewarding the long wait for this gem. Spread the love around people.

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FlyingKickPunch
Friday, October 30, 2009 @ 6:04:49 PM
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badassery to the Nth degree.

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Jed
Saturday, October 31, 2009 @ 11:04:17 AM

I wish I could give you more than one thumbs up.

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tlpn99
Friday, October 30, 2009 @ 6:59:17 PM
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World I am with you on this one, I have the money. I have a credit card I can never not afford to buy a game when it is released here in the UK but I am careful with my money. Ok I buy a lot of games but I hardly ever buy the ultimate edition of anything. I save my money and buy the normal bog standard edition of any game coming out.

Ok I bought the special edition of Need For Speed Shift only becuase I paid 5 pounds for it here in the UK I traded in a load of games and the total came to 40 pounds so for paying 5 pounds extra in cash I got the special edition. Normally I just buy bog standard versions but 5 pounds was going spare in my pocket at the time.

This is good news for all the God Of War Fans out there. But bog standard version here I come :)

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Dancemachine55
Friday, October 30, 2009 @ 8:17:25 PM
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I just got a code from PSN australia allowing me to download the demo right now.

Well, I'm off to play God of War 3, no more waiting for me.

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Banky A
Friday, October 30, 2009 @ 8:50:16 PM

Yep, NZ, AU and EU are the ones I've heard from so far.

Join us forum thread, naooow =D

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___________
Saturday, October 31, 2009 @ 12:39:48 AM

how big is the demo?

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Bagmup
Friday, October 30, 2009 @ 9:28:01 PM
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Yeah, i got the code this morning, gory sweet demo is GORY hehe.

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DaNgerSteVe
Friday, October 30, 2009 @ 11:37:34 PM

shoot i didnt get my code from amazon

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Bagmup
Saturday, October 31, 2009 @ 12:58:51 AM

Nah, it was an email from Playstation Blog.

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___________
Saturday, October 31, 2009 @ 12:38:32 AM
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WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW
WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
O and its world wide for a change.
o quick someone get me a icy towel im going to faint.
beep,beep,beep,beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
OMFG thanks sony, im going to need a new pacemaker now!

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Nerull
Saturday, October 31, 2009 @ 1:06:14 AM
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Me thinks this will be my first ever CE. Especially since the regular version is pretty much guaranteed to be 70 bucks everywhere here for a horribly long time.
Curious to see what that special skin looks like.
An update for when preorders are available would be appreciated.

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DaNgerSteVe
Saturday, October 31, 2009 @ 1:21:16 AM
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just found out it takes with amazon ten days of preordering the game

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Jed
Saturday, October 31, 2009 @ 11:13:07 AM

I have no idea what you just tried to say.

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AceTatsujin
Saturday, October 31, 2009 @ 1:38:29 AM
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#1 priority for tomorrow is to go to the mall and change order from regular to ultimate.

HELL YEA!!!

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BigBoss4ever
Saturday, October 31, 2009 @ 2:12:43 AM
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will pre-order as soon as it is available

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Dridion
Saturday, October 31, 2009 @ 2:50:39 AM
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YAY got my code! Demo is freaking EPIC! Loved every moment of it. Best by far.

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pyrobomber70
Saturday, October 31, 2009 @ 4:56:31 AM
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This has to be the best collector's edition I have ever seen for a video game. The box is worth the price just by itself, because after you sell the game later on you have a nice box to put your stash in later!

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DGo8
Saturday, October 31, 2009 @ 7:41:36 AM
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WOW dat looks sick...gotta be gettin dat

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___________
Saturday, October 31, 2009 @ 8:17:28 AM
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whoops i shouldn't of counted my chickens before they hatched.
according to the PSN blog this is only for the US, europe will be announced "at a later date"
50 bucks says we wont be getting anything near as cool as this, if anything.
should of known it was too good to be true!
O BTW im downloading the demo now, oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
the anticipation is killing me!

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startazz
Saturday, October 31, 2009 @ 10:26:00 AM
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I got my GOW 3 demo codes last night for joining the offical GOW website from eu/ps and i must say i'm more than happy with it and can't wait for the full game to come out in march 2010.

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Jed
Saturday, October 31, 2009 @ 11:20:21 AM
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WOW. that looks insane. I am definitely getting one if I can lift it. I wish it was March.

Happy for everybody that got the download codes, but I can wait another few weeks.

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King James
Saturday, October 31, 2009 @ 12:31:51 PM
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$100 bucks?! Thats not bad at all! I think i can do that.

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Nerull
Saturday, October 31, 2009 @ 3:58:52 PM
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Hmmm Canada better be included in the US for this *shakes fist*. Though I can prolly get it online somewhere and save the tax if it doesn't.

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Break_The_Mould
Saturday, October 31, 2009 @ 7:59:53 PM
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Off topic, but I just had to let oyu guys know:
I've been sent the voucher code for the God of War 3 demo- it's 2671 MB in size and so it's pretty hefty but I'm downloading it right now and I CANNOT WAIT to play it. Will tell you how it was, later guys :)

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tanner1
Sunday, November 01, 2009 @ 3:38:00 PM
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Played the demo, absolutely fu****g awesome and i wanna thank Sony for the code, cheers

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