God Of War III, Gran Turismo 5 Launch On Same Day In Japan?
It may only be a Japanese launch date (and hardly confirmed at that), but if it's true, we can guesstimate when we might see these titles in North America and Europe.
As noted by Siliconera, Japanese retailer Geostore may have provided everyone with the official release date for God of War III, the God of War Trilogy and Gran Turismo 5. They say all three will be on store shelves in the Land of the Rising Sun on March 25, which holds with everything we've heard thus far. Geostore no longer lists GT5 with this date but it seems very plausible that it's the real deal; series creator Kazunori Yamauchi confirmed late last year that his driving simulator would be in Japan in March 2010. As for GoWIII, it would be more than a little surprising to have it launch in Japan - where it's less popular - first, so we'd like to think March 25 could be a NA/EU release as well. It would make sense to strive for a worldwide simultaneous release, after all. GameStop says we might not get GT5 in the US until November 2, but we're all hoping that isn't accurate. However, can you imagine GoWIII and GT5 hitting on the same day? It's like an automatic requirement to lay out $125! The wallet says, "ouch."
We'll have to see if that March 25 date is correct for Japan and if it is, we can start figuring on Western release dates for the two games in question.
1/5/2010 10:52:01 AM Ben Dutka