God Of War III Receives North American Street Date
Sony has yet to reveal the official release date for God of War III but that doesn't mean we can't make an educated guess.
First of all, it has apparently been confirmed that SCEA's blockbuster sequel will launch in Japan on March 25, and it seems entirely out of the realm of possibility that it would release in Japan before North America. For a while now, we've known that "March 2010" was the estimated release window for this region and GameStop's placeholder date reinforced that fact. But now, the retailer has attached the street date label to March 16, which changes things a bit. Usually, GameStop won't do this until they're certain of receiving the game a week or so before the intended sale date; the "street date" means they're not allowed to sell the game before that time. GameStop never breaks this rule - the consequences are too severe, if I remember correctly from my time working there - although other retailers don't ever seem to mind too much ('cough' Wal-Mart 'cough'). But the point is, March 16 seems appears to be right day if we take all the current information into account.
Obviously, nothing is written in stone until we see that official press release and the game has gone Gold, but until then, we say bank on the aforementioned date.
Related Game(s): God of War III
1/11/2010 10:18:02 AM Ben Dutka