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God Of War III Demo Hits Euro PSN

Last week, we heard that a European retailer hinted at the possibility of a God of War III demo hitting the PlayStation Network today.

At the time, we wanted to assume this included the North American region as well but thus far, that's not the case. As you can see at the European PlayStation Blog, the demo is indeed available to download and try today. However, there is no mention of it at the US Blog and we just checked the Store; there's no demo there. It may arrive later in the day but we're guessing gamers in this region will have to wait until next week. If it's only the demo that came with the God of War Collection last year, perhaps some of you won't care so much, but we're still talking about one of the most anticipated titles of the generation. Some early reviews have been sneaking out onto the Internet and besides one 9, we've only seen perfect scores. A demo would also help some gamers ultimately decide between GoWIII and Final Fantasy XIII, which releases the week before. March is gonna be a tough month on the wallet, especially if you plan to pick up the special Collector's Edition for either (or both) of the aforementioned blockbusters.

So anyway, slightly bad news for North America but we'll keep checking the Store to see if the GoWIII demo ends up there later today. If it doesn't, you can always try out the Yakuza 3 demo; it's probably worth your time.

Related Game(s): God of War III

2/25/2010 10:34:09 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (62 posts)

jaybiv
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 10:56:08 AM
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Gosh, I hope they give us an updated demo. The collection demo was sweet, but I want to see more development of the game.

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daizycutter
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 10:59:13 AM
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the big question!.. is it the old demo or a new one???

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dlte
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 11:11:26 AM

it might be...it's the same size as the older one but it isn't titled as the E3 demo.
I'll let you know after i play it

Last edited by dlte on 2/25/2010 11:16:02 AM

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dlte
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 11:35:50 AM

nevermind, Cavan answered that for us.

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dlte
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 11:09:52 AM
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that's why i have my trusty european account.

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jlch777
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 11:31:30 AM

me too :)

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BeezleDrop
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 11:30:03 AM
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The "old" Demo was one of if not the most EPIC demo I have been able to play. Soooo sick.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 12:41:07 PM

certainly the best demo I ever played.

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Cavan
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 11:31:24 AM
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when i went to download the demo, it had the already downloaed icon above it, so am not hopeful, so am downloading it on the ps3 slim to see if theres any difference.

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Cavan
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 11:33:08 AM
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scratch that its the old demo, it just finished installin and says e3 demo work in progress

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inkme101
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 11:39:33 AM
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is the e3 demo the same one that came with the collection or r those 2 different?

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Silent_J
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 12:39:03 PM

there the same.

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tumbletunnel
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 11:40:46 AM
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Yes, same here. I'm living in The Netherlands. Same demo from E3 2009.

WARNING : if you're also living in The Netherlands and bought Uncharted 2 overseas, the dlc today won't work. It's region-locked!

I do buy a lot online and buy games more overseas (cheaper). If this will be a trend, Sony got lesser buyers on psn, I suppose. I'm not the only one who's buying games overseas.

What are you doing Sony ??

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Cavan
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 11:52:28 AM

good point i did notice that it would only work on region specific content, i think its got somthing to do with it being for the multiplayer, am pretty sure whenever u buy any dlc thats for multiplayer games it dont work, scratch that am pretty sure any dlc dont work if the game is from one region, but the dlc is from another

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soli
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 3:07:33 PM

i fell for that with the hero skins dlc for U2..i was so pissed..anws

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FullmetalX10
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 6:27:52 PM

I really hope they won't do that with God of War, since I'm planning on importing that one(and save myself 20 bucks), like I did with the collection.
But now I'm not so sure anymore, probably still going to do that though, 20 euros is a lot for me these days, with all the games already out and still waiting around the corner.

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Fane1024
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 4:20:15 PM

DLC bought in one region's PSN always only works with discs from that region. Create a PSN account for the region from which you import and next time you import a game, grab some PSN cards. Most (if not all) DLC is available to all accounts on the PS3 once it's installed.

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Gabriel013
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 11:50:33 AM
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I didn't get the collection so I'll likely still try out the demo.

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SnipeySnake
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 11:52:14 AM
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So...is this all english?

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Cavan
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 11:54:34 AM

yes lol

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coverton341
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 11:58:08 AM

So far. Even tumbletunnel spoke in English and he is in The Netherlands. Though I think someone in here is from Canada so they may be speaking Canadian. Can never tell with those tricky hockey players eh?

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Alienange
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 12:16:50 PM

Pretty sure he's talking about the demo. Being in Europe the game might have different languages... but I doubt it.

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coverton341
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 12:29:20 PM

Oops...Forgot my sarcasm tag on that one didn't I?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 12:43:26 PM

no worried coverton I understood that, though I thought for a second you were gonna say "french"

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SnipeySnake
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 1:11:26 PM

Anyone have a tutorial on how to make a euro account?

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coverton341
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 1:51:57 PM

People from The Netherlands speak french? :P

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 2:17:34 PM

French Canadians do :P

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soli
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 3:09:11 PM

no us europeans speak the ancient language of greek.

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FullmetalX10
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 6:14:45 PM

Eeh, Coverton, enjoying the demo?
Anyways people from the Netherlands speak French, not a lot I know, neither do I, maybe people from the Netherlands don't speak French.
They speak English though, I think, at least I do, as does Tumbletunnel.

@SnipeySnakey: Anyanyways, yep, the demo is in English, so go and make a European account and get it, like now, it's an awesome demo.
For instructions, check, youtube maybe, yeah, youtube has everything.

@Soli, oh yeah, that's right I forgot, I speak that too.

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SnipeySnake
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 6:57:45 PM

@fullmetalx10
Tried, they don't.

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Jawknee
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 12:08:48 PM
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Should be up in the US store later today then. Most of the PSN stuff launches a bit earlier in Europe. Hopefully its a new demo. I beat the hell out of that E3 demo that came with District 9 on Blue Ray.

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Alienange
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 12:20:18 PM
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PSN always updates late in the day for me so I'll check then. If it's not there I'll use my obscurely named to Euro account to get it and have a look.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 12:44:28 PM
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Well since I already have the E3 demo thanks to Beezle I won't complain, BUT what is the big idea with an American made game demoing in Europe first? Trying to make converts from anyone who never tried the series over there?

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Jawknee
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 12:47:20 PM

They are a day ahead of us is all. Most of the stuff Euro gets we a day later. Time difference. Thursday arrives sooner in Europe then it does the US.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 12:59:20 PM

I suppose so, but it's the afternoon here, one would think it would be up in the A.M.

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Jawknee
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 1:10:04 PM

I don't usually see any updates on my end until the evening.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 1:22:06 PM

I never check on thursday, that must be it. At any rate it's good that people get a taste, would be cool if it measured up to the final product more though, even if it is totally sick.

Last edited by WorldEndsWithMe on 2/25/2010 1:23:08 PM

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Cavan
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 1:39:13 PM

i suppose since america got the GOW collection and europe didnt, they thought theyd give us the demo, either that or as someone said, theres between a 6-12 hour time delay depending on where you are in europe and america, and you'l get it when the us store updates.

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Jawknee
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 2:42:41 PM

Yea most of the time the US updates don't show up until Thursday evening.

@world, I'm hoping its a new demo. They said the E3 demo was an old build, would be nice to see the latest build but well probably get the E3 demo again in all its badassness.

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FullmetalX10
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 6:20:04 PM

Now, if only they'd give us the games earlier too, and for 40 euros, which is about the same as 60 dollars, instead of 60 euros, which is the same as 80 dollars...
in a nutshell, we get demos earlier, but we pay more and get the actual disc-based games later...
Now, what would you rather have. Demos of course, so do I *sarcasm, duh...**or is it?*

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maxpontiac
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 1:13:22 PM
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To all those in North America, turn on your PS3, create a EU account, and download the demo.

It's no big deal.

Really.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 1:23:18 PM

I don't wanna.

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Cavan
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 1:37:10 PM

well you should, both the stores get different things, i have an american account and its good to see what both stores get.

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coverton341
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 1:50:16 PM

Oy! I have a Japanese account, a Hong Kong account, an American account, and I suppose I will set up a European account now as well. Albeit I have the demo thanks to FullMetalX I should have an account in all regions for posterity's sake. Gotta future proof myself and all.

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Jawknee
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 2:43:11 PM

I have a EU account, but i forgot the Password and what email i used. =(

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FullmetalX10
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 6:22:22 PM

I keep it simple, with just my European and American account, ok less simple than just one account, but compared to Coverton, simple.
PS: I reckon' you diggin' the demo.

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lupus
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 2:05:00 PM
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same demo thats just lame!

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iPwn_3G
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 2:28:54 PM
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why would you not have an EU account? It is so easy to set up

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BigBoss4ever
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 2:42:04 PM
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where is the FF13 collector's edition, nowhere in EB, Bestbuy, HMV or Amazon's website can I find it for pre-order, anyone knows?

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Kai200X
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 4:03:42 PM
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Is that the same demo you get from GOW Collections?

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Jawknee
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 4:29:06 PM

Most likely.

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BikerSaint
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 4:47:59 PM
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I think it's stupid that Sony makes all these different regional PSN's locked for other countries.

We should be able to access all the different PSN's with just our regular PSN ID's, so why can't we????

BTW, does anyone here have some links that shows how to make accounts for "EACH" of the different regions? Myself, I'd like to get a European & Japanese acct at least, just so I could check them out

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Jawknee
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 5:03:49 PM

The European one is easy. Everything is in English. you'll just have to make up some stuff.

The Japanese one, just youtube it. i found instructions there.

Hope that helps.

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SnipeySnake
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 7:02:04 PM

No, I've tried and ended up picking a random European city and that city didn't have the psn store. I got so pissed cause i was at the last step and it just screws me over. And now i have to make ANOTHER email. =.=

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tlpn99
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 6:29:04 PM
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Is the Yakuzza demo on Europe or the US PSN ?

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 7:13:13 PM

The Yakuza 3 demo is available on the US PSN.

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FullmetalX10
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 6:32:39 PM
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Lucky for me I have already had the demo, like for a couple of months now, and with that I mean since october, quite long, now I look back at that day.

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XxNoir
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 9:08:59 PM
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Um...I have a NA psn and i saw the demo there in the new releases section when i went to go buy the new UC2 DLC.

BTW my jaw dropped when i first played in the flooded ruins map,there's no words to describe those graphics.

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___________
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 12:48:42 AM
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dam i was hoping for a new demo, should of known it was too good to be true!
oh well, back to heavy rain....... if i can get it working that is!

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xnonsuchx
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 4:05:42 AM
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That seems kinda lame that it's an OLD demo so many have already seen. Even though it IS on the US PSN too (I think PSE usually posts what they already know for sure BEFORE most new stuff is actually available each Thu), I do find it rather annoying that they so often seem to put stuff up on the Euro PSN a week or two before the US PSN. Luckily, that's about my only real complaint about my PS3...and it's easy to access the Euro PSN anyway!

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fooosie
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 5:38:47 AM
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I saw this editorial and hopped right onto my prox-euro accnt. named 'fish n chips' (guess where) and started the download. Then jumped to my main stateside account named 'fooosie' and the demo was there too. The euro accnt. was non descript ( though its fun to see what europe's take on us is ) but the USA accnt said 'E3 demo' and I have that one soooooo... I got this a couple months with the GOW Collection. I guess I cant compain.

Waiting for the DL now from europe.

Hope its different, Ill let you know

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fooosie
Saturday, February 27, 2010 @ 12:37:03 AM
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Its not different

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