163w ago - SCEA Associate Product Manager Ken Chan has unveiled Deimos for God of War III alongside some new GOW: Ghost of Sparta PSP skins today.
To quote: November 2nd is only a few short days away, and we thought it was only fair that we give our Spartan Army a sneak peek at all the various skins you get to experience within Ghost of Sparta, and also a first gameplay glimpse of Deimos within God of War III.
Here to walk you through each of the skins is the Game Director of God of War: Ghost of Sparta, Dana Jan.
Just for comparison, I thought I would throw in Kratos in his standard gear for a direct comparison. Some interesting notes about the default model:
We reworked it and improved a lot of things including better textures, specular shine on the metal (belt, shin guard, weapons), his goatee was fixed (Chains of Olympus didn't have an alpha channel on it), his face I more expressive due to new facial rig, and subtle improvements like the red tattoo having a softened edge so it looks better up close. The blades were all remodeled to match the Blades of Athena as seen in God of War II as well.
Ghost of Sparta
Throughout the game, Kratos sees visions of his past. We came up with a 'look' or visual style for these...
193w ago - PlayStation Network Executive Producer Kevin Furuichi has unveiled a video preview of Qore Episode 23 today, which features God of War III, Split/Second and 3D Dot Game Heroes.
To quote: By now, many of you have unleashed chaos on all of Olympus in God of War III. As you look back upon your adventure of carnage and glory, you're probably wondering: how did Sony's Santa Monica Studio create this experience?
Veronica Belmont interviews game director Stig Asmussen and lead combat designer Adam Poole about the entire process, from developing Kratos' character model and enlivening the Gods to creating the scale of the epic Titan battles.
This is a fascinating look back from their perspective now that many of us have enjoyed the game. And, if you haven't played it yet, don't worry! The feature is spoiler-free–just gorgeous video and insights from Stig and Adam. After delving into the making of the game, you can also test your reflexes in our God of War III interactive quick-time event challenge.
Driving has been incorporated in so many non-racing titles–from Red Faction: Guerrilla to The Saboteur–that some gamers have questioned if the racing genre has any life of its own...
200w ago - Game Director Stig Asmussen has posted up the latest God of War III PS3 Vengeance - Chaos Will Rise trailer today on the PlayStation Blog!
To quote: Just wanted to tell everyone how excited we are at SCEA Santa Monica Studio to release this new trailer for God of War III.
Considering it has been almost a year since we have put out a new video, this is a really special time for us and we hope everyone enjoys it!
Just to give a little perspective on what we were going for with this trailer, we really wanted to sell the high action of the game and put together snippets of several of the big moments.
Everything is pulled straight from the game - there is no trickery, etc. Everything is running in "real time." There are no "cinematic" sequences here, meaning this is all gameplay.
Towards the end of the trailer we reveal some of the moments from our January media event. If you look closely you can see Kratos on the arm of Gaia fighting against the "Leviathan" water creature, giving a sneak peek of the scale in our game.
I am very proud of the work our team has done and how this trailer showcases it. The final game has a ton more that is not shown here...
201w ago - PlayStation Network Executive Producer Kevin Furuichi has shared a preview of Qore Episode 21 today, which features Yakuza 3, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Resonance of Fate, and the God of War III PS3 demo.
To quote: We know you've been anxiously waiting to get your hands on God of War III, and fortunately the wait is almost over.
To reward our loyal fan base, the God of War III E3 demo is now available for all current Qore subscribers. You'll find it listed in this episode's download center.
Special thanks to the God of War III team for providing an early look at this incredible game.
Also this month, Qore's Audrey Cleo reports from Japan on the latest game in the Yakuza series. She takes us through Yakuza 3's authentic environments and intriguing characters to find out if the baddest gangster in Tokyo's underworld has a soft side.
While in Toyko, she also takes us on a whirlwind tour of the gadget and geek paradise of Akihabara, famous for its selection of electronics, computers, manga and anime, to discover the most interesting items to be found.
These days, first-person shooters set in a warzone...
207w ago - Today Sony has confirmed their PS3 Q1 2010 lineup, which will feature Massive Action Game (MAG), Heavy Rain and God Of War III among others.
With these three AAA titles and other exclusives, including White Knight Chronicles and SEGA's Yakuza 3, it appears Q1 will prove to be an expensive time for most PlayStation 3 owners.
According to MCV UK, the 256-player PS3 shooter MAG will be released on January 29, 2009.
The highly anticipated Heavy Rain is due to arrive in February, with a specific date to be announced later, and God Of War III is currently scheduled for a release in mid-March.
Finally, White Knight Chronicles is also slated for launch in February alongside SEGA's Yakuza 3 in March. It's definitely going to be a busy new year for Sony, with Gran Turismo 5, ModNation Racers and of course Final Fantasy XIII all heading to the PlayStation 3!