301w ago - According to our source at Gamestop, starting March 5, EB Games and GameStop stores nationwide will begin taking reservations for God of War III.
With the release of God of War: Chains of Olympus on PSP, SCEA has given Gamestop the go ahead to begin taking preorders for the much anticipated God of War III. For those of you who have picked up your copy of Chains of Olympus today, you may have noticed the God of War III "Coming Soon" advertisement on the back of the game's instruction manual.
As of right now all that is confirmed is that God of War III will support 1080p and have both SIXAXIS and rumble functionality.
Stay tuned for more information, as tomorrow we should get an update on price and estimated release date.
302w ago - God of War III is now officially "coming soon" to the PlayStation 3.
The back side of the God of War: Chains of Olympus instruction booklet displays the series trademark omega symbol with "PS3″ stamped right in the middle. Under that is a small caption which reads "Coming Soon" in bold letters.
How soon? We don't know! Our guess is good as yours.
However, we suspect Sony has a different interpretation of the phrase "coming soon," as all signs currently point to a 2009 release for God of War III.
Hopefully that's not the case. Hopefully, GoW III will be released this year.
302w ago - Sony has announced plans to bring a new red, God of War themed PSP bundle over to North America at the Destination PlayStation retail trade show.
The bundle will include God of War: Chains of Olympus, a UMD copy of Superbad, and a voucher good for a free copy of PSN title Syphon Filter: Combat Ops.
Scheduled for a release in June, the God of War PSP bundle is expected to retail at $199.99.
Press Release: SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA TO UNLEASH KRATOS IN LIMITED-EDITION GOD OF WARÂ® PSPÂ® ENTERTAINMENT PACK
Package Includes "Deep Red" PSP with Kratos Silkscreen, God of WarÂ®: Chains of Olympus, Superbad on UMD Video and Voucher to Download Syphon FilterÂ®: Combat Ops
Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) today announced the God of WarÂ® PSPÂ® (PlayStationÂ®Portable) Entertainment Pack, a limited-edition offering that celebrates the debut of the best-selling God of War franchise on PSP. This special bundle will feature a limited-edition "Deep Red" PSP with the God of War himself, Kratos, silkscreened on the back of the unit; the highly anticipated God of WarÂ®: Chains of Olympus game; the hit comedy movie from Columbia Pictures, Superbad, on UMD™ (Universal Media Disc); and a PLAYSTATIONÂ®Network voucher to download the Syphon FilterÂ®: Combat...
313w ago - We got a chance to try an updated version of the upcoming PSP-exclusive God of War: Chains of Olympus and walked away impressed, yet again. Somehow, the tech team at Ready at Dawn has managed to make the game look even more stunning than the demo disc version earlier this year. We can't pinpoint it exactly, but it appears the framerate has improved, as has the lighting and anti-aliasing. (Maybe it's due to the developer's access to PSP's full power?)
Of course, impressive visuals are only a small part of what makes the God of War experience so much fun. Ready at Dawn has managed to capture the feel of the PS2 originals by adapting the controls quite smartly to the PSP. We tried swimming, and found it remarkably easy to get used to. To perform Kratos' underwater dash, players must hold the L and R shoulder buttons together and release. Because it's mapped the same way the dodge move is, it feels rather intuitive.
We also got a chance to use some of Kratos' later moves. As in God of War II, Kratos will now be able to reflect enemy attacks by pressing L (block) right before an enemy strikes. We don't know if its our experience with the PS2 game, but we found returning enemy projectiles to be quite easy. Maybe the timing is more generous in this handheld iteration? Regardless, it was easy to catch projectiles...