208w ago - Update: VG247.com has now received confirmation from SCEE that the God of War III Ultimate Trilogy Edition will cost £110 when it releases in March, 2010.
SCEE Senior European Product Manager Thach Quach has shared details today on the PS3 God of War III: Ultimate Trilogy Edition destined for Europe, as follows:
I'd like to give you some details about the "God of War III: Ultimate Trilogy Edition" we have planned for Europe, Australia and New Zealand and answer any questions you might have.
We've been working pretty hard on this for the past few months but I'm delighted to announce that the "Ultimate Trilogy Edition" will be available in limited quantities in most European countries, Australia and New Zealand at the same time as the standalone God of War III game. Pricing and exact release details to be confirmed in the next few weeks so stay tuned
This very special edition will come in a high-end, sculpted replica of Pandora's Box and we are planning to include the following items inside:
God of War III
God of War Collection (gentle reminder, this is God of War and God of War II, remastered in HD, running at 60 fps,...
215w ago - SCEA's Product Marketing Manager Anthony Caiazzo has announced today news of God of War III Ultimate Edition for PS3 and also detailed the related pre-order items, as follows:
SCEA and Santa Monica Studios are thrilled to announce the first Ultimate Edition for God of War.
Earlier this year, we polled a number of fans on what would make an awesome collector's edition for God of War. Well, we took your advice and created something epic and filled it with premium collectible and exclusive digital content.
The Ultimate Edition will feature the following:
• High-End Sculpted Replica of Pandora's Box
• Limited-Edition God of War Art Book featuring exclusive art, content and interviews
Exclusive Digital Content (Available via PlayStation Network voucher codes on day of launch)
• God of War Combat Arena containing an exclusive environment and seven challenges
• Premium Kratos Skin - Dominus
• God of War: Unearthing the Legend Franchise Documentary - a full-length movie documentary depicting the history of the God of War franchise
• God of War Trilogy Soundtrack - God of War, II, and III scores from the game (mp3 digital download).
• God of War: Blood and Metal EP - a heavy...
215w ago - Included on the District 9 Blu-ray disc available on December 29th, Sony has added a PS3 demo for God of War III for those who don't plan to check out the God of War III PS3 Demo on PSN.
Also included on the Blu-ray disc is a "Making of God of War III" video that becomes available once gamers complete the demo in its entirety.
To quote: "The Blu-Ray release of District 9, due December 29 (a bit later than the God of War Collection), will include a playable demo of God of War 3. Once you've played through the demo, a making-of featurette will be unlocked (for the game, not the movie).
While District 9 and God of War 3 are united in that they're both things that people presumably want to see, it strikes us as odd that this rather random collection is the first Blu-ray/game demo pairing for SCEA. The Watchmen movie and game actually related to one another in some way, and they came on separate discs."
216w ago - God of War III will not have PS3 multiplayer, and according to the title's director Stig Asmussen the underlying reason why is that it simply wouldn't fit.
This was recently revealed in an interview with GamePro, to quote:
"With God of War 3, there's a story we want to tell and an experience we want to deliver, and multiplayer doesn't fit into that." said the games producer Stig Asmussen.
"Imagine two Kratos characters running around at the same time. Once you do that, the story becomes something more about an experience between two players and less about something that we're scripting."
"So, you have something like Left 4 Dead, which is sweet, but we just decided with this game, there's a certain way that we want to tell it. And staying with what we've done in the past, we want to complete the story in a way that was familiar to everybody."
He did, however, hint at new challenge rooms in the form of DLC: "It would make a lot of sense to be able to download them. That's something we might see in the future." adding "It's a good way to keep the series going."