February 15, 2009 // 8:27 am
- Apparently, the geniuses at Sony Santa Monica have done it again. The studio managed to create a God of War iteration that has made David Jaffe
The studio released some pictures of the game recently and it looks phenomenal. However, the big question on everyone's mind is - does it play well?
God of War III (GOW3) may be one of the most anticipated games on the PS3. Sony revealed GOW3 during last E3 after much speculation that a next gen version was in the works. The fact that there was the God of War logo with a big number three on the back of the booklet for Chains of Olympus helped clue gamers in on this secret.
The guys over at Kotaku recently had the opportunity to watch GOW3 in action and they seem to be pretty excited about the game. One of the writers commented that GOW3 is more beautiful than any PS3 game to date.
Apparently, not only does the game look 'beautiful,' but the scale is enormous. According to the game director, Stig Asmussen
, one of the levels from God of War on the PS2 could fit inside the palm of the titan's hand shown in the E3 trailer for GOW3.
The gameplay has also been revamped as well. Kratos can now switch weapons real-time on the fly. This means that while hacking away with the armblades, Kratos can now switch to another weapon during mid attack chaining different weapons into a combo.
The game is also gorier with the use of something called 'Zipper Tech,' which can simulate realistic disembowelment. The game is said to be more violent than any of the previous games in the series. You can also bet that there will be a mini-sex game in there somewhere.
It is really good to hear that this game is shaping up very nicely. However, Sony has yet to reveal when the game will hit the store shelves. The company has hinted at a late 2009 release date, but it impossible to know for sure until E3 this year. Stay tuned for more information on God of War III for the PS3.