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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Nothing New at TGS, well sort of.......

Hi everyone thanks for continuing to follow this blog. As you guys may know by now, we did not really show anything new at the 2009 Tokyo Game show. I know that many of you are disappointed and to be honest I wish that we had shown something new as well. In the other hand the team is focusing their time on finishing the rest of the game and sometimes putting together trailers and demos can set us off track. This doesn't mean that new info will not be coming out in the next few months however. There is alot of the game that we have not shown yet and we have many surprises still in the bag. As I was reading some of your posts I noticed that you guys are very observant in regards to the fine details of what we have shown so far. I will go ahead and discuss some of the points brought up by EDK1010 as well as some of you guys

The TGS GOW3 Demo: Even though we did not show a new trailer or a completely new demo in Tokyo we did do some work to localize it for the Japanese audience. We felt that it was important for as many people as possible to be able to try out our game. Some of the changes done to the demo include swapping out civilians for soldiers. We also did some work to make the Helios head rip not as graphic as the E3 demo. No we didn't just place a black censor bar over the screen, the animator that worked on that sequence, Michael Carr, created a new camera that showed less. Apparently the Japanese sensors have some issues with showing certain things, like the civilians dying and Helios being killed in such a graphic manner. By placing soldiers, people who are trained for battle and ready to die in war, instead of helpless civilians, we were able to pass the censors. However the were no issues when we showed them the Chimera, Centaur and Cyclops kills since they are mythological creatures and are depicted as evil monsters. Another thing to note was that Helios was also re-dubbed to scream in the Japanese language. These changes were all done for Japan only. The final game will be like the E3 demo.


GOW3 demo: As you might have heard, the GOW3 demo will be part of the GOW collection package. I will reveal more details about the demo the closer we get to the release date of the collection.


Uncharted 2: I am very happy that our neighbors over at Naughty Dog have created such an amazing game, judging from the incredible Meta critic score it has received so far. Right now it is their time and Uncharted 2 will be in the spotlight. I am looking forward to playing the game and it is only a few weeks away. This is why you guys have seen so much of Uncharted lately. We have many things planned for GOW3 as we get closer to the release date. The hype machine has not fully left the station yet.........


Item Switching: We really can't get anything past you guys can we? When Kratos summons the firebow and the Helios heads, each with their own unique summon animation and "spawning" effect, his blades will remain on his back. These items are magical in nature and will materialize whenever Kratos needs them.

The Photo on this post: We passed this picture around the studio and we were happy with what we saw. Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 was empty, one person was playing Bayonetta, and group of people were gathered around GOW3. Don’t get me wrong, I love the Ninja Gaiden series, even got to meet and shake Itagaki-San’s hand, and I am looking forward to playing Bayonetta, from the creator of the original Devil May Cry and have influenced the creation of GOW, but I have to admit that seeing that photo felt pretty good!

68 comments:

Jack said...

That picture makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside...

Thanks for the update!

ROCK ON SANTA MONICA!

Anonymous said...

Of course NG and Bayoneta stands will be empty-these game are no match for the GOW3...
About the GOW3 demo in the GOW collection-the demo will be available to download at the time GOW collection ships ,right???Not latter?And it will have updated engine I guess...?

Anonymous said...

Of course NG and Bayoneta stands will be empty-these game are no match for the GOW3...
About the GOW3 demo in the GOW collection-the demo will be available to download at the time GOW collection ships ,right???Not latter?And it will have updated engine I guess...?

Anonymous said...

awesome read Bruno!

Anonymous said...

Thanks Bruno!

Nice feedback!

I'm also happy to hear, that there will be unique animations for weapon summon and spawning..

I disliked in the demo the helios head spawning animation, where the head simply disappeared under the skirt..

It should be something more organic, and or magical

EDK1010 said...

Great post Bruno! I'll talk more bout the post at a later time but for now...

Does anybody know when the first issue of the GOW comic will be out? It's October, and there is still no official date.

Anonymous said...

This is some serious nitpicking, but I just realized that Kratos in GOW 3 doesn't have his red tatoo covering his left nipple. It's just barely missing it, but in the other games, it covered his nipple.

Jack said...

@Anonymous directly above,

Yes, that is definitely a too nitpicky. Just be glad they didn't just import the old Kratos model and call it a day. He looks absolutely gorgeous!

On that note, I am a little upset that the media isn't really talking much about how stunning the game's visuals are looking, even this early. I mean, can anyone compare the Kratos model and animations to any other character from another game (in game, not cutscene) and honestly say with a straight face that that character is better looking than Kratos? My only explanation is that because the game is not set in "reality" it is more difficult to relate the level of realism to life. In other words, how can a chimera or a centaur look "realistic"? I guess you just don't see too many white-skinned, chain-blade wielding Spartans around these days. Shame...

Wake up game journalists!

Rock on Santa Monica!

Anonymous said...

Hahahaha! Theye are making a huge deal out of what Ken Feldman said in that CGSociety interview you and he did! I assumed he was joking, as should everyone! Using "genius" like that means you are being sarcastic!
What a bunch of retards over there at 1up! Especially the dumbass who wrote the little article! Keep your propaganda away from God of War!


http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3176335

EDK1010 said...

There will be a first person perspective in God of War 3. Just not from the view of Kratos. It's a first person view from some old guy who is getting beat up by Kratos.

Xcalibur said...

@Jack

Well for now the media is focused on Uncharted 2. But all eyes will be on God of War 3 by the time it comes out.

Anonymous said...

Hey Bruno, great picture indeed. Anyway I was wondering, what happened to the GoW III collector's edition, will it be produced? I mean, the GoW collection was born from the survey, but I haven't heard about the collectors edition, and if it will be done, what will it contain?? I hope it doesn't include the collection, it's unlikely that they do that, but who knows, and I don't want to regret buying the collection on november.

Thanks, and good luck!
The Ronin Boss

Anonymous said...

Man?!

Are you sleepin'

Just joking....

http://www.destroyolympus.com/2009/09/sony-makes-god-of-war-trilogy-complete.html

Anonymous said...

Bruno ,we are close to the GOW collection - just a month away.When we will get more details about the demo :) ?

Anonymous said...

Yeah ! :D GoW III demo in the GoW Collection ! :D

Can't wait for Novem ... oh wait, I'm European ! FUUUUU-

trilogia_THEND said...

HI, bruno talk to me, good DESIRING them first of all to all the equipment they are doing this wonderful work of the God of War III a warm greeting from me and from fans who want to end this trilogy as spectacular as a baby arriving to take their first steps as a great joy for that I ask with great force not disappoint us please thanks

vecchia

PeterK said...

I think they won't hype Collection before uncharted 2 hits, and 1-2 weeks after, I think they will start in intensively from 1st week of November, or so..

I hope I'm wrong and wan't as much information as possible NOW, but it seems just realistic for me

trilogia_THEND said...

I hope that when you finish all this anguish not show us anything new material, that if there are more gods, if DEIMOS AND PHOBOS will be there, if you will be the last trilogy finally kratos want to leave the game and standing to perfection no mistake encourage congratulations to all who make this wonderful game luck ..!!!

Anonymous said...

http://www.godofwar.com/News/004518.html

God of War III Fankit #3

gow fan said...

It would be good idea a new trailer(I mean really new,with new footage)to be released along with the GOW3 demo next month...It been a long time since something realy new was released :)

PeterK said...

Yes, we definitely need new footage..

But I still think, that they won't reveal anything before Uncharte II hits..

To Bruno:

If I'm not mistaken we will get basically the E3 demo with God of War Collection.

Will it be the same build as Sneak Peak event, or E3 or TGS, or will we get a more advanced build?

Thanks!

PeterK said...

Yes, we definitely need new footage..

But I still think, that they won't reveal anything before Uncharte II hits..

To Bruno:

If I'm not mistaken we will get basically the E3 demo with God of War Collection.

Will it be the same build as Sneak Peak event, or E3 or TGS, or will we get a more advanced build?

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Well it's clear that all these events may had the same demo,but the engine build was different.If you look close to the screens and videos you will see ;)
About the GOW collection demo and it's engine build - this is a good question which only Bruno can answer ,so... We waiting :)

Anonymous said...

im assuming that the GOW collection
will have rumble using the DualShock 3

trilogia_THEND said...

We know they are working hard to finish everything right, but it is worth to show us something, there is much expectation in the environment of this game, but as they say the good is worth waiting for ..!!

vecchia love this game.....

Xcalibur said...

Hey Bruno.

Can you please confirm to these guys that art director Ken Feldman was not serious,just sarcastic,when he said that he tried to convince Stig to make GOW 3 a First person shooter.

http://www.gow3forums.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=1262

LOL seriously though, people have been losing their minds over this.

Anonymous said...

I not want god of war 3 fps,one day with a new technologie maybe gowfps not for god of war 3 please.

trilogia_THEND said...

HI, BRUNO The only complaint is that I put something should be improved, it would be the textures of the scenarios. Rubble walls, rocks ... sometimes they hurt. Seeing Kratos so perfectly shaped and then step on the road where much lower.

improve that.

PLEASE THANKS...

Anonymous said...

I can confirm you, that Ken Feldman was joking...

OMG, read the original interview, it's not hard to come to this conclusion..

Anonymous said...

Indeed. His sarcasm is obvious. People are just dumb. But it is annoying that this has got so much attention. Even a little mini-article on 1up! Ridiculous!

Anonymous said...

So when we will get info about the GOW3 demo or GOW collection(like the trophy list)...Give us something.

Anonymous said...

less then a month and a half before the GOW collection releases.
any news?

Anonymous said...

Yeah and what about the comics? The first one is coming out this month!

Anonymous said...

Gow3 demo info.

http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-12218-Providence-Video-Game-Examiner~y2009m10d9-God-of-War-III-demo-hitting-Japan-before-GoW-Collection-release

Anonymous said...

http://playstationlifestyle.net/2009/10/09/god-of-war-collection-makes-the-holiday-cut/

Anonymous said...

SCEA's been holding GOWIII very close to their chest, don't you guys agree? We've so far seen almost nothing of the game's story elements. We haven't yet seen a plot driven trailer. And so far, the only information thats been coming out in the past few months has been about the GoWI/II disks on PS3. I just want to see something new.

EDK1010 said...

We know a lot more than what you're saying.

We know that Pandora,Demios, and Hera will be in the game.

We've seen pictures of the Hades boss fight.

Hell, we've even read about the boss fight with Zues ( and Gaia )

Anonymous said...

In fact we need just more videos and screens from GOW3.There is not much of it lately...

Xcalibur said...

http://gamingbolt.com/2009/10/10/god-of-war-iii-six-reasons-why-it-can-fail-or-be-a-success/

I agree with Gaming Bolts points except the first three.

First off. recycled action IS NOT a bad thing as long as you add more variety into it. (ex. Uncharted 2)

The second point does not bother me, considering that GOW boss battles never disappoint and are always epic.

The third point. Im sure David Jaffe is frequently making stop overs at Santa Monica and giving feedback

Anonymous said...

I hope they'll show a new trailer before the end of the year. :/

Even if we all know the game will be excellent ( like the first two ), it's always nice to some some footage.

trilogia_THEND said...

HI, BRUNO write something about this Item please....
That we are waiting......

the fans god of war 3.

trilogia_THEND said...

if you remember a little there is a secret revealed in God of War 1
that neither god zeus unaware of its existence, but kratos only know the secret that is the soul of ares, the soul of the war, the soul of hatred "because it is preserved here? Why would I serve? maybe can use it when he finally finished his revenge on the Olympus
about it ......... BRUNO VELASQUEZ say.

Jack said...

What the heck are you talking about trilogia_THEND?

trilogia_THEND said...

God of War has been undoubtedly Playstation’s premier franchise. With God of War I and God of War II both selling a combine five million units, Sony had to pull out a sequel for the PlayStation. God of War III is the final chapter in the trilogy and it will finally explain why there are no more Greek Mythologies. We have seen this game at E3, TGS, SDCC and other events this year. To be honest with you guys that the game is coming off really well, but there are certain shortcomings as well. We take a look at the bad and the good about the game so far.

Jack said...

@trilogia_THEND

Hahahaha!

You sound drunk dude...

Seriously, what the hell are you even saying!!!?

First two comments above sound like if I was at a party and you came up to me randomly and started blabbering incoherently. Then the third comment sounds like I got you to calm down a little bit and your eyes widened and you hug me with one arm and start, "No, man, hey, man, no, but hey man, seriously, (burp), God of War has been undoubtedly Playstation’s premier franchise. With God of War I and God of War II both selling a combine five million units, Sony had to pull out a sequel for the PlayStation. God of War III is the final chapter in the trilogy and it will finally explain why there are no more Greek Mythologies. We have seen this game at E3, TGS, SDCC and other events this year. To be honest with you guys that the game is coming off really well, but there are certain shortcomings as well. We take a look at the bad and the good about the game so far... man, that's, that's all I'm saying man." Then you pass out on a couch.

Hahahahahahahaha!

Anonymous said...

Well,enough of off-topic.We still waiting for info about the demo and some new GOW3 media

Xcalibur said...

@Jack

I dont think hes trying to sound drunk. I think by what he said.

"To be honest with you guys that the game is coming off really well, but there are certain shortcomings as well. We take a look at the bad and the good about the game so far."

I think hes either acting like a developer at Santa Monica or some video game critic

Anonymous said...

Bruno will there be a new trailer of GoW III in the GoW Collection ?

Thanks.

gow_fan said...

please,make a new(wihr never seen footage) trailer with the GOW3 demo...
please!

Anonymous said...

UNCHARTED 2, cant wait to get my hands on the full game tomorrow

Anonymous said...

Bruno,

(This question has probably been
answered, but I couldn't find it.)

In the God of War collection besides
the first two games are the special
features bonus discs that came with
the original games going to be in in too?

Anonymous said...

also would we get any bonus behind the scenes?

Anonymous said...

Well other than a few screen shots of Hades we haven't gotten much info on God of War 3. At TGS they didn't show any new clips which makes me think they're behind schedule. So with that in mind what do you think are the odds that God of War 3 will be delayed?

trilogia_THEND said...

might not show anything new because it has a lot of violence ..?
thanks xcalibur
I am not drunk the other if

Anonymous said...

just wait after the Uncharted 2 hype dies down a bit

Anonymous said...

GOW3 cannot be delayed.It's always release in march

Anonymous said...

About the hype,yes U2 have the october,but november should be the GOW month.After all GOW collection will have it's own hype and I think it will be the perfect time for some new GOW3 media(not only the demo ;))

Anonymous said...

You may be right.

I hope it will be the case.

rocky said...

when will we see some new info?

gow-fan said...

This only the developers knows :)

Anonymous said...

just got uncharted 2 today!!
awesome game :)

Anonymous said...

when is the god of war comics release date again?

Bruno Velazquez said...

Hey Guys, check out the new post for some answers!

Anonymous said...

bruno
Impression-Graphics are sickkkkkkk maaan good work!!!!!!!!!!

butttttt butt buttt buttt butttt duddddd
Problem- Textures need to be improved alot

I can see that the graphics and gore effects are improving..... but textures are important tooo
plzzz improve TEXTURES

Anonymous said...

yo bruno

remember
in gow 1 one of te magic was hades army, well ther should also be a magic in gow3 which contains army of kratos. (for examples, the dead army of sparta or real spartan army should start appearing from gound and they should start atacking the enemies of ours dramtically in perfect realism and they should all hold something, like spear, chains, swords, axe, double swords and should also be armored. plz i live this idea so dont dny or deccline the idea.

plzzz this idea could make this game just tooooo awsome!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

yea urr right

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