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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Gamepro Cover Coming soon! Let the floodgates open!

Here is a preview to the full story with some interviews with Game Director Stig Asmussen and Design Director Todd Papy (Thanks to Anonymous and EDK1010 for the links). I'll be glad to answer as much as I can about these interviews and any other info that you guys may want to talk about. We have been putting some late hours at the office lately to polish the game so I'll try to respond as often as I can. Like I mentioned before, the gates are opening, and with the upcoming GOW collection and some other upcoming surprises, there will be lots of new Kratos news from now until the game comes out. Enjoy the articles and here are some new pics as well:

Yes, this is an actual screen shot from actual gameplay. Kratos Vs Hades.

The nimble Satyrs return and some new enemies are trying to get the drop on Kratos!

I can't say where this take places yet, but Kratos will be spending some time exploring it's depths.

120 comments:

EDK1010 said...

That third place reminds me of that area of Olympus, The Hub, that they were talking about in the last preview.

So Bruno, could you fill me in on what the Medusa Blades were going to be?

Anonymous said...

Hi,

Just two questions, I hope you'll answer.

1. Are theses screens coming from a recent build ? It looks better than the E3 demo I think.

2. Will we have a new trailer soon, since the floodgates opened ? :D

Thanks.

Anonymous said...

"let the flood gates open"

hell ya, all these new interviews are pretty awesome.

Cant wait to read/see more!

Anonymous said...

Awesome screenshots!

Something popped in my head of
curiosity when re-watching the
GoW2 ending.

From the E3 demo we saw Helios the
god of the sun.

Who is the god with the flaming
head, and etc? (Before the E3 demo
I thought he *Flaming head* was
Helios.)

gow-fan said...

Well the god with flaming head is Hades of course(the god of underworld/death)
I have question also.It clear that this screens are from newer engine build.So the demo which will be released with GOW collection(we know that this is E3 demo) is it gonna be with this new engine build???
Thanks!

EDK1010 said...

He might also be talking about Hermes. Who also had flames on him.

EDK1010 said...

I'll just go ahead and put a really bad guess in here for fun.
Bruno said for the last pic (which I believe is the Hub) but here is another one.
"I can't say where this take places yet, but Kratos will be spending some time exploring it's depths."
"exploring it's depths."
"depths."
depths=water.
water=Atlantis.

Oh yeah. I went there.

I already talked to Bruno about Atlantis way back, and he said that he always wanted to see Atlantis in the game...

Anonymous said...

Oh ok, so the god with flames is
Hermes.

Thanks for clearing that up.

gowIII=bge said...

Man, the screenshot with Hades is mindblowing. Hope we'll get the big picture soon...

gowIII=bge said...

and i don't want to spoil the fun, but the third screen is probably taken from "the depths" of hell, home of hades.

gow-fan said...

I thought he talked about the guy with flaming head from the screenshot.I miss read the post.
Yes Hermes was also on the balcony at the end of GOW2(the last cut scene).

EDK1010 said...

@ gowIII=bge:

Yeah that makes sense. I actually posted that other one just for fun. But it would be cool if Atlantis really is in the game.

trilogia_THEND said...

preview IGN

http://ps3.ign.com/articles/103/1037376p1.html

God of War III: Everything We Know
All the details on Kratos' latest (and perhaps last) adventure in one place. VECCHIA....

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trilogia_THEND said...

While most other details surrounding the story are being kept secret for the time being, we're told that God of War III will delve into Kratos' thinking and expand upon his character. Sony Santa Monica is aiming to give good reason for what Kratos is doing and has done in the past, rather than just having him be presented as a mindless killing machine.

trilogia_THEND said...

EDK1010 AND BRUNO
whether in some concept art of Andy Parker could not be placed in god of war 2 because of time who knows,,
if we see the god of Atlantis from the depths of the ocean, seas ect, the POSEIDON Almighty ....

Anonymous said...

http://playstation.joystiq.com/2009/10/21/trivium-to-rock-god-of-war-3-with-exclusive-tune/

trilogia_THEND said...

http://img28.imageshack.us/img28/9610/hercules.jpg

great fight, imagen spectacular bruno.. kratos vs hercules

trilogia_THEND said...

bruno, please want to see more pictures of deimos and phobos, also to Hephaestus.......

when the river sounds....

Anonymous said...

http://ps3.ign.com/dor/objects/886158/god-of-war-iii/images/god-of-war-iii-20091021011628424.html?page=mediaFull

Anonymous said...

GOW3 : everything we know by IGN

Hi guys, got some time to kill? Go and read this article.

http://uk.ps3.ign.com/articles/103/1037376p1.html

have fun reading!

gow-fan said...

IGN have only old images
The newest are from gamepro ,but we have to wait till december issue is out(does anyone know when it comes out) to see them in full glory

trilogia_THEND said...

HI, BRUNO this is the casting of god of war 3, but something is missing here ..?

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1199781/

VECCHIA

Anonymous said...

http://playstationlifestyle.net/2009/10/22/god-of-war-iii-demo-is-spotted-in-the-wild/

gow-fan said...

Yes I saw this...Damn some peoples are lucky :(
I also found someone at facebook that have december issue of gamepro magazine

gow-fan said...

Hey Bruno another question... :)
When we will have these screens which you posted above(and hope some more) in original 1280x720 resolution?Why they was released so small in the first place, I don't get it :)...

Anonymous said...

sweet, just keep them coming!

trilogia_THEND said...

vecchia yeaaa.........

Heavy metal band (TRIVIUM) writing song for God of War III...

Anonymous said...

http://gamersvantage.com/index.php?blog=2&title=god_of_war_collection_gimped&more=1&c=1&tb=1&pb=1

trilogia_THEND said...

HI,BRUNO I doubt that they'll do it, but I would love to see the developers put the deleted Atlantis level back in the game. Perhaps they might do it now that they have better technology to work with the PS3. And besides, Atlantis would be the best place to fight Poseidon! How could they not do it?

On one of the GoW3 guy's creator blogs he said maybe Atlantis will be back in the game, but that could very well mean no. But he did hint towards it. So I'm hopeful!

Here is Atlantis concept art drawn by the developers. Looks pretty sick..

http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/9660/atlantis.jpg

http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/948/atlantisgodofwar3.jpg

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trilogia_THEND said...

Atlantis is based off Greek mythology, though I suppose some other civilizations may have made their own stories of it. But the original story/history is based off one of the philosopher Pluto's beliefs, which was that an advanced civilization sank to the bottom of the sea. The sunken island was said to have gotten its name from the Titan Atlas (hmm, wonder if we'll see Atlas is GoW3?)

Plato describes that Atlantis looked similar to the Greek island of Crete as it must have been in the heyday of the Minoan culture. And fatefully, Atlantis was supposed to have sunk beneath the waves of the ocean, succumbed by the volcanic eruption from the neighboring island of Thera - which could have possibly caused a tsunami, or tidal wave

Max said...

Trivium song -

Soundtrack cd, fine, just fine. But keep it out of the game please! PLEEEEEEEEEASE, KEEP IT OUT OF THE GAME!!! That would ruin everything!!! Only orchestral music, grand, epic orchestral music belongs in GoW!!! Oh, God, please don't let this happen!!! This isn't Mad World or Grand Theft Auto or Wet or whatever! IT'S GOD OF WAR!!!

Sixaxis -

As I said before, I trust you guys at Santa Monica with all my gut. But please read up on some blogs or forums on the internet to see how extremely negative the response is to Sixaxis implementation. Keep GoW controls solid and do not use Sixaxis just for the heck of it! We beg you! But if you absolutely must, then please, please, please, at least keep it far away from the combat. Maybe for puzzles or opening doors/chests/etc, but not in combat. Please! Combo transitions need to be smooth and spot on. I don't want that crap to not register properly when I'm playing on very hard difficulty and ruin my day! I'm sure you guys will make GoW3 the best game ever without our help, because you guys are awesome, but I just wanted to throw my opinion out there.

Thanks for listening!

Anonymous said...

Even if there is Atlantis level in the game,do you thing Bruno will answer it here ,in his blog...? :)

Anonymous said...

this is why I love coming here to read all these comments :)

Anonymous said...

has anyone got the scans for the gamepro magazine yet?

Anonymous said...

For halloween:)

http://www.spirithalloween.com/product/god-of-war-kratos-mask/

gow-fan said...

When this issue of Gamepro magazine will be out?

Anonymous said...

pretty nice mask, seen it at party packers store in Toronto today

trilogia_THEND said...

Hey Guys, HI BRUNO..
I seriously think they should have Atlantis in this game and you have to kill the god of the seas. Oh and you spend a ton of time underwater because I liked that in the GoW franchise. I also liked going into the underworld for a long time as well. I also hope there are a ton of bosses that we can battle like in GoW II. What do you guys think of there being Atlantis in this game?

VECCHIA..

EDK1010 said...

He,of course, will not say anything about Atlantis. I tried. But in the concept art, there is a 'portal' to get there. So the developers will not have trouble putting a teleporter in the game to get him.

gow-fan said...

So...when we will see more screenshots from this awesome looking build(and the released ones with higher resolution).It's definitely looks better than E3 demo,so I think it is newer engine build...

Anonymous said...

so when is the issue of Gamepro magazine will be out?

gow-fan said...

I searched a lot in forums...no one knows when this issue of gamepro will be out

Anonymous said...

alright, thanks for the heads up.

Anonymous said...

new screenshots looks good

Anonymous said...

http://www.ng4a.com/?p=26622

Bruno Velazquez said...

Hey guys, I'll try to answer all your questions as soon as I can. Just a quick update for when you guys can get a hold of the Gamepro issue:

The Gamepro issue with GOW3 on the cover is the December issue. Usually magazines are one month ahead, so the december issue should go on sale in November ( I know it doesn't make sense but thats how magazines work). The current issue of Gamepro that is out for sale right now is the November issue and on the cover it says to "Display until November 3,2009". This means that the December issue should be on the shelves November 4th.

Jack said...

Thanks Bruno!

I watched the making of God of War 2 in the bonus features today and it got me thinking/wondering/hoping:

1. You guys mention "Alpha" and "Beta" stages of developement. I was just wondering where about you guys are currently with God of War. Stig said in an interview that you guys pretty much have everything you wanted to be in the game already in the game and that you were just fine-tuning everything, making sure it's perfect. Awesome! That's plenty of time to tweak it to perfection and hammer out all the bugs and get the visuals to that jaw-dropping level we are all waiting for!

2. I hope you have been filming another "making of" documentary for part 3 like with 1 and 2. Now you guys don't have to hold anything back because the story will be finished! Awesome! Hope this makes it in!

3. Lastly, GoW had a wide variety of enemies. GoW2 had WAY MORE! Will GoW3 have EVEN WAY MORE!? I hope so! I hope at least for the same amount of variation as in GoW2, but at most... shoot, DOUBLE the enemy types! No other game has close to the variety of enemy types that was in GoW2! That's so incredible! You guys are so awesome!

Rock on Santa Monica!

Anonymous said...

Thanks Bruno!

Anonymous said...

thanks for the heads up bruno :)

trilogia_THEND said...

BRUNO talk to me, I want you to tell me now about of the atlantis ...please thanks.!!

Anonymous said...

an awesome pic I found off a forum:

http://i35.tinypic.com/vo0vna.jpg

Anonymous said...

http://kotaku.com/5390060/ces-2010-gets-even-gamier

hope to see GOW3 there

Anonymous said...

http://blog.us.playstation.com/2009/10/netflix-coming-soon-to-playstation-3/

does anybody know if Canada going to get this?
i've read the press release but only mention us residents.

Anonymous said...

first the PSN Video store now netflix
why is that Canada always get shafted

heracles said...

HI bruno, How do you think Kratos reaches the Gods...

He will not but travel upwards to the mountain but all over the kingdom itself I.e. Kratos reaches Hades by opening the gates of Tartarus which is under and would probably lead further DOWN Mt. Olympus. Or does he die again to reach Hades How do you think Kratos reaches Poseidon in Atlantis? Which is also under and probably outside the reaches of Mt. Olympus. And Zeus how do you think kratos arrives at the top of the mountain? (which is probably in the sky and where Zeus' throne is) Does he use more air currents or secret doors, portals, puzzles, passage ways or would he ride on beasts to reach the sky or travel under water to reach the gods? I.e. unleashing the phoenix to get at the sisters of fate and using Pegasus to reach Typhon. Kratos died to reach Hades GOW 1-2, Kratos used pools of water and tunnels to reach the challenge of Poseidon GOW 1, And in GOW 2 Zeus grabbed kratos, flew in the air, and reached a platform in the sky.

What about now in GOW 3?

Anonymous said...

^ What makes you think that he will answer that?

Xcalibur said...

@heracles

Icarus Vents?

heracles said...

HI bruno, How long is it going to take to complete God of War 3? Is it a longer experience than previous GoW games?

heracles said...

@Anonymous..

Bruno Velazquez said...
Hey guys, I'll try to answer all your questions as soon as

Anonymous said...

http://kotaku.com/5390314/this-god-of-war-iii-box-art-is-not-final

Anonymous said...

@heracles


Stig said that if you were a hardcore gamer you probably could beat in like 10 hours or so.. But if you were a casual gamer like myself you could spent like 20 hours before completing the game..

Anonymous said...

@heracles


Stig said that if you were a hardcore gamer you probably could beat in like 10 hours or so.. But if you were a casual gamer like myself you could spent like 20 hours before completing the game..

Anonymous said...

http://www.gpara.com/comingsoon/gow3/090911/index.php#ph33b

Anonymous said...

less than a month away for the god of war collection :)

Anonymous said...

http://www.vg247.com/2009/10/27/eg-expo-god-of-war-iii-8-minutes-of-gameplay-video/

Anonymous said...

http://blog.us.playstation.com/2009/10/god-of-war-collection-ships-november-17th-plan-your-trophy-hunt-now/

Anonymous said...

awesome, thanks for the link Anon
its a bummer that almost of all of them are pretty much easy to get.
Just playing through both GOW games would get you at least 90% of the trophies.

Hoping that God of War 3 isn't like that :)

gow-fan said...

The trophy list is awesome!

heracles said...

hey, bruno
and guys link..

http://www.ps3center.net/article/319/ege09-dantes-inferno-vs-god-of-war-3/

heracles said...

this will be the front god of war 3 .?

http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/7679/500xgow3boxart.jpg

heracles said...

GOD OF WAR 3, More mini games / sex scenes
actress confirmation...


http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/4361/kendrawilkinson.jpg



I like guys...

Anonymous said...

why so lame trophies?

Jack said...

About the cover art,

http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/7679/500xgow3boxart.jpg

It's not bad, but I think if they are going to have this kind of a close up shot of Kratos for the cover, they shouldn't fade it to whit along the edges. It would look so awesome if it were detailed throughout the picture.

My primary vote: DIFFERENT COVER

My secondary vote: NO FADE TO WHITE

Rock on Santa Monica!

Anonymous said...

This image is just place holder cover on some random online store.Why you guys taking it serious?

Matiss said...

Hey, Bruno.
Your'e doing great job by working on my (and many many other people) most anticipated game - God of War 3.
But can you please give us a note, can we expect a new video media (trailer) soon or this year? I really want to see a new trailer which more concentrates on storyline, characters and new locations than Kratos just smashing everything in it's sight. Please, can we expect new one trailer this year?

Anonymous said...

http://www.joystiq.com/2009/10/28/god-of-war-iii-demo-included-on-district-9-blu-ray/

Anonymous said...

nice, just an added bonus for users

Anonymous said...

http://gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2009/10/28/god-of-war-iii-demo-packed-into-district-9-blu-ray.aspx

Exclusive making-of when you complete the demo !

Will we have the making of in GoW Collection too or is it just for the District 9 Blu-Ray ?

GuyaneseG said...

"As an added bonus for God of War fans, those that complete the demo will unlock an exclusive making of featurette about God of War III."

Does the exclusive making of featurette also come with the God of War Collection?
please reply bruno :)

Jack said...

@ everyone,

The last picture in this post is NOT Atlantis. It is Hades (the place). It is Hades's (the God) throne room. Just look at the style of the architecture. Kratos is seen here on ome platform that surrounds the dome that covers Hades's (God) throne as seen in almost every picture of Hades (God or place).

Jack said...

***EDIT ABOVE***
"Kratos is seen here on SOME..."

Also, I don't mean to suggest that Atlantis won't be in GoW3 (or some kind of water level), I'm almost certain it will be in the game. I'm just saying we have not yet seen any pictures of it - and that's fine by me! I'm happy to enjoy all the suprises of the full game. In fact, I think starting November I will ban myself from all GoW3 related material to have a good solid 5 months buildup. Then, CHAOS!!!

Anonymous said...

Hey Bruno please make a new post about the District 9 Combo you guys are doing..

Anonymous said...

looking good.

Anonymous said...

http://blog.us.playstation.com/2009/10/god-of-war-iii-ultimate-edition-and-pre-order-items-announced/


Looking good. Looking very good...

Anonymous said...

the flood gates are open!!!!

Anonymous said...

has anyone got the email for the demo. for those that had sign up on the godofwar.com

Anonymous said...

http://kotaku.com/5393316/xbox-live-features-kratos-head-it-seems

Anonymous said...

http://blog.eu.playstation.com/2009/10/30/god-of-war-iii-psn-demo-voucher-code-%E2%80%93-check-your-inbox-this-weekend/

GuyaneseG said...

awesome stuff guys!!!

Anonymous said...

is this ultimate edition available for Canadians? i didn't see anything on amazon.ca or ebgames.ca?
please answer bruno

trilogia_THEND said...

Hey, BRUNO please make a new post about the utimate edition GOD OF WAR 3 NOWWWWWWW........

VECCHIA.....

Anonymous said...

Here is how it looks just picked it up 20 min ago. Sorry for the quality iphone pics.

http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/6355/photoa.jpg



http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/530/photo2ma.jpg

Jack said...

The cover art for the game on the ultimate edition --http://blog.us.playstation.com/2009/10/god-of-war-iii-ultimate-edition-and-pre-order-items-announced/ -- looks very cool. I would be happy with that. It looks way better than the one that fades to white. This one is much darker. Brings out his fiery eye! Awesome! And now, to pre-order!

EDK1010 said...

Hey Bruno, the demo is so good, and so rare, that somebody made a PSN just so people could take turns playing it! You know you've done something right when there is a virtual line for a DEMO of a game.

That being said... my gamestop has not gotten the vouchers, so I may just end up in virtual line as well!

Oh and for those of you who are wondering... the giant bronze guy ( concept art) is actually just a brute. Check out the gow3forums

Anonymous said...

nothing at ebgames in ajax canada
im also waiting in line at neogaf

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=378433&page=61

Quemador said...

Damn you santa monica guys are awesome you guys are too awesome.

rocky said...

why cant everyone have the demo plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz?there is no playstation store in my country wt should i do?

Anonymous said...

downloading the demo now!!!!
im at 45%
cant wait

Anonymous said...

Played the demo like 4-5 times and it's really cool but the build is 4-5 months old so we don't know how does this level look now.

It's a great demo but too bad that we don't some titan gameplay, we just see one titan "fighting" against Helios.

Anonymous said...

I mean, developpers said that titans were "moving levels with AI" but in the demo the titan isn't really important.

And the demo ends when it starts to be very serious. :(

GuyaneseG said...

installing right now!!!!

Anonymous said...

just finished playing the demo
but, i only have two controllers lol and both of them are sixaxis controllers, i need to get my self a dualshock 3 for this demo

ENDLESS.com.cn said...

How massive the comments are,lol.
It's been a while,Bruno.Glad to see some new infos about GOW3.

BTW,did you receive our email?

EDK1010 said...

Hey guys, EDK1010 here! Uploaded the GamePro magazine for all to see! It's at gow3forums.com so check it out!

King said...

Thanks a lot for the EDK1010!! The scans look great. http://gow3forums.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=1361

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the scans.

I hope that we'll get a new trailer soon because I was expecting more new screens in the magazine. :/

Anonymous said...

can someone share the demo ?
i want it so much~~

lovelllok said...

can someone share the demo ?
i want it so much~~
lovelllok16@yahoo.com.hk

EDK1010 said...

Hey Bruno! I have an idea for the god armor in the new game!

In the new Gamepro magazine, they talk about Zeus having some really cool gold battle armor.

Perhaps it would look cooler on Kratos...

trilogia_THEND said...

http://img688.imageshack.us/img688/1237/10ruzcp.jpg

Like I mentioned before, the gates are opening, and flight kratos, they talk about bruno........PLEASE NEW POST NOW...!!!

Anonymous said...

awesome pic!!
the flood gates are open!!!!

Anonymous said...

sweet, thanks for the gamepro
scans

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