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God of War 3 and God of War PSP Official

Zonk posted more than 7 years ago | from the hard-not-to-like-a-bald-killa dept.

PlayStation (Games) 39

GOWfreak writes "Oh his blog covering the God of War 2 launch event at the PlayStation store in San Francisco, 1UP editor Matt Leone revealed a whole ton of stuff on the future of the God of War series. The biggest news is that God of War 3 is coming to PS3 and it will have rumble (first confirmation of rumble coming back to PS3!) and 1080p resolution. There's even talk of it having co-op play. Director Cory Barlog also spoke about the God of War PSP game. 'It is epic. It is big. There are hooks in the PSP story that I actually wrote from one of my first stories for God of War 2.'"

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What's left? (1)

CRCulver (715279) | more than 7 years ago | (#18330861)

So after slaying pretty much the entire contents of Greco-Roman mythology, will our hero have to head out to India or Japan for some more deities to strike down?

Re:What's left? (1)

tbannist (230135) | more than 7 years ago | (#18331099)

No, first he has to kill off the Norse gods, then he heads south to Egypt and then he heads for India.

Re:What's left? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#18332941)

There's always the titans who ruled the world before the pantheon of Zeus, etc kicked them out. Also, wouldn't the Babylonian gods be within arms length? Persian wouldn't be too far either.

Re:What's left? (1)

apoc06 (853263) | more than 7 years ago | (#18333743)

actually, that would make for a great game! the elder gods are back on a mission for revenge.

the catch is... you fail early on and are made into a mortal [again] and you therefore have to fight the elder gods [again], but the reason you have to save your fellow gods in order to restore your own immortality.

if nothing else, it would make for some interesting character and set designs to develop an older set of mythic gods.

Ooooooh (2, Funny)

Xest (935314) | more than 7 years ago | (#18330907)

Sweet, rumble, 1080p and coop play!

How will Microsoft ever compete against these features!

I know I know it's flamebait, sorry, I just couldn't resist ;) the summary just made it too easy!

Co-op (2, Interesting)

bateleur (814657) | more than 7 years ago | (#18331467)

Whether Microsoft can compete (yes, almost certainly) with that feature list depends a lot on the quality of the co-op play.

It seems to me there is great demand for co-op in many genres, but it's difficult to do well. The trouble being that you need to support singleplayer and it's too expensive to do another entire game for co-op, so you end up tweaking the singleplayer and hoping that's good enough.

If God of War 3 does this well and really is an exclusive for PS3, the main thing that will do is irritate people who don't want to buy PS3s. Microsoft, I imagine, will be relatively indifferent.

Re:Co-op (2, Informative)

DarkJC (810888) | more than 7 years ago | (#18331691)

Just to clarify, God of War and God of War 2 are Sony first party titles, so I don't see the series being developed for the 360 anytime soon.

Re:Co-op (1)

Applekid (993327) | more than 7 years ago | (#18331877)

"Just to clarify, God of War and God of War 2 are Sony first party titles, so I don't see the series being developed for the 360 anytime soon."

When Dreamcast died Sega started making games for other systems. From growing up in the late 80's/early 90's, seeing Sonic on a Nintendo system practically brought a tear to my eye.

Re:Co-op (1)

DarkJC (810888) | more than 7 years ago | (#18333553)

Oh, if Sony's console division goes under, then sure, it'd be a whole different ball game. I wasn't really considering that scenario. Regardless of the perception of the PS3 here on Slashdot, I don't think it'll die any time soon.

Re:Ooooooh (1)

Fozzyuw (950608) | more than 7 years ago | (#18331721)

Sweet, rumble, 1080p and coop play!

How will Microsoft ever compete against these features!

I think the more interesting point is... this is one 'heavy hitting' franchise that 'if' it stays PS3 exclusive (no 360 port), will be good for selling PS3 systems. I'm sure there are plenty of fans who will pick up a PS3 just to play GOW3... and by that time, there will likely be a few more games out to convince those still sitting on the ledge.

I'm planning on Picking up GOW2. I would love to play GOW3, but I doubt I'll own an PS3 for another 3-4 years. Heck, I only picked up a PS2 back in November. =) Sure is nice having a full library of cheap(used) games I can pick up and play and enjoy without the new premium price.

I'm picking up a 2GB pro duo for my PSP so I can put some TV series on it to take to the Gym (Hey I found a use for my PSP again!), if there's a GOW2, I'll prob. pick that up as well.

Cheers,
Fozzy

Re:Ooooooh (1)

apoc06 (853263) | more than 7 years ago | (#18332541)

i understand the wishful thinking on everyone's part, but god of war is first party sony; wholely developed internally. it will always be exclusive unless sony sells its entire gaming division.

gears of war was second party: funded and published by microsoft, but developed and created by epic. not saying that it will, but gears of war has a greater chance to go cross platform before god of war would.

Re:Ooooooh (1)

Fozzyuw (950608) | more than 7 years ago | (#18333107)

i understand the wishful thinking on everyone's part, but god of war is first party sony; wholely developed internally. it will always be exclusive unless sony sells its entire gaming division.

You're absolutely right. For some odd reason, I thought it was a 3rd party title, but it's not [wikipedia.org]. So, it looks like God of War is definitely going to help sell some PS3's should GOW3 be as good as the original (and potentially the 2nd).

Cheers,
Fozzy

Rumble? But I thought... (4, Interesting)

Toby_Tyke (797359) | more than 7 years ago | (#18331001)

Rumble was a "last gen" feature?

Seriously though, and correct me if I'm wrong, I thought PS3 controllers didn't have rumble. Will you have to buy a new controller, or will this be some sort of plugin pack, like the N64 rumble pack was?

Re:Rumble? But I thought... (1)

HappySqurriel (1010623) | more than 7 years ago | (#18331319)

The beauty of this is that it demonstrates how out of touch most of Sony's PR really is ...

Re:Rumble? But I thought... (1)

Pluvius (734915) | more than 7 years ago | (#18337707)

You mean like how out of touch Nintendo's PR was when the company decided to implement optical discs and online gaming even after they repeatedly bashed both of them?

Face it, all companies make fun of the things that the competitors do that they themselves won't or can't do. Then the good companies take the parts of those things that they like and implement them, hopefully improving them in the process. We all know that the only reason that Sony took rumble off of the Sixaxis controllers was because of their legal problems with Immersion. Now that those have been settled, Sony can put it back in. But between those two points, it's not unusual that Sony would jibe rumble as an obsolete feature to save face.

Rob

Re:Rumble? But I thought... (1)

HappySqurriel (1010623) | more than 7 years ago | (#18340015)

You mean like how out of touch Nintendo's PR was when the company decided to implement optical discs and online gaming even after they repeatedly bashed both of them?


Please supply me with ONE quote where Nintendo bashes optical discs or online gaming?

When Sony and Nintendo were working on the SNES CD Nintendo got a lot of exposure to the negative sides of CD gaming (Low data transfer rates, poor seek times and high latency which lead to long loading times) ... Nintendo choose the cartridge over the CD because they thought that 3D gaming was about large seamless environments rather than FMV video.

At the same time Nintendo tried online services (in Japan) with both the NES and SNES that were expensive and never really attracted much attention; after watching the "Online out of the box" Sega Dreamcast fail to inspire gamers Nintendo said that online games were "Not Profitable" and that Nintendo was not interested in moving online at the moment. Even with these statements it was well know that Nintendo was working on online games internally but was unsure on whether they were going to publish them.

Re:Rumble? But I thought... (1)

Hadlock (143607) | more than 7 years ago | (#18340877)

Hm. You obviously never had a subscription to Nintendo Power durring the days leading up to the N64's release. Two words for you: Load times.

Re:Rumble? But I thought... (1)

Pluvius (734915) | more than 7 years ago | (#18347361)

Please supply me with ONE quote where Nintendo bashes optical discs or online gaming?

"The Internet games available today are for hard-core gamers. I
don't believe the general public is going to be very interested in them. And I doubt that Net games will turn out to be profitable."
--Hiroshi Yamauchi, former president of Nintendo, E3 2001

"The cartridge has more space for other devices such as a programmable memory, enabling users to do more with their machines ... A Nintendo 64 cartridge contains a memory device that has nearly the same capacity as a CD-ROM ... We hear many convenience stores are disappointed at the inventory risks of carrying CD-ROM games and the slow sales ... Not all game creators who can handle CD-ROM can write for Nintendo 64. The new technology requires new inspiration, imagination and talent."
--Hiroshi Yamauchi, http://www.asiaweek.com/asiaweek/97/0418/cs1.html [asiaweek.com]

Well, there's more than one for you. As an added bonus, the second quote has a helping of BS in it, just like the kind that Sony's PR reps like to serve up.

Rob

Re:Rumble? But I thought... (1)

HappySqurriel (1010623) | more than 7 years ago | (#18365035)

So ... You find the quote about it not being profitable that I was refering to and also find a quote from a time when the Saturn and Playstation were struggling (and retailers Were conserned with slow CD rom sales) ...

And in neither case did Nintendo actually bash the format, they were (in fact) explaining there choices in not going with the format...

Congratulations!

Re:Rumble? But I thought... (1)

Pluvius (734915) | more than 7 years ago | (#18365285)

You find the quote about it not being profitable that I was refering to

Well, that can't be... You said that he said that Net games weren't profitable at that time, while the quote I found said that Net games would never be profitable. Must be a different quote, I guess.

and also find a quote from a time when the Saturn and Playstation were struggling

What does that have to do with anything? He was still bashing the CD-ROM format, correct?

And in neither case did Nintendo actually bash the format, they were (in fact) explaining there choices in not going with the format...

So, uh, that would mean that Sony wasn't bashing rumble, right? They were just "explaining why they didn't go with it." Yeah, I sure don't see any belittling going on in any of those quotes.

Not that it matters, since the question was whether or not Nintendo's PR was contradictory with what they did later. It clearly was.

Rob

Re:Rumble? But I thought... (1)

sirstar (789206) | more than 7 years ago | (#18331905)

Oh, this will be another way for Sony to get more money. When they added on the rumble feature to the PS1, people thought they had to buy a new PS1 to get the 'new' feature... Little did they know they just had to get the new controllers... I'm sure Sony is hoping that people will fall for this again and start selling more PS3s when they bring this 'new' feature out... and you know they're going to try and market it as a new feature as well... wonder what they'll call it this time... Force Rumble Feedback? Motion Feedback?

This would be cool to see what happens when you put the controller down and let it vibrate across the floor... with the six-axis working at the same time....

Re:Rumble? But I thought... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#18337085)

When they added on the rumble feature to the PS1, people thought they had to buy a new PS1 to get the 'new' feature...

Wait, what? Nobody thought that, unless they were a complete moron.

Re:Rumble? But I thought... (1)

Rolgar (556636) | more than 7 years ago | (#18332045)

Maybe it's already built in and they'll just activate it with another firmware upgrade?? Nope, they'll make you pony up the big bucks for 2 new controllers to replace the two you already have (assuming you have two of course).

Re:Rumble? But I thought... (1)

ghostcorps (975146) | more than 7 years ago | (#18343677)

Who knows... maybe it will be 'force feedback' and actually replicate the physical sense of 'motion' rather than simply having a range of shakeyness. Seriously, whats with people all of a sudden worshiping crap-tech? Rumble had nothing to offer; it didn't heighten the sense of immersion in the game and it didn't impact gameplay, other than making your hands sore.

AFACT all the noise is simply an excuse to beat on sonY again. Which is fine, I bought an HD5 (woe is me) but rumble, as it was, is nothing more than a powerglove.

Rumble (1)

wframe9109 (899486) | more than 7 years ago | (#18331035)

Please tell me that Early Adopters will now need to go out and purchase modified sixaxis controllers.

I will be so dissapointed if it were already built in.

In other news: The next generation of console gaming is almost here! Sony invents Rumble technology. -Sony PR

Re:Rumble (1)

HappySqurriel (1010623) | more than 7 years ago | (#18331077)

Yes, early adopters will have to go out and buy another $50/$60 controller inorder to get rumble in their games ...

The PS3 controller has been taken apart several times by mod-groups (the most popular mod is to put an LED behind the center button) and they never found a rumble pack ...

Re:Rumble (2, Interesting)

fistfullast33l (819270) | more than 7 years ago | (#18331943)

Yes, early adopters will have to go out and buy another $50/$60 controller inorder to get rumble in their games ...

Actually that's not guaranteed yet. As IGN [ign.com] points out, Splitfish has developed technology that is both an addon and could be added to the existing design internally. So it's up in the air as Sony hasn't said word about whether they'll go with Immersion or Splitfish. And it's possible that even if Sony does go with Immersion for internal workings, Splitfish might figure out a way to get their rumble pack to be compatible with the Immersion technology. Long story short, it's way to early to call it at this point.

Re:Rumble (1)

Thraxen (455388) | more than 7 years ago | (#18331865)

Is this supposed to be sarcasm? First off, it's obvious people would have to buy either new controller or a rumble add-on. Second, why would you hope they have to go buy new controllers? Don't be an ass.

Re:Rumble (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#18338063)

Does this even count as a woosh?

Leftovers (1)

Applekid (993327) | more than 7 years ago | (#18331089)

"There are hooks in the PSP story that I actually wrote from one of my first stories for God of War 2."

Is it just me or is it unfortunate that they're already referring to the PSP story as second rate, since they wrote it for #2 but instead opted for something else? I guess that assumes that they would opt for the best possible storyline for the last flag-carrying game on the PS2.

Not to poo all over the series. It took a Greatest Hits edition of God of War to get me to try it. As long as the same direction and spirit of the gameplay doesn't fizzle out, the story could just be anything they throw together.

Thankfully Greek mythology has enough starting-line inspiration for decades worth of those games.

Finally (1)

Itchyeyes (908311) | more than 7 years ago | (#18332805)

An actual reason to buy a PS3. Hopefully they'll have had a price drop by the time this hits too.

Re:Finally (1)

insignificant_wrangl (1060444) | more than 7 years ago | (#18335389)

That's how I feel to... despite the salivation for more GoW, I can't stomach that PS3 pricepoint (and have spent the entire morning searching local stores for a 249$ Nintendo Wii). But if any game series can get me to want a PS3, its GoW.

wait, god of war 2 is on the ps2? (1)

teh_chrizzle (963897) | more than 7 years ago | (#18335255)

didn't that shit just come out?

why isn't it exclusive to the ps3?

Re:wait, god of war 2 is on the ps2? (1)

Verunks (1000826) | more than 7 years ago | (#18344931)

because ps3 it's too young, god of war 2 it's a great game and everyone will remember it for being the last great game for ps2(maybe) , instead if it was for ps3 it will be rememberd just as one of the first game for ps3. In a year or two we'll forget games like motorstorm, gears of war or zelda and we'll probabily say that they are crap like we did with old ps2 games or other old games

Re:wait, god of war 2 is on the ps2? (1)

teh_chrizzle (963897) | more than 7 years ago | (#18354581)

when i saw the ad for GOW2 my first reaction was "shit! now i have to take back what i said [penny-arcade.com] about the PS3."

when i saw that it was for the PS2 i breathed a sigh of relief and went to retrieve my PS2 from it's exile in the basement.

In 3 years. (1)

flitty (981864) | more than 7 years ago | (#18335995)

When the PS3 has dropped in price, the controller has added rumble, this game will finally come out. Don't expect it anytime soon. Models and environments are easily downscalable (see PSP version) which will be out soon, but the PS3 version will take a while.
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