Before anybody gets too excited, this isn't an exact confirmation; we're merely relaying the information we've just received from Sony and interpreting the words within the release.

SCEA has sent out a press release announcing Killzone 2 as the leader of the pack for this year's 2009 PlayStation 3 blockbusters. As part of the announcement, SCEA confirmed that a new TV advertising campaign would kick off this week; it's called the "Bullet" commercial, and they say the "new ad was rendered entirely in-engine via the incredible power of the Killzone 2 engine and PS3 technology to preserve the unique visual and epic gameplay experience." Said the game's Managing Director, Hermen Hulst:

"Every single frame of this commercial was directly rendered on a PS3 without the need for additional tweaking or touching up. We're very proud that our game engine technology has reached the point where we don't have to resort to software pre-rendering. In that regard it is a testament to our commitment to deliver on what we promise. What you see is what you get."

But that may not be the most interesting part of the release. In addition to this KZ2 advertising announcement, there's a comment that involves the upcoming list of awesome PS3 exclusives. Now, they're referring to 2009, so…

"The game [Killzone 2] ushers in an unprecedented year of titles to hit the PlayStation platform throughout the year including the blockbuster exclusives Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, inFamous, MAG, Heavy Rain, God of War III and MLB 09 The Show.

Do you see God of War III in that list? We do. The others, with the possible exception of MAG , aren't exactly surprising and we figured they would all arrive in 2009. But the latest assumption is that GoWIII wouldn't drop until early next year; probably March. Does this mean Kratos' final – and likely most amazing – adventure will be available for this year's holiday season…?

Related Game(s): God of War III

Subscribe
Notify of
64 Comments
Oldest
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
vicious54
vicious54
11 years ago

I hope it does come out this year, I can't wait to see how they end the series.

Kingharris
Kingharris
11 years ago

Never played 1 or 2, only CoO demo. Take it a missed an armour plated bullet in gaming ūüôĀ

Cpt_Geez
Cpt_Geez
11 years ago

You should buy GoW 1 & 2 you can get them both used at gamestop for under $30 bucks II have to finish GoW 2 before GoW 3 releases.


Last edited by Cpt_Geez on 2/19/2009 4:50:08 PM

Frenchy17
Frenchy17
11 years ago

I going to pretend that its 100% true and that will make my day!!

Reynono
Reynono
11 years ago

optimism does help…

camaro300zx
camaro300zx
11 years ago

GameStop has the release date as 3/10/2010.
So We'll see…

Cpt_Geez
Cpt_Geez
11 years ago

Release dates can change games get pushed back and pushed up all the time.

ps92117
ps92117
11 years ago

GameStop ain't your most reliable source, lol especially when it comes to ps3.

Buckeyestar
Buckeyestar
11 years ago

That's called a place holder date, in other words they have no frikin' idea so they just took a good guess.

dlte
dlte
11 years ago

about time we heard something about KZ2 advertising.

Roosveltboy
Roosveltboy
11 years ago

yea i've only seen like 1 ad for KZ2 and i think that is was on youtube sony's advertising sucks!!

Luan
Luan
11 years ago

Ive been seeing K2 ads here in the UK…hell…yesterday I even saw a LBP one!

Luan
Luan
11 years ago

Wow, If it does come out this year than we could see the PS3 getting a lot of sales this year, specially if they drop the price…
either way, cant wait for God Of War III

Kiengo
Kiengo
11 years ago

Does your avatar do a Disco 10,000 needles attack, by chance?

www
www
11 years ago

Woulda been great but maybe it's included in the list to add more spice so would-be ps3 owners will drool more.

Cpt_Geez
Cpt_Geez
11 years ago

That's the best news II heard all day if that's true then we gone have one hell of a holiday this year lol.

Randomhero1
Randomhero1
11 years ago

I cannot Wait to play this game! God Of War Is Awesome.

Dark5tatic
Dark5tatic
11 years ago

i hope it doesn't come out, for it to be the "last" one, they need to take their time and get the shit right.

Kangasfwa
Kangasfwa
11 years ago

I just watched an interview with the Santa Monica team and the art directer and lead programmer started working on the God of War 3 engine in March 2005. They have been working on that engine for four years. The game itself for at least two.

I think that makes a 2009 launch plausible don't you?

Kiengo
Kiengo
11 years ago

RICHARD!

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
11 years ago

yes i seen this go up all over the web this morning im glad u guys are on top of it cus i was posting links like crazy anyways this is good news i hope GOW3 comes out this year, assuming its done right, i dont think they'd let this one release just to get it out early though, they'll make sure its tip top before we play it!

The KZ2 ad is pretty sweet im drooling already, and i havnt even seen it in HD yet!


Last edited by bigrailer19 on 2/19/2009 4:59:07 PM

Victor321
Victor321
11 years ago

I hope it does but if they release them all too early and "right after the other" like last year then there going to see dissapointing sales. Unless, they bring down the price. Either way, Sony's going to see positive results, either moderately or massive.

dveisalive
dveisalive
11 years ago

This is a lie. A game this epic would take a good 3-5 years to make,and I think that its not coming out until holiday 2010!

Orvisman
Orvisman
11 years ago

See the post above. They've been working on GOW III since March 2005.

SmileyGrenades
SmileyGrenades
11 years ago

Well guys, well all know what God of War is, we know what Uncharted is..

But WTF is MAG? Last year when it was "unveiled", it was just a video of hundreds of soldiers. That's it.

I want MAG details. I'm not even a big military shooter fan, I just wanna know what exactly what MAG's all about other than looking insanely ambitious.

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
11 years ago

It's a MMO…or, more like a MMMO (one more "Massive").

They say there's going to be as many as 150+ soldiers on the same battlefield at once. This is really all we know right now.

Orvisman
Orvisman
11 years ago

Ben,

I believe they claim the game can handle 256 players at once.

ps92117
ps92117
11 years ago

in my opinion either gow3 or gt5 will get make it this year the other will have to wait.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Mother..of..God.

Victor321
Victor321
11 years ago

yah wats wrong?

www
www
11 years ago

The list got him in shock & awe like cod4.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

dubya dubya dubya ftw

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
11 years ago

@worldendswithme
whats wrong man? u ok?

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Settle down, I'm straight, just had a panic attack.

LightShow
LightShow
11 years ago

as for MAG, it's gonna be a pass if it comes with a subscription fee. $60 for the game is expensive enough, you're not gonna get any more cash out of me unless you're Burnout or Warhawk ^_^

ps92117
ps92117
11 years ago

they haven't said its pay to play yet, plus mag is suppose to be a warhawk meets socom meets another 234 players, its made by zipper I mean come on


Last edited by ps92117 on 2/19/2009 7:19:39 PM

Troy Powers
Troy Powers
11 years ago

I won't get my hopes up.

MSB 007
MSB 007
11 years ago

does anyone know what MAG is??
is it TPS or FPS???

anyway it looks huge and should be as epic as warhawk was

Im The Man
Im The Man
11 years ago

Thats a HELL of a list

mustang750r
mustang750r
11 years ago

I just bought GOW 1 two days ago.

Randomhero1
Randomhero1
11 years ago

Dang lol

coverton341
coverton341
11 years ago

Great another year of being broke and another year of completing each game to about 35%

Why video game gods why I ask

ps92117
ps92117
11 years ago

MAG looks like some fun to be haved, even if no gameplay footage has been showed I am ubber excited for it plus sony seems to be as well I mean they gave up socom. go zipper lol

Mista
Mista
11 years ago

Zipper didn't give up Socom, they let Slant Six do Socom Confrontation while they were developing MAG. I got Confrontation on day one and it was pretty rocky. After a few updates it got better but never grabbed me like Socom 1 or 2 did. Hopefully when Zipper returns to do Socom 4 the franchise gets back that oompf it lost. But I'm definitely interested in MAG and think it will be free also, Socom & Warhawk are both online only games and are free.

SarahPalinMILF
SarahPalinMILF
11 years ago

Maybe they mean fiscal year 2009 which ends in March 2010

Orvisman
Orvisman
11 years ago

I was wondering that too.

Unless Sony's fiscal year ends on a calendar (Dec. 31) year because sometimes they do end on a calendar year.

migabyte
migabyte
11 years ago

I think GOW3 will come this year. There are still good games for 2010. Twisted Metal???? what happened to that? GT5, Team ICO project. We'll see though.

kevinater321
kevinater321
11 years ago

I have not play God Of War 1 or 2 but i have seen all the videos on youtube and i am going 2 get God Of War 3. Also MAG looks amazing, even though there sin't any gameplay yet i'm hoping its the next COD4

Sir Shak
Sir Shak
11 years ago

Why does sony want me to end up broke ?

Randomhero1
Randomhero1
11 years ago

They want your money haha I will be GLAD to give my money for these games!!