We always heap plenty of praise upon the SCEA Santa Monica team when it comes to the God of War franchise, but in regards to the third and final installation of the wildly popular series, we have to extend our thanks to a few other inside parties.

According to French gaming magazine PSM3, both Naughty Dog and Insomniac have contribued to GoWIII's development. If you didn't already know, Naughty Dog is responsible for the stellar Uncharted: Drake's Fortune (and the upcoming Uncharted 2: Among Thieves , of course), and Insomniac is well known for the long-running and critically acclaimed Ratchet and Clank franchise. So when you sit down and play the final majesty that is God of War III , you should hand your appreciation to what is amounting to the "big 3" under Sony's umbrella. Although previous directors David Jaffe and Cory Balrog aren't back to work on this project, they've got plenty of talented help, don't you think? And once this game is done, how's about they get together for another project? We're not entirely sure what kind of role Naughty Dog and Insomniac had, but any influence at all means they get their names in the credits, and are deserving of respect. Now, all we need is more GoWIII gameplay details, and – oh dear God, please – a release date.

For the record, GameStop is listing a March 2010 launch for the game, and we expect that to stay right where it is unless SCEA surprises us at E3, or something.

Related Game(s): God of War III