GameStop isn't exactly the final bastion of exact, solidified, reliable release dates, but even placeholder dates can give you an estimated idea.
And while none of GameStop's newest dates can be verified by the corresponding developers and publishers, they're certainly worth talking about. The first big name on the list is Uncharted 2: Among Thieves , which GameStop lists with a 10/1/2009 release; it's clearly a placeholder of some kind, but at least it's further proof of a 2009 release (as expected). And next on the list is God of War III which, sadly, still holds its 2010 launch (3/10/2010), but then again, most realists never predicted a late 2009 release. Other games of interest are Bioshock 2: Sea of Dreams (October 5, 2009), InFamous (May 1, 2009), and Tekken 6 (June 16, 2009), so put some money aside for the year, fellow avid gamers. Of course, we can't say for certain that all – or any – of these dates will be accurate when all is said and done, but it helps a little, doesn't it? If you're looking for Gran Turismo 5 or Final Fantasy XIII , you're an idealistic dreamer and while there's nothing wrong with that, per se, it's still gonna prove disappointing in the long run. You could still hold out hope for GoWIII, we suppose, but don't hold your breath.
If any publishers want to confirm these dates any time soon, we'll be sure to let you know. Of the probable 2009 list, we're most excited about Uncharted 2: Among Thieves …and in our humble opinion, you should be, too. It's a no-brainer, isn't it?
Related Game(s): Uncharted 2: Among Thieves