If you played the first two God of War titles, you're well aware of the violence and brutality. Even with the old PS2 hardware, things could get pretty nasty. But apparently – and this probably won't come as a huge shock – we haven't seen anything yet; the brutality will hit a whole new level in God of War III .
According to PS3Center, the Santa Monica developers showed off portions of the hotly anticipated action blockbuster to members of the press, and they said, "some of these scenes are so violent, they are never going on the Internet – at least not by us. They're just not appropriate for some audiences." In addition to this titillating comment for all you gore-hounds, they also talked about their new "Zipper Technology," which is only possible thanks to the power of the PlayStation 3. This is the application that "allows enemies' skin to slice open realistically," which means we'll be faced with spilling guts and plenty of blood, provided the wound is deep enough. The article cites a recent OPM article, where they reported seeing Kratos gut a centaur…and the stomach, guts and intestines all came out. We're used to seeing some fairly disgusting things in video games, but just typing this makes us a little nauseous, so the final experience ought to be pretty gross. Of course, the next question is, how far can they really take this…?
Well, guess we're gonna find out. And contrary to any supposed "evidence" that GoWIII will come out later this year, the most likely release date still appears to be March 2010. We wish we could just say, "yeah, it might come out this year!" but sadly, it just ain't true.
Related Game(s): God of War III