God of War III is arguably the most anticipated PlayStation 3 exclusive project of the generation thus far, but every time we bring it up the inevitable response is a one-word question: "when?!"

At this point, most believe we won't see SCEA Santa Monica's masterpiece until March of next year, which remains quite feasible. But what if it managed to drop a few months earlier…? Well, thanks to a PSXE reader – Javon27 – we have the possible indication that GoWIII will launch in January rather than March. Apparently, as a Blockbuster employee, he just received word that one of their entertainment vendors of DVDs and games lists a street date of 01/13/2010 for GoWIII, and that should stir up some discussion and controversy. We know we're going to be seeing a lot of this game at E3 next week and most are expecting Sony to announce a solidified release date at the same time; it still seems very unlikely that it'll make it this year, but the earlier the better. We'll look around to see if other retailers might be able to confirm or deny that same street launch but until then, we'll just have to cross our fingers. Typically, January isn't exactly loaded with high-profile "AAA" releases – for obvious reasons – so having a game like GoWIII available then would be a tremendous boost.

Ideally, we have less than a week before a release date becomes official but it's just a "wait-and-see" scenario for now.

Related Game(s): God of War III

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Gow49ers
Gow49ers
11 years ago

I think it would b great, but i still see it coming out in March 2010,

Gow49ers

fatelementality
fatelementality
11 years ago

Jan 13 huh? Sounds good to me. That's my birthday. Kraaaaatos!……..Kraaaaaaaatos!!!

Fane1024
Fane1024
11 years ago

Unfortunately, that means you won't actually be able to get it for your birthday, as I recently re-discovered trying to buy a game that was supposed to release on May 19th as a birthday gift.

fatelementality
fatelementality
11 years ago

I got a thumbs down because Jan 13 happens to be my B-day? Man, who'd I piss off?

LegendaryWolfeh
LegendaryWolfeh
11 years ago

ME!! lol jk jk =P

MornelitheVT
MornelitheVT
11 years ago

Well, I take exception to it being the most anticipated exclusive. I _still_ think that title goes to GT5 hehe, then again, I'm in love with that game, so, whichever, opinions vary =).

Either way, GoWIII is highly anticipated by this reader for sure, definitely a preorder, but…if I had the choice between buying GoWIII and GT5, my money'd go to GT5.

Morne

Alienange
Alienange
11 years ago

Sooner the better I say. Don't skimp on old fashioned Kratos action just to get it out the door, but it's been long enough. I'll be sure to keep some money in the pocket for January.

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

Any date is fine with me
Just make sure it's a long game

smileylyon
smileylyon
11 years ago

GameStop still lists it as April 1, 2010.

Alienange
Alienange
11 years ago

Yeah, for the 360.

Fane1024
Fane1024
11 years ago

Why did people vote down what was obviously a (well-deserved) shot at the accuracy of GameStop's information?

GameStop fanboys?

FLYING_APE
FLYING_APE
11 years ago

Sony needs to employ more trustworthy people. Every week theres a leak.

kevinater321
kevinater321
11 years ago

yaaa a "leak"

Gregory Freeman
Gregory Freeman
11 years ago

technically, it wasn't sony's fault

sony did their job to get the game venders prepaired to notify their customers when to expect the game… unfortunetly someone at one of the said customers happened to be a sony gamer, and took notice to what is technically "Legit Buisness", so it was no ones fault… the leak would have happened anyway (no doubt, somewhere else on the vast network we call the internet, someone else has spilled the beans…)

to put blame on this is immature and just wrong… but that's just My Oppinion…

oldmike
oldmike
11 years ago

looks like we have a down voteing stalker
almost all the 1st posts got down voted

ace_boon_coon
ace_boon_coon
11 years ago

that's cause there is an upset 360 fanboy lurking and trolling the site


Last edited by ace_boon_coon on 5/28/2009 3:57:41 PM

Randomhero1
Randomhero1
11 years ago

That would be awesome, My B-day is Jan. 14th though… oh well close enough haha

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Woohoo

tlpn99
tlpn99
11 years ago

Cant wait 🙂

englishgolfer
englishgolfer
11 years ago

seems a little strange date being 3 weeks after christmas. it would be better 3 weeks before…

Fane1024
Fane1024
11 years ago

Burnout Paradise did okay in January.

If it isn't ready for Xmas, they shouldn't rush it (see UTIII sales).

Plus, GOW has always sold well releasing in March.


Last edited by Fane1024 on 5/28/2009 4:52:31 PM

Mr Bitey
Mr Bitey
11 years ago

I have to admit, I was thinking the exact same thing. Has there ever been a huge triple A title in January?

Jalex
Jalex
11 years ago

Oh, I very strongly disagree.
When you have a game like this (part of a big franchise, I mean), people are definitely going to buy it. It's just a matter of when they can do so.
And if there isn't much in the way of competition during the rest of the month, even more people will buy it because it'll be the best (or at the very least, one of the best) of said month. So I think it would be a smart move to release it in January or some other seemingly unconventional time.


Last edited by Jalex on 5/28/2009 6:11:07 PM

kratos17
kratos17
11 years ago

there is no doubt in my mind that GoW 3 will be as good or better than GoW 2 and be at the top of the charts for the ps3 (or any console), just like what GoW 2 did with the ps2

ps. kratos is best known for destroying the competition

MornelitheVT
MornelitheVT
11 years ago

To be honest, I think this is a marketing strategy. I think Sony will set things up, so that they have a Triple-A title, being released every month during the holiday season. GoWIII in January…would HAVE to mean, that something even larger is going to hit for Christmas, which could very well coincide with the rumored Dec 1st launch of GT5, from Amar over at GTPlanet. Coupled with a price drop at the holidays….and there's a tremendous…tremendous amount of momentum for Sony to carry into the months of Jan-April.

Morne

WNDRTWN1
WNDRTWN1
11 years ago

Man, I can't wait for this. The sooner the better, till then back to Infamous.

Karosso
Karosso
11 years ago

I'm sorry but some people just got their Christmas gift budget reduced…
Got to keep some dough for GOW3 :-p

sammyt
sammyt
11 years ago

I just started the GOW series, Im nearing the end of GOW and LOVE it, then I'll play GOW2 and ChainsofOlympus…Hope January is true for GOW3. 😀

ace_boon_coon
ace_boon_coon
11 years ago

wow you wanted long enough, you're in for a treat. well better late than never.

King James
King James
11 years ago

YEY

Hexen
Hexen
11 years ago

Don't like that date b/c most games lose their goty status when they are release early in the year even thought I really want to play it now.If it won't make it this year than it should be in the middle of the next.

kratos17
kratos17
11 years ago

puting this game down is the biggest mistake a gamer can make

javon_27
javon_27
11 years ago

I didn't think you would actually make an article out of it, Ben… But yeah, I'll double check and maybe even take a pic with my phone for proof

javon_27
javon_27
11 years ago

crap! looks like your little article spread like wildfire over the internet! had to take my avatar down just in case… LOL don't want anyone to be hunting me down.

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
11 years ago

Heh. Your identity is secure, my friend. I wouldn't worry about it. 🙂

tes37
tes37
11 years ago

I haven't played any of the God Of War games, but before yall shoot me the bird, I have been convinced that I'm missing out on somethig real good. So I'll be buying God of War III, can't back up for the older ones because I gave my ps2 to my nephew.

javon_27
javon_27
11 years ago

GET IT BACK! Or buy one for like $60? Come on a price of a next gen game. Then get the games for like $10 each online.

tes37
tes37
11 years ago

Brand new for $60? I would do that, but not used, I would want the money going in Sony's pocket. $100 + price of games = too high for me to justify 2 or 3 last gen games.


Last edited by tes37 on 5/28/2009 6:31:38 PM

javon_27
javon_27
11 years ago

i'm sure they will release a downloadable version of gow

kratos17
kratos17
11 years ago

all we can do is dream, hope, and prey

Qubex
Qubex
11 years ago

Leaks are great!

Q!

"i am home"

tanner1
tanner1
11 years ago

Wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwicked! Cant wait

Robochic
Robochic
11 years ago

Cool, i'm almost finished paying for my pre-order. But i may upgrade to collectors if it's worthy. Release date on my pre-order went from March 2010 to 2010 at ebgames I asked and they said the release date was removed so now it's just year 2010? well we'll see.

ceedot
ceedot
11 years ago

Oh for fu** sake. Just because it's in a computer it doesn't mean it's the date. This always happens and it pisses Me off. It happened for GTA IV and just proves that they are always wrong.