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