It's easy to get rattled when the retailer tells you a game initially scheduled to arrive in a month has suddenly been pushed into March of next year.
This happened yesterday, when several sites and PSXE readers noted that the God of War Collection , supposedly set to release some time in November, had been delayed until March 6, 2010 according to the GameStop database. This is easily one of the most anticipated releases of the year, even though it's not technically a new PlayStation 3 title; these high-definition remakes of two classics from the PS2 era are gonna be huge. Therefore, if they didn't arrive for the holidays, we'd consider that a significant blow to the PS3's massive Q4 potential. But as Sony's Jeff Rubenstein told PS3Center , this must be a mistake on the retailer's part because, quote: "The release date remains Fall 2009." That's not an exact launch date of course but at least we have confirmation that it's still scheduled to arrive this year. Of course, there is the possibility that SCEA might decide to release this collection alongside God of War III in March; it makes some business sense, even if it leaves us temporarily disappointed.
We'll be sure to let you know when the God of War Collection receives a solidified date. If it is indeed hitting store shelves this year, that information should come along soon.
Related Game(s): God of War Collection