You didn't really think SCEA would release something as giant as God of War III without giving us the benefit of a special edition, did you?
Today, SCEA has announced that the God of War III Ultimate Edition will be available worldwide for the PlayStation 3; it will launch alongside the standard edition in March 2010 and not surprisingly, it'll be loaded down with goodies. This unique and highly stylized edition will come "encased in a high-end sculpted replica of Pandora's Box" and feature a limited-edition art book, exclusive digital content (including the director's cut of "God of War: Unearthing the Legend," a full-length movie documenting the history of the fabled franchise), and " God of War -inspired downloadable music in the form of the God of War Trilogy soundtrack and the God of War Heavy Metal EP." Not enough? Really? Okay, how's about a gameplay addition? If you purchase the Ultimate Edition, you'll gain access to the Combat Arena, which is an exclusive environment that boasts up to seven original challenges, plus the exclusive Kratos skin, Dominus, which will be available on the PSN. Said Scott A. Steinberg, Vice President of Marketing for SCEA:
"The God of War franchise has an incredibly loyal fanbase and we know they will be extremely excited with all the exclusive content and memorabilia we've packed into God of War III Ultimate Edition. With fans waiting patiently for the arrival of God of War III for the PS3, we wanted to make sure their anticipation was properly rewarded."
If you pre-order the Ultimate Edition "from select retailers," you will also receive a free PSN voucher code to download the awesome God of War III E3 2009 demo (the same one that will be in the upcoming God of War Collection ). We're really not sure how much more incentive you need but we figure you need the price tag, too, huh? Okay- $99.99. It isn't as bad as the $149.99 Prestige Edition for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 , and to be honest, I think we get a lot more with the Ultimate Edition for GoWIII. Do as you will, Kratos fans.
Related Game(s): God of War III