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6 amazing things in the new God of War trailer

Now this is what Sony Santa Monica should have shown at E3. The new God of War III trailer shows what we'll actually be playing on PS3 next year. And judging by our first glimpse at the incredible in-game action, this truly is going to be a title of mythical proportions. Don't believe us? Check out the trailer below, then read our six reasons why GOW III could be THE game of 2009.


1) Wall running: Ancient Greek-style

OK, so we’re speculating a tad here. But nine seconds into the trailer and we’re pretty sure the God of War’s pulling of a POP-style wall run to cripple that Centaur. Granted, it could be a QTE. Although, judging by how far Kratos is from the half man/half horse monstrosity, this seems unlikely for a system that usually requires you to be within grappling distance of your foe to initiate.

So if this is indeed a real time mechanic, and not some glorified timed button sequence, could this mean GOW III will focus more on platforming than its predecessors? Personally, we think this would provide a welcome break from the relentless fighting and would give the game more variety.

2) It’s even more epic

The daunting scale and grandeur of previous GOW games is one of the main reasons why Kratos' adventures have been so lauded. And now the same scale that gripped you when you first saw the Steeds of Time or Atlas’ lair has been replicated in the game’s battles. Namely, with the number of enemies the fallen god is going to have to square off against at once.

There are two bits in the new trailer where you can see just how much more epic this game will be. If you look carefully as Kratos introduces the Centaur to the sharp end of the Blades of Athena, you can clearly see there are dozens of enemy cronies in the background. Couple this with the action at 00:00:21, and it’s clear the power of PS3 is going to absolutely shame the scale of GOW II’s battles.

3) The lion gauntlets could break a god’s face

Have you seen what they do to that group of skeleton-style enemies and that massive Cyclops at 00:00:15? It looks like the latest editions to Kratos’ arsenal could break ancient Greece. In half. Apart from being able to cause mini earthquakes, it seems you can also detract and extend them during battle, as seen 18 seconds into the video. We suspect they’ll be used for environment-based puzzles during parts of the game, although we really hope we get to cave Zeus’ craggy face in with them, too.

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49 comments

  • 1hndman - February 3, 2009 3:08 p.m.

    This game will be the BEST in the trilogy. I mean come on. It was tight on the PS2, now the PS3 gets its turn. The graphics are gona be epic. If NE one out there has an HDtv but no HDMI cord i recomend you go get one, just for this game. It needs to be viewed to its full potential. Thats why u got the PS3, for games like this one. O and MGS4, GTA, COD ect. PLAYSTATION FUCKIN ROCKS, DEATH TO XBOX. ALALALALA!!!!!!
  • megaboy - January 2, 2009 2:56 p.m.

    fukin amasin i have to get this game better than the others well not the 1st one but still rlly cool
  • -World-at-War- - January 1, 2009 3:41 a.m.

    Looks awesome. If its better than the last three its gonna be heaps good!
  • barrage7667 - December 21, 2008 9:02 p.m.

    u know one sad thing is tht i never will get tired of pulling eyeballs out of a cyclops...if u cant do tht in this game IM GONNA BE PISSED
  • oreopizza47 - December 19, 2008 4:38 p.m.

    ....woah. i needs PS3 now.
  • Gingerbread - December 19, 2008 2:36 a.m.

    i would get a ps3 for this game
  • BadLadJon - December 17, 2008 7:16 p.m.

    LOL AT SKULLSPLITTER, tryed to be a smartass, whats so gr8 about being 1st?looks like a great game
  • GiantJediMaster - December 17, 2008 4:32 p.m.

    CAN'T WAIT FOR THIS SPECTACULAR GAME!!! And with PS3 graphics, this game will look better than he first two and hopefully will be longer.
  • Synster - December 17, 2008 3:35 a.m.

    Similar to this, IGN has posted up a wish list for what they want in God of War III. It's actually a fairly decent one next to all the other crap ones that are usually produced around the net.
  • medinarosario - December 17, 2008 1:17 a.m.

    god of war is a ssssssssssssiiiiiiiiicccccccckkkkkk game i'have played all of them
  • MacGyver1138 - December 16, 2008 3:51 p.m.

    I may finally have to get a PS3 as this release gets nearer and nearer. The first two God of War games kicked ass.
  • Defguru7777 - December 16, 2008 3:55 a.m.

    I need 500 dollars in unmarked bills to buy burglar tools to steal a PS3. Maybe there's an easier way... nah.
  • animeman - December 16, 2008 2:04 a.m.

    AWSOME!!!!!!!!!!
  • NelosAngelos - December 16, 2008 1:08 a.m.

    Amazing, I got my controllers charging right now waiting for this.
  • Bronxx - December 16, 2008 12:17 a.m.

    It sucks that I don't have a PS3, but, ya know, whatever.
  • AXELSTORM44 - December 15, 2008 11:17 p.m.

    this game looks sick! one reason id get a PS3.
  • GaMeZ4LiFe - December 15, 2008 11:17 p.m.

    This game looks very fun, I enjoyed the first one quite a bit. I just hope they try to turn into POP now.
  • Dude - December 15, 2008 10:17 p.m.

    This looks good but i think im still sellin my ps3... with FF and Tekken going XBox I dont see any reason to keep my ps3
  • FL00d - December 15, 2008 8:35 p.m.

    This trailer gave me the goosebumps. This game is gonna be awesome!
  • Cernunnos - December 15, 2008 7:22 p.m.

    this may be one of the (very) few reasons to buy a ps3, as a owner of all 3 previous god of war games, i guess i'll have to play this. though the "more platforming" bit was unsettling; platform games suck... and the graphics were dissaponting, when are we gonna see the "true-to-life" graphics sony promised, huh? (or anything else they promised). maybe the game is just really fucking huge, though a 14-hour god of war game seems very tedious, and unlikely. so, dissapointing graphics it is. also, some of the reasons were pure bullshit just to add more reasons. no one will ever buy a game because of one single weapon (even if dual), or the size of just one enemy.

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