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God of War 4 announcement likely coming on April 19

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It would appear as though Sony is preparing to announce the next iteration of the God of War franchise, as was rumored a few months back. Advertisements sporting the phrases "Will vengeance bring redemption?" and "Nothing will bring them back" have begun appearing across the web, linking to the PlayStation Facebook page with a date: 4/19/2012.

Though this could, technically, mean anything, we're willing to bet that we'll be seeing something from Kratos within the next week. Both ads ring reminiscent of God of War slogans. God of War III's plot was all about Kratos exacting vengeance over Zeus while being haunted by the memories of his dead family, explaining both of the phrases. The ads even look like God of War ads, with a parchment-like tinge and embers floating in the air - there's a little reflection on the bottom left of the full image that looks like it might be Kratos fighting some sort of monster, too.

Seriously, just look at the ads! These things are just about as God of War as you're going to get withing showing Zeus giving Kratos a piggy back ride on Mount Olympus. It's like this thing was built to be used at the end of a trailer where Kratos whips his blades forward and slashes at the screen and then says something dark and angry.

Unless, that is, this is a bait and switch of some kind, though we doubt Sony would get our hopes up only to dash them. Nintendo has the patent on that tactic, after all.

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  • brian-bond - April 17, 2012 8:18 p.m.

    http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DeRS6VT2TiIc&v=eRS6VT2TiIc&gl=US just watch the WHOLE SONY TRAILER
  • Boonehams - April 16, 2012 11:20 a.m.

    Please don't be on Vita, please don't be on Vita, please don't be on Vita....
  • manoj-varughese - April 16, 2012 5:05 a.m.

    Whatever is written on the ads, do correlate well to the rumoured franchise iteration.
  • D33p - April 16, 2012 12:33 a.m.

    Can't wait for New version...
  • evilmonkeyturds - April 15, 2012 6:39 p.m.

    Spartacus the game. hehe
  • CitizenWolfie - April 15, 2012 9 a.m.

    If ever there was a series that didn't need a fourth game, it's God of War. I mean, we killed Zeus himself (along with all the major Greek Gods before that) in the last game. Where do you go from there? And there is a reason why the devs didn't go with that old "Kratos' long lost brother" in the first place... ...it sucks. Can we not have a brand new character and different mythology to work from now? Norse perhaps? Egyptian?
  • jackthemenace - April 15, 2012 2:36 p.m.

    Well, nothing's actually said that it WILL be returning to Kratos yet. Hell, for all we know, this MIGHT be a re-boot set in egypt, maybe with an Egyptian version of Kratos. Hell, that'd be awesome. I hope that is what it is.
  • gamemaster-plays - April 15, 2012 8:49 a.m.

    Finally Do we have our revenge? they explain about the secret life or whatever regarding his dark side brother at last or will we see another kratos' new struggle with the Ancient Egyptians?
  • RandyChimp - April 15, 2012 7:20 a.m.

    Oh GOD! Stop! Stop while you're ahead! GOW3 was fun to play, but I got so sick of hearing Kratos whinge and whine constantly about revenge. It was fun at first, but eventually you just realise there is nothing likeable or endearing or relateable about this character. I don't want to root for the guy who mindlessly slaughters people because he's feeling a bit under the weather. Hell, GTA is about criminals, yet you eventually care to an extent about them, since they have a story going on that doesn't involve the main character screaming "I WANT MAH REVENGE! RAAAAAAARGH!" every 10 minutes, like a c**t!
  • Cloud1Fair3 - April 15, 2012 7:45 a.m.

    Or, here's a suggestion, and you just bare with me on this one: they make the game for people who aren't tired of it and love the series.... and you don't buy or play it. Ahhh, resolution. Take your opinions to a "don't make GOW4" forum or something. Or, just move on and comment and worry about games you DO like or want to play.
  • samsneeze - April 15, 2012 11:13 a.m.

    Yes, how dare he share his opinion on the matter. The troublemaker. You sure showed him!
  • winner2 - April 15, 2012 6:37 p.m.

    I'm predicting that at least 3/4 of the people whining about this possibility will end up buying it anyway, and having fun. Oh, curse your luck for having fun. Must be tough.
  • RandyChimp - April 16, 2012 12:47 p.m.

    I forgot opinions aren't allowed on the internet unless I'm you. Huh. I sure learnt my lesson! Thanks professor! It's the same situation with COD, it's the same situation with Halo. I loved GOW, I loved 2 and 3, the gameplay is always satisfying, but the story sure went fucking nuts in the third installment. Can you name one character that isn't Pandora who doesn't end up getting killed by Kratos because he's an asshole? However, introduce a new character for GOW4 and you can colour me intruiged. Kratos became tiresome. And OH YES, THATS ANOTHER OPINION! I'd better go and sit on the naughty step!
  • jackthemenace - April 15, 2012 4:34 a.m.

    Bair and Switch? I'm calling it now, this is finally a gritty re-boot of Kingdom Hearts. Donald and Goofy were both killed horribly, and Sora is a mission to avenge their deaths, by destroying literally everything. Slowly, as the game progresses, all his hair falls out, his skin turns black, and he becomes Nega-Sora. I am 98% sure this will happen.
  • forestfire55 - April 14, 2012 11:22 p.m.

    I have a good feeling ares will show his face this time around. "Them " may mean the gods and ares may be mad, the add doesnt hsve to be talking about kratos, think about it.
  • AGENTJORRRG - April 14, 2012 9:56 p.m.

    Nooooooooooooooooooo stooooooooooooooooooooop. GoW3 only existed because GoW2 had no ending.
  • g4m3rk1dd - April 14, 2012 6:29 p.m.

    another game to buy beat and be disapointed with...i will say though i was MUCH more satisfied with GoW3 than the other games from the series...
  • Fro4show - April 14, 2012 12:14 p.m.

    So if nothing will bring them back, does this mean Kratos' next mission is to destroy everything?
  • mbavalo - April 14, 2012 5:30 p.m.

    or we might be mistaken and find out it is DLC of some sort, or a prequel.. its really hard to imagine what it would be about!

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