What monsters will be in God of War III?

The god of the sea has played a part in many ancient Greek tales; most famously he and his massive man nipples stopping Jason and the Argonauts from being crushed in the eponymous movie. He’s yet to feature outside small cutscene appearances in GOW, though, and we think it's high tide time we got to drown the sea-obsessed deity.

Mixing it with Poseidon would help the pacing of the upcoming PS3 game no end. And a battle at sea would hark back to the Hydra encounter from the first game, adding some welcome variation from all the slaughter in ancient tombs and temples. Fighting over a storm-addled ocean might even give Sony Santa Monica the excuse to bring back the ace Pegasus flying sections to help you overcome the giant god.

Another design from by ultra talented Andy Park, Coterus (who's never appeared in Greek mythology) was originally going to appear in the previous game, but, although the design was temporarily scrapped, we could yet be gutting this grizzly on our PS3. We’d love to fight him too. Just let your minds wander over where Kratos would stick all of that electricity…

We admit, we don't know much about him – except that he looks like a seriously miffed, two-headed Yogi Bear, with a sassy electrified Pikachu attitude. But that would merely give Sony Santa Monica a blank slate to craft a battle - where they could give the Coterus almost any power they wanted. And, while there’s no way to ascertain the size of the brute, for a series that throws around more screen-filling boss encounters than Shadow of the Colossus, we guess he'd be bigger than your average bear.

A serpent-like monstrosity with six gruesome heads, Scylla most famously attacked Odysseus and his men – chowing down six of them. She would be perfect boss fodder for the next God of War and a battle with her would mix the scale and intensity of the legendary Hydra tussle with the brutality of the Cerberus fight from the second game.

Requiring a sacrifice of six tasty humans before any ships can pass her cliff-face lair, an encounter with the creature that was once a beautiful woman would be ideal for a mid-boss mini game. Just picture having to find and feed the beast helpless soldiers. It’s just the kind of barbaric, compassionless act that is Kratos’ MO, and would provide a gruesome prelude to all the serpent head lopping.

No, not the cute little Sonic-style rodent, but instead, the terrifying, imposing mother of all mythological monsters. A massive she viper, the Echidna has already made her console debut when she fought Nero and Dante in Devil May Cry 4. While we enjoyed filling her face full of lead in Capcom’s shoot and slasher, it would be nothing on a GOW treatment for the ancient monster.

She’s no friend of the gods either – having previously scaled Mount Olympus to try and kill Zeus – so could there be buddy cop-style misadventures with Kratos and Echidna? Well, no, but maybe we could ride her like a Brumak (Gears of War-style) through an on-rails section, similar to the Pegasus flying bits.

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  • nagger - March 23, 2010 5:46 a.m.

    how stupid are you people? hades is NOT the devil, he's the god of the underworld dumb f ucks
  • solidscott - February 10, 2009 2:44 p.m.

    Not wanting to sound silly,but how about unlockable bosses with random battles against a giant sackboy or the bosses of mgs 4,maybe even ratchet with a giant clank behind him?
  • Jason.Darksavior - February 9, 2009 5:41 a.m.

    Hades would be a great boss to fight.
  • jered1222 - February 8, 2009 9:55 p.m.

    thats lame
  • 1hndman - February 6, 2009 2:44 p.m.

  • Dantesan666 - February 6, 2009 6:31 a.m.

    All of these are very good yes. But I think the one mythical enemy that we are missing here is Leonydas. Everyone wants to go face to face with 300's epic fighter. Especially sence cratos claims to be "the god of war".
  • deathrebellion - February 5, 2009 10:31 p.m.

    Man i want this game soo Bad but only time will tell abt the baddies.... "Anigston Lawsuit" ROFLAMO
  • Goth-gamer - February 4, 2009 9:45 p.m.

    i relish the chance too punch mister strong ma in his horribly cutesy disney face. =D
  • Moschetto - February 4, 2009 7:55 a.m.

    What about Nike, Bia, and Zelus, Kratos' siblings?
  • shellghost - February 4, 2009 6:27 a.m.

    im kind of tired of how people constantly call Hades evil and assume he is like Lucifer. He judges the dead and decides where they go, he doesnt bring death and force it down your throat. he is seen as evil because people in old greek mythology saw him as the final stage of death, and of course nobody likes death.
  • sakboy97 - February 4, 2009 2:18 a.m.

    cool article i would love if they put all of these in the game i would be happy if they just put half :)
  • Sabtos - February 4, 2009 12:33 a.m.

    Sure can't wait for 3, but, couple major problems with the article . . . Hades wasn't Titan sized in any of the cutscenes--the guy was holding down one of the Titans with his chained hooks, and he was clearly miniature in comparison. He's as Kratos is to Ares in the beginning of GoW 1. Gow size scale is Human<God<Titan in cutscenes, with God's being able to change to human size, but not Titan size. What are you talking about? And Kratos didn't de-wing Icarus. That was either Icarus's father, or some loon. They went a bit out of their way to make sure that you were aware it wasn't Icarus himself. Come on.
  • El72125 - February 4, 2009 12:03 a.m.

    As cool as those guys sound, many of them have already been fought in the GoW-like Spartan: Total Warrior. Play that game and you'll see many of the same bosses. I would actually respect GoW a little less if they used a lot of the same ones/ same type battles from S:TW
  • gtaaddict3456 - February 3, 2009 11:35 p.m.

    when will another GOD of War come out for the PSP?
  • ELpork - February 3, 2009 10:46 p.m.

    The snake, dog, goat........griffin thing looks sweet.
  • MacGyver1138 - February 3, 2009 10:35 p.m.

    I like stuffblowupnation's idea of resurrecting the other Spartans. I could see this being the reason that Kratos goes back to the afterlife to kill Hades. He kills Hades to resurrect the Spartans to help him fight his way to Zeus.
  • stuffblowupnation - February 3, 2009 10:08 p.m.

    Also, Re-Do Thermopolea and have him + 300 ghost-y spartans fight off millions of minidemons
  • stuffblowupnation - February 3, 2009 10:06 p.m.

    I think that it would be interesting for him to fight Demeter. *plant-y strangling noise* I mean um, well... the uh, ummmmmm... The wine fella... Diyonisis or sum such sumthin'. He can turn you into a dolphin
  • skyguy343 - February 3, 2009 8:44 p.m.

    YESSS!!! another SotC reference! XD but what would be cool for the Scylla thing is if you were on a boat for a little on-rails section with a crew of ten and your guys could get killed off and at then end if u had at least 6 u could pass and if not...ya :D
  • sixboxes - February 3, 2009 7:50 p.m.

    I like how QTEs are viewed with scorn across almost all of gaming, with this series being the exception.