God of War 3, The Epic Finale
Spike TV’s VGAs were the showcase for many new and exciting games, one being God of War 3. The final installment to the series is planned for release sometime in 2009.
During the VGA airing we were treated to the God of War 3 trailer (below) with breathtaking visuals and a showing of the gameplay mechanics. The day after, Sony sent out a press release that described the new game engine and what else the game has in store for us.
Utilizing a new game engine built from the ground up and state-of-the-art visual technologies, the development team behind God of War 3 have made significant strides in giving players the realistic feel of actually being on the battlegrounds. With texture resolutions being quadrupled since God of War 2, God of War 3 will feature fluid, life-like characters, as well as dynamic lighting effects, a robust weapon system, and world-changing scenarios that will truly bring unmistakable realism to Kratos’ fateful quest. Players will have a chance to join battles on a grand scale with many more enemies on-screen and be able to interact with levels like never before.
That’s right, texture resolutions will be four times deeper than God of War 2 and the number of enemies slashing and thrashing Kratos in battle will be on a much larger scale than we have seen in the past. With this being the final installment in the epic Greek mythology trilogy, Sony has promised that gamers will get what they’ve been waiting for and more.
The God of War series has thus far been well praised by critics and gamers alike for its intense action, beautiful graphics, and epic scenarios. God of War 3 is promising to better itself with a larger weapon system, dynamic lighting effects, and an epic ending to this monumental story. Rumors of God of War being an MMO and/or co-op have collapsed with this new information.
God of War 3 will be exclusive to the PS3. Sadly I am without a PS3, but somehow I’m going to find a way to play this game. The previous installments in the series were too awesome, I won’t be missing out on this experience. I have yet to play Chains of Olympus for the PSP, but side stories can wait.
MTV Multiplayer froze the trailer and took on a head count to see how many enemies we will pounding on simultaneously. Sony claims that the footage is actual gameplay footage, and if it is I am very impressed. Some think it is rendered footage, but it’s getting hard to tell with how tight graphics are these days. Let me know what you think of it.