God of War 3 Detailed at VGA

God of War 3 Detailed at VGA


God of War 3 plans for PS3 are detailed following the debut of the first gameplay trailer at the 2008 VGA. Notable improvements include a revamped graphics engine that quadruples texture resolutions since the series’ last effort.

Press Release:

December 15, 2008 – Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) announced today, the unveil of God of War 3 — the last installment of the multi-million unit franchise — exclusively on the PLAYSTATION3 (PS3) system. The first game-play trailer was unveiled last night at the Spike TV Video Game Awards in Los Angeles, showcasing the game’s beautiful cinematography and its groundbreaking depth of scale that is four times larger than its predecessor on the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system, God of War2. Developed by Sony Computer Entertainment’s, Santa Monica Studios, God of War 3 will bring epic battles to life with stunning graphics and an elaborate plot that puts Kratos at the center of the carnage and destruction as he seeks revenge against the Gods who have betrayed him.

“We have large shoes to fill following the success of the previously released God of War titles,” said Stig Asmussen, Game Director for God of War 3. “But with refined gameplay and jaw-dropping visuals, I guarantee that God of War will give fans what they have been eagerly waiting for, and much more.”

Set in the realm of Greek mythology, God of War 3 is a single-player game that allows players to take on the climatic role of the ex-Spartan warrior, Kratos, as he treads through the intimidating heights of Mt. Olympus and the dark depths of Hell once more to seek revenge on those who have betrayed him. Armed with double-chained blades, Kratos must take on mythology’s darkest creatures while solving intricate puzzles throughout his merciless quest to destroy Olympus.

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.

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