God of War 4 reigning September 2012?

Sony Santa Monica's latest Kratos title hitting fall of next year, say sources speaking with UK game magazine.

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God of War III shipped last March to glowing reviews and swift sales of over 1 million copies. Now comes word Sony may be readying the next entry in the series for a debut in the fall of 2012.

The Mayans say the world will end in December 2012, so the new God of War game is safe.

The news stems from British PlayStation magazine PSM3 (via CVG), which cites sources saying God of War 4 is in development and is being readied for a September 2012 launch.

Following the release of God of War III, franchise producer Steve Caterson told Industry Gamers that though God of War III marked the end of the trilogy, the studio would likely craft more games from the universe.

Additionally, new details concerning where the series might be headed surfaced recently. Last month, a job listing at God of War studio Sony Santa Monica hinted that the next entry in the series was going to offer multiplayer in some form.

For more on the latest God of War console installment, check out GameSpot's Game Guide and full review of God of War 3.

Discussion

315 comments
knooon
knooon

cant wait till this comes out its going to be awsom

scallywagbutler
scallywagbutler

Played and loved all of them, this one will still be awesome. LONG LIVE KRATOS!

RavageCobra
RavageCobra

@videogamer008 Uh, it's not God of War without quicktime events.

videogamer008
videogamer008

i can not, i repeat "can not" wait for God of War IV to come and i will wait but when it comes, i am going to get it but i do; however, have one request..... when you make the game, could you please not have the rapid circle button pushing or any buttons... like the L1 and R1... my only request.... i LOVE God of War frachise but the rapid pressing is hard... not as much in GoW III but there were some parts that i had to do it and it was hard...

elfonki28
elfonki28

i agree with some commenters. multiplayer for this game is just going to have this awasome franchise ruined. no multiplayer for GOW Please.

elfonki28
elfonki28

JUAAAT. god of war 4 wow. this is just misery what gamer are going to be put throu, knowing that the game is in development and that we have to wait almost a full year. this is madness.

pco_rainmaster
pco_rainmaster

Can we have it Q1 2012? plsssssssssssssssssssssssss...

egdod
egdod

multiplayer possible? hmm let me think about it for a second ...........HELL YEAH !!! Think of the possibilities that would come in multiplayer . People would be able to team up to take down enemies or each other. There could be a mode that would give you a time limit were you and a buddy rack up kills and the one with the kills or something like that wins .

GMG_Da_Punisher
GMG_Da_Punisher

Bring it!!! The PS3 needs an all out action injection, (not that the current titles are'nt doing so) I just feel that a new GoW title will give us our fix!!! GoW fanboy for life :)

MayMosh
MayMosh

happy to hear this, I expect a new brand character, new combat system, more justified Titan gameplay, best graphics ever seen, epicness and deep story , GOW 3 is the best action game and is only possible on PS3 take that x-bots.

MayMosh
MayMosh

happy to hear this, I expect a new brand character, new combat system, more justified Titan gameplay, best graphics ever seen, epicness and deep story , GOW 3 is the best action game and is only possible on PS3 take that x-bots.

icetone
icetone

Now where the HELL is that guy or girl that called me a idiot here on GS because she sayed that there was not going to be a God Of War 4 ANSWER ME! WHEREEVER YOU ARE not so much of a idiot now am I?! looks like it just made you the idiot. Well anyways I do think that it would KICKAZZ! even though I have no idea how they could make multiplayer out of GOW

GODOFWAR03
GODOFWAR03

No multiplayer please. No need for it.

rigzzsy
rigzzsy

multiplayer!? no thanks

tinyvibe
tinyvibe

love the game hp they show as the privew very soon.

FlashCharge
FlashCharge

OMG this is great news. Coop would be awesome.

nima_metal90
nima_metal90

i don't want it co-op or multiplayer, but i surely buy the game even the co-op or muti not becomin good thing

Contra75
Contra75

yes. Hopefully better than 3. I only say that because I would like the company to get better and better. And please no multiplayer or online just concentrate on the single player. Can't stand all that other stuff it takes away energy on the single player campaign.

hiccup
hiccup

Co-op will make the series much better. I love all the God of Wars adding co-op would be amazing...

Supericano2
Supericano2

@lordofallpies BioWare being a 3rd party developer can make games for whichever system they choose & that was their choice. The same way that Insomniac was a 3rd party developer but is now developing games that will be available for all platforms....that's why

lordofallpies
lordofallpies

@Supericano2 If Microsoft doesn't own Bioware, then why was mass effect 1 a Microsoft exclusive in the first place?

Supericano2
Supericano2

@lordofallpies because Microsoft doesn't own BioWare,while on the other hand Sony owns Santa Monica Studios......that's why

lordofallpies
lordofallpies

I know that a lot of people will disagree with me but if all the PS3 owners got the Xbox 360's best exclusive (mass effect 2) why can't us Xbox 360 owners get god of war, infamous or uncharted.

02050muh
02050muh

i also hope it doesnt bcome the next devil may cry...n now they wanna reboot DMC..isnt it ridiculous?

thundaro
thundaro

why is everyone assuming it will be competitive MP?, I will bet it will just be leaderboards and/or (hopefully) co-op, which could be seriously fun and harken back to days of old school brawlers Streets of Rage anyone?

02050muh
02050muh

come on!! bring me the BEST GOW u can imagined!!!

Cartr1dgeBased
Cartr1dgeBased

I hope this isn't a tack on. They have created an incredible franchise with games near perfection in their genre, it would be a shame to blemish it at this point. But I for one will certainly be keeping up on this.

packers91
packers91

Moo? I thought GOW3 wrapped everything up pretty well

guitarist1980
guitarist1980

I liked gow3 but it felt like a last gen game.. with awesome graphics. GOW2 HD. I just want more..

LoadedTuna
LoadedTuna

I've got a great idea! Lets say **** off to single player story driven games and throw multiplayer in wherever we can! but seriously, i think some companies push it a bit too far, although I loved GoW3 and i'd definitely try this one.

waffles89
waffles89

@mrsniper83: i agree it's risky introducing multiplayer to this kind of game but most games now need multiplayer so fans dont get bored with the game too quickly. I wonder if they will make objective oriented multiplayer or if they'll make it a massive brawl with about 8 kratos'

mugupo
mugupo

They need to had better replay value, but dunno what can GOW do more? nearly all Gods is death.

mrsniper83
mrsniper83

Multiplayer?I hope that if they do multiplayer that it doesnt ruin the game like I have a feeling it will.

IrithAyllistira
IrithAyllistira

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IrithAyllistira
IrithAyllistira

Since Kratos killed all greek gods it would be fun to see him kill all egyptian gods-

ThroughTheGlass
ThroughTheGlass

A successful franchise never stays dormant for long. While I am stoked for another GOW game, the ending of the third game raises many questions where the story is going. I'm pretty sure Kratos will be back since he is the face of the franchise; but who knows who his antagonists are going to be since all of the major Gods are dead. Like most of you, I think implementing multiplayer into an "extreme action" game is a bad move. I rather Santa Monica spend it's resources and time into crafting an epic single-player experience. Maybe we'll find out more information at this years E3.

blehbeast1234
blehbeast1234

Is anyone else getting the feeling that they're going for some kind of fighting smash-em-up game with the different characters from the series, not necessarily Kratos? Maybe that's how they are thinking of multiplayer? I couldn't imagine GoW with the typical online modes.

VilandasUK
VilandasUK

Multiplayer, again is going to ruin everything good so far about GOW series. Developers just don't know what new to add. Sad. But maybe there will be a new main character cause Kratos is dead.

dicegamer
dicegamer

@bluespire1 i agree get you some more

dicegamer
dicegamer

yeah now the god of war franchise getting somewhere more kratos, you know, more kratos kickbutt yes, multiplayer you got to be serious i am most got to get this game it a must

advanracer
advanracer

great.now theres gona be like 12 kratos characters running around. But hey..that makes good when getting those EXTRA ORBs when we visit the Princess place. Give me a "hot coffee" break. Multiplayer will bring the death to this game.

Jak_Napier
Jak_Napier

perhaps opening opportunity for another trilogy? prequel perhaps, learning more about Kratos and how he came to be? All i know is that i'm surely excited as many others are for another HD installment of this epic series.

OJTiger
OJTiger

Just in time for my birthday next year