God of War IV preorders begin - Retail Radar

South African retailer product listing for still-unannounced action game appears, points to release during February 2013.

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Though Sony has not officially announced a sequel to God of War III, the evidence for the game is piling up. Recently, South African retailer BT Games (via Joystiq) has listed God of War IV as available for preorder.

Gamers can place a preorder for a title that doesn't officially exist.

The retailer's listing indicates the still-unannounced game will ship during February 2013, though it does note the date is provisional and is subject to change.

A Sony representative told GameSpot, "We haven't announced any future God of War titles."

This news is the latest speculation concerning a follow-up to 2010's well-received God of War III, which was developed at Sony Santa Monica. Rumors had suggested the game is due as early as September 2012 and might include a multiplayer component.

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.

If Sony Santa Monica is in fact at work on God of War IV, it will not be the only project the developer is presently creating. Earlier this week, it was revealed that the California-based game company is assisting Team Ico in building the long-in-development action title The Last Guardian.

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nima_metal90
nima_metal90

@Darnasian it really depends, we should wait and see but they should give more time to single player at the end but maybe co-op thing turn2 sth good after all

Darnasian
Darnasian

@nima_metal90 Eh still if they focus on SP it's great...but you gotta admit some co-op survival waves mode would be awesome and it would add some more value to it if not some more replay value... Leader boards, scores , maybe some challenges and stuff would really bounce this game to the future...

nima_metal90
nima_metal90

@Darnasian do u mean if they create new characters they won't need Sth like co-op multi thing? Yeap u r right, if they put their time on original game they won't need tht

Darnasian
Darnasian

@RE4GreatesGame Well that's your opinion... I'm more of an RPG fan and imo ME 3 is my GOTY this year...as much as I think it'll blow and be the biggest game this year...but then again this is my opinion and that's yours... Everybody is entitled to it's own opinion... Know what I mean?

Darnasian
Darnasian

@RE4GreatesGame Dude never said RE isn't a great franchise maybe just out of anger... Don't get me wrong but people like you...that constantly brag about their favorite franchise being the best...in this example RE for you...make the game sound worse... It's the fanboyism that ruins this business... Leaving the insults away RE is a great franchise but there are bigger then it... But if in your opinion RE is the biggest third person survival shooter then it's good and you shouldn't care what others think... But stop influencing people to think the like you because it never works and many times attracts hatred... Plus your way to make people understand your point isn't the best... Just tell them your opinion and actual facts that why the respective franchise may be better or the best of some bunch... And a note...stop comparing TPSs with RPGs...because they are different genre...

fightingfish18
fightingfish18

@RE4GreatesGame Wait, did you think I was referring to teats of war when talking about the ps3? Man, you're dumber than I thought. GowIV is God of war 4... which will outsells re6 on ps3... God of war is the original gow...

Darnasian
Darnasian

@RE4GreatesGame Lawl you actually said the Silent Hill is crap...and you call yourself a survival horror legend?... Go back to you cave kid... Or rock...or whatever you live under...

Darnasian
Darnasian

@RE4GreatesGame BTW Dead Space 1 , 2 and the future 3 which is in works are 120% better then your worthless RE games... Greater enemies...Greater Horror...Greater survival... NUF said...

Darnasian
Darnasian

@RE4GreatesGame Hey dude... I heard you reported me for speaking the truth and I did the same to you... Go the f out and puke you nonsense S somewhere else... We all know RE6 is a great game but has crappy players like you and this will ultimately be it's failure... Also by no means as big as COD and Mass Effect 3... And please...covering 3 stories?!?!...it has been done countless times in gaming especially in action shooter games... Go and learn something about gaming you moron... Return after you actually have a brain... @fightingfish18 and @reyace actually said some truths your stupid mind can't accept so you come and insult everybody... Now I'll go and enjoy killing some noobs like you in RE Operation Raccoon City "As big as COD"..."maybe bigger"..."better then Mass Effect"... Lawl...

Darnasian
Darnasian

@nima_metal90 I don't know if it's a good idea or not but the only thing that would stop this is the lack of characters besides Kratos and Deamos to play with...know what I mean?

nima_metal90
nima_metal90

@Darnasian u knw, I don't have any problem wth MP trophies and I like them especially in bf3 or kz3 but there are some games I enjoy playin alone and gow is one of thm just a great game-play wth great visuals wth great story and music and I don't need another online player beside me, I mean they shouldn't waist their time on that and use it for the original game. And yeas the co-op thing in Dante's was brilliant idea but it won't be a good idea in gow but still anything they do I will buy the game, gow series are best in the world

fightingfish18
fightingfish18

@RE4GreatesGame Good lord. Sony fanboy? Really? I own both a 360 and a ps3. The only reason RE6 would sell more than GOW IV is because it is mutliplatform. I promise you more ps3 owners will buy GOW IV than RE6. I would further agree with @Darnasian that you are a moron. You accuse others of being fanboys yet your name clearly states a STRONG bias towards the resident evil series. In fact, I doubt that you've played anything else. RE6 will NOT be bigger than COD. COD is an established multi-million seller. I don't even like COD, but I'd be stupid to think that RE6 will be bigger... The problem is, the RE games serve too much of a niche audience in the gaming industry. And they're quickly alienating that niche. Like I said, I enjoyed RE5, I will buy Operation Raccoon City eventually. But that could be a bit cause I'm enjoying Gears of War and Twisted Metal right now. But there is NO way it will be bigger than COD.

reyace
reyace

wait, why are we all arguing on this article about RE6 and stuff when clearly this is a God of war subject. Lets take this outside...

reyace
reyace

@RE4GreatesGame: Huh, are you five? I am just trying to make a point >_>. I'm not trying to make you mad or anything but hey, thats just me. I do agree though that RE6 looks pretty darn good, but it isn't the best around.

Darnasian
Darnasian

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reyace
reyace

@RE4GreatesGame: I am on my own side, but i do have to say that RE is not really the best series around sadly, i know alot of my friends given up on it after 5 was made, and there are tons of other games that are fun. And putting Mass Effect 3 with COD fan based, really?. COD is no where near as good or even similar as ME3(besides the fact that it is considered a shooter lol XD) I can see why you said that though, but i guess that's life :P . But that is my bias view on it. But i do respect your opinion though.

Darnasian
Darnasian

@RE4GreatesGame Now I get it...you are a retarded moronic troll... Either this or you are really stupid... First of all you "hypocrite"...I don't swear or curse but insult you because you are retarded and you deserve it...plus this is the only way to communicate with idiots like you otherwise they won't listen...say a nice word and they'll tear you apart... Comparing an action adventure beat-em up game to a third person shooter shows us clearly that you come from the Stone Age of gaming when cartridges were still used... Second the release dates are irrelevant... Third the GOTY of 2012 will be Mass Effect 3 and this is a fact... Mass Effect 2 was in it's year of release and was released in February... I like the RE games and like to think Capcom hasn't screwed every bit of that series... But retards like you just make us real gamers hate on games...the reason why everybody here contradicts you is because you are stupid and you don't listen to facts... Plus 2012 is again an year of great RPGs that would certainly thrash RE6... Grow up kid...else turn to Nintendo and play Mario...the only game that's actually suited for your intelligence...

Henninger
Henninger

Well it'll b interesting to c how the story goes after he destroyed every1 but aphrodite (& he destroyed her in a different way). & with the way GOW3 ended, i wouldnt b surprised if they made another 1.

Cozm1kaos
Cozm1kaos

Please God of war series has always been amazing. I really wish they made it!!! Gears of war? how the hell did gears of war (completely different type of game) get into this? pfft fanboys gotta love em.

altjay88
altjay88

there are plenty of possibly better games coming out. but don't count this one out, i'm not going to preorder a unofficially announced game...but if its got bonues etc etc and is officially proclaimed i'm anxious to get it. I enjoyed the other 3, and thats enough. it doesn't have to surpass other games, it just needs to be enjoyable as its own game. and it probably will be.

punu40
punu40

Argh, and I used to hope that another God of Wars will cover another myth, like Romans with Mars as a character or something. It is a great series though, curious to see what more they could bring to the tables ...

keizerdragon
keizerdragon

@Darnasian Too true duder!! I know what you mean man some folk just dont appreciate games these days. If they dont like....actually i rephrase that...if they dont KNOW a franchises they automatically shoot it down and start with the slagging of gamers who do like them. Like you said bro....childish! Haha obviously not weed man, this RE4GreatesGame has RAGE!

Darnasian
Darnasian

@keizerdragon It's not the fact I'm fighting to prove GoW it's better or RE sucks... I'm a positive gamer and I want to think all games are good and enjoyable and I really like both franchises and don't make much difference in my preferences between them... But this guy is too childish and thinks RE and COD O_o are the only notable games ever...WTF did he smoke?

keizerdragon
keizerdragon

@Darnasian AND RE4GreatesGame Guys, guys, calm down.... Res Evil and God of War are both amazing series's!! They are totally different genres and like Darnasian said..everyone has their own opinion. We are all gamers so lets just Chillax and play games. Game on!

Darnasian
Darnasian

@RE4GreatesGame First of all you moron I don't give a f about what "legend" are u on RE... Second today I'm gonna buy RE Operation Racoon City...because it was made by Slant Six and they know how to make a truly tactical and co-op game... Third...talking about COD kids...you are "above" them...you are 100% more annoying and stupid...know why? Because you are too cocky and you don't know anything about games , maybe just about RE but then again that doesn't count much considering how many games are there... And I'm an RPG fan moron so I play RPGs....About GoW I'm just a big fan and I'd pick that game over your RE6 is just my opinion and I don't give a sh*t about your headlines... So grow up kid...

steelmouth
steelmouth

They lost me at "South African retailer" lets wait untill we see this from a bit more reliable/beliverble retailer

Darnasian
Darnasian

@RE4GreatesGame BTW... Have you ever heard of Mass Effect 3? Or the other great titles that are releasing this year? Have you even heard of any of them at least or are you living in a nut shell where the only thing you can play is RE? Grow up...this is gaming and people have different opinions and tastes when it come to games... We don't have to be as mediocre as you are...

Darnasian
Darnasian

@RE4GreatesGame WTF?!?! Something wrong to your head dude? You sound like a stupid FPS player that's defending his Shooter...grow up kid...do you even contemplate how stupid you make RE6 sound by making us noobs when we are online?...go and play COD noob... I beat you noobish ass at whatever game this world has to offer... And this just because you are stupid and you actually make RE games seem bad just because of your stupidity and wrong selection of words concerning the game...

eliebaz
eliebaz

It'd be funny if gamespot was just trolling i'm not getting my hopes up until sony actually release information about the production of this game

Codester_41
Codester_41

YES! GOD OF MOTHERF***ING WAR!!! Kratos goes back in time and you have to stop yourself from ruining the whole effing world and kill that b!tch Athena! Maybe have a sex mini game with her first before you do so though. XD

mled
mled

@Darnasian agreed, there is a lot of greek gods still to use, however the most powerful ones were defeated, that leaves a weak lot for Kratos to take care of, and that makes no sense. Like killing the bosses and only then get to the minions. I think they'll do this differently.

PeterDuck
PeterDuck

God of War 4: Kratos v Jesus

irishdude199210
irishdude199210

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IrithAyllistira
IrithAyllistira

If anyone has read any of the great classics like the Odyssey, the Iliad or the Aeneid will know that there are hundreds of greek mythological gods and creatures so I guess that even if they make 50 God of War's they won't be able to run out of content

Superzone
Superzone

God of War IV: Kratos Makes Breakfast.

Darnasian
Darnasian

WTF?!?! People you are pathetic...check on wikipedia for the Greek mythology and the list of gods....there are at least 40 or more gods , titans and mythological personalities alike... Kratos killed only the major gods in the past games... Some people are so stupid these days :| O_o

Darnasian
Darnasian

@fightingfish18 I agree 80% with you... 100% about the RE thing...although I enjoyed RE5 I think I'll buy GOW4 over RE6... But about the COD thing...you missed something...at least 30% of the PS3 player of COD are these type of annoying kids that play everything that's popular and just came out...so here are a few more sales...

Darnasian
Darnasian

@nima_metal90 A multiplayer co-op survival wave mode like in Dante's Inferno wouldn't have been so bad... But if they add things like this make sure there is no multiplayer Trophy... I hate multiplayer Trophies... They seem just stupid... It's one of the few reasons why I respect COD even as recycled as it is...it has no multiplayer Trophy and that's great because some game I may never play online but still want to get the Platinum...

Darnasian
Darnasian

This is how you actually release a sequel... Wait a few years after the game you launched...and then make a surprise announcement of the sequel and start talking about the things you've improved...

mled
mled

@cameio well, that's ovious, Kratos is going back in time to kill himself. :p

fightingfish18
fightingfish18

@RE4GreatesGame Except if you look at a platform to platform basis, GOW IV sales would destroy RE6 sales. Basically, disregard the 360 version of re6, see which has higher sales figures on ps3... It's possible GOW IV will have higher sales than re6 on both platforms combined. Re5 disappointed many longtime fans of the series, so sales lost right there. I loved Re5, and will buy Re6, but if I see it sitting on the shelf next to GOW IV, it won't be the game I pick first. Black Ops 2 and GOW IV won't really even be played by the same demographic of people...

liomish
liomish

Well its clear that gow iv is coming this year cause the trailer sayed so, but bt shouldn't have done that. How the hell would the pricing work!

MOwens9512
MOwens9512

Clever cash grab tactic I guess. Take advantage of people's overzealous nature when it comes to top tier franchises by floating this out , regardless of it's legitimacy. Sorry to say this, but you're a fool if you pre-order a product that hasn't been officially announced.

cameio
cameio

YESSSS i'm so excited to see what will happen next in the story :D

wolf503
wolf503

Seems a bit shifty if they're taking pre-orders for a game that hasn't been announced yet.

Zid96
Zid96

Sweet love it? But how is there going to be 4? Killed like all but like 3 gods. World just all types of f'ed up. And oh ya he died... It like the 5 time but still.

nima_metal90
nima_metal90

Still hatin the MP thing! It's the most bad thing that they can do to gow!

Dark_Infinite
Dark_Infinite

what could the story line possibly be in the 4th game? hes pretty much obliterated every God known to man lol