Submitted by Treezy504 1256d ago | rumor

Did Sony Accidentally Reveal God of War IV?

Dualshock Nexus: Recently Sony released a Tester Season 3 promo which showcased Santa Monica Studios. If you watch the video very closely you will see the Santa Monica team working on a God of War game, but could it be God of War IV? In this article we dive into the possibility that Sony may have accidentally revealed the game early. (God of War 4, PS3, Santa Monica Studios)

Update This article has been updated with a statement made by Playstation Network Executive Producer, Kevin Furuichi; on the God of War clip shown in the Tester Promo.

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Abash  +   1256d ago
I hope so, I cant wait for the next God of War
MAJ0R  +   1256d ago
99% sure it is. Microsoft did the same thing with some video about a completely different subject than gaming, but had a Halo 4 poster appear in it.
tehpees3  +   1256d ago
Agree. Rumours have been going on too long for this one. I'm curious how this will follow from III.
Nevers  +   1255d ago
"I'm curious how this will follow from III."

Something will make Kratos mad. Something will steal his powers away. He will need to travel through this and that to get the ultimate something or other. Then vengeance and somewhere in there a scene or two of well endowed ladies. There ya go, in a nutshell.
himdeel  +   1255d ago
For once Id like to start a God of War game and not get my powers taken away. That's got to be the single most frustrating thing for me in games like this. Give me more weapons and take downs specific to each weapon. Give me more armor and armor options. I want my Kratos to look feel and play differently from the next guy or gal playing him. This is how God of War should evolve.
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KrimsonKody  +   1255d ago
I think the only way to "get the ball rolling" in GoW4 would be;
A. Either a prequel,
B. A series of 'unseen/played' flashbacks,
C. A travel back in time & "change things" theme,
Or, hell,
D. Just bring Kratos back!

Athena is still alive, maybe she'll send him to Hades to overkill the gods...
Whatever the case, just give me more puzzles & blade-slinging
delicia  +   1255d ago
Cool, I commented this yesterday (about the video), let's see how this one turns out. Can't wait to see what they are doing with the story, and with the graphics.
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BiggCMan  +   1255d ago
Did you even read the updated story? It's old footage from God of War 3, and pretty obvious at that. It looks like a few areas from the game.
delicia  +   1255d ago
@BigCMan yes I did, but even if it's a GoW3 footage, this season's The Tester is all about SM,plus the blurred screen, so they are making a new game, and that's quite good.
WillGuitarGuy  +   1256d ago
That video editor needs more sleep. He forgot to blur some things. Nice find.
flavorbabies  +   1256d ago
Whoever that editor is, if he/she did accidentally reveal GOW IV, he/she will probably lose their job...
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asmith2306  +   1256d ago
The video editor might not even have known what God of War is. Just a guy/girl doing their job, I would blame Santa Monica for having development going on when there are cameras about.
Solid_Snake37  +   1256d ago
Or they did it on purpose....
SaffronCurse  +   1256d ago
From the ps blog:

at 1:42.. left screen. thats kratos.. but… that place is not in any of the god of war games… is it?
could it be? a new epic god of war game?!!

Kevin Furuichi on January 24th, 2012 at 12:33 pm said:

Sorry, but that’s old cut footage from God of War III.
DrewPays  +   1256d ago
Nawwwww.... GOD OF WAR 4 HERE WE COME !!!
MAJ0R  +   1256d ago
sounds like an excuse to me... but he could be telling the truth, except I doubt it because of all the GOW4 rumors swirling around.
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Blaze929  +   1255d ago
and you believe that? That's some REALLY old footage then to use for something so recent. Unless they the Tester promos...years ahead of release
gigreen  +   1256d ago
Nothing at Sony happens accidently.
Me-Time  +   1256d ago
Who let you speak!

I'm kidding. Although you were given mostly disagrees, I KNOW what you meant by that. Those disagree'ers should, too. But sometimes, comments aren't worth replying to. I just felt like explaining something, again.
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TronEOL  +   1256d ago
It's either the first of many Vita God of War games, or a new God of War for PS3.

Either way, I'm hoping they make the game more "meaty", if you know what I'm saying. God of War 3 was amazing, but I can't help but feel I wanted more.

Hopefully they add some Co-op style modes like Sigma 2 did for Ninja Gaiden, or add a 4-player survival mode with tons of chapters and such.
Hudahudahuda  +   1255d ago
No, what they should do is make a 2 player fighting mode like the first part in the zeus fight, with several playable characters. If they do it well it would be all they need.
Hozi  +   1256d ago
OMG, Can't wait!!!
Kingdom Come  +   1256d ago
Whenever God of War IV is officially announced, I hope that the rumoured Co-Op aspect of the game is separate from the main story mode, this way it's still Kratos focused, the quality of the campaign won't be effected and the game gains a new mode, providing more longevity to the title. A survival mode would be intriguing, four characters pit against a number of large scale enemies and a boss would be absolutely stunning to see...

What I find frustrating is that ideally I would have wanted Kratos' story to have ended, the after credits sequence was subjective to individual interpretation (SPOILERS), my opinion was that Kratos, weak, was finally able to complete his intended suicide from the original title, he had killed Zeus, his revenge was accomplished, so, he was finally able to join his family after climbing to tue cliff edge and allowing himself to fall.

But, if there is to be another God of War title, I feel as though it NEEDS Kratos.

I'm eagerly anticipating this years E3.
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terrorofdeath  +   1256d ago
Yeah dude, I can see it as Kratos goes off the cliff but something unexpected is gonna happen and he won't die, something or someone is gonna catch him before he falls and GOWIV begins.
mafiahajeri  +   1256d ago
Join his family? LOL he basically destroyed the whole world let out all the souls out of hades etc. I doubt he thought he would join his family.

He's going to the pits of hel... wait didnt he kill hades? aka the devil! What now!? Im pretty sure hell needs hades to function properly.
Kingdom Come  +   1256d ago
I doubt God of War's mythology follows the God/Devil debate. Kratos has escaped death countless times, annihilated countless God's just for the sake of revenge. I don't think ANYONE is going to stop him being with his family in the afterlife...

Besides, by releasing hope to the world in the final moments of God of War 3, Kratos committed the ultimate kind deed, I think he's earned forgiveness for his sins.
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thedude44  +   1256d ago
i once was a person who thought that this game called god of war must be overrated, it must not be as good as people are saying, i was WRONG. this game is a work of art, from the brutal killings, the blood, the battles, the graphics, the STORY(is incredible, it can be a movie) to the unique bosses, this is not only one of my top 25 games this gen, its one of my top 25 ever made.
Ezio2048  +   1256d ago
i think it may get announced at e3 2012.
just get us a teaser Sony....
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salinidus  +   1256d ago
i have evidence here check it out

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pedo_across-the-road  +   1256d ago
I don't think it's God of War IV but God of War Vita
NiKK_419  +   1256d ago
There's a PS3 controller in the picture, but I guess that could be coincidence.
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Agent_hitman  +   1256d ago
LOL, power of editing is a disaster. Look what happens, a little spoiler has been leaked
goldwyncq  +   1256d ago
Just announce it already!

GOW IV got to be the worst kept secret in the gaming world.
ilovemyps3  +   1256d ago
of course it's coming.
never would a 1st party studio only develop 1 single game, in a console life cycle.

kratos is coming, with his brother, sister or dog, and i'll be waiting for them.
zero_cool  +   1255d ago
No it was done on purpose as an marketing ploy to generate consumer interest.

Cheers Gamers & Happy Gaming!
bobrea  +   1255d ago
Could be anything. Could be old stuff that wasn't used in GOW3. Hell, that could even be footage taken at Santa Monica studio during the development of GOW3 that they let Sony use for this promo. In any case, I would love to work for Santa Monica studios.
sikbeta  +   1255d ago
SuperStrokey1123  +   1255d ago
That would make an interesting launch title wouldnt it...
SuperStrokey1123  +   1255d ago
Wasnt there a graphic of god of war 4 leaked on a south american playstation blog or facebook or something?
Tzuno  +   1255d ago
well everyone knows that one day god of war 4 will be released. I don't see this such a big debate
Burning_Finger  +   1255d ago
Part of Sony's marketing. Why spend millions of dollars on advertising if you can pretend to accidently leak games to build up a hype.
Der_Kommandant  +   1255d ago
My guess...

God of War for Vita
nik666uk  +   1255d ago
Pretty obvious they've been working on it
the_eddster  +   1255d ago
For anyone who hasn't completed GOW 3 the footage is from the making of video unlocked once completing the game. Well done community.
SSKILLZ  +   1255d ago
"its just old footage from god of war 3"

-__- yeah...sure its. then why you be blurring the screen Sonyyyyyyyyyy.
Genecalypse  +   1255d ago
TheColbertinator  +   1255d ago
Obviously Sony still wants more God of War releases.I'm hoping to hear about God of War for Vita myself.
LOL_WUT  +   1255d ago
Make God of War 4 for the PS4 !! Don't ruin GoW just so you can rush it and release it on the PS3.
HaHa_Ostrich  +   1255d ago
GOW2 ended PS2s era with a BANG! I would like to see history repeat itself.
Baka-akaB  +   1255d ago
so i guess you think god of war was ruined and rushed when the second was released on ps2 ?
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SnowBlu  +   1255d ago
how the hell are they gonna continue the series?

after the ending of 3 there arent alot of plot twists
supersonicjerry  +   1255d ago
What if its not God of War IV but its some God of War for the Vita. Just throwing it out there.
roadkillers  +   1255d ago
I was about to say that it looks to nice/big to be a portable title, but then I remembered it's the Vita.
supersonicjerry  +   1255d ago
Exactly but we will officially know when they say until then we just know another god of war is being worked on.
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