Praise all you want about Metal Gear Solid 4, Uncharted 2, Ratchet & Clank and Little Big Planet but the real reason I bought a PlayStation 3 was to play GOD OF WAR III.  Kratos is as memorable a hero to me as Mario and Sonic are to some people.  The third installment of the series promises to unleash even more brutally beautiful graphics, giant sized boss battles and plenty of surprises! John Hight (Director of Product Development/Sony Studios) teased about God of War III a bit on COIN-OP TV LIVE episode 322 but now everyone can get their hands on the game.

The COIN-OP TV crew witnessed the God of War III midnight launch at the Gamestop location in Hollywood, California.  Most industry insiders helped celebrate the release a week prior at GDC 2010 but this was a chance for fans to score goodies and meet the development team.  Lucky fans at this location got to meet and greet at least 20 members from Sony’s Santa Monica Studio who worked directly on the game including the Lead Game Designer, Todd Papy.  Friends Warren Price, Jennifer Kyle, Tedakin, Damon Scott, Beau Ryan and Roger Barr (see photos below) came out to score a copy of the game!

God of War related links:
COIN-OP TV coverage of God of War book signing –
COIN-OP TV coverage Anime Expo 2006 with Kratos cosplayer –