Now that you’ve had an opportunity to read Nick’s impressions of how God of War III is shaping up, have a look at the trailer Sony has released today. It’s all FMV footage, but it still gets me pumped to have Kratos’ blades back under my control.
The title’s director, Stig Asmussen, commented before showing the video at this week’s media event that this was “100% real.” There’s no post-editing trickery being performed, rather the game’s “engine spitting out raw frames.” These are actual in-game elements running in their native resolution. Asmussen claims that it’s possible to “drop Kratos into these levels and do all of the stuff that’s happening here now.”
Goddamn. That’s really all I can say about it. I’m sure the rest of you can be more verbose on the subject, though. What do you think of the trailer?
**Update** – Trailer is actually post-jump now, to keep the ESRB and publishers happy. Sorry for the inconvenience.