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God of War III demo is GO

Friday, 30 October 2009 21:25 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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True to its word, SCEE is now sending out mails with promo codes to get the God of War III demo, which is now available.

We’re downloading as we type. It’s the E3 code. Says so on the splash screen.

It’s a 2.7Gb file and it looks as though PSN’s having a good old groan at the moment: only 333 minutes to go.

The game’s out next March.

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71 Comments

  1. Pysk

    Just started the download! :)

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Lutz

    I played this for 20 or so minutes at the Leeds Eurogamer Expo.

    It’s awesome… anyone downloading the demo is in for a treat.

    Can anyone get a code BTW? And if so, where do I sign up? I wouldn’t mind the demo.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Johnny Cullen

    Piss on my fucking night as it is!

    No code, for fuck sake!

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Patrick Garratt

    It really is going to take about five or six hours to download. It’s crawling.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    GOT IT! =) CAN’T WAIT TILL WORK ENDS!

    #5 5 years ago
  6. The Hindle

    got it dudes, took 5 min for it to go up 1% grr

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Pysk

    20%…

    #7 5 years ago
  8. The Hindle

    Hey Pat may spoil what goes on in God of war 1 and 2 if you play the demo think it does anyway

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Patrick Garratt

    11%. 214 minutes to go :(

    #9 5 years ago
  10. McLovin85

    I’m so jealous. I never get any of these PSN codes sent my way, bollocks…

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Patrick Garratt

    Hindle – Ah, no worries. Ta, though. I’m going to play them through anyway. Can’t wait until I get the Collection to play through the demo :D

    #11 5 years ago
  12. The Hindle

    Anyways what is the best GOW game for people out of the 3 including chains of olympus. im waiting for it to download so may as well chat

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Dimacorgan

    Downloading right now!!! Can’t wait!

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Stephany Nunneley

    Don’t feel bad McLovin85. Me neither. Nobody loves us. Let’s go get piss drunk instead and cry into our Scotch.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. Patrick Garratt

    I should buy Chains of Olympus, actually. I’ll do that this weekend. Good idea.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. The Hindle

    No probs dude, play chains of olympus as well if want, they should have included it in the gow collection but didnt for some reason

    #16 5 years ago
  17. Patrick Garratt

    16%. No way I’m playing this today.

    #17 5 years ago
  18. theevilaires

    sounds like McLovin gets the best prize :D

    #18 5 years ago
  19. Razor

    Yes…just got my code.

    #19 5 years ago
  20. Patrick Garratt

    \o/

    #20 5 years ago
  21. Pyrix

    I hate to be pedantic, but a Gb is technically 8x smaller than a GB (1 Gb = 1 billion bits opposed to 1 billion bytes of a GB).

    #21 5 years ago
  22. Patrick Garratt

    Heh. We always write gigabyte like that. My fault: just feels “right”.

    29%. 171 minutes to go. I’m off to bed. Night!

    #22 5 years ago
  23. Pysk

    86%…pumped!

    #23 5 years ago
  24. Razor

    So slow :|

    It’d be quicker if they sent it to me by Royal Mail…

    #24 5 years ago
  25. hahaq8

    how to get a code ?

    #25 5 years ago
  26. The Hindle

    Gonna download tomorrow takes to long

    #26 5 years ago
  27. Psychotext

    I’d quite like to play this. Stupid code bollocks. :(

    #27 5 years ago
  28. Johnny Cullen

    Aye haz code. ;)

    #28 5 years ago
  29. Psychotext

    i hza hammer

    #29 5 years ago
  30. Syrok

    I haz nothing. :(

    #30 5 years ago
  31. Uncontested

    /jealous

    #31 5 years ago
  32. El_MUERkO

    where do you get the code? email?

    #32 5 years ago
  33. McLovin85

    Took your advice Steph. Did end up getting pissed but not enough that i couldn’t write this sentence. What would this world be like without a little alcohol to help wash away our troubles…:P

    #33 5 years ago
  34. Johnny Cullen

    Pidgeon mail, Muerko. ;)

    #34 5 years ago
  35. sennasnit

    i got a code. yeah!!
    Does anyone know how they choose the recipients?
    Is it for buying lots of stuff on PS Store or lots of online play, someone knows???!!!! they must!!!

    #35 5 years ago
  36. sennasnit

    If the wife keeps playing Everybody’s Golf World tour online, its gonna take forever to fuckin download

    #36 5 years ago
  37. Stephany Nunneley

    I got into this business two years ago, and was promised perks and witty banter. Where the hell are my perks?

    *sobs, grabs bottle of Scotch, takes a swig, gives Sony the Da Vinci finger*

    #37 5 years ago
  38. Gekidami

    Just got one now. Its going going at atleast 3MB/sec for me, already at 10% in under a minute. Sounds like some of you guys should change ISP…

    #38 5 years ago
  39. darkmark1987

    ha i got a code and i dont have a ps3 :P though getting one soon in about a month so lucky for me the code doesnt run out til 2011

    #39 5 years ago
  40. Detale

    Just finished playing through it, bloody brilliant. Still going to import the collection as I’ve not played any of the other games yet either.

    #40 5 years ago
  41. Eregol

    Yeah.
    Played this at Eurogamer, loved it then. Love it more now.
    Frankly beautiful. Just as much as Uncharted 2, but in a brutal way compared to Uncharted 2′s lush visuals.

    #41 5 years ago
  42. No_PUDding

    Just found the code in my inbox this morning. Lets see what all the fuss is about, eh?

    #42 5 years ago
  43. No_PUDding

    53%… Man it is slow today.

    #43 5 years ago
  44. Gekidami

    *cough*crapinternetconnection*cough*

    #44 5 years ago
  45. No_PUDding

    Shush, I am usually like you, telling people to stop whining about their connections, but other demos haven’t taken this long.

    The Ratchet demo was the same size, and took 10 minutes.

    #45 5 years ago
  46. DaronM

    Im Wainting for code but ….:(

    #46 5 years ago
  47. Rhythm

    Didn’t take too long here – about an hour.

    Just played through it anyway – a lot of fun. Very gruesome but some entertaining scenery elements in there

    #47 5 years ago
  48. The Hindle

    amazing game really is, cant wait for the full game.

    #48 5 years ago
  49. mescalineeyes

    ironic when the download & install takes longer than actually playing the game.

    didn’t get a code fwiw.

    #49 5 years ago
  50. Robo_1

    I wonder by what criteria they hand these codes out? I must have spent hundreds on the PSN, so they’re clearly not using it as an opportunity to reward good customers.

    #50 5 years ago
  51. No_PUDding

    Pretty awesome.

    I have never played a God of War… And well the bosses were awesome, so were my abilities.

    But the framerate was weird (never low, just inconsistent) and I hate the kind of very mechanic way Kratos moves. It’s like only isometric directions.

    I guess that helps with design, but in some bits of traversal (the wings double jump) it can feel kind of limiting and robotic.

    Would have been better if it were a new demo.

    #51 5 years ago
  52. The Hindle

    the graphics are good in the demo imagine what they are gonna be like now lol seriously cant wait

    #52 5 years ago
  53. No_PUDding

    The cave with Helios’ head is amazing. The specular lighting is pretty fuckign amazing.

    It’s an extremely gamey-game. I don’t know what to think about that yet.

    #53 5 years ago
  54. The Hindle

    I know dude bear in mind they have been showing that level since april imagine what it looks like now. Im curious as to why they aint showed new levels for this lately

    #54 5 years ago
  55. No_PUDding

    They showed the Hades boss battle apparently. Not publicly though.

    The way it’s titled E3 2009 demo, i reckon there will be another demo. Anyway, I ahve two Ratchet demos to play now.

    #55 5 years ago
  56. The Hindle

    Since you complained about my grammer pud, I’d like to point out you have spelt have wrong. Its the H first then A.

    #56 5 years ago
  57. Cort

    An extremely gamey-game? Does that mean it’s got pheasant and partridge in it? ;o)

    #57 5 years ago
  58. Gekidami

    They probably havnt showed (and wont show) alot of stuff to not spoil it.
    As of now you can see some screenshots of different stages (including the Hades boss battle Pud’s on about) but no footage.
    As for the framerate Pud. You sure it wasnt just the game going slow-mo? It does that when you do certain moves. :D

    #58 5 years ago
  59. rick_x

    Have to say I felt pretty underwhelmed, there doesn’t appear to be any innovation over the last installment. Even the graphics didn’t seem that hot after the tour de force that was Uncharted 2. Here’s hoping there are a lot of changes since this demo was created…

    #59 5 years ago
  60. No_PUDding

    @Hindle sorry I complained about your grammar, but let me complain abotu you spelling of ‘grammer’ as a rebuttal to your critique of my spelling.

    @Cort, I haven’t got a comeback, but whatever. xD It’s now a synonym.

    @Gek, I agree it’s being kept pretty much under wraps. But no, I am completely sure it wasn’t a smooth 60fps. I want 60 all the way. Sometimes lookign at the titan it was 60 though.

    #60 5 years ago
  61. The Hindle

    Lol, ok dude. Im glad they are keeping it secret though for Gow 3. Always a problem when developers show so much of the game.

    #61 5 years ago
  62. The Hindle

    @Gek

    Where did you hear that they had showed the Hades boss battle? Ive seen the picures of the battle but didnt think they had shown it to the press. I wonder if journalists are under embargo.

    #62 5 years ago
  63. No_PUDding

    It’s not even under embargo, it was in a magazine, and they described the arena as far as I remember.

    But yeah, i always spell have wrong. :D

    #63 5 years ago
  64. The Hindle

    I mainly use mobile text in casual conversations been trying to stop though :)

    #64 5 years ago
  65. Cort

    @Cort, I haven’t got a comeback, but whatever.

    I was only teasing. Jeez…

    #65 5 years ago
  66. snake_eater

    lucky me got the code & downloaded it. what a heck of a game cant wait 4 the retail 1

    #66 5 years ago
  67. Cort

    Did you get a code, tea?

    #67 5 years ago
  68. alijoon

    wat is the code?????

    #68 5 years ago
  69. Soong

    LOL, each code can only be used once little dude. There is no single code that everyone can use. It’s one code per user, and if you didn’t sign up for one, you’re WAY too late now.

    #69 5 years ago
  70. alijoon

    tanx bud

    #70 5 years ago
  71. dvo456

    where do i go to download it

    #71 5 years ago

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    Dying Light players! Are you sick of picking your way carefully up the sides of tall towers? Have I got a trick for you. The parkour system in Dying Light is okay, but climbing anywhere especially high can be a bit tedious. Enter Jesse Lester, who took a look at the tools available and worked […]

  • Bungie “always” looking at Exotic changes for Destiny updates

    Destiny developer Bungie won’t stop tinkering with Exotic weapons. In Destiny, Exotic weapons are supposed to be the best of the best – and to feel unique. Guns like Ice Breaker and Gjallahorn definitely hit the mark there (although less so when everyone has one), but unfortunately, there are a few that just don’t strike […]

  • Is Uncharted 4′s first trailer a tribute to Crash Bandicoot?

    Uncharted 4′s first proper trailer bears some remarkable similarities to the opening moments of a much earlier Naughty Dog game. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End has more in common with Crash Bandicoot than you might think. It’s Naughty Dog’s first game on a new console, yes – but if you compare Uncharted 4′s E3 2014 […]

  • Sonic console games will continue, says Iizuka

    Sonic Team leader Takashi Iizuka has said there are no plans to stop making Sonic games. Sonic hasn’t retired from the ranks just yet. “Please rest assured, I personally have no plans to stop making Sonic games for home consoles,” Iizuka told 4Gamer [Japanese]. The comment arose after the site asked if Sonic would become […]

  • Stealth Inc. 2 coming to PSN, apparently

    Stealth Inc. 2: A Game of Clones will soon be available on PlayStation platforms, if a trophy list is to be believed. Stealth Inc. 2 initially launched as a Wii U exclusive, disappointing fans of Curve Studios’ tough action game. We’ve heard nothing to contradict this, but Exophase, a generally reliable source, has dug up […]

  • Runescape developer has an “undisclosed MMO” in the works

    Runescape developer Jagex is working on something new. According to Jagex’s careers page, the developer has a new, unannounced game in the works. Its advertisement for a lead programmer makes explicit mention of an “undisclosed MMO”. The ad mentions the new title is in “the preliminary stages of redefining the cross platform MMORPG genre” and […]

  • Destiny PvP rewards system to be addressed

    Destiny developer Bungie has said it will change the way Crucible rewards work. Destiny players are always complaining about the perfidy of RNGesus, but there’s one area where it particularly hurts: the Crucible. PvP players often receive nothing at all for excellent performances, and sometimes Guardians receive the best drops merely for logging in as […]

  • Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 in the works for 3DS

    Azure Striker Gunvolt is getting a sequel. Azure Striker Gunvolt developer Inti Creates has confirmed that the sidescroller has been popular enough to warrant a second instalment. The sequel will also be released on 3DS, the team said on Facebook. Very little information is available at present, unfortunately. “As time goes on we will have […]

  • Life is Strange Episode 2 not delayed, says developer

    Life is Strange developer Dontnod Entertainment has said the second episode is on track for release this month. I guess it would know. Life is Strange Episode 2 has been expected on March 13, but late last week Square Enix told Destructoid it had been delayed. Dontnod has since denied this report, describing it as […]

  • First SteamVR game reveal is Job Simulator

    Job Simulator is the first game to be announced specifically for SteamVR, Valve’s virtual reality tech. Shoot Many Robots and Aaaaa! For the Awesome! developer Owlchemy Labs is the first team to put its hand up and say it’s worked with SteamVR. In a blog post, the studio unveiled Job Simulator, which will be playable […]

  • HTC, Valve partner for Vive VR headset

    The first SteamVR announce is a headset a manufactured by HTC, the Taiwanese mobile company revealed over the weekend. Valve told us last week it planned to unveil virtual reality hardware at GDC, calling it “SteamVR” at the time. Now HTC has pre-empted Valve by revealing Vive, a headset developed thanks to a collaboration between […]

  • Watch the Evolve Chappie Challenge tomorrow on Twitch

    Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2K and Turtle Rock Studios have announced a tournament being hosted by ESL, which will see Evolve players take on newest movie robot, Chappie. The ESL has teamed up with Twitch for the live 4 on 1 competitive event, and you can watch as it all unfolds tomorrow, March 1 at 3pm […]

  • If you’re attending PAX East, stop and have a look at Necropolis

    We haven’t heard much on Harebrained Schemes’ latest since it was announced in November, but today, the team has seen fit to release some interesting gifs of its a new project, Necropolis. Necropolis is a third-person action rogue-like with procedurally generated which can be “re-rolled mid-playthrough” and is headed to Linux, Mac and PC sometime […]

  • Dragon’s Dogma Online really is lovely, as these screenshots prove

    More Dragon’s Dogma Online screenshots have been released, and this batch is just as lovely as the last gallery we posted. Since this game will likely never leave Japan, the images are a bit of a salt rub for fans of the IP, but hopefully another entry in the series will be released at some […]

  • Action-RPG Death’s Gambit has a classic-Castlevania feel to it

    How would you like to become an agent of Death and rid the world of immortals? Then Death’s Gambit may just be the game for you. Announced by LA-based studio White Rabbit, the action-RPG with platforming elements tasks players with fighting gigantic enemies on an alien, medieval planet. Players will also encounter formidable beasts, knights, […]

  • Modder adds offline co-op into Resident Evil: Revelations 2

    PC users lamenting the lack of local, offline co-op in Resident Evil: Revelations 2 will be pleased to know a modder has remedied the omission. The mod, created by FluffyQuack, adds offline co-op mode to Episode 1 but the only caveat is players will need to use gamepads instead of mouse and keyboard (via Gamespot). […]

  • Number of Steam accounts with Dota 2 installed hits over 42 million

    Dota 2 has seen its installation rate jump 85% year-over-year, resulting in the MOBA now having close to 43 million installations worldwide. The figures were published via a report from video game research and consulting firm EEDAR, which studied Steam accounts daily to better understand the service’s player behavior and title performance. According to statistics […]

  • Nintendo issuing Eon Ticket codes for Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

    Nintendo is handing out an Eon Ticket to Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire owners which will allow them to visit the Southern Island. Once a player arrives, depending on which version of the game they own, Pokemon Latios and Latias are able to be caught. The Eon Ticket was originally issued via StreetPass, but […]

  • Here’s a couple The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt screenshots to brighten your day

    Two images for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt have surfaced on the game’s Facebook page. Grabbed by Gamekyo, the images show Gerlat and Vesemir chatting with a fellow, and the other shows Geralt riding up to some ruins where some people have been hanged. CD Projekt Red will make an appearance at PAX East next […]

  • Hyrule Warriors Boss Pack DLC contains unlockable character – potential spoilers

    While you already know the next DLC for Hyrule Warriors will allow you to play as the gigantic beast Ganon, there’s a rather humorous unlockable character contained in it as well. Potential spoilers follow below. When the DLC arrived in Japan February 26, YouTuber moccos-tan IsedelicaAs posted a video of the unlockable character, which is […]

  • Star Trek Online players gather on Vulcan to pay respects to Leonard Nimoy

    Star Trek Online players paid tribute to Leonard Nimoy yesterday by gathering around a fountain on Vulcan, the home planet of Spock in the Star Trek series. According to a post by barnacle999 on reddit, when he logged into the MMO “there were around 20 full instances and several partial,” culminating in around 1000 players […]

  • Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin gameplay video shows invasion of The Forlorn

    A new Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin gameplay video has been released, and provides the viewer with a look at the NPC invader system. Watch below as The Forlorn hunts down the player through the game with “with deadly skill and tenacity.” He even teams up with other enemies, making your fight […]

  • Visual upgrade for Wasteland 2, improved modding tools in the works

    A visual upgrade and improved mod tools are in the works for Wasteland 2, according to a blog post from inXile Entertainment. The upgrades will come about as the game’s codebase is migrated from Unity 4.5 to Unity 5. “A major benefit of moving to Unity 5 is that 5 will include many of the […]

  • Battlefield Hardline brings “Hollywood crime drama” to single-player campaign

    In the fifth developer diary for Battlefield Hardline, the team discusses how it’s bringing “Hollywood crime drama” to the shooter’s single-player campaign. The video was released a couple of days ago, so apologies are in order if this has been posted already, but I promise I searched the site and never found it. Visceral Games […]

  • Masquerada: Songs and Shadows is a pause for tactics isometric RPG coming in 2016

    Masquerada: Songs and Shadows is a 2.5D isometric RPG, built in the vein of Baldur’s Gate and Dragon Age in the works at Withing Hour Studios. The game allows the player to pause combat to plan party tactics. “Set in the Venetian-inspired fantasy city of Ombre where rare masks are the key to casting magic, […]

  • Underworld Ascendant surpasses Kickstarter goal

    Underworld Ascendant which was launched on Kickstarter earlier this month, has met its  $600,000 funding goal. With six days left 10,786 backers pledged $610,541 In light of being funded, the team has also switched up the stretch goals as bit, as you can see in the image below. The studio, OtherSide Entertainment, is fronted by Paul Neurath, […]

  • Latest Evolve patch fixes progress and save game data loss on Xbox One

    A patch for Evolve has been released on Xbox One which fixes lost progress and save game data users had reported. The patch also fixes an issue with shadows and flashlight, makes incremental improvements to matchmaking, invites, and rejoining, and there were progressions balance changes. “The issue with lost progress and saved games was mostly […]

  • Online servers for Ridge Racer Unbounded shut down in Europe

    Online functionality for Ridge Racer Unbounded is no longer available, Namco Bandai Europe has announced. Solo mode and the track editor are still playable, minus the sharing options. Ridge Racer Unbounded was released on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in March 2013. Thanks, MCV.

  • OlliOlli will be a cross-buy title on 3DS and Wii U

    Curve Digital has announced OlliOlli will be a cross-buy title when it releases on 3DS and Wii U. The Roll7 title will be the first third-party title to offer the functionality on the systems. OllliOlli will be released on the eShop March 5 The game launches on Nintendo’s eShop on March 5th, followed by Xbox […]

  • Darkbeast electrifies latest Bloodborne video

    The latest Bloodborne video shows off another monster in the game. This one is Darkbeast and he’s full of electricity. The video is the last of IGN’s month-long coverage of the title.

  • Future Assassin’s Creed games will have greater focus on modern timeline

    Ubisoft plans to focus more on modern timelines in future Assassin’s Creed games, the company suggested during its latest community livestream. During the Twitch stream, one of the lead writers for the Assassin’s Creed series, Darby McDevitt, said the modern timeline for Brotherhood’s town of Monteriggioni could inspire future development. “That only came about because […]

  • Fruit Ninja Kinect 2 is coming to Xbox One next month

    Halfbrick has announced Fruit Ninja Kinect 2 for Xbox One will release next month. The mobile title made its way onto Xbox 360 garnering 1 million downloads as of March 2012. It has a new multiplayer mode for up to four players with Battle and Party modes along with a new progression system. An announcement […]

  • New GTA 5 PC screens – shit the bed!

    Rockstar has pumped out 15 new screens for the PC version of Grand Theft Auto 5. Don’t touch them, because they’re electric. And if you touch them, you’ll get shocked. The PC version of GTA 5 has been delayed until April 14, which both sucks and blows. BUT! There’s a new trailer coming between now […]

  • Sony Japan accidentally erases 20th Anniversary PS4 contest entries

    Sony Japan has accidentally erased all information obtained from PlayStation owners who entered to win a 20th Anniversary PlayStation 4. Those who purchased PlayStation 3, PS4, Vita or Vita TV between December 4 – January 15 were handed a calendar with a code which entered them into the contest. Somehow, all data collected from the […]

  • Hearthstone datamine suggests Blackrock Mountain expansion on the way

    Hearthstone’s next update may be based on World of Warcraft’s Molten Core raid, if datamined information posted on Hearthpwn is spot-on. According to files mined from the latest patch, three new cosmetic card backs are on the way, one of which is called Molten Core. The data suggests that pre-ordering the Blackrock Mountain expansion will […]

  • Using Battlefield Hardline single-player gadgets increases your metagame rewards

    Gadgets contained in Battlefield Hardline’s campaign mode have been detailed, and each provides the player with various ways in which to solve crimes. According to design director Scott Warner, one way to “diffuse” a conflict when confronted with criminal activity is to flash your badge and ordering the criminal to freeze. Putting your gun on […]

  • Mortal Kombat X video is all about story mode, new characters

    After promising a new Mortal Kombat X reveal “soon”, NetherRealm Studios has made good on said promise by releasing the story trailer. The video shows parts of the story mode featuring Mileena, which takes place 25 years after the events of 2011′s Mortal Kombat. Outworld has become a larger threat and new fighters joining the […]

  • Destiny’s shotgun and pulse rifle buffs mean it’s time to rethink your load-out

    Destiny’s most-ignored weapons got major boosts this week. It’s time to start thinking about how to work them into your set-up. Even if you’re used to using scout rifles and sniper rifles as a general loud-out (neither class was touched by 1.1.1), the buffs to pulse rifles and shotguns should make you rethink your contextual […]

  • Battlefield Bad Company 2: five years later, what did it do so right?

    It’s been five years since the release of Battlefield Bad Company 2. What did the much-loved entry in the franchise do for the Battlefield series? Westie’s played Battlefield Bad Company 2 for over 1,260 hours on PS3 and PC. That’s dedication. In his latest video he discusses the stand out moments from a FPS classic, […]

  • War is hell in this Zombie Army Trilogy gameplay trailer

    Here’s five minutes of headshots, shambling zombies and an undead Hitler from Rebellion’s upcoming Zombie Army Trilogy. The Sniper Elite spin-off arrives on PS4, PC and Xbox One March 6 and includes three games (obviously) and a new Horde mode.

  • Titan Souls releases on PS4, Vita, PC on April 14

    Ace indie giant-slayer Titan Souls will be released on PS4, Vita and PC on April 14. Publisher Devolver confirmed the date to Eurogamer. Those of us in Europe will have to wait until a day later for release. Titan Souls is a tough-as-nails indie game where you have one life to slay a giant enemy. […]