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Mysterious figure appears on God of War “Spartans Stand Tall” site

Thursday, 29th April 2010 04:16 GMT By Nathan Grayson

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Kratos’ genocide of the Greek pantheon may have come to its debatably satisfying conclusion, but his franchise is far from six feet under. If you’d like proof, check out God of War bonus site “Spartans Stand Tall.”

See that guy there? About thiiis tall? Wearing a toga? Yeah, he’s new.

For those in need of a refresher, Spartans Stand Tall has been keeping track of how many players have hacked and slashed their way to a Platinum Trophy in God of War III without succumbing to frustration and going on a murderous rampage of their own.

Right now, the site’s meter is 3/4 full. It’s assumed, then, that Sony Santa Monica plans on revealing something suitably epic once players top off the meter. Our best guess? DLC. But maybe not, since the game’s apparently locked up so tight that cracking it open is actually the plot of the next Ocean’s movie.

Unless everyone in the world stops playing God of War III right this second, though, we should find out what Sony Santa Monica’s got cooking soon enough. In the meantime, though, speculate away!

Thanks, Joystiq.

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12 Comments

  1. DeVitowned

    Not to fuel your ego, Nathan, but your articles are quite enjoyable to read. I enjoy your use of wit while keeping things informative.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Erthazus

    My guess is:

    A young Kratos

    Orrrr…

    his brother

    #2 4 years ago
  3. mington

    The two God of war 3 endings we didn’t get…and would’ve been much better:

    SA: What David Jaffe talked about doing was — and I’m not sure how it would happen — basically, you destroy Greek mythology and then Norse mythology is right around the corner. That’s the next thing that Kratos would go after. It becomes clear at the end that he’s going to become this harbinger of death across different mythologies in the world and maybe carry the series on from there.

    Cory Barlog talked about Kratos becoming Death. He pretty much becomes the Grim Reaper at the end of the game and his blades become sickles. They’re both incredibly good ideas, but you need a director to be passionate about the story and understand it intimately. If I had used Dave or Cory’s idea, I wouldn’t have been as passionate about it.

    http://www.gamepro.com/article/features/214995/stig-asmussen-reveals-alternate-god-of-war-3-endings/

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Gekidami

    A prequel imo.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. mington

    David Jaffe twitter reaction:

    http://kotaku.com/5526898/god-of-war-creators-had-different-ideas-on-trilogys-ending-%5Bupdate%5D

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Nathan Grayson

    Tae Kim over at GamePro speculates that it’s about the son of [SPOILER] Aphrodite and Kratos [SPOILER]. I think that’d be pretty cool. It’d stop me from completely hating GOW III’s story, anyway.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. mington

    anyone could be that kids father ;)

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Gekidami

    Nah, its a prequel. Much like in GoW2 in regards to Chains Of Olympus (mainly the conversation between Kratos and Atlas) there are hints in GoW3; Like Poseidon saying that he was going to avenge Atlantis by killing Kratos and some of the voices from the past you can hear near the end are stuff we’ve yet to come across in any of the games.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. The Hindle

    Will it be the new Ready at Dawn developed game then? Santa Monica have said they wont be doing any more Gow games for a while. They still need to do his brothers story as well that was set up through out the games.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. freedoms_stain

    With Kratos and the Greek Gods gone they could keep the series going by moving on to the Roman pantheon.

    The Romans believed themselves decended from Aeneas (supposed founder of Rome) who had been a Trojan hero during the 10 years war and son of Aphrodite.

    There’s a link…

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Gheritt White

    The Roman pantheon *is* the Greek pantheon – same relationships, same stories – just with the gods’ names changed. Also, the Aeneid is boring and turgid, whereas the Odyssey is chock full of excitement and thrills.

    If Kratos were to go anywhere, it should be to the Ancient Egyptian pantheon, which was still current at the time of the Greeks and the Romans, albeit in a slightly more Hellenised form for the latter.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. freedoms_stain

    David Gemmell took the story of Aeneas and made it pretty awesome tbh.

    Anyhow, it’s fiction, the Roman pantheon could be designed as successors. It’s an idea.

    #12 4 years ago

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