[Rumor] Retailer leaks God of War release: March 22nd

Oct 25, 2017
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(This is basically a post of mine from a different thread about GoW)

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Hey folks! Not quite sure whether to post this or make it a thread, however I just found something very curious today (like, 5 minutes ago even).

My usual online retailer (here in Portugal) just updated (or at least I only noticed it today that is) their God of War release date to March 22nd:


Now, what's interesting about this is that this particular retailer only adds specific dates like that IF they have them. Otherwise, what they'll do is something like this (it says "Spring 2018"):



Or something even more general, more in the lines of an actual placeholder (just "2018"):



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Now, this may likely be a whole lotta nothing, but even if they were doing this based on general rumours they'd just place a "March 2018" date for it. Or even a more general "Spring 2018" like in the RDR2 example. It's odd that they'd specifically use "March 22nd 2018" for it, I've used their site for years now (literally since the PS2 days) and I can't recall a single time they've used a wrong date on purpose (delays and logistical problems have happened of course, but they're the 1st ones to inform their costumers of anything of the sort too), not when they book down a specific day at least.


Could this be an early "leak" of the actual date?


http://www.mega-mania.com.pt/pt/produto/4219-god-of-war-ps (<-- the link for the GoW landing page in the site, if anyone is curious).

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So, what do you guys think? Would a March release be possible?
 
Oct 30, 2017
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Yeah, this date i think is real. Several place where i live start preorder collector edition right now.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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#14
Seems like this would be announced if it were that close, I don't think this is ready yet
A Sony producer told Japanese gaming press, I believe, this week that the release date would be revealed "soon". Also we didn't get God of War 3's release date until January 28th as a PS blog post announcing the release for March 16th so it's plausible.

PSN leaked this date last month too.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Didn't another retailer have it at around that time at one point too? Pretty much everyone already assumes it'll come out in late march.
 
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RocknRola
Oct 25, 2017
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Portugal
#25
I don‘t tbh.

And OP: The PSN had 22nd for a short period.
is the same date that appeared briefly on the PS Store



Could be either another sign at that date...or the retailer just took that after the fact
Ah, I see! I missed this. Hmm, yeah they could possibly just be using this date (as in, they could be assuming that this will be the real date, regardless of it being removed).

Curious. There may be less smoke to this fire than what I had previously assumed!
 
Oct 28, 2017
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Milan, Italy
#30
Damn, same day as Ni no Kuni?
I don't know what to play first, on one hand i preordered NnK, but GoW seems like the kind of story heavy game full of plot twists that gets spoiled early and i want to avoid that.

Decisions decisions
 
Oct 25, 2017
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It also still lists Far Cry 5 as February even though it's been delayed. I hope this date is true but that type of error has me skeptical.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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March always made sense to me, but if it's true, then it begs the question: why hasn't Sony announced the date already? This seems to be one of their biggest titles for 2018, and you would think they'd want to really push the marketing for this one like they did for Uncharted 4 in 2016.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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#38
I'd be surprised if they really are releasing this in March, especially the weekend before this years mlb which is really their only consistent annual franchise they have
 
Oct 29, 2017
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#39
Please God (of war) be true!

But I don't know.. the marketing of this game is very weird and it looks like the game is just announced, not so close to the release...
 
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RocknRola
Oct 25, 2017
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Portugal
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It also still lists Far Cry 5 as February even though it's been delayed. I hope this date is true but that type of error has me skeptical.
Yeah, there is that too. Though, from personal experience in those cases, if we've actually made a pre-ordered they'd already sent an email by this point in time (so at least those that pre-ordered it are aware that it's coming later).
 
Oct 26, 2017
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I suppose it does work in terms of marketing.
Yeah it's why the date seems credible because from a marketing perspective, they could just advertise "Thor's Day, March 22nd". The date is also the anniversary of when the first game launched too.

Again for those saying "if it's March we would of heard something by now..", here's the originally PS blog post from January 28th announcing GOW3 release date.
https://blog.us.playstation.com/201...r-iii-will-be-attacking-stores-on-march-16th/
 
Oct 25, 2017
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#48
Would they really release it so close to Yakuza 6, Far Cry 5, Sea of Thieves and Ni No Kuni 2? (Probably others I’m forgetting too)

I want to believe, I’ve always thought March but it’s so ridiculously packed that I don’t understand why they wouldn’t wait until mid-April which is wide open.