God of War III Director on Competition

January 26, 2010 Written by Zak Islam

God Of War III‘s game director Stig Asmussen has spoken about the potential competition for Kratos. The director of the hotly anticipated exclusive also comments on various games including Dante’s Inferno and Bayonetta.

In an interview in the latest issue of PLAY Magazine, God Of War III’s game director Stig Asmussen talks about potential competition:

We always look at the Devil May Cry games or Bayonetta, which is a great game, and Ninja Gaiden.

Those games in terms of nuts-and-bolts combat stuff offer a lot of inspiration to us. I just played the demo for Dante’s Inferno and I thought the controls were really tight on it and I thought that was interesting. The Capcom, Devil May Cry games kind of do their own thing and they have their own language and it’s fantastic as I said we’ve learnt a lot from it inspiring us right from the original game. There are other games that seem to be drawing inspiration directly from the language that we have built and Dante’s Inferno is doing a really good job at that I think.

The title is aiming towards a 19 March release for the UK, and GameStop has revealed that the exclusive will receive a March 16 US street date release.

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