Do not ask how it happened, but for some reason, this news — which seems to have broken in late October — never ever reached our ears, and this pains us. In true “better late than never” fashion, here’s the good news for those of you who also have yet to hear.
On the Playstation blog, Product Marketing Manager of SCEA, Anthony Caiazzo, announced that the realms of video games and movies would finally cross paths in a fashion that did not involve one of them making a terrible adaptation of the other or vice-versa. The big reveal was that when Neil Blomkamp‘s ultra-popular science fiction drama District 9 was released, a playable demo for God of War III would be included exclusively on the Blu-ray edition of the film.
Not that anyone needed more of a reason to go out and buy District 9, but rabid fans of the God of War series will certainly be even more inclined to rush out and buy it now. Hell, it wouldn’t be at all shocking if some who have never even heard of District 9 pick up the movie just for the demo — some of those gamers are unstoppable like that. Fans do have the option of buying the God of War Collection, which came out this week and offers the first two games remastered in high definition, and will also include the demo, but for those who already own the first two and don’t want to re-buy, this is a great option.
When video game fans wait as long as they do for some games, the demo becomes one of the most exciting things that can be released. Because of this, you could be looking at the popular new marketing option of the future. If you told me that a playable demo for Hitman 5 was going to be included in some new super special “Shirtless Boys” edition of Twilight, you bet your ass I’ll be in line before every single weeping teenage girl is even dropped off by their mothers. And if I’m not, then I would use my much larger stature to bull-rush the line and wreak some good ol’ fashioned havoc.
District 9 was originally set for release on December 29, but it has been moved up into Christmas range for a December 22 release date. The God of War III demo will also be included in the new
What do you guys think; is this an idea that you can embrace?