God of War 3?

“God of War” creator David Jaffe muses on his blog about the possibility of a third game in the series. Here’s the excerpt:

“I CAN tell you that God of War 2 is shaping up very, very nicely. I played a bunch of levels last week and it’s really, really fun. The art and music is much better than the first game and there is some damn fine level design going on in the new game. As Cory and I have said to the press, this is the second act of a bigger story. And when you are making a game, you never really know if the game will turn out good enough to merit another one in the series. But after last week, I can say I am very confident of our chances to be able to complete the GOD OF WAR trilogy. You never know, but that’s me just putting it out there.”

As much as I have enjoyed the “God of War” concept, it will always feel bittersweet. When I reviewed the game, I had mentioned that Kratos has the chance to be the homegrown iconic franchise character that Sony has lacked since the inception of the PlayStation. This isn’t a knock against Jak, Ratchet and Clank and others, but in terms of status, do they measure up to characters like Mario, Link or Sonic. Kratos had the potential to BE that character for Sony, but I can’t shake the feeling that a window of opportunity was missed. This second chapter — and in a way, even the first — come near the tail end of the PS2’s run. If there is a third one, it could most likely be on the PS3, but it would also be the end of the series. So it would seem that this mega-character gets stuck in between system generations, a victim of circumstance. Doesn’t seem fair.