While God of War 4 doesn't officially exist, a South African retailer has made the game available for pre-order. BT Games estimates the game will be available in February, 2013.
Let me use my video game expertise to "unpack" the two parts of this rumor for you:
- The Release Date: Retailers are not good sources for release dates. They often put in placeholder dates that are basically guesses. Don't set your calendar, yet.
- The Game Itself: I would bet a significant amount of money that this game is in development. I'd even give you odds of 20 to one. While there has been no official announcement mad of the game, composer Timothy Williams listed God of War 4 on his resume. There were also job listings. But the most compelling evidence: You'd have to be freakin' nuts to not be making the sequel in such a successful franchise.
We'll obviously be watching this closely, and we'll let you know when we hear anything.