We'll maybe see God of War III ship with "a certain amount" of challenges, with a "download pack out" with more in later on. Asmussen says "all the new mechanics" allow variety in trials.
"So, maybe you'll see the game ship with a certain amount of challenges on it, then later on, we might put a download pack out with new challenges. It's a good way to keep the series going," producer Asmussen told .
"We have different enemy types to work with, and the enemies do a lot of different things. Challenges are usually based off mechanics that are built in the game, so all the new mechanics will allow us to do different challenges."
"For example, now that you have creatures you can ride, maybe we'll put in a challenge where in a certain amount of time you have to get on a Cyclops and kill a certain number of enemies in a certain amount of time," he said.
"Or, maybe you have to use the Cyclops to get through a certain type of hazard or area or something like that." Whatever the case, the development team hasn't even begun working on the challenge rooms yet. It's something they "usually do really late in development".
Another recent game that's been good for spilling out more challenges would be Rocksteady's Batman: Arkham Asylum, but they went a step further and offered them up for free.
"There are some ideas in people's heads and other ideas on paper. It'll be interesting to see what we come up with in the next two months," added Asmussen. A demo for God of War III is releasing in Japan this winter, and if you bought inFamous you get it 'day one'.
Are you a God of War fan? Do you enjoy the Kratos' challenge rooms?