Last Friday, SCEA shocked a lot of people when they confirmed their 2009 line up, including titles like MAG and God of War III, two titles enthusiasts have heard very little about. Earlier today, however, Sony sent out a new press release in regards to it's annual retailer and publisher Destination PlayStation conference that contradicts that statement. Though it mainly concerned new software and hardware bundle news for the PSP, it did briefly mention the same '2009 line up' mentioned in it's previous press release.
"SCEA also previewed its deepest and broadest content line up for the PS3 system, including groundbreaking exclusives such as Killzone® 2, inFamous, MLB®’09: The Show™, MAG, UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves and God of War® III to hit throughout the fiscal year."
Notice this time, though, they explicitly mention the FISCAL year. The 2009 fiscal year runs from April 2009 to March 2010, which means that 2009 line up may not actually hit in 2009. This is looking especially true for God of War III, which has a franchise history of releasing in March.
We've contacted Sony since for clarification.