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God of War Collection – Blu-ray Disc Compilation Available This Holiday Season!

Anthony Caiazzo's Avatar + Posted by Anthony Caiazzo on Aug 31, 2009 // Senior Product Marketing Manager, SCEA

The fans spoke and we listened.

For those that recall the God of War survey conducted earlier this year, an overwhelming amount of the community suggested the PlayStation 2 experiences of Kratos be brought forth to the PlayStation 3.

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Thanks to your feedback, we are excited to announce the God of War Collection for this Holiday Season. Now fans and newcomers to the series can experience the epic journey of God of War and God of War II in 720p HD form. Both titles have been remastered with anti-aliased graphics, running at 60 frames per second for a smooth gameplay experience, only on the PS3 system. Additionally, the Blu-ray Disc compilation will bring the PlayStation Network (PSN) trophy support to the franchise for the very first time.

This is your chance to experience God of War is its true form before the chaos of God of War III hits store shelves come March 2010.

Here’s the full press release:

SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA ANNOUNCES
GOD OF WAR® COLLECTION, A NEW COMPILATION OFFERING FOR PLAYSTATION®3
Exclusive God of War® and God of War® II Blu-ray Disc Compilation
Available This Holiday Season

FOSTER CITY, Calif., September 1, 2009 – Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) announced today a new and exclusive PlayStation®3 (PS3™) offering for the critically acclaimed God of War® franchise, God of War® Collection. Scheduled for release this holiday season, God of War Collection will feature reworked versions of both God of War® and God of War® II on a single Blu-ray Disc™ at full 1280 x 720 resolution. Both critically acclaimed games, which were originally developed for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, have been remastered with anti-aliased graphics running at 60 frames per second for a smooth gameplay experience on the PS3 system. Additionally, the Blu-ray Disc compilation will bring PlayStation®Network (PSN) trophy support to the franchise for the first time (included for both games). God of War Collection offers substantial value to PS3 consumers, the compilation of both best-selling games costing just $39.99 MSRP.

Developed by Sony Computer Entertainment, Santa Monica Studio, the God of War series brings epic mythological battles to life with stunning graphics and an elaborate plot that puts Kratos, the triology’s main character, at the center of carnage and destruction as he seeks revenge against the Gods who have betrayed him. God of War® III is scheduled for release exclusively on the PS3 in March 2010.

“We are excited today to announce God of War Collection,” said Scott Rohde, vice president, Worldwide Studios America. “Our fans spoke and we listened; thanks to our partnership with Bluepoint Games, fans and newcomers to the series can experience the epic God of War and God of War II saga in stunning 720p on PS3. This Blu-ray Disc compilation brings Kratos to PS3 even earlier than expected.”

SCEA – God of War®Collection Announced for PS3

God of War Storyline
Set in the dark world of ancient Greek mythology, players take on the role of Kratos, a Spartan warrior. Plagued by the nightmares of his past, the ash covered warrior would do anything to be free of his debt to the Gods and the memories that haunt him. For ten years he has labored for Olympus, now on the verge of losing all hope, the Gods have given him one last task. Destroy Ares, the God of War. Armed with the deadly chained Blades of Chaos, Kratos will have to overcome armies of mythological monsters, legions of undead soldiers, and amazingly dangerous and brutal landscapes.

God of War II Storyline
God of War saw Kratos, a mortal warrior, set upon an epic quest to dethrone a God. But his journey did not end there. In God of War II, Kratos sits atop his Olympus throne, as the new God of War – far more ruthless than Ares ever was. To end his continued torment, Kratos must journey to the far reaches of the earth and defeat untold horrors and alter that which no mortal, or god has ever changed… his fate. God of War II sets an epic stage for a devastating mythological war to end all wars.

Acclaim for the God of War Franchise
God of War releases have set the bar for the action-adventure genre and been acknowledged by some of the videogame industry’s key publications, which include PlayStation: The Official Magazine (Editor’s Choice Award), Game Informer (Action/Adventure Game of the Year and Handheld Game of the Month Award), GamePro (Editor’s Choice Award), Electronic Gaming Monthly (Best PS2 Game), IGN.com (Editor’s Choice Award and Game of the Year Award), and four nominations in the Annual Interactive Achievement Awards, including Overall Game of the Year and Console Game of the Year. The franchise has also been awarded with several honors including several E3 Best of Game Awards (given by several online publications), numerous Game of the Year and Best Action Game Awards (given at Spike TV’s Video Game Awards, Golden Joystick Awards, PSX Extreme Awards and the 3rd Annual G-Phoria Awards, and by PAX, GameZone, GameDaily, GameSpot), to name just a few.
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SCEA – God of War®Collection Announced for PS3

About Bluepoint Games, Inc.
Bluepoint Games, Inc. is a highly experienced team of seasoned gaming industry veterans whose work includes six titles that have sold over a million copies each. Bluepoint Games’ first title, Blast Factor™ (2006), made exclusively for the PlayStation®3 (PS3™) computer entertainment system, was one of the first titles available at the launch of the PlayStation®Store. Located in Austin, Texas, they continue their mission to produce high quality video games with a lasting appeal that are fun to play.
For more information, email info@bluepointgames.com.

About Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc.
Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. continues to redefine the entertainment lifestyle with its PlayStation® and PS one® game console, the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) handheld entertainment system, the ground-breaking PlayStation®3 (PS3™) computer entertainment system and its online and network services PlayStation®Network and PlayStation®Store.
Recognized as the undisputed industry leader, Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. markets the PlayStation family of products and develops, publishes, markets and distributes software for the PS one game console, the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system, PlayStation 3 and the PSP system for the North American market. Based in Foster City, Calif., Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. serves as headquarters for all North American operations and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
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+ RuthlessEd on August 31st, 2009 at 8:32 am said:

Too amazing.


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+ Canuck4Life on August 31st, 2009 at 8:32 am said:

OMG this is going to be amazing!
Thanks Sony!


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+ redbaron788 on August 31st, 2009 at 8:33 am said:

thats awesome! i’m gonna have to rebuy them now


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+ Borkil on August 31st, 2009 at 8:33 am said:

holy **** freakin awesome!!


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+ Malador on August 31st, 2009 at 8:33 am said:

Nice one! Just another game to add to the Christmas wish list.


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+ wing126 on August 31st, 2009 at 8:33 am said:

[DELETED] awesome!!!!
will this be coming to europe?


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+ Tondog on August 31st, 2009 at 8:33 am said:

Really cool! Thanks!


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+ kodoque on August 31st, 2009 at 8:33 am said:

guess i can sell my ps2 versions then.


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+ mafia28 on August 31st, 2009 at 8:33 am said:

JESUS CHRIST, i really thought this would never happen!!!

Its big enough to bring them those games on bluray but to add trophies is like givin us cake and cupcakes.

Thank you Sony!!!!!


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+ InfiniteNine on August 31st, 2009 at 8:34 am said:

Awesome! I guess it’s time for me to try out the series now since I missed out on it for so long. I just wish it was available sooner.


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+ Lobisomem on August 31st, 2009 at 8:34 am said:

Cool


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+ PirateThom on August 31st, 2009 at 8:34 am said:

GOTY.


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+ FFObsessed on August 31st, 2009 at 8:36 am said:

OMG this is incredible! Thank you!


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+ that-acmilan-guy on August 31st, 2009 at 8:36 am said:

hahaha! Awesome! Price?


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+ PirateThom on August 31st, 2009 at 8:37 am said:

As an aside, how about giving Ico and Shadow of the Colossus the same treatment before The Last Guardian? ;)


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+ THE_LIGHT_05 on August 31st, 2009 at 8:37 am said:

OMG OMG OMG OMGEEEEEEEEEEEEE

YESSSSSSSS I LOVE YOUUUUU GUUUYS 4 THIIIIIIIISSSSSS!!!!!!!!


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+ ThreeLeggedFreak on August 31st, 2009 at 8:37 am said:

You go to hell, now I have to buy this instead of getting a CE. GOW III


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+ chubigans on August 31st, 2009 at 8:37 am said:

YEAH WOOOOOOOOO!


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+ FullyShadow on August 31st, 2009 at 8:37 am said:

What a way to start a monday!AND OMFG TROPHY support FOR GOW1 AND 2!! kudos!


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+ Stalker666_ on August 31st, 2009 at 8:37 am said:

Rebuy rebuy rebuy


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+ DonnyG on August 31st, 2009 at 8:37 am said:

well I already have them both but it looks like I’ll have to buy them again. This is awesome.


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+ RuthlessEd on August 31st, 2009 at 8:37 am said:

#13

Read the article.


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+ redtailman on August 31st, 2009 at 8:37 am said:

I can’t believe it, more stuff for me to buy, thanks sony


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+ gor1llap1mp on August 31st, 2009 at 8:38 am said:

Is it too much to ask for a code for Chains of Olympus? Another really cool idea, and I really hope it happens is Kratos as a downloadable character for Soul Caliber IV! Please, Oh Please, Oh Please!


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+ DAS_COOL on August 31st, 2009 at 8:38 am said:

Hell yeah! this is FREAKIN EPIC!!!

Btw, do you think it’s possible to convert/transfer our PS2 data to this compilation? I worked hard for those Challenges and I don’t think I have the patience to do it again >.<


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+ DustMan1565 on August 31st, 2009 at 8:38 am said:

This is so exciting! Day 1 purchase for me.


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+ B1GG1N on August 31st, 2009 at 8:38 am said:

I just recently borrowed and played through both of these for the first time thanks to my fully backwards compatible 60GB PS3. They were a ton of fun, and a collection of the series thus far (with added features too!) will be a welcomed addition to my library.


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+ Raacky on August 31st, 2009 at 8:38 am said:

holy freakin crap this is going to be a hell of a holiday gaming season!!


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+ Boricua187 on August 31st, 2009 at 8:38 am said:

How awesome is this?!? I can’t wait for this, I already have the PS2 versions but I’m still getting the ps3 version because of the graphics upgrade and the trophies :)

Keep em coming SONY… This holiday season is YOURS!!!


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+ slack_1 on August 31st, 2009 at 8:38 am said:

omfg!!!! The Gods have answered my prayers!!! But i will soon kill them all!!!


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+ that-acmilan-guy on August 31st, 2009 at 8:39 am said:

oops sorry, 40$ great!


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+ spatsnaz on August 31st, 2009 at 8:39 am said:

Amazing news. Will get.


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+ RGS-14 on August 31st, 2009 at 8:40 am said:

=)


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+ usermanual on August 31st, 2009 at 8:41 am said:

Remasterd and Trophies, awesome.


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+ fertjuh on August 31st, 2009 at 8:41 am said:

Trophies for an awsome ps2 game Wooot!!


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+ bk7894 on August 31st, 2009 at 8:41 am said:

damnnnnnnnnnn


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+ BlooodyCow on August 31st, 2009 at 8:42 am said:

Please do not wake me up. This is the best dream ever.

Since you guys are doing this for this master piece, can we also have a ICO and SoTC re-release like this also?


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+ LokeSTL on August 31st, 2009 at 8:42 am said:

VERY smart move! Thought this was going to be part of GoW III Collectors Edition. Not complaining, I’d rather see it sold separately than not at all. Hopefully other companies will follow suit with other popular franchises/games. Thank you Sony!


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+ LordDeff07 on August 31st, 2009 at 8:43 am said:

Cool beans!!!

Ok, now all I need is an ICO collection, ZoE collection, MGS collection and I am in heaven. Well done sony, keep em coming. But please, make this available as downloads on the PS store too.


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+ androvsky on August 31st, 2009 at 8:44 am said:

This is great news!

But I must ask: Is this how PS2 games in general are going to be brought to the PS3? Select remakes? If so, what other games can we expect to get this treatment? Just Sony titles, or can we look forward to third-party titles as well? If not, how’s the emulator coming along?

And doesn’t this kinda fly in the face of Koller’s quote about how PS3 owners aren’t interested in PS2 games?


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+ LordDeff07 on August 31st, 2009 at 8:45 am said:

And lets not forget a Jak and Daxter collection. Oh…… the possibilities.


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+ kodoque on August 31st, 2009 at 8:45 am said:

@15
i Second that. remastered ico and shadow of the colossus would be a even greater than this for me.


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+ GibbShift on August 31st, 2009 at 8:45 am said:

60fps? HD? Holy [DELETED], really? Sony’s officially in BEAST mode and I LOVE it.


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+ lcmnick on August 31st, 2009 at 8:45 am said:

Wicked!


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+ Scodo_Thope on August 31st, 2009 at 8:45 am said:

Man I wish I would have waited to buy GOW and GOW II.

I like Trophies and 60 fps :(


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+ mikemill on August 31st, 2009 at 8:46 am said:

This is the coolest crap EVER!!!


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+ Band2eto on August 31st, 2009 at 8:46 am said:

WOW! This is EPIC news!

Great job Sony!

*Give Jack Tretton a raise!* XD


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+ Berae on August 31st, 2009 at 8:47 am said:

@15 PirateThom

very good idea


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+ Captain_Clown on August 31st, 2009 at 8:47 am said:

That’s awesome! I already own both games but I’ll re-buy this for sure. Good move Sony Santa Monica.


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+ Berae on August 31st, 2009 at 8:47 am said:

this is great! can we see a video to see how it looks? :)


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