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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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+ YJDO on August 31st, 2009 at 6:20 pm said:

I missed like 20 hearth beats there.
WOW!

Not only this is awesome for GoW fans its also great marketing for GoWIII cause if people complained they never played the previous games cause they were on the PS2 well now they can just get this for an awesome price :)


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+ flowerviolence on August 31st, 2009 at 6:23 pm said:

Hey sony, please make these into collections:
ICO & SotC
Metal Gear Solid 2 & 3
Jak & Daxter
Sly Cooper


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+ remanutd5 on August 31st, 2009 at 6:33 pm said:

now sony you need to announce Heavenly Sword 2 and i will be in Hack and Slash heaven lol


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+ djchayan on August 31st, 2009 at 6:35 pm said:

OMFG!! OMFG!! I have both games but will def. get this one!! thanks SONY!!


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+ swissmr on August 31st, 2009 at 6:38 pm said:

shaodw of colasess…or however you spell it needs to be re-released.


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+ rafifan on August 31st, 2009 at 6:38 pm said:

Awesome news!!! What would be ideal is if they package a collectors edition of GOW III with this bluray disc compilation!


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+ Jetblack on August 31st, 2009 at 6:39 pm said:

DO THIS FOR ALL THE HITS, SONY!
Here’s my wallet! TAKE IT! IT’S YOURS LOL


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+ daniel1908 on August 31st, 2009 at 6:41 pm said:

“There will be chaos…”


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+ CRAIG19C on August 31st, 2009 at 6:47 pm said:

Incredible! Awesome news. Thanks guys!

I like this in particular:

“The fans spoke and we listened.”

Very cool. ;)


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+ Pete2577 on August 31st, 2009 at 6:50 pm said:

cool ….. so i dont need my god of war II ps2 version anymore


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+ ADR143 on August 31st, 2009 at 6:53 pm said:

im dreaming! omg cant w8!


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+ DEJAVU_323 on August 31st, 2009 at 6:57 pm said:

WOW …..SOLD…


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+ radiantshadow92 on August 31st, 2009 at 6:57 pm said:

you got my buy ^_^


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+ Drackir on August 31st, 2009 at 7:02 pm said:

Awesome. And trophies for PS2 games too. Has that been done before?


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+ MannyCalvo on August 31st, 2009 at 7:09 pm said:

If the response you’ve gotten for this post doesn’t say how incredibly this news it. I don’t know what will. Sony is seriously listening to fans that speak out. Because of the fans PS3 is coming back and will be kicking ass this holidays season. Thank you Sony ! !


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+ mixedkidbx on August 31st, 2009 at 7:10 pm said:

its really nice to see a Developer listening to what the fans want and giving it to them. Other Devs need to take a page off your books.

Good job guys and i will def be picking this up as i never did get around to playing part 2. thank you for the chance to be able to replay these games on my ps3 and the added trophy support.

Keep up the excellent work guys!!


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+ Dantai12 on August 31st, 2009 at 7:14 pm said:

As AWESOME as this may be!

1.)How come the games aren’t in full 1080p HD, the PS3 has to be more than capable to handle that.
and
2.) Include Chain of Olympus with it PLEASEEEEE!!!


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+ Darnell0216 on August 31st, 2009 at 7:15 pm said:

*must save for compilation. must save for compilation.* What was I saying?


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+ Dantai12 on August 31st, 2009 at 7:17 pm said:

Yeah other BLU-RAY collections would be great too!
ICO and SOTC would be amazing!
How about all PS2 Platformers…
like Ratchet and Clank Collection
Jak and Daxter Collection
Sly Cooper Collection.
Metal Gear Solid Collection, but with the GaameCube remake of MGS1 !!
PS: Include the PSP games here too!!!


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+ nYcFrEeWiLL82 on August 31st, 2009 at 7:17 pm said:

ok..im HOPING to the GOD of Gods..that the GoD of WaR CoLLecTioN..is ONLY those two..and that there will be a BETTER EDITION towards the GOD OF WAR 3…Seriously ..I and EVERY GoD oF WaR FaN would XPECT BETTER..like a FIGURINE..COMIC BOOK and a HOME SPACE!!!!!!..RIGHT FANS?!!! HOLLER IF U HERE ME!!!! :p


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+ norm01 on August 31st, 2009 at 7:30 pm said:

Sweet. I might pick this up since I never finished GOW2. And, thanks for keeping the price reasonable AND adding trophies. I think this type of HD upgrading should be done to other PS2 series as well… I’d love me a Metal Gear Solid 1, 2, & 3 version of this.


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+ Darkpen on August 31st, 2009 at 7:57 pm said:

Whaaaaaat?? No way! Completely came out of left field. Sounds awesome!

Now I’m glad I held off on buying the God of War games :D This is awesome. Square-Enix and Konami take note! This is how you do a rerelease :D

(MGS3 and FFXII in HD plz)

Wow.

I’m so picking this up, though! :D


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+ Comando148 on August 31st, 2009 at 7:59 pm said:

I got a good felling about this. I personaly think that the price should be $30 instead of $40 because they are old PS2 titles but it does come with two great games with better graphics. Plus it comes with trophies!!! That’s realy exciting! It’s kind of hard to complain. I’m looking toward to this. Thanks for the great news.


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+ ski_bumm on August 31st, 2009 at 8:19 pm said:

Great news!
Of course, I recently bought God of War II for $25. However, I’m happy to support this $40 purchase, largely for the new trophies. :)
And to support Sony for such a wicked idea! In the end, it’ll be as if I’d paid single game price (~$60) for two classic games I wanted to play anyways.


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+ CloudStorm87 on August 31st, 2009 at 8:55 pm said:

I’d frickin go MAD with excitement if Sony announces a remastered Ico/Shadow of The Colossus collector’s edition on one Blu-ray disc with HD graphics, 60fps and trophy support before the release of The Last Guardian. I’d honestly go mad, happily.

Please Sony, is it too much to ask? :P


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+ thegriefer on August 31st, 2009 at 9:09 pm said:

BADASS!!!


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+ MR-E-PLAYER on August 31st, 2009 at 9:14 pm said:

This is awesome please please please
do this with other ps2 games like shadow of the colossus and KINGDOM HEARTS 1&2
I WILL LOVE YOU 4-EVER


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+ burnsideking24 on August 31st, 2009 at 9:44 pm said:

this is cool. now i can see wats so good about GoW and GoW2 and i wouldnt need my PS2 =D


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+ milomonster2001 on August 31st, 2009 at 9:48 pm said:

YES! Amazing, thank you so much sony. Hopefully this starts a new trend. I really hope they do this with the Metal Gear series, but this is awesome!


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+ tony_motta on August 31st, 2009 at 9:56 pm said:

nothing can be said except Thank You! (this was posted from my 60 gig PS3)


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+ Excalibur-king on August 31st, 2009 at 10:09 pm said:

WOW thank you so much Sony.

1st day from me even though i already have both games, they are very much worth the replay until Gow3.


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+ crak-a-lak on August 31st, 2009 at 10:34 pm said:

I HOPE THEY DO THIS FOR ALOT OF PS1 & PS2 CLASSICS. IM VERY EXCITED FOR THIS. I WOULD LOVE 2 SEE SOCOM II HD. TO MANY THINGS R WRONG WITH CONFRONTATION.


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+ Earth_Crisis on August 31st, 2009 at 10:37 pm said:

I was hoping for this to be bundled with a collector’s edition :(


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+ jasopan_ on August 31st, 2009 at 10:47 pm said:

Now THIS is what ALL developers do, listen to their god damn fans!

DAY ONE BABY


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+ Heavenly_king on August 31st, 2009 at 10:51 pm said:

OMG!!!This is freaking AWESOME!!!


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+ jrlh75 on August 31st, 2009 at 11:07 pm said:

I love Sony. And bacon.


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+ EDD_9012 on August 31st, 2009 at 11:36 pm said:

EPIC JUST MOTHAFKN EPIC!!!!

…Trophy support!!! FTW


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+ jryi on August 31st, 2009 at 11:41 pm said:

This is just too good to be true! I think that the first God of War is simply the most flawless game ever made, and I bought the second game too, but never had time to play it. This is pretty close to being the best news all year.

Only thing better would be similar kind of Ratchet & Clank collection. But this is positively awesome!


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+ skyofdreams on August 31st, 2009 at 11:49 pm said:

I love you Sony.


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+ Shadow_Snake on August 31st, 2009 at 11:50 pm said:

Is this going to Europe?


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+ xJordanatorx on September 1st, 2009 at 12:15 am said:

Cant wait to get this! Especially with added trophies!

Also, We want Ico and Shadow of the Colossus BD Disc Compilation!


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+ taebo68123 on September 1st, 2009 at 12:59 am said:

Gooodddddddddddddddddddd


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+ DominicanNinja on September 1st, 2009 at 1:44 am said:

thank you sony gods


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+ NOTTULYS on September 1st, 2009 at 2:00 am said:

What a Christmas this shall be….


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+ MIXOIDS on September 1st, 2009 at 2:22 am said:

Please Please Please Re-Release ICO and Shadow of the Colossus on Blu-ray.


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+ anticulture on September 1st, 2009 at 3:23 am said:

Very cool.

So when can we expect a Team Ico disc with ICO and Shadow of the Colossus in native 720p with high-resolution textures? :D

P.S. I will pay $60 for an HD Team Ico collection.


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+ Wuggyboobeaufuf on September 1st, 2009 at 3:38 am said:

@615 “Sony is seriously listening to fans that speak out.”

Are you kidding me?

Are you mentally retarded?

If Sony were *actually* listening to fans, they wouldn’t have taken out BC and resell our games to us for an inflated price.

This is a sham and Sony should be ASHAMED!


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+ luniac on September 1st, 2009 at 4:09 am said:

says ‘remastering’ and ‘port’ so I’m a bit confused … does that mean changing the rendering engine to render in HD res or GS emulation which the PS3 hardware upscales and slaps a bit of AA on top of it (ala original BC solutions)? hoping the former – especially if they’re are adding trophies and funding a great dev team for it – because if there’s an new rendering engine for PS2 games to run on PS3 … that would mean … Sony has the technology…? :o

*crosses fingers for a ICO and SoTC Collection when The Last Guardian comes out*

:D


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+ lonewolf1994 on September 1st, 2009 at 4:20 am said:

waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo


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+ spideyal on September 1st, 2009 at 4:28 am said:

Wow, I’m a bit late to the party, but damn am I ever glad to find this out.

Two remastered games that are treated like a full PS3 game for 39.99? You can count me in.

I hope other game developers whose games got tons of attention (*cough* FFVII *cough*) as well, decide to follow in the brilliant footsteps of these men.


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