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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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+ lowrider007 on September 1st, 2009 at 4:44 am said:

EUROPE ?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

Any info please ?


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+ KnightRid on September 1st, 2009 at 4:55 am said:

NOW the question is – will these be included in a collector’s edition of GOW III ?

If there is no answer from Sony, then I personally will wait for GOW III before buying this separate! I dont want to buy it this year, then have the collector’s edition include it and have wasted that money!

PLEASE let us know Sony!!

Also – we should be able to trade our PS2 versions for at least a 50% discount on the PS3 version ;) Would seem fair since YOU made the PS3 non backwards compatible when it could be, even with the slim version :p


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+ Crazyhands911 on September 1st, 2009 at 5:17 am said:

Yeah this is nice. But if they really wanted to do this right, they would have included the PSP title “Chains of Olympus.” I would love to play that, but I’m not going to buy a PSP just to play that game. They need to put that out so the console owners can play it as well.


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+ Robert-Ninja on September 1st, 2009 at 5:18 am said:

A game that actually uses more of the massive amount of space on a blu-ray disc. This concept should be applied to more DVDs and games alike.


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+ malachi77 on September 1st, 2009 at 6:20 am said:

What about chains of olympus on the collection?


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+ LTH-Scarecrow on September 1st, 2009 at 6:34 am said:

Team ICO games and Metal Gear Series please.

Or a touch of Silent Hill….


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+ DominicanNinja on September 1st, 2009 at 6:43 am said:

i hope they add some extra stuff like new areas. that would be cool


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+ KillerKahuna on September 1st, 2009 at 6:49 am said:

I could jump off a building because of my happiness right now. With a bungee cord ofcourse :P

Seriously, please tell me this is coming to Europe too.
This will be a great addition to the PS3 line-up and to my collection.

I can’t wait to take this baby for a spin :D

And yay for trophies :D Man o man, so excited


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+ RAVcorp on September 1st, 2009 at 7:22 am said:

Good news !!!
God of War Collection could be available in Europe ?
If yes, it will be released these holidays ?

How many languages are dubbed ?

best regards :)


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+ Marzeth on September 1st, 2009 at 7:25 am said:

I’m fetching this for sure! Going for Platinums!


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+ mosset on September 1st, 2009 at 8:26 am said:

This is a for sure pre-order….. Plus trophies


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+ mushroomhead_bg on September 1st, 2009 at 8:28 am said:

This is awesome,awesome,AWESOME news…
But what about the euro version ?Date?Will it be at the same time like the US one???Please Sony tell us…


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+ KarasuRiderGT on September 1st, 2009 at 9:01 am said:

This gives me the chance to play the first two games before the third one comes out. Great job! It would of been nice if Konami did this with the Metal Gear Solid series but on blu-ray. Just wishful thinking. :)


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+ ApostolisV on September 1st, 2009 at 9:10 am said:

why dont they put those 2 games with the GOD OF WAR 3 GAME all Together>?????? damn marketing plans to get some more $$$ from gamers!


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+ S1lens3 on September 1st, 2009 at 9:29 am said:

Epic win Sony, this is a must buy in my holiday list.


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+ S1lens3 on September 1st, 2009 at 9:30 am said:

Epic win Sony! This is a must buy in my holiday list.


667

+ explosive78 on September 1st, 2009 at 9:55 am said:

make a dynamic theme with rolling clouds and thunder in the background for god of war.


668

+ EliteF50 on September 1st, 2009 at 10:11 am said:

Great decision, Sony! I can’t wait to buy this. :)


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+ dinkin-flicka on September 1st, 2009 at 10:27 am said:

@664 Who says they still can’t do this with a Collector’s Edition? GOW III is still many months away (March 2010). Some of us would be happy to get these remakes earlier to play during the Holidays, before GOW III releases.


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+ mgsfoxhound2 on September 1st, 2009 at 10:39 am said:

Not to big on the god of war series but i loved that u remastered the games and trophies!! Could u possibly bring this to other game series like Red Faction or metal gear solid. thanks Acclaim and Sony


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+ Miketheking75 on September 1st, 2009 at 10:43 am said:

I hop others games do the same


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+ Valo_Zombie on September 1st, 2009 at 11:18 am said:

Next possibly Ratchet and Clank, Sly Cooper, and/or Jak :) *Fingers Crossed!*

This news is way to awesome!


673

+ CherylRose on September 1st, 2009 at 11:18 am said:

why not put the psp version in the bundle too? :( seems incomplete without it


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+ MakaiOokami on September 1st, 2009 at 12:01 pm said:

1 word.

Nerdgasm!


675

+ Q8-GAMER on September 1st, 2009 at 12:09 pm said:

i love u sony


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+ janebo on September 1st, 2009 at 12:51 pm said:

Cool! I want one!


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+ theofficeman on September 1st, 2009 at 2:21 pm said:

wow
this is probably the greatest idea in the history of ever.
*cough*metal gear solid*cough*


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+ KainDrake on September 1st, 2009 at 2:23 pm said:

awesome. i might buy it. trophy support is cool; either way it’s manditory now. i also like hd grapichs. my question is, will there be anything new? not necessarily in content but extras or a pre order gift, something like that


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+ Spaletz on September 1st, 2009 at 2:39 pm said:

Alright Sony. Good start. Give me Ico and Shadow of the Collosus HD collection before the last guardian comes out and I will be satisfied completely.


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+ GUNSOFDAPATRIOTS on September 1st, 2009 at 5:10 pm said:

GREAT NEWS.

NOW IF THEY CAN CHANGE THE XMB back to how it was before, my PS3 will be perfect again!!!

Get rid of the grey boxes on the friends list and change the ridiculous font size back to how it was before!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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+ BURN_THE_FLEET on September 1st, 2009 at 5:44 pm said:

Awesome, this is great news. I was going to pick up a refurbished PS2 so I could go back and play these two again before 3 comes out then I see this. Two great games remastered for high def with trophies for $39.99? Good deal.


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+ brijhan0260 on September 1st, 2009 at 7:33 pm said:

OH SICK!!! i was gonna sell my ps2 n all my games cuz i didnt really use it but i didnt wanna let go of GOW 2 but NOW its gonna b on the PLAYSTATION 3!!!!!!! OH YEAH!!! HAPPY DAY!!! :D


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+ yodalicious on September 2nd, 2009 at 9:48 am said:

Been away with work over the last few days and come back to this beautiful news. HD and Trophies. I’m in heaven along with millions of other GoW fans. Day 1 purchase for definite. Looking at the other comments, I agree that Sony should look at their best sellers from previous machines and give us ICO, MGS, DMC etc etc all on Blu-Ray and with Trophies. Riches beyond their wildest dreams. Well done Sony. Give us more. We’re really greedy for stuff like this. Also fix Firmware 3.00.


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+ mntwister on September 2nd, 2009 at 11:18 am said:

Very good move, mine on day 1. Sony, maybe you can start doing this with some of the other best PS1-2 titles, there seems to be a market judging from the responses here. Although I still say it would be nice for you to put out a higher end PS3 model that plays all PS1-2 games like the first PS3 models did (which I own). There is a huge market and I know of many people who would buy that model because they have no more room on their video equipment to have another game system. This is the #1 complaint I have heard about the PS3, former PS2 owners not being able to select a model that plays their collection of PS2 games.


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+ MrTalKaLot03 on September 2nd, 2009 at 11:57 am said:

Great But Still want my Play Sation 3 to play PS2 games


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+ godofwar312 on September 2nd, 2009 at 2:01 pm said:

OMG!!! This is why i love Sony.
you have no idea how much i LOVE God of War. i nearly fell of my seat when i read this. i bought a ps3 and almost cried when i couldn’t play the first two GOW’s on it. now this just makes me love you guys even more. God of War I,II and soon III, are no lie the #1 favorite games!!! THANK YOU!!!


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+ KillerKahuna on September 2nd, 2009 at 2:02 pm said:

GREAT GREAT, no EUROPEAN RELEASE

extreme phail ! why o why skip Europe once more.

Why tell us the EU has grown etc. etc. during gamescom to smack us later with not releasing a EU version of this.

Source: http://www.vg247.com/2009/09/02/no-god-of-war-remakes-for-europe-in-2009/


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+ Xuvias2 on September 2nd, 2009 at 2:30 pm said:

Ye that sucks hardcore.. but aint ps3 games region free? Time to import :P


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+ Croopnick_PL on September 3rd, 2009 at 2:31 am said:

Sony pleas give me at least ONE ******* reason to not relase it in Europe?
First the horrible FW update, now info that GoWC won’t appear in Europe…
It’s really that hard to give it to the European customers?
I’m starting to think that Sony is just a bunch of i**ots.


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+ videogameman6 on September 3rd, 2009 at 2:37 pm said:

I wanna know when it comes out. Cause I will buy it first day.


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+ whitebutmexican on September 5th, 2009 at 1:05 am said:

WOW this is great!!!!!!
sony should start doing this most often, u already know most of us want Ico and Shodow of the Colossus.To top it off though sony should release the Ratchet and Clank series on blu-ray.


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+ nfinn on September 5th, 2009 at 12:17 pm said:

I like what Sony’s doing here. Plus i cant believe there’s gonna be trophies for a ps2 game. I cant wait ,I’m going to be picking this up . I hope they do this with other Ps2 games . I know i will re buy them , just for the trophy support. Keep them coming Sony


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+ HitokiriKamina on September 5th, 2009 at 3:06 pm said:

I heard a rumor from Playstation the Offical Magazine that this was going to happen but it would be apart of GOW III CE. Hell I think that this is even better selling GOW I and II by themselves and at $40 too! Buying this day 1 absolutely.


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+ Adamian93 on September 5th, 2009 at 4:57 pm said:

I am so going to buy this edition GOD OF WAR OWWWNNNSNSSSS MAN!
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xbox sucks


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+ AgeCaves on September 5th, 2009 at 5:35 pm said:

DUDE, I would Love a Jak And Daxtr Collection, I’d Play Them again in Order. Jak II was so Ace, It was the Hardest Though. I’m definetly gonna get the God of war collection, Maybe when God of war III Comes out, They Can sell them as a Trilogy Pack.


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+ mreiner on September 5th, 2009 at 7:03 pm said:

Wow this is great!!!
I’ve been wanting to buy both games for a while now and this finally gives me a reason to!!!


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+ maycokidd on September 5th, 2009 at 7:30 pm said:

This is very good news i was about to get a ps2 just so i could play GOD OF WAR ,1&2 problem solve thanks sony. Keep them coming ya should remake all the ps2 metal gears that would great.


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+ DBARCELONA on September 6th, 2009 at 12:01 am said:

This again shows how much they support the Psn community and even though they took away backwards compatibility from the new slim models they are making up for it.


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+ The-Big-Boss-83 on September 6th, 2009 at 7:48 am said:

Is not good for me 1280 x 720 :(
I will like to see in 1080P :)

Para mi no se ve bien en 1280 x 720 :(
yo lo compraría si fuese de 1080P :)


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+ mops_beyond on September 6th, 2009 at 9:37 am said:

If this is a sign of things to come, I hope and pray that ICO and Shadow of the Colossus are given the same treatment… could you imagine seeing those games in HD running at 60 fps?!?!?! If Sony can’t give us backwards compatibility then I will certainly take this fan service!! Heck this is better anyway


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