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

This is not a dream is it?


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+ MadmanEU on August 31st, 2009 at 8:48 am said:

Not that I enjoy complaining about awesome news, because this is almost exactly what we asked for in the first place…

…but would it really have been so hard to port the PSP CoO onto the same disc? Then you’d have the complete God of War collection on one system, for all to enjoy. That much is disappointing, and frankly should have been fairly obvious Sony.


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+ SegaFanac on August 31st, 2009 at 8:49 am said:

This is a very good move by Sony. I hope the disc will be loaded with extras like artwork and other neat stuff. Too bad the PSP Chains of Olympus title won’t be on here…… but I guess I will double dip for this title.

Got God of War, and God of War II earlier this year for PS2 to play on PS3 (60GB owner)And I love them, such great EPIC games!!! It would be nice to compare the graphic differences…. but hopefully Sony is working on firmware for full BC via emulation for all other PS3 models that don’t already support it.

So this blu-ray of EPIC proportions will due until Sony gets the emulator working… Can’t wait to buy!!!


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+ Capt_Mhead on August 31st, 2009 at 8:49 am said:

Awesome! I will definitely be purchasing this. Now do it for Ico and Shadow of the Colossus, too!


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+ slack_1 on August 31st, 2009 at 8:50 am said:

Now just do the same thing with Kingdom Hearts 1&2 and with Shadow of the Colossus and i will be super happy!! Even though im already happy enough.


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+ rickelchilango on August 31st, 2009 at 8:50 am said:

AWESOME!!.. No need for a backwards compatible PS3 any more.. :)


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+ sTaB_u_N_uR_i on August 31st, 2009 at 8:51 am said:

…………………….

*faints*

I wonder tho, will all 3 games have platinums, or will 1 and 2 have trophies but no platinums like psn games?


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+ explosive78 on August 31st, 2009 at 8:51 am said:

FINALLY sony!!!! Your making all the right moves! FINALLY!! Price drop, actually good comercials, now this. Keep it coming.


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+ maddymad on August 31st, 2009 at 8:51 am said:

Oh my god!!!! The best news of the day!
Thanks SONY!


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+ MiChAeL6 on August 31st, 2009 at 8:51 am said:

Great idea


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+ sapient2007 on August 31st, 2009 at 8:51 am said:

awesome .. can’t wait for other games to be remastered.


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+ Careksims on August 31st, 2009 at 8:52 am said:

FULL OF MEGA WIN SONY! Now you need to make a ICO + SOTC Blue-ray disc!


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+ LincolnStein on August 31st, 2009 at 8:52 am said:

this is some of the most amazing news i have heard


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+ joseph2411 on August 31st, 2009 at 8:52 am said:

Am i dreaming? Is true what i just read?
God of War 1 + 2 on Bluray + 720p Remastered graphics + PSN integration = Too awesome!!!


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+ CrayzeeCarl on August 31st, 2009 at 8:53 am said:

OOHHHH SSSSSSSSHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH***********************************TTTTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That’s amazing!!!!!!! :)


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+ NJz-Greatest-420 on August 31st, 2009 at 8:53 am said:

omg someone pinch me i must be dreaming


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+ asop89 on August 31st, 2009 at 8:53 am said:

Wow!!!!! this is amazing news!!!! can’t wait for it!!!! Is this collection a limited edition or it there will be enough copies so we can all get it????

Wow again!!!!!


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+ remanutd5 on August 31st, 2009 at 8:53 am said:

well im HUGE GOW fan and i already own gow1 and 2 just bought the poster in the official website and waiting to see if the blade come down in price to buy it but i think i will preorder it , man GOW 1 AND 2 on blu ray , 720p with trophies support?? im sold !!!!!!


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+ Atomika14 on August 31st, 2009 at 8:53 am said:

This is just another reason I am so loyal to PlayStation… Because you guys listen to what we want and you deliver. Period.


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+ Ghettocarpenter on August 31st, 2009 at 8:54 am said:

WOW


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+ GAT305 on August 31st, 2009 at 8:54 am said:

EFFIN SWEET! Finally there is a GOD! Thank You Guys for listening and giving us something we want! Now while the balls rolling sony hows about that FFVII Remake :) Make it Happen!lol


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+ DANO69 on August 31st, 2009 at 8:54 am said:

BRING BACK B.C. !!!!!!!!


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+ DeathGazer on August 31st, 2009 at 8:54 am said:

This has to be the best announcement ever!

Please do more PS2 classics like this!!


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+ Azerach on August 31st, 2009 at 8:55 am said:

This isn’t even all over my face, this goes way beyond. Love you Sony<33 Next up is Ico and Shadow of the Colossus, right? pretty please :))


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+ SPOOKULA209 on August 31st, 2009 at 8:55 am said:

I already have both games and a 60gb ps3 with BC but I will definately be picking this up. Trophy support? That’s crazy, Sony is not playing around anymore I hope.


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+ lfcjake87 on August 31st, 2009 at 8:55 am said:

Are us Europeans getting this too?


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+ Wuggyboobeaufuf on August 31st, 2009 at 8:55 am said:

How about just re-adding PS2 Backwards compatibility to the PS3 SO WE CAN PLAY GAMES WE ALREADY OWN INSTEAD OF SELLING US THE SAME STUFF OVER AND OVER AGAIN!

What a con.


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+ Spurvugle on August 31st, 2009 at 8:56 am said:

AWESOME!


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+ eisbrecher03 on August 31st, 2009 at 8:56 am said:

Sony, you have just made my day :D


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+ SegaFanac on August 31st, 2009 at 8:56 am said:

Just remembered something… if memory serves me correctly wasn’t God of War and God of War II suppose to be packed with a collector’s edition?

That was something that the survey asked… hopefully this disc will then maybe have a playable demo for God of War III?


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+ Shin-Ra on August 31st, 2009 at 8:57 am said:

Oh. My. God.

Shadow of the Colossus and ICO like this. PLEASE. I would pay £100. And Metal Gear Solid 3.


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+ ASLW on August 31st, 2009 at 8:58 am said:

I played both GOW I and GOW II so i really don’t care. I’m just waiting for GOWIII


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+ GibbShift on August 31st, 2009 at 8:59 am said:

@77

OMG Cry moar, you child. This is awesome. You want BC? Go find a 60GB. Or build a time machine, go back to the launch of 07, then buy one there. Sony took out BC because people like YOU weren’t purchasing PS3 titles. Now you have no choice. So man up and get over it.


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+ Spartancloud on August 31st, 2009 at 8:59 am said:

That’s just to awesome, from now on I’ll gladly take any survey you guys give us (game related) as I know our voice is heard.


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+ thydavidcome on August 31st, 2009 at 8:59 am said:

I didn’t own a ps2 last gen (dreamcast and xbox fanboy)

I played gow chains of Olympus on my PSP, and was blown away. Will pick the God of War collection for sure.


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+ Darkwend on August 31st, 2009 at 8:59 am said:

This is fantastic and totally unexpected. Two games I’ve never gotten the chance to play now with trophy support and a higher resolution and at the price of buying both games combined at most used game stores. You have an instant sale. Thanks!


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+ theBedBurner on August 31st, 2009 at 9:00 am said:

zomg


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+ YeWest_is_da_man on August 31st, 2009 at 9:00 am said:

This is totally awesome Sony! Thank you guys SO much. I really wish that this would be packaged WITH the God of War III game (in a Collector’s Edition), but I understand that it’s probably important from a sales perspective, to get the first two games out, so that people can get involved in the story and get interested more in buying the third game.

Also, if I remember correctly, there were some other choices (we had like three or four votes I think) such as a Soundtrack, book art, figurine, and that sort of stuff. So maybe they are going to include some other stuff into a Collector’s Edition, and that way we get those things and the re-done God of War I and II games.

Oh yeah, not to mention that it’s only $39.99- that’s amazing!


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+ D-Squad3 on August 31st, 2009 at 9:00 am said:

This is freaking tite! I’m totally getting this! Now I’ll have 2 copies of each but this is worth it since it’s on blu ray with trophies!!! And the best part is that it doesn’t have to interfere with the CE of GoW III anymore!


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+ P3RF3CT_GAM3R on August 31st, 2009 at 9:00 am said:

For someone who has never played God of War or God of War II this is an epic deal. $39.99 for two games that were both staples on the PS2… 60FPS … 720P …. Trophy Support ….

WHAT MORE COULD I ASK FOR BESIDES SITTING ON THE F’N THROWN ON MT. OLYMPUS MYSELF ? ? ? ?


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+ susuFOX on August 31st, 2009 at 9:00 am said:

AWESOME!!! where i preorder?


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+ DaveB1980 on August 31st, 2009 at 9:01 am said:

This is great news. I just wish they were including the God of War 3 demo in some shape or form… Preorder incentive, much? :)


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+ StrykerIsland on August 31st, 2009 at 9:01 am said:

Would have bought this if it included the one game in the series I haven’t played, Chains of Olympus.

Still a nice package though, great for folks who missed out on the PS2 era.


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+ zombie9 on August 31st, 2009 at 9:01 am said:

Trophy Suport!! really cool news!

Just hope it’s not $60 :)


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+ foodude on August 31st, 2009 at 9:01 am said:

good job sony!! now bring in ico and shadow of the colossus before the last guardian. its what the fans want!! listen to us again!!


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+ Skynetonline on August 31st, 2009 at 9:01 am said:

This is amazing! Here is my chance getting into the series. Trophies too, im so sold! LOL :)


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+ Gr00v3r06 on August 31st, 2009 at 9:02 am said:

Sold. Thanks for listening Sony.


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+ ShadowOfEden on August 31st, 2009 at 9:03 am said:

Wow, I expected only the PS2 versions on a blu-ray. But trophies and AA. Damn, that’s more than I wished for!


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+ zabbyh on August 31st, 2009 at 9:03 am said:

PLEASE COME TO EU, PLEASE COME TO EU, PLEASE COME TO EU


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+ almighty-slayer on August 31st, 2009 at 9:04 am said:

ALL OVER MY FACE


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