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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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+ Scarface3010 on August 31st, 2009 at 9:04 am said:

So glad my survey responses were heard. So looking forward to this!!


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+ zabbyh on August 31st, 2009 at 9:04 am said:

Also please also do Ico and Sotc


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+ TT-2k on August 31st, 2009 at 9:04 am said:

Oh man! This is *SUPER GOOD NEWS*!

Day 1 purchase, no diggity, no doubt.

Now, please, the same remastering treatment for MGS2&3, ICO and Shadow of the Colossus, too. ;)


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+ dan1911 on August 31st, 2009 at 9:04 am said:

OMG OMG MUST BUY


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+ nv_Los on August 31st, 2009 at 9:05 am said:

HOLY SHINTO!!!
This is AWESOME!


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+ Hohlraum on August 31st, 2009 at 9:05 am said:

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!


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+ foodude on August 31st, 2009 at 9:05 am said:

actually, is there somewhere we can put up posts so you guys know what we want? cause it would be great if we had a place to tell u what we want (ico and shadow of the colossus) and then you could see what we want (ico and shadow of the colossus) and you guys could actually get us what we want. (ico and shadow of the colossus) =)


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+ bravo9zero on August 31st, 2009 at 9:05 am said:

Fantastic news!!
GOW 1 and 2 are two of the best games ever made(Still own them).

Please don’t price this too high in the UK.
£20-£25 Is “perfect” :)


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+ ZarraN on August 31st, 2009 at 9:06 am said:

This amazing THX alot Sony Christmas comes early this year cant wait.

Just hope you can fix. Team ICO games before the launch of Last Guardian and Fahrenheit before release of Heavy Rain.


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+ onlineatron on August 31st, 2009 at 9:06 am said:

PLEASE COME TO THE UK!!!


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+ LUGIEZ on August 31st, 2009 at 9:06 am said:

Real nice. finally get a chance to see what all the fuss is about with this game..


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+ HatmanTc on August 31st, 2009 at 9:06 am said:

great announcement now how much and when


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+ SteveO1683 on August 31st, 2009 at 9:06 am said:

Day 1


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+ ThreeLeggedFreak on August 31st, 2009 at 9:06 am said:

Why is Chain of Olympus not included?


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+ niall077 on August 31st, 2009 at 9:06 am said:

so this all but confirms ps2 BC is coming back?????

(yeah….. I know… not a chance in hell while the ps2 is still selling)


116

+ Anddo on August 31st, 2009 at 9:07 am said:

Day one.. Thank you Sony :)


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+ SarshelYam on August 31st, 2009 at 9:07 am said:

FANTASTIC!

It’s nice to see nothing but positive comments on a blog post for once, and I mirror everyone’s excitement for this release.

However I do have a question. Why the lack of a GoWIII demo? As if the above details in the press release weren’t enough, a demo would certainly set sales ablaze. Just a thought.

Without sounding redundant, I also mirror the sentiments for an ICO/SoTC remaster disc in time for the release of Team Ico’s next project, The Last Guardian. That would be amazing.


118

+ ignorante on August 31st, 2009 at 9:07 am said:

So, instead of giving backward compatibility to the console, will you sell us the titles AGAIN with forward compatibility?
Is that the trend?


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+ BlooodyCow on August 31st, 2009 at 9:07 am said:

@106 foodude
Here is the games I would like for this to happen with also:
Ico and Shadow of the Colossus
Ico and Shadow of the Colossus
Ico and Shadow of the Colossus
Ico and Shadow of the Colossus
Ico and Shadow of the Colossus
Ico and Shadow of the Colossus
Ico and Shadow of the Colossus
Ico and Shadow of the Colossus
Ico and Shadow of the Colossus
Ico and Shadow of the Colossus
Ico and Shadow of the Colossus
Ico and Shadow of the Colossus
Ico and Shadow of the Colossus
Ico and Shadow of the Colossus
Ico and Shadow of the Colossus
Ico and Shadow of the Colossus
Ico and Shadow of the Colossus
Ico and Shadow of the Colossus
Ico and Shadow of the Colossus

Oh and I forgot
Ico and Shadow of the Colossus
Ico and Shadow of the Colossus
Ico and Shadow of the Colossus
Ico and Shadow of the Colossus


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+ Coheno on August 31st, 2009 at 9:07 am said:

Holy [DELETED] this is awesome! I have both games and completed them, but i’m totally getting this…I mean how could I not, it has teh trophies!
But is it coming to the EU region? If not I’ll be importing!


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+ wU-sOLdiEr210 on August 31st, 2009 at 9:07 am said:

I’m getting this for sure. Going to have to remember where all the secrets are


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+ FFObsessed on August 31st, 2009 at 9:07 am said:

I hope this becomes a trend.

ICO/SOTC
RATCHET
JAK&DAXTER
SLY COOPER
KILLZONE

I’d buy them all! :D


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+ dehumanizer_666 on August 31st, 2009 at 9:09 am said:

Thats great! But i already own both games for the PS2 so i’ll pass on this. Looking forward to GoW3


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+ KwietStorm on August 31st, 2009 at 9:09 am said:

Well that’s just great.


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+ twooh on August 31st, 2009 at 9:09 am said:

No way. Really? I will get this for sure.

Now if we can get all the jak and daxter, sly cooper and R&C like this, it will be awesome.


126

+ Ed__ on August 31st, 2009 at 9:09 am said:

Wow they listen.could have fooled me


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+ kori08 on August 31st, 2009 at 9:09 am said:

respect, sony!!!!!


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+ readyset on August 31st, 2009 at 9:09 am said:

wow im jumpin on that deal wish it was a trilogy


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+ DragonNutz on August 31st, 2009 at 9:09 am said:

If the consumers are being heard, I definitely agree and hope that Ico and Shadow of the Colossus get the same treatment!

These are definite buys for a lot of consumers. I hope to see this for many other titles in the future as well, just as long as they’re both remastered AND include trophy support.

Also, why 720p and not 1080p? It’s a minor complaint I know but aside from trophy support being involved in my decision to rebuy, my PS2 games look fantastic on the PS3 already.


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+ Ausohoj on August 31st, 2009 at 9:09 am said:

Good job sony. That’s an amazing deal, that i can’t play because i’m too young. But others will be more then pleased to hear this.


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+ Muitnorts on August 31st, 2009 at 9:09 am said:

Please please please please say this is coming to the UK too!
I have the games and backwards compatability but this is now my most anticipated release this year after Uncharted 2! Brilliant news


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+ Fleidermaus on August 31st, 2009 at 9:09 am said:

“…in 720p HD form. Both titles have been remastered with anti-aliased graphics, running at 60 frames per second…”

So you upscaled them. Why?
Why not just run at a higher base resolution?

Or do you mean that it’s running at 720p with MSAA?


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+ niall077 on August 31st, 2009 at 9:10 am said:

also doing this with ICO and SotC would be the best thing ever.


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+ KazeEternal on August 31st, 2009 at 9:10 am said:

So how much of a graphical upgrade are we talking here. I mean 720p and anti-aliasing is awesome and all, but are we talking higher resolution models and textures? What about the bonus content like the challenges are those included? Are we also getting the bonus disc from god of war 2 on a bluray?


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+ HatmanTc on August 31st, 2009 at 9:11 am said:

@106 that place is the official Playstation forum


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+ zero2kz on August 31st, 2009 at 9:11 am said:

Awesome! I really hope this starts a trend of awesome remastered compilations.

(Ico and Shadow of the Colossus at 60fps, 720p for $39.99 before The Last Guardian. Please?)


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+ peevmyster on August 31st, 2009 at 9:12 am said:

sweet, i missed out on the first 2 games. I’m definately gonna pick this up.


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+ reson8er on August 31st, 2009 at 9:12 am said:

Forget day 1, this is second 1!

Now, please Do a team Ico Compilation with this level of support :D


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+ KazeEternal on August 31st, 2009 at 9:12 am said:

@114
It sounds like they are just reworking the original games to run off the PS3 hardware. This is by no means a confirmation of an Emulator for PS2.


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+ FearMonkey on August 31st, 2009 at 9:12 am said:

AWESOME NEWS!!! :O

When can we expect to see screenshots and video? :O


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+ peevmyster on August 31st, 2009 at 9:13 am said:

maybe this this will catch on and more PS2 franchises will follow suit. Then the complainers can stop complaing about BC.


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+ gprout- on August 31st, 2009 at 9:13 am said:

YYEEEESSSS!!!! And with trophies too…..HEELLLL YEAAHAHHHHAHHH!!!!!!!!!


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+ BigBoss712 on August 31st, 2009 at 9:13 am said:

WOW too awesome!!! this will keep me more than happy until GOW3 comes out. =)


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+ Gorvi on August 31st, 2009 at 9:14 am said:

So will this contain all the features from the PS2 games, such as the making of videos and challenges?


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+ Moosehole on August 31st, 2009 at 9:14 am said:

Did you just say trophy support for God of War I and II?

*head asplodes*


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+ Vash_Nightmare on August 31st, 2009 at 9:14 am said:

OMG NO WAY DIS TRUE
it is true@!!!!
gow1 gow2 remastered with trophies on 1 bluray disc??… that spells out : “day 1 purchase”
good job sony, santa monica, bluepoint, and everyone else!!!

I hope you guys make a similar release ICO and Shadow of the Colossus compilation sometime before (or even after !!) release of The Last Guardian.

Heck you can start a whole new collection of ps2 classics remastered for ps3with trophies and sold for $20 each.


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+ ssmcp137 on August 31st, 2009 at 9:15 am said:

awesome can’t wait to buy this


148

+ PsychedelicZ on August 31st, 2009 at 9:15 am said:

OH LORD HAVE MERCY!!!!

This is amazing news!


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+ GAT305 on August 31st, 2009 at 9:15 am said:

why are people still crying about B.C. this is upgraded and u rather have a B.C. crappy version… morons! look i have a B.C. ps3 and guess how many times i play ps2 since after the first year none! but i think it would be a great idea for sony and even the devs to do more of this like the GOD of WAR Bluray collection! especially for the new playstation adopters to get to experience some of these great titles! How about some metal gears 2 and 3 and devil may cry 1,2, and 3, or even maxpayne 1 and 2! ok ill stop im asking for too much now lol!


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+ Cerberus_Hunter on August 31st, 2009 at 9:16 am said:

…speechless

I already own GoW 1 and 2 but HD, 60fps and trophies for $39 is too good a deal to pass!


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