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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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+ whatisdelicious on August 31st, 2009 at 9:34 am said:

Awesome, but I can’t help but be selfish and wish God of War: Chains of Olympus was included in this. I just don’t have a PSP and don’t plan on getting one but LOVE all things God of War.


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+ KidCommando on August 31st, 2009 at 9:35 am said:

By the GODS!!

It’s official, Sony is out for blood this Holiday season.

Still own Gow1 and GoW2, but I will definitely be picking this up also. GREAT job listening to the community Sony. Hopefully this trend will continue with other PS greats. Ico and SotC should be next in line as others have stated.

BC complainers: Just buy a PS2 if you are that geeked to play all your old games…you are obviously NOT ready for next gen. BC was taken out of the system to make it cheaper. All you BC complainers had your opportunity to buy a BC system at launch. If that was too expensive for you at the time, you should have just bought yourself a PS2 and saved your money for PS3 down the road. I have put one PS2 disc into my launch PS3 and that game was GoW2.

Awesome News PSB!

Keep. It. Up.


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+ Maverick10 on August 31st, 2009 at 9:35 am said:

Everyone who is behind this deserves a huge Kudos. Thanks guys, you all rock. Day 1 purchase


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+ QCVic on August 31st, 2009 at 9:35 am said:

People will finally get what they wanted!! With Trophies!!


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+ TheZed88 on August 31st, 2009 at 9:35 am said:

Greattest….announcment….ever!

And I hope more of the PS2 “Great Ones” will follow.


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+ venura on August 31st, 2009 at 9:35 am said:

Yeah Baby!!!!
you Guyz Rule!!!!!!!!!!


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+ SUpERBEARD on August 31st, 2009 at 9:36 am said:

hmmm….God of War 1&2 in HD. All i have to say is :)


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+ bob52 on August 31st, 2009 at 9:36 am said:

trophies +GOW = awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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+ PriestCoke on August 31st, 2009 at 9:37 am said:

Too awesome to be true. Next ICO/SotC and then FF X/X-2/XII (I know FF’s arent first party, but a man can dream…)


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+ ROLO_ONFIRE on August 31st, 2009 at 9:37 am said:

oh shoot!, now I can throw my GOW games for PS2 to the trash :(

will they look a lot better than the PS2 versions played upscaled on my B/C PS3?

and now, if backwards compatibility isn’t important to gamers, why are you releasing this? you know it won’t sell, right? ¬¬


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+ RavageHeitaro on August 31st, 2009 at 9:37 am said:

OOOOOMMMMMMMMMFFFFFFFFFFFFGGGGGGGGGG!

I can’t believe this. Just last week i regretted trading in my ps2 for some new DS3 controllers since i wanted to play GOW1&2 before GOW3 hits next march.

Am i getting this right??You guys are giving me BOTH games with TROPHIES in a single BD running at HD 720p,60FPS & AA for $40?!!?!?!

God bless Sony!! :D


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+ shaksnet on August 31st, 2009 at 9:37 am said:

O M G !!!!!

This has got to be the BEST business move of 2009! I am so totally getting this! Don’t make us wait any longer, release it NOW!


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+ Zampano on August 31st, 2009 at 9:37 am said:

This is very cool news. My PS3 is a launch model, so I am one of the lucky few with BC, but remastered with trophies? That’s f-ing sweet.

And, I would like to echo the many other voices on here begging for the same treatment for Ico and SOTC. That would be amazing.


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+ Myke-Myke on August 31st, 2009 at 9:38 am said:

Is both games gonna be one 1 disc or have a separate disc for each game?


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+ psyXcho on August 31st, 2009 at 9:38 am said:

wow great idea. Will be trading my old in for new!


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+ ImThatGuy on August 31st, 2009 at 9:38 am said:

Awesome, i can’t wait to own all 3 for my playstation3.


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+ RotcivAM on August 31st, 2009 at 9:38 am said:

yes, yes, YES!!!


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+ Senecal on August 31st, 2009 at 9:38 am said:

SOLD! The only reason I dont play older games is because I’m a trophy Mhore, and it feels like a waste of time. But, I’ve never played GOW(sad I know, I was busy playing Socom games, SORRY) and look forward to more updated, trophies added, remakes!


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+ Spurvugle on August 31st, 2009 at 9:38 am said:

Pleas come to EU I WILL BUY THIS! XD


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+ ThreeLeggedFreak on August 31st, 2009 at 9:38 am said:

Can we buy this on PSN? I would rather have them on my HDD


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+ ROLO_ONFIRE on August 31st, 2009 at 9:38 am said:

add chains of olympus on that disc


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+ y4x on August 31st, 2009 at 9:39 am said:

not actually played god of war shock horror. But if this comes out in Europe which I hope it will.

I will definitely will XD


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+ SeiferDemon on August 31st, 2009 at 9:39 am said:

So great) I’ll buy it for sure)
I REALY want same remastered versions of Ico & SotC on my PS3. It would be beyond awesome) So PLEASE.


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+ Wuggyboobeaufuf on August 31st, 2009 at 9:39 am said:

@120 – Why would you buy games you already own? It’s a waste of money.

@150 – It’s pretty obvious that Sony took out BC to screw over PS3 owners. Shameful.


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+ PhrygianX on August 31st, 2009 at 9:40 am said:

YESSSS!!!!!! I LOVE GOD OF WAR AND I LOVE SONY!!!!


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+ improperlyaged on August 31st, 2009 at 9:40 am said:

hmmmmmm available this holiday season????? can u say ps3 slim bundle. either way this is a buy for sure.


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+ missile24 on August 31st, 2009 at 9:40 am said:

Cool !!!!!


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+ EvilJorge on August 31st, 2009 at 9:41 am said:

SUPREMO, PARABENS SONY


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+ S_O_N_Y_ on August 31st, 2009 at 9:42 am said:

I almost choking whith my enchilada
When I read this

thks SONY


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+ kolobear on August 31st, 2009 at 9:43 am said:

Amazing! I hope that Sony also decides to do (a) Collectors Edition GoW III that includes the BD of GoW and GoW II – or – (b) Simply includes the previous games in the GoW III package when it releases in March next year.

I’m definitely going to purchase this. Thanks Sony!


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+ ironduck12345678 on August 31st, 2009 at 9:44 am said:

Nice! thank you very much!

will there be a EU releae?


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+ KGBird on August 31st, 2009 at 9:44 am said:

Simply amazing. Way to go Sony! Day 1 purchase for me!


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+ rothbart on August 31st, 2009 at 9:45 am said:

1280×720, 60fps, added anti-aliasing, 2 games, $39.99? Done deal. Add in that some folks will really dig the trophies and I think you’ve got a big seller here guys!

I’d really like a downloadable version if you don’t mind…


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+ AMAR_SEKAI on August 31st, 2009 at 9:46 am said:

woooohooooooooooooo :D trophies :D yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay thank u sony :D:D:D:D


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+ RavageHeitaro on August 31st, 2009 at 9:46 am said:

WOOOOOOOOOOOO (again)

i see many people asking for similar treatment for ICO/SotC/The Last Guardian so i feel compelled to ask too!

ICO is really sooooo hard to find, especially where i live


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+ DRAKER3 on August 31st, 2009 at 9:46 am said:

Sony always listen to their fans…… there support to their brand and to their fans is second to none they always listen with the firmware updates and such, this is why I will never be leaving the Playstation brand…… PS and SONY FOR LIFE!!!


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+ VisionaryLight on August 31st, 2009 at 9:46 am said:

I would have rather had a GOW III collector’s edition with this on a second disk.
I can’t understand why one moment Sony’s saying BC isn’t important to our customers. Then the next week it’s give us $40 and here is a game you already own. At least it’s upscaled and has trophies. But I’m not looking forward to replaying the last level in the first game.


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+ Neil on August 31st, 2009 at 9:46 am said:

Holy crap. Day 1.


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+ Rude_Sparthan on August 31st, 2009 at 9:47 am said:

..GREEEEEEEEAT..!!! worldwide right..? ;o) I can’t wait….


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+ c45j on August 31st, 2009 at 9:47 am said:

awesome…

ICO and Shadow of the Colossus 1080p collection please!


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+ Superstrokey1123 on August 31st, 2009 at 9:47 am said:

Yes, yes i will be buying this.


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+ BiezulbubBill69 on August 31st, 2009 at 9:48 am said:

I’ve never played any of the God Of War games before but this looks like a good reason to try ‘em!!!!


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+ Prangstar on August 31st, 2009 at 9:48 am said:

wrooooooooooooaaaaaaghghghghg
freaking awesome, you guys are gaming gods.
my god, trophy’s brilliant, 720p.
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHH im going crazy i think, when will it be released?


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+ HypnoticMonkey on August 31st, 2009 at 9:48 am said:

This is why I love Sony!


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+ sNsKid on August 31st, 2009 at 9:48 am said:

Epic news!!


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+ Sp33Demon on August 31st, 2009 at 9:49 am said:

Day 1!!! If only they’d do a Shadow of the Colossus and ICO remake like this. It would print money just as this package will.


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+ tenshin78 on August 31st, 2009 at 9:50 am said:

This is the way to go! a little bit expensive for me, but the fact that you listen AND deliver makes this a must have! I think I will re-buy this titles with the new GOW3 when released, I wish for a complete package including all three games in an Anthology fashion.
Great news!


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+ Carl-G on August 31st, 2009 at 9:51 am said:

What about other PS2 games?
Come on SONY if we can’t have PS2 playback on the PS3 please do this with most old PS2 games? :P


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+ FOS on August 31st, 2009 at 9:51 am said:

This is the most AWESOMEST news! Cannot wait to own this and GoW3!!


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+ Sigmakan on August 31st, 2009 at 9:51 am said:

I just jizzed in my pants.


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