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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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+ r-nice on August 31st, 2009 at 9:51 am said:

I…might have to re-purchase.


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

excellent!
thank you so much!

wow… im SO excited now :D
thank you sony, thank you thank you thank you

definitely buying this


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

YES! I love you guys for doing this!

I seriously can’t wait. And you guys added trophy support, amazing!


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+ MiltonMafia on August 31st, 2009 at 9:52 am said:

Great news! Having never bought any before you can count me in!


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+ Humanbones on August 31st, 2009 at 9:53 am said:

OMG!!You guys are amazon!!,really pulling out all the stops!,Even though I already and still have GOW 1 and 2 and COO,I am buying this too,Thank you sooo! much!! Now what would really top this off is iff a GOW 3 demo was included with this set!Talk about them flying off the shelves!!This is just too amazing for words..Sony!! WoooHOOOOO!!


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+ RiBBz22 on August 31st, 2009 at 9:53 am said:

SO PUMPED!


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+ CaliDuder on August 31st, 2009 at 9:54 am said:

$40? That’s a bit high for such old games that you can get for much cheaper now. I can understand a small premium for the upgrades done here, but bleh to that. I’ll stick with my PS2 copy (my PS3 has BC). Great news for people who never had the originals though!


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+ phinnv8 on August 31st, 2009 at 9:55 am said:

In HD with Trophies? Good job Sony this sounds great if the price is reasonable (not sure yet if I would pay the full $60). What also would be neat would be FF-VII, VIII, and IX on one Bluray :P

While your listening to suggestions where is Party Chat?


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+ adolson on August 31st, 2009 at 9:55 am said:

I will add my voice to the choir requesting ICO and Shadow of the Colossus remasters. It’d be exceptionally great for those who can’t find ICO in stores anywhere and don’t want to pay exuberant fees on eBay.

I’d take this over backwards compatibility any day.


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+ AznSniper on August 31st, 2009 at 9:55 am said:

ICO + SOTC next please before the release of The Last Guardian.


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+ phinnv8 on August 31st, 2009 at 9:55 am said:

Oops didn’t see the price of $40. Not bad. I was hoping $30 but remastered with Trophies makes this still compelling.


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+ Dave_05 on August 31st, 2009 at 9:56 am said:

Thanks Sony for listening to us. Keep on doing a great job.


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+ PumpkinEater on August 31st, 2009 at 9:56 am said:

Awesome! Please, please, please make a special edition God of War trilogy when you are releasing God of War 3 next year. I already have the the two first on PS2 but having them all on one disc for PS3 would be wonderful!


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+ Uraizen on August 31st, 2009 at 9:57 am said:

Day 1 purchase


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+ poweredbyzen on August 31st, 2009 at 9:57 am said:

i think i wet my pants – again!


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+ LeoDaLyon on August 31st, 2009 at 9:57 am said:

Sony is THE ABSOLUTE TRUTH! THE best in the business! LOVE SONY!!


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+ mprunty on August 31st, 2009 at 9:57 am said:

I’m sold. Picking this one up for the collection.


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+ Xuvias2 on August 31st, 2009 at 9:58 am said:

Great news indeed. Can’t wait!


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+ LeoDaLyon on August 31st, 2009 at 9:58 am said:

Love you too God Of War team! Greatest hack-n-slash/action/adventure game ever!


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+ Dice_for_Death_ on August 31st, 2009 at 9:58 am said:

Impressive. This is all manner of awesome.


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+ Sarges24 on August 31st, 2009 at 9:58 am said:

AWESOME!! $40 to bOOt!! Incredible. This just made the Winter a lot more bearable.


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+ Vash_Nightmare on August 31st, 2009 at 9:58 am said:

@202
you speak the TRUTH


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+ xaos on August 31st, 2009 at 9:59 am said:

Awesome news; between this and the upcoming digital comics service, it’s nice to know I haven’t been wasting my time filling out you guys’ surveys :)


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+ Razkadaz on August 31st, 2009 at 10:00 am said:

I have 2 questions please answer them or help me out.

1. Can I transfer my ps2 saves to my ps3 for GOW and GOW2 and will it read it?

2. Will the trophies be universal, meaning if I already beat the game on hard and there is a trophy for hard do I get it automatically?

Thank you.
I hope I get a responce.


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+ Spurvugle on August 31st, 2009 at 10:00 am said:

Thank you Sony!


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+ LOSKbr on August 31st, 2009 at 10:00 am said:

Yeah.

God of war is the best game ever.

Great job sony[2].


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+ Ethereal on August 31st, 2009 at 10:00 am said:

I am going to be soo broke this holiday season..although Thanks Sony looks like Ill be picking up these again.


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+ kosluftar on August 31st, 2009 at 10:01 am said:

No need for BC anymore. I love this.


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+ dragonmagician on August 31st, 2009 at 10:02 am said:

Need a release date; and a GOW3 demo.


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+ Wheresatom on August 31st, 2009 at 10:03 am said:

This is awesome. When can I pre-order!

Dear Sony,
Also on my wish list is Ico and Shadow of the Colossus. I promise to behave if you grant me this wish.


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+ MaDogNik96 on August 31st, 2009 at 10:04 am said:

@15
I totally agree. Never got to play the ICO series and hear so many great things.

I am definitely buying this. Totally worth it. Remastered versions of GoW 1 and 2 running at 60fps WITH TROPHIES all in one package. Words cannot express how greatful I am.


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+ milo128smith on August 31st, 2009 at 10:04 am said:

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I never got to play this but now I can! Also please do this for series like Ico & SOTC, GTA, Jak, R&C and metal gear please.


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+ pelagato24 on August 31st, 2009 at 10:04 am said:

I Love you sony =)


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+ triple_lei on August 31st, 2009 at 10:04 am said:

I guess it’s about time I finally try this series out. If not for the comments I would have missed the $39.99 price tag!


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+ spunnups on August 31st, 2009 at 10:04 am said:

$40? God of War I and II? Trophies? Improved graphics?I’m definitely getting this…..and I already have both of those games..Nice Job Fellas. Great Decision.


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+ dmytrusz546 on August 31st, 2009 at 10:04 am said:

maybe this will happen with more games now


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+ Tomasse100 on August 31st, 2009 at 10:05 am said:

Holy [DELETED]!!!…EPIIIIIIIIIIC!!!!


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+ toology01 on August 31st, 2009 at 10:05 am said:

Wow you actually did it. And with trophy support too? Screw giving Jack Tretton a raise. Whomever made the decision to go through with this should get promoted to Jack Tretton’s job. Clearly that person knows how to give the fans what they want.


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+ mystikalguy on August 31st, 2009 at 10:05 am said:

THIS HOLIDAY SEASON….THERE WILL ONLY BE CHAOS!!!…LOL


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+ Nhilred on August 31st, 2009 at 10:06 am said:

OMG, Impressive, Sony, you ROCK!

Please, do a “Team ICO Collection” and a “Jak & Daxter Collection”, and you will hace an eternal customer more xD


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+ bandoors_ksa on August 31st, 2009 at 10:07 am said:

sony thank you very much you really make my day with GOW:C news =)


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+ puyobe on August 31st, 2009 at 10:07 am said:

awesome news, will get

also +1 for ico/sotc HD :D:D:D


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+ TriangleOffense on August 31st, 2009 at 10:08 am said:

consider this bought


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+ mystikalguy on August 31st, 2009 at 10:09 am said:

NEXT COLLECTION….GTA3..VICE CITY & SAN ANDREAS ON A BLU-RAY COLLECTION….720P & TROPIES….EPIC WIN…MAKE THIS HAPPEN SONY


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

forget everything else. This the best news sony has ever had for me! Im actually excited this time :D


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+ ye11owpharmacy on August 31st, 2009 at 10:10 am said:

Man, I already own both GOW’s, but I have to get this.


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

played both already hope trophies cAn Influence me to play this again. Better as a downloadable release…


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+ KidCommando on August 31st, 2009 at 10:11 am said:

@ 272 Razkadaz

1. I was able to transfer save data from my PS2 memory card to my PS3 via a USB memory card convertor. I did it on my launch PS3 that includes BC, so not sure if that makes a difference. That also worked for the original version of GoW2, so not sure it would work with this new collection.

2. I can almost garantee that you will have to replay the games to get your trophies. The only games that take advantage of retroactive trophies are online games that store data on the servers. So yes, you will have to replay it on hard mode for the trophy.


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+ Kenshin71 on August 31st, 2009 at 10:11 am said:

Would prefer them as a download from PSN to be honest. Hope this can be arranged.

Think remastered PS2 classics (Ico etc.) on PSN would be a great feature and might make up for the lack of BC to some people.


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+ N30RYU on August 31st, 2009 at 10:12 am said:

OMG

-GOW1 & 2 -check
-720p -check
-60fps -check
-trophies -check

-unlockables for GOW3 -? (would be amazing too)


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