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God of War Collection Ships November 17th, Plan Your Trophy Hunt Now!

Anthony Caiazzo's Avatar + Posted by Anthony Caiazzo on Oct 27, 2009 // Senior Product Marketing Manager, SCEA

Still wondering when you’ll be able to get your hands on the God of War Collection? Well, wait no more. The God of War Collection has gone gold! Fans can look forward to playing God of War and God of War II in stunning HD just a couple of weeks from now as the God of War Collection will officially be shipping to a retail store near you on NOVEMBER 17! Oh wait…there’s more…we’re also here to unveil all of the trophy goodies you have been waiting for!

God of War Collection packfront

To give you the low-down on how the trophies were picked, here is some insight from God of War III Design Director, Todd Papy

Other than all the visual improvements that we added to the God of War Collection, the most exciting part for me was the opportunity to go back and add in full trophy support for both games. Not only will the trophies hopefully be an enjoyable way to check your progress through the game, but they will also give the hard-core God of War fans some serious additional bragging rights. And on a more personal level, the trophies were a really great opportunity for us to share some of our stories and inside jokes from God of War and God of War II.

One of the trophies that I was really happy to finally be able get out there was “Speed of Jason McDonald.” At the end of making God of War, the combat designers were doing speed runs of the game, and soon enough, friendly wagers started springing up around the office to see who could post the best time. Jason McDonald, currently a Sr. Combat Designer on God of War III, blew them all away. He still has, a couple God of War games later, the two dollars in winnings tapped proudly to his computer monitor.

Something very similar happened when we started testing the God of War II trophy “15 Min Fight Scene.” The fight outside the Loom Chamber is one of the more polarizing moments in the game. A lot of people really enjoyed the long marathon battle, while other’s thought it was maybe too tough of a challenge. This fun vs. frustration became even clearer when the office stopped working on God of War III one afternoon to get together and watch as team member after team member tried to get through the fight in record time. Judging by the cheering that occurred when the aforementioned Jason McDonald was knocked out of the lead spot, I would say fun won the day.

Another challenging spot that we wanted to highlight with the “You Got the Touch!” trophy was the Spiked Column in Hades from God of War. After playtesting repeatedly, David Jaffe asked me to tone down the difficulty and make it easier for the final shipped game. Ironically, even after all that, it wound up being one of the most talked about sections, and not always for the best reasons. I think one of the problems is that a lot of people try to blast their way through and get it over with as fast as possible. That’s a sure fire way to get Kratos sliced up. The trick was always taking your time to think about what your next move was going to be. Throw in a couple deep breaths, and I think a lot of people will be able to make it through without taking damage and earn the trophy.

In the end, all of us hope that you have as much fun earning the trophies as we did designing them.


GOD OF WAR

Bronze

  • 1.21 Gigawatts – Acquire Poseidon’s Rage
  • Rocking Out – Acquire Medusa’s Gaze
  • Bolt Action – Acquire Zeus’ Fury
  • Sword Man – Acquire Blade of Artemis
  • Soul Search – Acquire Army of Hades
  • Matador – Win the first Minotaur fight
  • Scape Goat – Win the first Satyr fight
  • Roll Over … and Die – Win the first Cerberus fight
  • Don’t They Ever Shut Up! – Defeat the Desert Sirens
  • Beat a Dead Horse – Complete the Centaur sacrifice to Hades
  • Kickboxer – Complete the Spike Room Box Puzzle
  • Rockin’ the Boat – Complete the Sex Mini-Game
  • Don’t Leave Her Hanging – Rescue the Oracle with 10 seconds to spare
  • Get the Ball Rolling – Complete the Challenge of Atlas
  • Totally Baked – Complete the Human sacrifice
  • Splash – Kiss the Nyad
  • Get Me a Beer Kid – Free yourself from the depths of Hades
  • Zero Health = Bronze Trophy – Open a Health Chest when your health meter is already full
  • Hitman – Get a 100 Hits Combo
  • Getting My Ass Kicked – Die enough times to get offered Easy Mode

Silver

  • Kratos’ Marble Collection – Collect all the Gorgon Eyes
  • Stick it in Your Cap! – Collect all the Phoenix Feathers
  • It’s the HUGE One – Retrieve the Captain’s Key
  • Take the Bull by the Horns – Defeat Pandora’s Guardian
  • God Killer – Kill Ares
  • Head Hunter – Obtain the head of the Architect’s wife
  • The Power to Kill a God – Retrieve Pandora’s Box
  • Hitman 2 – Get a 200 Hits Combo
  • Legend of the Twins – Watch the ‘Birth of the Beast’ Treasure
  • Seeing Red – Max out all Weapons and Magic

Gold

  • Prepare to be a God – Beat the Game on any Difficulty
  • You Got the Touch! – Climb the Spiked Column in Hades without taking damage
  • I’ll Take the Physical Challenge – Complete the Challenge of the Gods
  • Speed of Jason McDonald – Beat the game in under 5 hours on any Difficulty
  • Key to Success – Collect all of the Muse Keys

Platinum

  • Trophy of Zeus – Unlock all God of War Trophies

GOD OF WAR II

Bronze

  • Breaking Wind – Acquire Typhon’s Bane
  • Big, Tuff, Buff and Rough – Acquire Rage of the Titans
  • Blue Balls – Acquire Cronos’ Rage
  • Shiner – Acquire the Golden Fleece
  • Rock their World – Acquire the Head of Euryale
  • Learning to Fly – Acquire the Icarus Wings
  • Shaky Ground – Acquire Atlas Quake
  • Death from Above 2009 – Defeat the Dark Rider for the first time
  • Resurrection – Climb from the pit of Hades
  • Rock Hard – Defeat the Titan Minotaur inside Atlas
  • Pick’n on the Little Guy – Win the battle outside of the Palace of the Fates
  • Watcha Got on the Hot Plate? – Solve the riddle of the Fire Phoenix Statue
  • Whip it Good – Whip the Steeds of Time
  • Lift with Your Knees – Topple the Temple in the Bog of the Forgotten
  • Swinger – Cross the collapsing Grapple Bridge
  • Stoner – Stone and Shatter 30 Enemies
  • Super Sized – Get a 500 Hits Combo
  • Hitting Your Stride – Power up any item

Silver

  • Eye Can’t Believe it – Collect all the Gorgon Eyes
  • Go Make a Pillow! – Collect all the Phoenix Feathers
  • Eye Sore – Collect 20 Cyclops Eyes
  • Boss Batch 1 – Kill the Colossus of Rhodes, the Dark Rider, and Theseus
  • Boss Batch 2 – Kill the Barbarian King, Euryale, and Perseus
  • Boss Batch 3 – Kill the Kraken and all three Sisters of Fate
  • Daddy Issues – Defeat Zeus
  • Rise and SHINE – Awaken the Phoenix
  • Spread ‘Em – Open the wings of the Temple of the Fates
  • Shine King – Open the door to the Temple of Euryale
  • Blowin’ Your Wad – Max out all Weapons and Magic

Gold

  • The End Begins – Beat the Game on any Difficulty
  • Feel the Urn – Collect and use at least 2 Urns of Power
  • Bleeding Thumbs – Beat the Challenge of the Titans
  • 15 Min Fight Scene – Battle your way to the Loom Chamber in under 10 minutes
  • You Know the Germans Make Good Stuff… – Collect all Uber Chests

Platinum

  • Trophy of Gaia – Unlock all God of War II Trophies

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+ The_Wacker on October 27th, 2009 at 11:49 am said:

Nice can’t wait for this collection. Thanks for the news.


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+ xeno3d on October 27th, 2009 at 11:51 am said:

Can’t wait for this!!

Any chance we could get a remastered version of the original Killzone??


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+ torontoml on October 27th, 2009 at 11:51 am said:

Wish I had the time to buy this, I have the originals but these would be nice.


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+ The_Wacker on October 27th, 2009 at 11:51 am said:

LOL climb the spike tower without taking damage? yeah right


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+ tolkienfanatic on October 27th, 2009 at 11:52 am said:

1.21 Gigawatts = AWESOME.


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+ tdh004 on October 27th, 2009 at 11:52 am said:

ZOMG!! Two Platinums for the price of 1 game! So excited about this. Never got a chance to play them the 1st time around, so I’m going to tear these suckas UP!!


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+ bbonds_007 on October 27th, 2009 at 11:52 am said:

Thank Kratos there are Plats… Can we please get a comparison video of the before and after of the old and new versions?


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+ Cheddare on October 27th, 2009 at 11:52 am said:

Never really got to play these titles on my ps2 and now why would I want to :)

Can’t wait! Your office sounds like a blast and a half :)


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    + William Weissbaum on October 27th, 2009 at 2:33 pm said:

    Santa Monica Studio is a pretty great place to work. After spending so many hours a week with the same people, it really starts becoming like a family.


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+ Tri-Again on October 27th, 2009 at 11:53 am said:

This is great news!!!
cant wait till i get my hands on this =D


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+ Jack-Bauer-89 on October 27th, 2009 at 11:53 am said:

Need to import this :(


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+ SacredDragon on October 27th, 2009 at 11:53 am said:

Awesome news. Some of those trophies look quite challenging, indeed.


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+ SpiderX on October 27th, 2009 at 11:53 am said:

Wow, great trophy list!

Surprised there is no God/Titan Mode trophy, but a speed run trophy??? Great!


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+ KingofUniverse on October 27th, 2009 at 11:53 am said:

Great, can’t wait! :D
Any new on the release in Europe? I’ll be importing the game, but a couple of my friends mistrusts online shopping :)

I love the trophies. They all look attainable, if I remember how the first two games played out. Trophies FTW!


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+ gta4psx on October 27th, 2009 at 11:54 am said:

WOW. Two Platinums coming right up


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+ polo155 on October 27th, 2009 at 11:54 am said:

i will be buying this.


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+ joostin on October 27th, 2009 at 11:54 am said:

I’ve got this and Modern Warfare 2 on pre-order right now…I am more excited about “this game” than MW2!

Can’t wait to get these platty’s!


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+ YoungMellz on October 27th, 2009 at 11:55 am said:

i have the ps2 versions it wouldnt make any sense to rebuy. why not just add trophy support for them? lol


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+ Alee634 on October 27th, 2009 at 11:55 am said:

Awesome 2 Platinums and the final release date. I can’t wait!


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+ BigBoss712 on October 27th, 2009 at 11:55 am said:

The addition of trophies is great and even 2 platinum trophies? Nice. Can’t wait to play both games again, btw really looking forward to some new GOW3 info.


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+ r-nice on October 27th, 2009 at 11:55 am said:

Picking this up for sure.


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+ TONX on October 27th, 2009 at 11:55 am said:

The trophy list had me salivating to play this again. I can wait to double plat this game!


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+ DaWolf619 on October 27th, 2009 at 11:55 am said:

Those are some hardcore trophies right there. I can’t wait to try and Platinum both of these games.


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+ TONX on October 27th, 2009 at 11:56 am said:

Can’t*!


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+ Maurisio on October 27th, 2009 at 11:56 am said:

Awesome, I reserved it the first day it was announce, never played god of war 1 or 2 so im excited.


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+ psyXcho on October 27th, 2009 at 11:57 am said:

What happened to Nov 10th? Thought that was the original date.


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+ Aggie_CEO on October 27th, 2009 at 11:57 am said:

nice….can we expect the save file of God of War 2 to have any influence on God of War 3 at all??


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+ TuxBobble on October 27th, 2009 at 11:57 am said:

I forget–is this collection going to be one disc or two?

I’d love to see both combined on a single BluRay, since its capacity is so high relative to DVDs.


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    + William Weissbaum on October 27th, 2009 at 12:25 pm said:

    I\’m pleased to tell you that both games and all the original bonus content and movies will be together on a single BluRay.


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+ Enforcer_X on October 27th, 2009 at 11:58 am said:

Can’t wait!

@2 I am with you on the Killzone remastered!


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+ polo155 on October 27th, 2009 at 11:58 am said:

first time i played this was on a psp which was chains of… loved it. Will definitly get this pack to catch up before the latest version which i will DEFINITLY be getting… keep em coming guys.. by the way loveing my psp go FTW!


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+ evildude683 on October 27th, 2009 at 11:59 am said:

OMG, what a birthday present Sony!!!!
Thank you


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    + William Weissbaum on October 27th, 2009 at 12:26 pm said:

    We thought you would like it. Happy Birthday!


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+ dragonarya on October 27th, 2009 at 11:59 am said:

A Ratchet & Clank remastered collection would be awesome.


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+ sscoolChea on October 27th, 2009 at 12:00 pm said:

I had the ps2 version for both games and the b/c upconvert was not looking nice on my ps3 playing on 1 40 inch bravia . I can’t wait for this remaster version …DAY FREAKIN ONE FOR KRATOS

@27 …one disk buddy ..the power of the blu ray and the cell


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+ jedi_webslinger on October 27th, 2009 at 12:01 pm said:

I’m so getting this…. just one question… will this contain the documentaries that were on the original discs???


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    + William Weissbaum on October 27th, 2009 at 12:27 pm said:

    Yes, all the bonus movies and documentaries that came with the title will be on the Blu-Ray.


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+ psyXcho on October 27th, 2009 at 12:01 pm said:

also 1.21 Gigawatts was just in borderlands lol one reference = cool 2 = fail


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+ SAGE_1 on October 27th, 2009 at 12:02 pm said:

Awesome, can’t wait to get this


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+ lcmnick on October 27th, 2009 at 12:03 pm said:

To the Loom Chamber in under 10 mins?

You’re in cuckoo land :P


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+ MadmanEU on October 27th, 2009 at 12:03 pm said:

What I don’t understand is why 15 minute fight scene requires a sub-10 minute time…

…these trophies look ok for the most part, pretty fair, pretty challenging (save for the combo trophies in GoW 1, which will be impossible, I almost guarantee).

Perhaps less chest pounding and more thought would have done the list better.


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+ Sc4tt3rbr4in on October 27th, 2009 at 12:04 pm said:

Thanks for the Trophy list!


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+ Karsghul on October 27th, 2009 at 12:05 pm said:

I think i’ve done all of those but Bleeding Thumbs and Eye Sore for GoW2. Should be a good challenge! Can’t wait… :)


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+ spatsnaz on October 27th, 2009 at 12:10 pm said:

Haha, the trophy names are fantastic!


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+ DTHCND on October 27th, 2009 at 12:10 pm said:

My friend loves this game! I might buy it for him! I am such a nice friend? Yes I am… Lol


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+ AngelofDeathLoki on October 27th, 2009 at 12:11 pm said:

:( My PS3 YLOD on me last night. I want this so badly


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+ poodude on October 27th, 2009 at 12:11 pm said:

2 platinums…nice. Glad to see there aren’t any “beat on hardest difficulty” trophies. I found GOW 1 too difficult on normal and to this day I still haven’t finished it. Hopefully I’ll actually be able to complete it when I pick up this edition next month.


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+ Tridon on October 27th, 2009 at 12:12 pm said:

This is gonna rock SO hard! I really hope sales are great on this so we can have the possibility of other remastered PS2 classics in the future. I’d die to see a ICO/Shadow of the Colossus pack and a Metal Gear Solid 2 & 3 pack. =)


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+ RuthlessEd on October 27th, 2009 at 12:12 pm said:

I love when people complain that trophies are too hard.

That’s the whole point of trophies. To be hard.

And to make earning them something to be proud of (in the nerd-world anyway).


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+ rickspin on October 27th, 2009 at 12:14 pm said:

It’s great to see the effort and time taken to make this a great experience and not just something to try to make more sales.

Personally, trophies is the reason I’m getting this (besides I never got to play GOWII) and I’m so glad to see I’m making the right choice.

Can’t wait for Nov 17th to come!!


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+ gouliajulia on October 27th, 2009 at 12:16 pm said:

Can’t wait to see Kratos in Full HD. He’s so sexy already!


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+ almighty-slayer on October 27th, 2009 at 12:16 pm said:

Ohhh….Day after my birthday :)

Will have to import this :D


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+ Sigmakan on October 27th, 2009 at 12:16 pm said:

Boo, these trophies are too easy :(


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+ jadjohnny on October 27th, 2009 at 12:18 pm said:

I like the names of those trophy indeed.


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