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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

//Add Your Own

176 Comments   12 Replies

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+ Robert-Ninja on October 27th, 2009 at 2:02 pm said:

Finally, a blu ray disc with more than one thing on it! I hate seeing like, ONE movie or one game on a single disc – trilogies, TV series and so on should be coming on one disc – make use of all that damn capacity!

As for Trophies for old PS2 games… it’s strange that devs can actually do this yet DMC4 still goes trophyless. Stop caring about money! -.- So will trophy support be added to the original PS2 God Of War games even if we don’t buy this? Because my PS3 is B/C. Hmm, I highly doubt any dev team would be THAT money-thoughtless.


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+ gema11981 on October 27th, 2009 at 2:14 pm said:

Awesome cant wait !!


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+ Vabor on October 27th, 2009 at 2:15 pm said:

Looks solid. Why all the movies references tho? 80s movies at that….


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+ Demonhunter84 on October 27th, 2009 at 2:16 pm said:

Glad its coming out next month as its my birthday on November 9th so I’ll have to wait another week for this. Glad I preordered on Amazon so I’ll get it on Wednesday. The trophy list looks pretty easy save for the challenge rooms in GOW2.


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+ remanutd5 on October 27th, 2009 at 2:16 pm said:

Amazing!!!!!!!! getting the collection for sure


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+ lostinplainsight on October 27th, 2009 at 2:19 pm said:

@#77 thank you i’m glad to see i’m not alone on that


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+ Qmoney88 on October 27th, 2009 at 2:26 pm said:

YES YES YES!!!!!!! God i love you guys, not only was this the best idea ever, but you guys arent really holding anything back and really fleshing out the experience so that even people like myself who have played through both games mutliple times a reason to pick it up and play through again. You guys should do this with a number of series leading up to a big release, great way to introduce newcomers to existing franchises and give gamers familiarized with them a reason to become reacquainted (hint: sotc, ico, onimusha, r&c, jak&daxter etc.). I am definitely buying this day one


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+ Vengeful-Chaos on October 27th, 2009 at 2:27 pm said:

I have to say that what might be fun to do in an office full of people might be a pain in the butt when your alone and getting frustrated.

I hope you guys didn’t add too many timed trophies, or made them so that it will be quite difficult to unlock.


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+ BalramRules on October 27th, 2009 at 2:28 pm said:

OMG! OMG! OMG!
Which shall I get?!?!?!!
1. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
2. Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack In Time
3. God of War Collection
4. EyePet (Bundle Including PlayStation Eye and Magic Card)

PLZZZ TELL ME!!!


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+ cronqvist on October 27th, 2009 at 2:31 pm said:

Cool Trophy collection. It’s nice to see they didn’t go the easy way and just make trophies from the challenges in each game.


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+ Thrasher20 on October 27th, 2009 at 2:31 pm said:

Those are a lot of trophies


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+ Dave702 on October 27th, 2009 at 2:34 pm said:

AWESOME


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+ GuttermouthSIN on October 27th, 2009 at 2:34 pm said:

This is the most badass collection ever made. Importing this for sure.


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+ noreigi on October 27th, 2009 at 2:43 pm said:

is it only in english or can we expect other language like french


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+ DoctorJJ on October 27th, 2009 at 2:51 pm said:

@49 Easy trophies?! You’re kidding! Sure, some of them are for playing the story, but seriously…5 hour speed run? climbing spiked towers with no damage?

I’m actually a little worried about the spiked towers one. If I get damaged and fall, I’ve lost the chance for the trophy. But to try again, do I have to jump all the way to the bottom tower, or would I have to restore an earlier save?


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+ BADDOG-9 on October 27th, 2009 at 2:52 pm said:

that my SONY .. Qu ! are there well be a Code for GOW III demo or dwonloading ?


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+ DarkSan00 on October 27th, 2009 at 2:53 pm said:

Awesome, now if only we could do something about that boxart… it’s fugly D:!


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+ MaaSel on October 27th, 2009 at 2:54 pm said:

I’m so excited about this collection!!

But I’ve got a question: I’m from Germany and I’m thinking about ordering the game in the US because the EU release is in early 2010. So my question is if the game will contain any (especially German) localization?

TIA


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+ AceNet2 on October 27th, 2009 at 3:13 pm said:

Definitely picking this up!

Look Sony, remaster ICO/SotC and they will buy it!

Hell, I’ll buy two!


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+ Seph_luis_br on October 27th, 2009 at 3:14 pm said:

Great. I will buy this game for sure.
I wish I can work someday as a game developer.
Seeing the community wanting the games must be great.


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    + William Weissbaum on October 28th, 2009 at 12:38 pm said:

    Sharing in the excitement of the gaming community is definitely one of the best parts of working as a game developer.


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+ DZORMAGEN on October 27th, 2009 at 3:16 pm said:

Will the GOW 3 Demo be playable right off the bat, or will have to wait until a certain date?


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+ TakiFuGu on October 27th, 2009 at 3:19 pm said:

Never played God of War 1 and 2, by that time I was over PS2 awaiting the PS3. I’ll be buying this bundle on day one.


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+ D-Squad3 on October 27th, 2009 at 3:26 pm said:

Hmm, the one where you have to pass the spiked columns in Hades on GoW 1, it says climb it without taking damage, well if you get hit once you fall all the way down to the ground, so does that mean you have to pass it all without 1 single hit? Cuz that would be nearly impossible.


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+ Kchow23 on October 27th, 2009 at 3:32 pm said:

Does the game also come in with the “extra” dev videos from both GOW I and GOW II?


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    + William Weissbaum on October 27th, 2009 at 6:05 pm said:

    All the bonus movies and documentaries from both titles will be on the God of War Collection disc.


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+ KwietStorm on October 27th, 2009 at 3:59 pm said:

Very surprised that there are no God mode trophies. I didn’t want to play through it again, but I was going to. That’s a trophy I would like to show off. Oh well.


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+ Icycoldswagdude on October 27th, 2009 at 4:03 pm said:

hell yea!$!$!$!$!$!$!$!$!$!$!


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+ praju61 on October 27th, 2009 at 4:26 pm said:

Will this be releasing everywhere in the world at the same time ? I am from India and i wish for once a game releases simultaneously here along with the west and Europe


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+ dragon290513 on October 27th, 2009 at 4:31 pm said:

dying for this to come!


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+ IceColdKilla44 on October 27th, 2009 at 4:37 pm said:

Huuwwhaaat??? TWO Platinums?

Awesome, you guys had my $60 the moment you announced this. God of War’s probably my favorite franchise ever. Can’t wait to pick this up (w/ the GOW3 demo!) and GOW3 in March.

You know you’ve got a dedicated team on your hands when they take time off GOW3 to go back and make bets in GOW2.


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+ saintaqua on October 27th, 2009 at 4:49 pm said:

This looks like some of the best balanced trophies in a while too!!


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+ mocte32 on October 27th, 2009 at 5:33 pm said:

F*** mw2 when i have this


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+ liketoski on October 27th, 2009 at 5:46 pm said:

FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A GAME WITH MORE THAN ONE PLATINUM TROPHY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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+ GatorEsq on October 27th, 2009 at 5:55 pm said:

William,

Is this game going to have a 4:3 mode for those of us without widescreen TVs like the PS2 versions, or will it be playable in widescreen only?

Thanks!


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    + William Weissbaum on October 27th, 2009 at 6:04 pm said:

    The focus for the God of War Collection was really the HD gameplay, and as such, on a 4:3 television the game will be widescreen with appropriate letter-boxing.


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+ acerazer1 on October 27th, 2009 at 6:32 pm said:

I can’t wait


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+ LRGKING on October 27th, 2009 at 6:34 pm said:

Hoooray!
It comes out on my birthday!!!

Thats the Ps3 that came out on my bday a couple of years back, LBP for psp and also GoD I + II.
What a lucky day!


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+ Kchow23 on October 27th, 2009 at 6:36 pm said:

Thank you for the reply! 100% first day buy for me


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+ Arthasu on October 27th, 2009 at 6:54 pm said:

where to pre-order this?


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+ katsuo7171 on October 27th, 2009 at 6:54 pm said:

Ubisoft and I are sooo hating on you right now. I was planning on buying Assassin’s Creed 2 that day. But now I can’t. :(


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+ SoopaMan2K on October 27th, 2009 at 7:04 pm said:

Pre-ordered and paid for.

I can’t wait!


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+ winmillstoner525 on October 27th, 2009 at 7:37 pm said:

Now I’m not so angry that my PS3 is not backwards compatible


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+ orion263 on October 27th, 2009 at 7:38 pm said:

No subtitles, but would have any other language?

Thanks, for your answer.


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+ ADR143 on October 27th, 2009 at 8:09 pm said:

dam this is cool


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+ ndw4 on October 27th, 2009 at 8:15 pm said:

“Rockin’ the boat-Complete the sex mini-game”-Wow, these trophies look fun.


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+ Wip3ou7pure on October 27th, 2009 at 8:56 pm said:

This is kind of a strange question but hopefully someone can answer me. Since this game has two platinum trophies, does that mean on the XMB when you have the disc inserted in the ps3, under the game tab instead of having a single disc icon, it will have two disc icons to choose from?


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    + William Weissbaum on October 28th, 2009 at 12:37 pm said:

    In the XMB Game Menu there will only be one God of War Collection disc icon to choose from. However, in the Trophy section of the XMB there will be separate sections for God of War and God of War 2.


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+ th4nGthO_241 on October 27th, 2009 at 9:07 pm said:

yeah, i’m right to believe this has 2 platinums…
now it’s a great chance to get back some good memories… thanks alot


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+ ScorpioN912 on October 27th, 2009 at 9:19 pm said:

Any chance of seeing some screen caps that compare the original GoW/GoW2, with the PS3 BC version, and with the new remastered edition?


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+ shadysaiyanz on October 27th, 2009 at 10:31 pm said:

I figured i;d ask this curious question of mine.

Do the two sets of trophies here have anything to do with that new sub-trophy thing in the 3.00 firmware update?

ifso, is GOD:C gonna have like 2 trophy percentage bars or something?


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+ sliver360 on October 27th, 2009 at 10:43 pm said:

glad that this collection will be ship on 17th…thanks to all staff of santa monica studio for this awesome games.


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+ d1no1981 on October 27th, 2009 at 10:57 pm said:

Is the God of War Collection multilanguage? If yes, what languages are available on the US Release?


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+ Akatsuki-Knightz on October 27th, 2009 at 10:59 pm said:

Yes Ive Been Waiting For This I Wish U Made Them Harder Cuz Im Gonna Get Them All U Should Have Added

U Must Be A God – Beat God Mode.

That Would Have Been A Nice One Because If U Look At My PS Name When This Game Comes Out The First Day God Of War 1 Will Be Done With All Trophies.

Lets Just Say Ive Beating God Mode So Many Times Its easy For Me Know But Thanks U Guys Rock I Wish More Companies Were Like U.


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