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God of War: Ghost of Sparta Announced for PSP!

Eric Levine's Avatar + Posted by Eric Levine on May 04, 2010 // SCEA PR Manager

God of War fans –

I’m pleased to share some exciting news involving our favorite Spartan warrior. Fresh off his incredible run in God of War III, Kratos will be coming back to PSP and PSPgo in God of War: Ghost of Sparta!

The last time we saw Kratos on the portable platform was in God of War: Chains of Olympus, a game that coupled stunning visuals with stellar gameplay and is still the highest rated PSP title of all-time on Metacritic.com. So what can you expect this time?

First of all, it’s developed by Ready At Dawn Studios, in close collaboration with SCEA’s Santa Monica Studio, so we have the same talented team that brought you Chains of Olympus — they know the franchise and know what it takes to create an amazing game. I can also tell you from
first-hand experience that we are pushing the limits of what PSP can do with state-of-the-art visual technologies, higher resolution environments, and greater depths of scale. We’re also providing over 25% more gameplay, an improved weapon system, and new magical powers — all enjoyed anytime, anywhere.

Here are a few screens to give you a taste of the action…

God of War: Ghost of Sparta God of War: Ghost of Sparta

As for the storyline, this new adventure will serve as a prequel of sorts, picking up where God of War left off. Ghost of Sparta tells the story of Kratos’ ascension to power as the God of War. In his quest to rid the nightmares that haunt him, Kratos must face his dark past to prove his worthiness to the Gods — a journey that will reveal the origins of lost worlds and finally answer long-awaited questions about Kratos’ tattoo, scar, and family.

God of War: Ghost of Sparta God of War: Ghost of Sparta

Well, that’s all I can tell you right now, but we’ll have plenty more to share as we move closer to E3 and our release later this year, so stay tuned for more God of War: Ghost of Sparta news and be sure to keep an eye on SpartansStandTall.com and http://forums.godofwar.com for updates.

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+ ndw4 on May 4th, 2010 at 5:15 pm said:

Awesome! But I think they should have waited till E3 to announce the game. Would’ve been a shocker.


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+ Keysersoze10033 on May 4th, 2010 at 5:36 pm said:

Yes! Bring it on and a new refreshed PSP as well :)


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+ CantaloupeKing on May 4th, 2010 at 6:11 pm said:

Oh my lord, what is all this gobbledegook about a PSP2. There had better not be a new PSP announced so soon. The PSP Go is still somewhat fresh, and I’m buying MGS Peace Walker’s PSP Entertainment Pack. If Sony so much as introduces a new model, not only would it crap on the supposed 10-year play (which I’m sure applies to PSP, too), but I’d feel hugely gypped after finally getting a PSP of my own.
In other words, I’d be extremely happy to buy this game on the current-generation PSP.


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+ dagundam on May 4th, 2010 at 6:14 pm said:

those screenshots are AMAZING. One question: will the game keep the more cartoony art style as opposed to the more gritty style of Santa Monica’s games? (Chains of Olympus did this) and I thought it was an appreciated uniqueness to Ready At Dawn’s games.

And it’s releasing by this year!!?? OMG


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+ MiszKratos on May 4th, 2010 at 6:38 pm said:

I heard about this announcement at work & got so excited I ran to the storage room to jump around in happiness. I must say I feel a special edition psp go bundle announcement at E3. I really hope I’m right because I would totally buy it !


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+ AAAChampions on May 4th, 2010 at 7:43 pm said:

i always knew three would be the end to the main huge three game trilogy but there would be prequel(s) to come. glad to see ready at dawn is back in the game for ghost of sparta. never bought chans of olympus but looked into it. may as well purchase this when it arrives. any word on development? early? or have they been working on it?


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+ Buzzkiller on May 4th, 2010 at 11:15 pm said:

Sweet. I loved Chains of Olympus. Bring on Ghost of Sparta!


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+ spacetimecont123 on May 4th, 2010 at 11:39 pm said:

yesssss! I thought the god of war series was over! God of war CoO is my favorite game for the PSP!! Freakin awesome. I beat challenge of hades and the game, and am currently working on it on god mode. Freakin rocks!


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+ daddygrillz on May 5th, 2010 at 1:11 am said:

PEACE WALKER AND THIS = MUST BUY!!!!!


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+ weezyf85 on May 5th, 2010 at 2:02 am said:

I WAS A BIT DISSAPOINTED IN THE WAY GOW 3 CHANGED HALF WAY THRU THE GAME..AND THE FACT THAT ZEUS DECIDES TO MAGICALLY REAPER TO FIGHT YOU IN THE END INSTEAD OF SHOWING HIS FACE AROUND THE ENTIRE STORY IN THE GAME –SO IN THAT CASE I DO AGREE WITH THE WAY “GAMEPRO” RAITED GOW 3 CUZ IT COULD HAD GONE SEVERAL WAYS AND ENDED SO MUCH BETTER–BUT NEVERTHALESS KRATOS FINALLY PUT IT ALL TO AN END…NOW ABOUT THIS NEW PSP TITLE I MUST SAY AFTER ENDING GOW 3 IM HAVING DOUGHTS ON WHAT THIS TEAM CAN MAKE ME BELIEVE–I BEAT CHAINS OF OLYMPUS A WHILE BAK WHILE ANTICIPATING GOW 3 WICH IS EPIC TO ME (BESIDES THE TURN OF EVENTS)— SO WITH THAT ALL SAID EITHER WAY I WILL BE ON THE LOOK OUT FOR THIS ONE—CUZ GOD KNOWS I DO MISS MY FRIEND KRATOS PLUS THE WHOLE GREAT ADVENTURE THAT IT WAS AND HOW MUCH I ADMIRE THIS AWSOME LEGEND IN THE VIDEO GAME WORLD…..(^_^)


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+ The_X_Factor_9 on May 5th, 2010 at 2:29 am said:

I’ll happily be buying this game on day one. Chains of Olympus remains the ONLY PSP game that I have taken the time to complete in its entirety.

On a side note, bravo Sony. You have injected a LOT of life into your dying PSP platform in the last few days.

Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, God of War: Ghost of Sparta, and ModNation Racers look like a strong enough AAA exclusive lineup to last the year. Strong enough to entice me to pay full retail price for a digital download on my PSP Go that is…


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+ remanutd5 on May 5th, 2010 at 6:13 am said:

sony should acquire Ready at Dawn , those guys are among the best psp developers !!!!! if sony is announcing the next God of War psp game before E3 then that can only mean one thing : Sony have more exciting psp titles to announce this E3 ( Uncharted , Warhawk perhaps ? ) lol anyways i cant wait to see what sony have in store for this E3


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+ Jeigh on May 5th, 2010 at 8:24 am said:

Oh, snap!! Dammit, why did my PSP have to break!? (Not Sony’s fault- my stupid water bottle smashed into the screen.)

Those shots look amazing. Seriously, are we sure the PSP is less powerful than the PS2?


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+ warningminute on May 5th, 2010 at 9:00 am said:

beautiful°


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+ Mobius32 on May 5th, 2010 at 9:03 am said:

Will this game be available on the PSPgo for digital download when the game is released?


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+ idigthepig on May 5th, 2010 at 9:07 am said:

EPIC! I loved God of War: Chains of Olympus (it first hooked me onto the GOW train) and God of War 3 was brilliant.


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+ TEARIZONE on May 5th, 2010 at 10:13 am said:

WOW REALLY ON PSP MAJOR DISAPPIONTMENT. NOT 2 RAIN ON ANYBODY”S PARTY BUT WHY MAKE AN EPIC GAME ON A LITTLE PORTABLE VERY UPSETTING I LOVE KRATOS PLEASE MAKE A GOW 4 I WANNA GOUGE MY EYES OUT PSP!!!!


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+ mynoven on May 5th, 2010 at 11:04 am said:

O so can’t wait. It will be just as awesome as the others I’m sure.


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+ dono_1994 on May 5th, 2010 at 12:42 pm said:

everyone is being so selfish. u just got gow3, now we’re getting ghost of sparta. calm down, please. i feel lucky ihave a psp and ps3 so whatever decision sony makes i stil luck out lol


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+ Ninyks on May 5th, 2010 at 2:05 pm said:

I’m glad to know that I can get out my old PSP. I had not touched for more than GoW CoO
Deeply the end of the year ^^

Je suis content de savoir que je vais pouvoir ressortir ma vieille PSP. Je n’y avais plus touché depuis GoW CoO
Vivement la fin de l’année ^^


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+ GIGA-Money on May 5th, 2010 at 2:58 pm said:

we need to compine the go and 3000, to make the 4000go , this would have two analoge sticks that act as L3,R3. with R2,L2 buttens on the top. it would have to be large and a little wide to. but it could still slide. the new analoge sticks could be the same size as the 3000, butt stuk out a little i have an idea with the screen . at the buttom it could slant a little . an in the end it could play ps2 and ps3 games, making it a ps3go in away . but the price isnt going down .


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+ ShadowPhoenix18 on May 5th, 2010 at 3:07 pm said:

This is definitely impressive news. I haven’t played GoW: CoO yet but I love the console trilogy, and was considering picking up Chains (but my PSP is currently broken). This, I agree, looks to compete with the PS2 graphics of the first releases. Great job! I am definitely looking forward to this…

…but which came first? CoO, or GoS?

Also, about Bungie and Ready at Dawn…I didn’t even know who Bungie was, but now that I do, I certainly wouldn’t say they’re better than RaD…They’re popular enough to be respected as equals, but RaD has been far more innovative to me, so I’d be biased if I had to choose. Fortunately, I don’t, since I choose a game based on individual merits and not merely what game developer puts it out.


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+ itsJose on May 5th, 2010 at 3:37 pm said:

Hum Kratos isn’t wearing his God of War armor. Hum that’s pretty suspicious. Prequel story to GoW1? and an adventure in between GoW1 and 2?


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+ vorcia on May 5th, 2010 at 3:41 pm said:

this game is gonna be awesome if the PSP can handle it, the graphics in this are between bad PS3 graphics and The best Wii graphics, I don’t think the PSP can handle this with a good framerate or many enemies on the screen at the same time. If you can actually pull this off on the PSP, more developers will come and the PSP will be revived. BTW, I saw a lot ppl talking crap, I heard you were gonna ban them for that


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+ Rai_11 on May 5th, 2010 at 3:52 pm said:

YES!!! This is AWESOME news! Glad to see more GOW and Kratos!


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+ V_BVF on May 5th, 2010 at 4:06 pm said:

Regarding the just revealed secret website, as a triple GOW Platinum winner, I’d like to say–thanks for nothing. great way to give us something extra for that spontaneous weapon switch w/L1+button (especially annoying in chaos mode).
But in the end, it was worth waiting for that stupid site to update, and GOW crew, thanks for smoooth part 3, and especially thank you for an awesome free bonus DSL of the Apollo and Atlas levels…sarkasm


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+ DVD_Sandwich on May 5th, 2010 at 4:09 pm said:

During the fight with Poseidon in God of War III, he says “Atlantis will be avenged!” and one or two of these screenshots do seem to be in an area that has plenty of water….


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+ ace_of_PWN on May 5th, 2010 at 5:38 pm said:

YYYEEESSSSS its my santa montica they make THE BEST games


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+ KelvinKeler on May 5th, 2010 at 5:52 pm said:

I’m so sad, I’ll write it in Portuguese : eu joguei GOW3 e foi Ó jogo mais doido que eu ja joguei em toda minha vida,não tem outro jogo melhor.Eu comprei o PS3 só por causa do GOW3 e eu fiquei super satisfeito.Joguei o jogo,completei o jogo e completei todos os trofeus.Então me libera um site spartansstandtall eu achei um maximo fiquei super ancioso sobre “o que irá acontecer com kratos?” ai quando eu vejo um novo jogo!mas pra psp ai eu pergunto pra que vcs colocaram o site no trofeu de platina n bastava so fazer um post-it no blog para divulgar o novo jogo.you truly disappointed me ghost of sparta.


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+ ScorpioN912 on May 5th, 2010 at 7:12 pm said:

I really enjoyed Chains of Olympus, so I cannot wait to play this!


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+ IronPaddle on May 5th, 2010 at 11:21 pm said:

Is this game going to be released with a new GOW themed PSP?


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+ TEARIZONE on May 6th, 2010 at 5:11 am said:

STILL DISSAPIONTMENT PSP OMG KRATOS COMEBACK 2 PS3


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+ GameKraze on May 6th, 2010 at 11:45 am said:

By the Gods! Can this be real? ;-P


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+ r0cks0u7 on May 7th, 2010 at 9:04 pm said:

Who Wow this is sweeeeeeeeeet…. I’m gonna buy this game for sure…. have you guys found a front cover? Saw one here: http://www.farneville.com/2010/05/god-of-war-ghost-of-sparta-for-psp.html

and here:

http://pspmygames.blogspot.com/2010/05/god-of-war-ghost-of-sparta.html


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+ Faenix1 on May 8th, 2010 at 9:59 pm said:

Nice! Though, sadly, my PSP screen may be on the way out – ah well, first day buy either way!


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+ jwood87 on May 9th, 2010 at 8:12 am said:

This looks amazing! You guys should have a small price drop in GW: CoO to promote it! I want to buy this will it be available for PSP Go owners on release date?? Also Can you please make the digital download copy less expensive then the $40 hard copy??

Thanks can’t wait!


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+ MayaYukihime on May 9th, 2010 at 1:48 pm said:

this is AAAAAAAAAWESOOOOME!!


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+ Ze_Giggler on May 9th, 2010 at 6:08 pm said:

What a MAMMOTH of a disappointment. Sony Fans are whining everywhere online over this. I saw it coming.


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+ Su2lol on May 9th, 2010 at 8:09 pm said:

Am I the only one that noticed that there was one small part that was left out.. The Wooden Plank that Kratos walks on.. (Pic) http://www.supercheats.com/guides/god-of-war-2/images/1-powercore.jpg Its not a big part but when that was left out I was confused caused I like the puzzles involving those, at least in GOW1. I also noticed that there was one in GOW:COO but I just thought that was just Ready At Dawn Studios. To find out there was not even one in GOW3 was like heh?

Anyways, finally I can find out what happened with his eye cause I’ve been wondering that recently especially when GOW3 focused on his face didnt really care to pay attention to it in the previous GOW’s.


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+ Xeye on May 10th, 2010 at 9:06 pm said:

Wow, great news =D

i played Chains of Olympus and it was great game but short one =( I hope this one will be longer (at least +10hr’s).


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+ Doodleboy19 on May 13th, 2010 at 1:43 pm said:

Holly!!! THIS IS THE BEST DAY OF MY LIFE!! What day is it coming out!?


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+ Raiden_4-2 on May 13th, 2010 at 5:00 pm said:

Wow!!!! Great news I loved Chains of Olympus, now i’ll finally know the past of Kratos. Also when is the God Of War 3 game getting a DLC or is there even goin to be any. Thanks


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+ Wweryan on May 26th, 2010 at 8:08 pm said:

WHY NOT MAKE THIS FOR PS3 >=( I HAVE A PSP BUT LOW MEMORY, AND DONT USE IT. MAKE IT FOR PS3!!! GOD OF WAR IS MY FAVORITE GAME OF ALL TIME AND YOU MAKE THE NEW ONE COMMING OUT ONLY FOR PSP!!!!! MAKE IT FOR BOTH


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+ lxi98 on June 1st, 2010 at 3:30 pm said:

More God of War BRING IT ON !!!!


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