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God of War: Ghost of Sparta Official Release Date and Pre-Order Pack

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Spartan Army! Prepare to embark on a journey of lost worlds and discover the origins of Kratos as Ready At Dawn in conjunction with our Santa Monica Studio are thrilled to announce that the eagerly anticipated PSP experience God of War: Ghost of Sparta will hit store shelves on Tuesday, November 2nd, just in time for the holidays!

After walking away from E3 with 10 “Best of ..” awards, and the incredible first gameplay look of King Midas at the recent “The World That is God of War” discussion panel at Comic-Con, we felt that it was only proper that we offer a pre-order package that is fitting to the gods.

Starting today, pre-order God of War: Ghost of Sparta at any of our participating retailers and receive the ultimate DLC pack at launch.

The God of War: Ghost of Sparta pre-order package includes ALL of the following:

  • Ghost of Sparta Original Soundtrack – Be part of the legacy, and relive the emotional soundscape of defiance and rage through the original soundtrack.
  • PSP Theme – Are you the ultimate God of War fan? Prove it with the God of War: Ghost of Sparta theme.
  • PS3 Dynamic Theme – Fully animated in constant motion, personalize your PS3 system with the official God of War Dynamic Theme.
  • PlayStation Network Avatar – Be one of the few to own the exclusive Kratos Avatar only available through this pre-order.
  • Legionnaire Skin – Discover the origins of the Spartan warrior as you experience God of War: Ghost of Sparta as Legionnaire Kratos.
  • EXCLUSIVE Game Directors Documentary – A full length featured video roundtable with all of the past and present Game Directors for the God of War franchise in front of a live studio audience, including: David Jaffe, Cory Barlog, Stig Asmussen, Ru Weerasuiya and Dana Jan.

Sounds like a lot? Here’s a cheat sheet for the entire DLC pre-order pack.

God of War: Ghost of Sparta details

Update: For those that have the PSP Go, have no fear! The same pre-order bundle will be offered to those who purchase the digital download version of God of War: Ghost of Sparta through the PlayStation Store from November 2, 2010 to November 9, 2010.

Additionally, fans can pre-order the ultimate PSP bundle in the form of the God of War: Ghost of Sparta Entertainment Pack beginning today as well. It will be available at all participating retailers for $199.99 MSRP.

Contents include:

  • Black and Red Two-Toned PSP-3000
  • God of War: Ghost of Sparta UMD Game– After God of War concludes, Ghost of Sparta begins with the story of Kratos’ ascension to power as the God of War.
  • God of War: Chains of Olympus PlayStation Network Downloadable Game Voucher – Before the events of God of War, experience Kratos’ journey during the 10-years of servitude to the Gods of Olympus in one of the most highly acclaimed action titles of all time!
  • Kick Ass – UMD Movie
  • 2 GB Memory Stick Pro Duo

Every End Must First Begin …

For more details on today’s announcement, visit godofwar.com or spartansstandtall.com.

God of War: Ghost of Sparta PSP

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APVangeliLHS said:

August 2nd, 9:47 am

God of War Ghost of Sparta PSP theme? :D

http://www.fileden.com/files/2007/12/3/1623319//gowgospspthemepreview.png

I’m not done it though.

mexicasian50 said:

August 2nd, 9:48 am

Like alot of others here questioning about PSP Go owners, what if someone like me wants to download it via Playstation Store?

Please respond.

Frejim said:

August 2nd, 9:48 am

Yes, that was the PSP bundle that I was waiting for!!!

I had to sell my Chain of Olympus Red Bundle!!! T.T

but now, i can get a new one back!!!!

APVangeliLHS said:

August 2nd, 9:52 am

@52

They already responded on posts before this saying that if you buy the game on PSN the first week of release, you get the pre-order bonuses as well.

YAY!

Fluidshine said:

August 2nd, 9:59 am

I would preorder this just for the dynamic theme haha. even though i never play my psp

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    Ken Chan said:

    August 2nd, 10:02 am

    lol… definitely worth it. We’ll share more details and video on the dynamic theme in a few weeks

SarshelYam said:

August 2nd, 10:06 am

Holy crud! That PSP-3000 Bundle is INSANE! Two great God of War games (played GoS at E3), a nice two-tone PSP-3000, AND Kick [DELETED]? That’s, well, KICK [DELETED]!!

poodude said:

August 2nd, 10:06 am

Here I am trying to cut down on my spending, and you (Sony) has to go and release this pre order bonus. Thanks a lot Sony!

APVangeliLHS said:

August 2nd, 10:09 am

I wonder if the final product will be more polished at launch, I.E. none of this screen tearing that’s constant in media released so far. I’m waiting a day before buying it on PSN because I want to know for sure before wasting moneys…

O_O

Nintendo451 said:

August 2nd, 10:11 am

Wonderful. Kratos Dynamic Theme to go with my Kratos PS3.

http://twitpic.com/1inp8o

Thanks Ken!

DZORMAGEN said:

August 2nd, 10:21 am

This is so KICK [DELETED]!! Really great pre-order, I have pre-ordered this way before this announcement, this is just the icing on the cake!!

DZORMAGEN said:

August 2nd, 10:22 am

P.S. I LOVE the PSP cover, I hope that is the final cover!!

zekececil14 said:

August 2nd, 10:26 am

I just beat GoW 3 like 10 minutes ago! Now I have to get Chains of Olympus, the get myself a pre-order on GoS. Ahh what a week this will be.

Korbei83 said:

August 2nd, 10:31 am

Thanks for clarification for Go-wners Ken. We appreciate it.

ProjectInfiniti said:

August 2nd, 10:35 am

Love the comment about Go owners saving lunch money….

Unlike some of you K owners, we have money to throw down for a Go and buying games at those prices on PSN, instead of being cheapskates and scrounging for pre-owned games because you’re too broke to buy it new online. Not to mention carrying a large handheld in one pocket and games in the other. L.O.L.

Try again.

BTW, thanks for the clarification about getting the preorder stuff on PSN too :)

zombie9 said:

August 2nd, 10:41 am

@64 Saving lunch money for a GO??? What are You talking about I was talking about God OF WAR Game. I woudn’t spend 5 cents for a GO. (System has no games) My PSP 3000 downloads Games just like your GO. no UMDs required Think before you speak!!!

Bilouze said:

August 2nd, 10:44 am

what about Europe ?

ForgiveMyAim said:

August 2nd, 10:52 am

Plz plz plz remaster this on the ps3 sooner or later!

CBas92 said:

August 2nd, 10:54 am

Will the bundle come with the preorder goodies? Cause I was thinking of picking up a new PSP anyway.

CaNu414 said:

August 2nd, 10:55 am

PLEASE READ AND REPLY!!! Ok so i’m planning to buy and pre-order the Bundle. But what i really really really want is if you actually put Ghost of sparta’s actual game case in there. I hated how the game case in the Chains of Olympus’s bundle was just a box of cardboard. Please Reply

DrBoiiii175 said:

August 2nd, 11:05 am

Does anyone know how much you have to pay to preoder it bc i really want all those bonuseshow much you have to pay at gamestop, amazon or other retailers?

Airwalkinman17 said:

August 2nd, 11:09 am

Holy Wowzers!!! Is that even a word?
Anyway, that is one helluva package right there.
Day 1. Thanks SONY

chaoszero14 said:

August 2nd, 11:14 am

Man i am definitely going to buy this the first day on the PSN store but this comes out the same day of gran turismo 5. There’s so many games to play in the fall and there’s nothing in the summer!

Mercerius said:

August 2nd, 11:21 am

And for PSP GO users, will there be a downloadable limited edition package available on PSN?

xxnike629xx said:

August 2nd, 11:23 am

Eh, nothing that I’m interested in…

PASS…

(of course I’ll be getting the game though).

APVangeliLHS said:

August 2nd, 11:40 am

@73

If you buy it within the week it launches, you get all of the same pre-order goodies, considering all of the pre-order goodies are DLC (Downloadable Content.)

doubleG07 said:

August 2nd, 11:41 am

Ken Chan – Thank you so much for your quick response!!!

ryker_362 said:

August 2nd, 11:42 am

I would buy the bundle pack, but I already have a PSP (first-generation). I’ll probably try and get the game though (but the CoO download voucher and Kick-Ass UMD movie does sound enticing)

TheLastNinja- said:

August 2nd, 11:47 am

Any reason why Sony Style isn’t a participating store? :(

tropicalskin said:

August 2nd, 12:04 pm

PS3?

APVangeliLHS said:

August 2nd, 12:06 pm

@76 I’ve never seen Playstation do anything good with SonyStyle… Hmmm…

dark_link101 said:

August 2nd, 12:08 pm

just wondering if i pre-order it from gamestop.can i still get the the ultimate DLC pack.

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    Ken Chan said:

    August 2nd, 1:06 pm

    It should. Might be best to double check with GameStop directly

Anddo said:

August 2nd, 12:10 pm

Ok, you guys are awesome! November is going to be one hell of a month. :)

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    Ken Chan said:

    August 2nd, 1:06 pm

    Yes it is :)

EdEN_Zardos said:

August 2nd, 12:20 pm

Quick question Ken: If I pre-order the PSP pack do I get the extra DLC as if I had pre-ordered just the game?

DarkRecoil said:

August 2nd, 12:25 pm

This post should of clearly stated that the offer is also available to anyone who purchases the game digitally from PSN.

…speaking, of PSN, why doesn’t Sony release digital sales figures for PSP? i’m prety sure they are impressive, and would do well against the internet myth of “nobody buys digital” (read IGN, kotaku ect)

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    Ken Chan said:

    August 2nd, 1:10 pm

    Good idea. We’ll update the post :)

APVangeliLHS said:

August 2nd, 12:30 pm

@84 I agree, but they aren’t required to, so if they have no motivation to, they won’t.

SteeliestGuzman said:

August 2nd, 12:33 pm

um is there another way of getting psn avatar, dynamic theme, psp theme of god of war ghost of sparta without purcahsing the ultimate bundle?

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    Ken Chan said:

    August 2nd, 1:08 pm

    All those items are exclusive to the pre-order only for the time being

RoNiZZiE said:

August 2nd, 12:38 pm

i need a picture of this new PSP 3000! When can we expect one?!

crowsticky1234 said:

August 2nd, 12:44 pm

This is crazy, both GT5 AND God of War: Ghost of Sparta, don’t know what to choose from.

APVangeliLHS said:

August 2nd, 12:45 pm

I wonder how us PSP owners get the avatar, considering how lame the selection is on the PSP, and how we can’t buy good avatars… How could we possibly get a custom avatar without a PS3?

arnoldmcguire335 said:

August 2nd, 12:46 pm

Just want to ask, is the PSP in the bundle a Radiant Red one (from Japan) or it’s a new US-exclusive color theme? please answer if ever.

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    Ken Chan said:

    August 2nd, 1:08 pm

    Info and images of the Black and Red tone PSP to come shortly

APVangeliLHS said:

August 2nd, 12:59 pm

@90

It’s new.

http://www.pspworld.com/sony-psp/2010/08/02/gow-ghost-of-sparta-psp.jpg

And it’s ugly in my honest opinion. But it’s real.

TuxBobble said:

August 2nd, 1:21 pm

So what of the people who bought the PSP Go? I bought it expecting it to be SUPPORTED, and in cases like this, where preorders are only available at retail, I feel pretty jipped.

What can you do for me NOW, Kevin Butler?

Seriously though, I can’t stand the way the PSP Go was shafted completley by Sony, as if it never existed.

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    Ken Chan said:

    August 2nd, 3:32 pm

    Hey TuxBobble. Don’t worry, as noted before, those that purchase GOW Ghost of Sparta during the 1st week of launch will get the same pre-order bundle

APVangeliLHS said:

August 2nd, 1:28 pm

@92 Us PSPgo owners also get the pre-order. If only you read all of the comments…

If you buy the game on PSN within it’s launch week you get the DLC codes emailed to you.

digitalman123 said:

August 2nd, 1:34 pm

Wow. All that for pre-order?? First LBP 2, then Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood, now this? Rock on Sony!! What’s the price for this, and is it bigger priced with pre-order, or is the DLC free?

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    Ken Chan said:

    August 2nd, 3:37 pm

    All DLC items are FREE when you pre-order GOW Ghost of Sparta

HaGr182 said:

August 2nd, 1:57 pm

well seems pretty cool, tough do you guys have anything like this planned for a limited ed. PSP GO? I mean you could include all that and keep the same 249 price and it would sell.

Im on the edge here,because of school i travel a lot for months and having to carry all my umds is a no go, so I want a psp go but also like the idea of just buying a 16 gig or bigger memory stick for my current 3000. Is there anything like this ever coming to a go?

If it is I wouldnt even think of getting a memory stick

jazzyrider said:

August 2nd, 2:00 pm

When are we going to see the PSPGo in new colors and entertainment packs? I’m sure potential PSPgo buyers would love to see God of War or some other game-type PSPGo color/model.

Hokage_45678 said:

August 2nd, 2:03 pm

This Is AWESOME!

Thanks for the Great News.

angelspawn77 said:

August 2nd, 2:08 pm

What a cool ultimate package, but I have a question that im a bit confused on, are all the bonuses part of a “Special Edition” package, or is it all free and for no additional cost as long as you pre-order the game?

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    Ken Chan said:

    August 2nd, 3:30 pm

    All items within the DLC pack are FREE when you pre-order GOW Ghost of Sparta

angelspawn77 said:

August 2nd, 2:09 pm

Oh and one more thing, im starting to love and hate November for this year, haha. Lets see, we have GOW, GT5 and Lbp2 coming out that month, I know im getting GOW and Lbp2 day 1, but here is the problem, I also want GOW psp bundle and on top of that I also want Lbp2 collectors edition…..AHHHH!!! too much money! But Thanksgiving and my Birthday are also that month and so is Black Friday, wow what a month.

Maurisio said:

August 2nd, 2:15 pm

If we get the psp bundle do we still get the dlc stuff?

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    Ken Chan said:

    August 2nd, 3:32 pm

    No worries. More info to come

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