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

Ken Chan's Avatar + Posted by Ken Chan on Aug 02, 2010 // Product Manager, SCEA

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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.

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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 on August 2nd, 2010 at 9:47 am said:

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.


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+ mexicasian50 on August 2nd, 2010 at 9:48 am said:

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

Please respond.


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+ Frejim on August 2nd, 2010 at 9:48 am said:

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!!!!


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+ APVangeliLHS on August 2nd, 2010 at 9:52 am said:

@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!


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+ Fluidshine on August 2nd, 2010 at 9:59 am said:

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


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    + Ken Chan on August 2nd, 2010 at 10:02 am said:

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


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+ SarshelYam on August 2nd, 2010 at 10:06 am said:

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]!!


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+ poodude on August 2nd, 2010 at 10:06 am said:

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!


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+ APVangeliLHS on August 2nd, 2010 at 10:09 am said:

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


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+ Nintendo451 on August 2nd, 2010 at 10:11 am said:

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

http://twitpic.com/1inp8o

Thanks Ken!


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+ DZORMAGEN on August 2nd, 2010 at 10:21 am said:

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!!


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+ DZORMAGEN on August 2nd, 2010 at 10:22 am said:

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


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+ zekececil14 on August 2nd, 2010 at 10:26 am said:

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.


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+ Korbei83 on August 2nd, 2010 at 10:31 am said:

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


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+ ProjectInfiniti on August 2nd, 2010 at 10:35 am said:

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 :)


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+ zombie9 on August 2nd, 2010 at 10:41 am said:

@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!!!


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+ Bilouze on August 2nd, 2010 at 10:44 am said:

what about Europe ?


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+ ForgiveMyAim on August 2nd, 2010 at 10:52 am said:

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


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+ CBas92 on August 2nd, 2010 at 10:54 am said:

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


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+ CaNu414 on August 2nd, 2010 at 10:55 am said:

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


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+ DrBoiiii175 on August 2nd, 2010 at 11:05 am said:

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?


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+ Airwalkinman17 on August 2nd, 2010 at 11:09 am said:

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


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+ chaoszero14 on August 2nd, 2010 at 11:14 am said:

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!


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+ Mercerius on August 2nd, 2010 at 11:21 am said:

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


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+ xxnike629xx on August 2nd, 2010 at 11:23 am said:

Eh, nothing that I’m interested in…

PASS…

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


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+ APVangeliLHS on August 2nd, 2010 at 11:40 am said:

@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.)


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+ doubleG07 on August 2nd, 2010 at 11:41 am said:

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


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+ ryker_362 on August 2nd, 2010 at 11:42 am said:

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)


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+ TheLastNinja- on August 2nd, 2010 at 11:47 am said:

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


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+ tropicalskin on August 2nd, 2010 at 12:04 pm said:

PS3?


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+ APVangeliLHS on August 2nd, 2010 at 12:06 pm said:

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


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+ dark_link101 on August 2nd, 2010 at 12:08 pm said:

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


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    + Ken Chan on August 2nd, 2010 at 1:06 pm said:

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


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+ Anddo on August 2nd, 2010 at 12:10 pm said:

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


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    + Ken Chan on August 2nd, 2010 at 1:06 pm said:

    Yes it is :)


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+ EdEN_Zardos on August 2nd, 2010 at 12:20 pm said:

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?


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+ DarkRecoil on August 2nd, 2010 at 12:25 pm said:

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 on August 2nd, 2010 at 1:10 pm said:

    Good idea. We’ll update the post :)


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+ APVangeliLHS on August 2nd, 2010 at 12:30 pm said:

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


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+ SteeliestGuzman on August 2nd, 2010 at 12:33 pm said:

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 on August 2nd, 2010 at 1:08 pm said:

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


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+ RoNiZZiE on August 2nd, 2010 at 12:38 pm said:

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


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+ crowsticky1234 on August 2nd, 2010 at 12:44 pm said:

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


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+ APVangeliLHS on August 2nd, 2010 at 12:45 pm said:

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?


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+ arnoldmcguire335 on August 2nd, 2010 at 12:46 pm said:

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 on August 2nd, 2010 at 1:08 pm said:

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


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+ APVangeliLHS on August 2nd, 2010 at 12:59 pm said:

@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.


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+ TuxBobble on August 2nd, 2010 at 1:21 pm said:

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 on August 2nd, 2010 at 3:32 pm said:

    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


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+ APVangeliLHS on August 2nd, 2010 at 1:28 pm said:

@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.


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+ digitalman123 on August 2nd, 2010 at 1:34 pm said:

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 on August 2nd, 2010 at 3:37 pm said:

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


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+ HaGr182 on August 2nd, 2010 at 1:57 pm said:

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


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+ jazzyrider on August 2nd, 2010 at 2:00 pm said:

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.


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+ Hokage_45678 on August 2nd, 2010 at 2:03 pm said:

This Is AWESOME!

Thanks for the Great News.


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+ angelspawn77 on August 2nd, 2010 at 2:08 pm said:

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 on August 2nd, 2010 at 3:30 pm said:

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


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+ angelspawn77 on August 2nd, 2010 at 2:09 pm said:

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.


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+ Maurisio on August 2nd, 2010 at 2:15 pm said:

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


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    + Ken Chan on August 2nd, 2010 at 3:32 pm said:

    No worries. More info to come


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