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

Ken Chan's Avatar Posted by 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

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+ TheLowlyThumb on August 2nd, 2010 at 2:16 pm said:

wasn’t clear in the post, but if you pre-order the psp pack, do you also get the dlc?


+ BLEACH-Fan on August 2nd, 2010 at 2:19 pm said:

Sony you guys are awesome keep them God of Wars coming you guys have no idea how much of a big fan I am PLEASE PLEASE!!! give us God of War 3 DLC!!!! PLEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSE!!!!!!!!


+ falconsfan07 on August 2nd, 2010 at 2:27 pm said:

If we pre-order the PSP Bundle then do we get the DLC as well?

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    + Ken Chan on August 2nd, 2010 at 3:34 pm said:

    Don’t worry. More info to come


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

Can i get this deal on a downloadable code at amazon or do i need the disc. Having the go and a 16GB stick i’d rather simply take as many games with me as i can but would still like the swag.


+ arnoldmcguire335 on August 2nd, 2010 at 2:47 pm said:

@91 it looks like the Piano Black and Radiant Red PSPs fusioned to become that. the buttons and back are of the Radiant Red’s while the front is of the Piano Black one.


+ QDOG8 on August 2nd, 2010 at 2:50 pm said:

Ultimate God of War Bundle:
PS3 “slim”
God of War III (PS3)
God of War PS2 Collection (PS3)
Blood Red God of War PSP
God of War: Chains of Olympus (PSP)
God of War: Ghost of Sparta (PSP)


+ NESGamepro on August 2nd, 2010 at 2:53 pm said:

@16 and 18

That’s exactly what I wanted to know, looks like I’ll be a first week buyer. Thanks Ken, the game looks great.

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    + Ken Chan on August 2nd, 2010 at 4:10 pm said:

    Not a problem!


+ gbear240 on August 2nd, 2010 at 3:08 pm said:

a psp god of war and kickass the movie for the psp to good to be true wait this is playstation so its always awsome and true of course


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

News of the month! I can’t wait for this game!


+ Enigma777 on August 2nd, 2010 at 3:34 pm said:

Good to see you’re not shafting the PSPgo owners like myself like a lot of other publishers do (Yea, I’m talking about you Atlus!).

I’m a huge GOW fan so this has been a day-one buy since it was announced, but now I’m even happier. Can’t wait to get my hands on the dynamic theme/avatar!


+ kratos1984 on August 2nd, 2010 at 4:16 pm said:

sounds awesome! glad psp go owners won’t be left out. only problem for me is when i purchase ghost of sparta on launch i’ll have to wait over a month to be able to play it, cause i’m buying a psp go this x-mas don’t have the money yet. it’ll be worth the wait though!


+ Spideywebs on August 2nd, 2010 at 5:14 pm said:

Awesome news. Any chance for a Kratos Playstation Home Avatar?


+ swagg4700 on August 2nd, 2010 at 5:28 pm said:

I hope it comes out for pspgo


+ Kchow23 on August 2nd, 2010 at 5:38 pm said:

if I buy God of War:Ghost of Sparta from the Canadian PSN Store… will I still get the pre-order bonuses? or is it US Only?


+ NotoriousGamer on August 2nd, 2010 at 5:59 pm said:

There should be a PS3 and PSP bundle available to buy in NA.

PSP 3000.
PS3 white 320GB new eco friendly one from Japan!


+ oBlossom92o on August 2nd, 2010 at 6:15 pm said:

if i pre order the psp bundle will i still get the DLC? i dont own a psp yet and it seems like a good deal but i’d hate to miss out on DLC.


+ ItaChu on August 2nd, 2010 at 6:42 pm said:

I want that PSN Avatar ….perfect time to get a new psp ….if you announce a PSP2 now, I wont get it LOL


+ Wipeoutt31 on August 2nd, 2010 at 6:46 pm said:



+ Immak on August 2nd, 2010 at 6:52 pm said:

Will this content be region-locked as well?
I bought the CE for GoW3 (with Pandora’s box etc), and even now I still can’t access the “Making of” content. The representative said it was region locked, and unavailable in my region. Of course, I saw it on the store a week later for 6 bucks, and confirmed from local friends that they were able to purchase.

That has left an absolutely horrible taste in my mouth. It’s a very bad experience for someone who dropped the extra cash on a Collector’s Edition. It was bad enough that there was basically nothing in the box except for vouchers, but then I couldn’t even use the vouchers? Horrible.

I’d like to know ahead of time if that will be different for this one. I hope so.


+ Devilkain2 on August 2nd, 2010 at 6:59 pm said:

what places in Canada are the participating retailers? I try going to the site to search for them, but when I try and changing the country to Canada to view the retailers, it does not switch over. If you can help me this, I’d greatly appreciate it. Thanks :D


+ ninja0292 on August 2nd, 2010 at 7:07 pm said:

I have a question… Can I download all the DLC content from my PS3?

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    + Ken Chan on August 2nd, 2010 at 10:37 pm said:

    Yup. You should be able to access and download everything through the PS Store


+ dstith76 on August 2nd, 2010 at 7:16 pm said:


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    + Ken Chan on August 2nd, 2010 at 10:38 pm said:

    It’s at GameStop, Amazon and Best Buy. Please check out and for more info


+ TakeUrBestShot on August 2nd, 2010 at 7:39 pm said:

I’m going to be so broke in November. I’ll be getting the Ghost of Sparta bundle and GT5 Collectors Edition on the 2nd. Then I’ll be picking up the Collectors Edition of LBP2 on the 16th. Christmas is coming early this year.


+ TJF588 on August 2nd, 2010 at 7:43 pm said:

Exceedingly excited for this. I was worried it would be gaudy around the screen, but with a black face, this would go so well with my cell phone and DS Lite. Time to start savin’ up (thank goodness for a jorb!); c’mon, Amazon, make the preorders available!


+ bdawg923 on August 2nd, 2010 at 8:01 pm said:

If I pre-order the God of War PSP Entertainment pack ($199.99) at Amazon, will it include all these pre-order goodies?


+ shrimpdude on August 2nd, 2010 at 8:17 pm said:

I’d be first in line to preorder this if there were actual physical items instead of downloads. In fact, I’d pay extra for it too. But since it’s all download, I’ll probably drag my heels on this. I might even just download the game for free instead.


+ xuipid on August 2nd, 2010 at 8:24 pm said:

My only problem is the game is $5 cheaper on Amazon for preorders. Yet the GO people must purchase through the PSN at full price. Not exactly being 100% fair to the GO owners Sony… Again we fall prey to pricing that is not competitive compared to the physical medium (which costs more to produce)


+ Sekoku on August 2nd, 2010 at 8:44 pm said:

And for those of us that want to buy it digitally but aren’t on the Go, do we get this bonus during that same timeframe?


Okay, not buying it for a while then.

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    + Ken Chan on August 3rd, 2010 at 10:23 pm said:

    As long as you buy Ghost of Sparta through the PS Store during the first week of launch, you’ll get the same pre-order pack


+ sith94 on August 2nd, 2010 at 9:14 pm said:

Yep, I would like to know the same thing as Sekoku. As I will probably only be able to get it through the PSS.


+ NateDtail91 on August 2nd, 2010 at 9:36 pm said:

YES! just bought a Psp Go and I’m very happy that i got it. This is just more happiness coming my way, thank you for the pre-order promotion information Ken Chan :D you truly made my day.


+ Roccococoide on August 2nd, 2010 at 9:52 pm said:

Please, we need info regarding the GoS PSP entertainment pack. Will it come with the DLC given for buying only the UMD?


+ TallCrowe on August 2nd, 2010 at 10:07 pm said:

I’m not one for pre-orders. Who knows what will happen between now and then. How will I balance that and Gran Turismo. I just don’t know if I’m capable of all that. Alright I said my piece. I guess I order it from amazon.


+ korgon117 on August 2nd, 2010 at 10:17 pm said:

Hmm I recently got Peace Walker. Doubt Im gonna get this. But pspgo people, he did state how you can get your stuff too in the post. It might help if you just READ THE POST!


+ gdogg666 on August 2nd, 2010 at 10:45 pm said:

question would we see a demo of the game?


+ incognito408 on August 2nd, 2010 at 11:21 pm said:

If you get the PSP bundle do you get the the DLC content too?

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    + Ken Chan on August 3rd, 2010 at 3:31 pm said:

    Check with any of our participating retailers for more information


+ SpyDudeFX on August 3rd, 2010 at 12:19 am said:

Is the avatar and dynamic theme a definitive exclusive or timed? The wording on the avatar sounds like it’s a forever exclusive.


+ mjkaka on August 3rd, 2010 at 12:31 am said:

what about ppl who already have psp3000 can they order GOW sparta from psn and still get the COO downloadble game voucher


+ defjedijam on August 3rd, 2010 at 2:36 am said:

Very nice sounding pack of content for this new game. I like for once Sony isn’t acting like the PSPGo doesn’t exist and no one has one, I like it a lot better than my old 2001 or my girlfriends 3001. I’m happy I’m not being treated like crap by Sony for buying one any more. You guys have been making some really nice improvements to the store and this shows a really nice trend in treatment of not just GO users but all PSP users. Oh and for all those who thought the PSP was dead or dying between games like MGS: PW and GoW: GoS it seems the system is really only starting to be used to it’s full potential.

Thank you Sony and thank you Ken for the info :)

Red and black PSP3000? Should not the color scheme be red/white?


+ digitalman123 on August 3rd, 2010 at 7:58 am said:

Thanks Ken for the info!! Can’t wait!! Gotta pre-order this!! :)


+ Chance_Splinter on August 3rd, 2010 at 11:51 am said:

Awesome! What do I get for preordering off PSN for my Go?


+ Chance_Splinter on August 3rd, 2010 at 11:53 am said:

Oh, post 16. Sweet!


+ sith94 on August 3rd, 2010 at 5:10 pm said:

So can my question be answered please. It’s almost November and I need to know now :P


+ syscoman on August 4th, 2010 at 4:08 am said:

I am a PSP hardware collector. This bundle is just dandy and it’s mine!! :-D


+ dj128 on August 4th, 2010 at 4:22 am said:

I plan on getting the PSP bundle because my PSp broke a few months ago.


+ HeidiPoe on August 4th, 2010 at 8:10 am said:

Just to be extra sure: is the soundtrack DLC as well or is it an actual, tangible item?


+ Solid-Snake-Eyes on August 4th, 2010 at 11:02 pm said:

What about participating retailers in CANADA? Where do I have to order it from here?


+ Rainwater on August 5th, 2010 at 3:45 am said:

Thanks for including us PSP Go owners in the pre-order bonuses. Really looking forward to this game.


+ koolkhai99 on August 5th, 2010 at 12:00 pm said:

Hi Ken I was just wondering for the psp go owners who buy this game will the dlc codes be sent to their e-mail or will you just be able to instantly download them once you purchase the game bcuz if its instantly downloading the dlc that’s bad news for me bcuz my ps3 and psp have different psn accounts and i won’t be able to access the stuff i want on my ps3


+ iTofuMan on August 5th, 2010 at 5:03 pm said:

This seems really cool. Ill admit im not the biggest GoW fan i played 1/2 and the psp it was really fun, but all this pre-order stuff seems temping to buy. Is there a price on the game yet? hoping the Psn version is cheaper than the umd atleast 5-10$ than the umd i hope. ill probably get this if its at a good price.


+ KBK11 on August 5th, 2010 at 5:51 pm said:

Ken, will there be a demo released on PSN anytime soon?

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