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Santa Monica Studio Update: New Site, New HQ

Posted by Shannon Studstill on Jan 29, 2014

Hi everybody, my name is Shannon Studstill, Head of Studio of Santa Monica Studio! It’s hard to believe we started this studio 14 years ago with Sony veteran Allan Becker, who now heads up Sony Japan. The original core team formed together in a bunch of small cubed offices at PlayStation’s old headquarters, in what was the former 989 Studios. It was here that our small team established the foundation and vision for a new studio.

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Kratos’ Blades of Chaos Recreated by Man at Arms

Posted by Andy Signore on Dec 16, 2013

It’s been an exciting year for our show “Man at Arms” on the AWEme YouTube channel. Every other Monday, master swordsmith Tony Swatton forges viewers’ favorite weapons from video games, movies and TV. We quickly reached more than 1 million subscribers in less than a year thanks to the enthusiasm of our fans – many of whom requested Tony recreate Kratos’ weapon from God of War. Well, we heard you loud and clear.

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Flower, flOw, Sound Shapes, Escape Plan Coming to PS4

Posted by Nathan Gary on Oct 16, 2013

Hey, this is Nathan Gary over at Sony Santa Monica with some great news for PlayStation fans. For years, the team here at Santa Monica Studio has been pushing the boundaries of gaming with small, innovative games. Now, some of our best titles are making the jump to new PlayStation platforms — including PS4.

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God of War: Ascension Goes Digital, Multiplayer Plans

Posted by Aaron Kaufman on Oct 11, 2013

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God of War Ascension

We have a very important update to share with you on behalf of our God of War Development Team. Cue bullet points just ahead!

But wait! Let’s start with a gift. If you have yet to experience Composer Tyler Bates (whose credits include 300) official God of War: Ascension soundtrack, enjoy this free track on us.

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Hohokum on PS4: New Trailer of the Guano Factory Debuted

Posted by Ricky Haggett on Sep 19, 2013

We’re really excited to unveil a new place in Hohokum today — the Guano Factory — with a new teaser trailer made by Scott Benson, and backed by one of our favorite Matthew Dear songs: Temptation. Matthew Dear is a founding artist of Ghostly International, and is also a DJ, dance-music producer, and an experimental pop artist. The Temptation track is off his latest album, Beams — a suite of weird, wild, and optimistic rhythm-driven pop. The perfect type of music for Hohokum.

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Q&A: The Art of God of War: Ascension

Posted by Aaron Kaufman on Sep 16, 2013

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GoW Ascension

In conjunction with our talented friends at Section Studios, we are proud to present The Art of God of War: Ascension. At 400 pages, it will redefine what we come to expect from an “art of” book. This is the art book every God of War fan will remember. Click here to buy on Amazon, or learn more at GodOfWar.com.

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God of War: Ascension: 1v1 Multiplayer Mode, New Maps Out Now

Posted by Quentin Ramsey on Jul 11, 2013

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In Bout of Honor, two warriors will put their lives and reputations on the line to win the best of seven rounds in this strictly 1v1 mode. Bout of Honor is a true contest of skill with no chests, fountains, or world weapons to aid you. This mode also disables relics and allows for a Champion’s magic to regenerate over time.

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Hohokum Unveils E3 Trailer

Posted by Richard Hogg on Jun 12, 2013

It has been about a month since we announced that Hohokum will be available on the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita next year. At the time I mentioned that we would have some gameplay footage coming soon…and here it is!

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