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God of War: Chains of Olympus – Special Edition Demo Disc

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What is up God of War fans? Sorry for the long hiatus but things have been crazy here at Casa De Kratos…much to do. I thought I would come out of my somewhat self imposed media coma to let everyone know that the PSP demo discs are freaking done baby!!! As I type these words, legions of carrier Harpies are being dispatched to deliver the sweet UMD goodness that is God of War: Chains of Olympus – Special edition: Battle of Attica Demo Disc…otherwise know as GOW: COO –SE:BoADD. Good god…that is a freaking mouthful, even typing this abbreviated version makes me tired.

That’s it for now, keeping this one quick. The game is looking absolutely amazing, btw, so I hope everyone enjoys this little taste of portable God of War goodness. As a matter of fact, I think it even got an award for the Best PSP Game, or something like that, at the Leipzig conference.

Alright, back to my work induced hibernation…

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DOmeN said:

September 27th, 10:05 pm

I am very excited about this game….now bring on the special limited edition God of War PSP ! =D YA!

nabokovfan87 said:

September 27th, 10:06 pm

um, fine, i finally get a demo disk. how bout making my ps3 wifi work so i can dl stuff, and oh YEAH UPDATE THE PSP BROWSER WITH THE NEW FLASH AND JAVA VERSIONS, AND OH YEAH, HOW BOUT U LET ME CHANGE MY STINKING PASSWORD ON HERE FROM SOME RANDOM NUMBERS?????????

but thanks for posting this crap.

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Rzarekta said:

September 27th, 10:44 pm

First of all, Cory, I just wanted to say that God of War 2 is my favorite action game of all time. Amazing stuff.

gary Z said:

September 27th, 11:52 pm

OMG so FINALLY v get a GOW game can u believe it folks ya its jus a demo wen v look at the cover v can take tat for a demo..cant wait to get my hands on it..n BTW Cory tat was nice joke u made .. u know well than any other person on this earth tat GOW 3 is on its way n its gonna b one adventure of a life time! n do remember all of olympus is watching u after all their fate rests in ur hands…lol

gstatty said:

September 28th, 1:29 am

essentially, all i’m waiting for is the white psp bundle to come out, and then bam, i will buy this as well, too bad i didn’t know about the demo earlier or i would have signed up :( oh and your software development co is like the coolest, i can’t believe you flew that guy that made the case mod GOW stylee to play GOW: COO –SE:BoADD or just plain old GOW COO, whats more is how awesome it was that he donated a portion of it to penny arcade, the both a-yuhs, class acts

La demo di God of War: Chains of Olympus su PSP said:

September 28th, 2:53 am

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Overcrook said:

September 28th, 4:19 am

Why is there no downloadable version of the demo?

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sectionz said:

September 28th, 6:08 am

@Overcrook: i love to speculate so I would say hold on to your hat there because it has GOT to be coming. Looks like our “demo” is getting a red carpet treatment with this special edition stuff .. I would not be surprised if this was not one of the first VIA PS Store demos for the PSP we see.

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September 28th, 7:30 am

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Shiloa said:

September 28th, 7:34 am

That cover is full of awesomeness. It just needs a Transformer and it would be the greatest thing ever created.

Anyway, can’t wait for this and can’t wait for God of War III which I’m sure is in the works.

TONX said:

September 28th, 8:00 am

Can’t wait to get this demo. Kratos is the effing man.

StormLord said:

September 28th, 8:11 am

yay! I can’t wait :)

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zapruder said:

September 28th, 9:03 am

does it use psp Slim ‘s extra power?

deadxbabiesxinc said:

September 28th, 9:25 am

is this a preorder from gamestop thing or a downloadable thing?

wh0am1 said:

September 28th, 9:28 am


Will the demo be on PSN!!!!!!!!!!????????

PSPMAN07 said:

September 28th, 10:02 am

@ 71 and 72

The Demo is on UMD, because its a PSP title, I very seriously doubt there will be a PSN version of the Demo, because no other PSP Demo’s have been on PSN. Not sure if you get one if you pre-order, but there was a link a while back saying if you signed up for the demo, one would be shipped to you, so I’m guessing if you didn’t sign up, you’re out of luck

Lp47 said:

September 28th, 10:09 am

Ive always loved god of war i own both 1 and 2, and their amazing games. I cant wait to get god of war: chains of olympus for my psp. Also i live in canada but i signed up for the disc early, please dont jue me out. Im a huge fan and just because im in canada shouldnt mean i dont get to play the demo.

PS: Sony should announce and show God of War 3 for PS3 sometime before christmas or something just to get the hype up.

Lp47 said:

September 28th, 10:16 am

I know you guys are working on her.

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September 28th, 10:33 am

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mp7a1mobsta said:

September 28th, 11:23 am

im actually buying a psp for the lone purpose of playing this game… and all hell will break loose in the gaming community once gow III, comes rampaging onto the ps3… keep up the good work Mr. Barlog

XxBigP123xX said:

September 28th, 11:51 am

you’re wrong. there was a locoroco demo on the psn for the psp.


Chef Skillz said:

September 28th, 12:39 pm

This game is the ONLY REASON I am proud to own a PSP. I don’t own much software for my PSP, but this game is MUST OWN on day one! Can’t wait to get my demo disc.

kratos_theGOW said:

September 28th, 12:41 pm


Mr.CORY BARLOG u r trapped because there must be now GOD OF WAR 3 for PS3.

your next-gen machine needs that most…

kratos_theGOW said:

September 28th, 12:43 pm

call DAVID JAFFE and start developing GOD OF WAR 3.

orbio234 said:

September 28th, 12:56 pm

just got back from wal mart….they have a lower price on the psp….its to celebrate their anniversary in canada

LoyalistRevolt said:

September 28th, 1:23 pm

Thats Weird I signed up for this the Day they launched the demo and never got an email saying that I’m getting one…..Whats that all about?

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September 28th, 1:28 pm

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rukusa said:

September 28th, 1:52 pm

Holy hell Cory, youre sucha damn tease!

I CANT wait for GOW3.

Its going to be damn epic!

Just like Insomiac’s Resistance 2 :):

Psst! Insomniac guys (I know you read this blog :P)! look at my suggestions ;( ;

– NO HUD, instead, make a function (press, hold button to expose clip, release to pop back in?) that lets you pop out your clip and count how many bullets you have left. That would be awesomely innovative in my book. It would be a GREAT detail if you see if from my perspective.

– visiting more countries, being able to choose your path(maybe? – not necessary though).

blu_usher said:

September 28th, 2:43 pm

God of War is a marvelous franchise and I think it would greatly benifit sony to take it as seriously as MS takes Halo, marketing wise. I am looking forward to Chains of Olympus but I would be remiss if I didn’t say I have high hopes for part 3. So, if you do read this I would like to make a suggestion for GOW3. What if there was an unlockable mode in GOW3 that allowed the game to be played through the second time while entirely in a “first person mode”?! I know it would be a challenge but I think it would have a ridiculous pay off. If not that, maybe place the camera a bit closer to Kratos so the games epic qualites could be even more realized. Imagine performing all of Kratos’ abillities in first person while taking on as many on screen enemies that were introduced in Heavenly Sword… Anyway, good luck and I can only hope that GOW 3 is at least three times a long as part II! In the meantime the chains will suffice.

40cal said:

September 28th, 3:10 pm

Oh yeah! I am now ready for the GoW CoO demo because the GameStop by my house got that sexy black PSP 2001 in today. How did you guys fit all that tech in such a small, light and sexy machine? I love it. Thanks.

fuzzysquash said:

September 28th, 3:28 pm

Barlog! Give us God of War III!


Al2x said:

September 28th, 3:32 pm

Make sure you guys get one to me, I signed up! Better not get snubbed, again…

Globox82 said:

September 28th, 3:50 pm

PSP power!

Loki_344 said:

September 28th, 4:23 pm


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corybarlog said:

September 28th, 4:53 pm

This one is my favorite!!

“call DAVID JAFFE and start developing GOD OF WAR 3.”


Hitman_Legend said:

September 28th, 5:02 pm

Lol these posts are hilarious

Kpepe said:

September 28th, 5:20 pm

Nice way to unofficially “announce” GoW 3 on PS3. I can’t wait to be the newest member of the good looking franchise. I will probably get this game on PSP when I get my new PSP Slim hopefully next week.

self.confessed.cynic said:

September 28th, 5:45 pm

Garr – my money… all… gone.

Ah well – time to up and buy a PSP and PS3.

Everyone knows the only contenders for best action games ever are Devil May Cry, God Of War and Ninja Gaiden.

So Cory – two questions (hope they get answered)

– What do you think of the competition? Think you can out-class Ninja Gaiden 2? (I think you can)

– How do you feel about people calling you Cory Balrog? (and have you considered changing your name? I would.)

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PS3_GAM3R said:

September 28th, 7:04 pm

Cory thank you so much for the great news!!! Finally I can get my hands on this DEMO, and will for sure buy this game on day one. In fact it’s paid in full-pre-order! Wow I am so happy. I am planning on buying the new SLIM PSP soon also. I got in to GOW late, but I do own the 1st one, and just bought the 2nd one. This is awesome. As a LOYAL Sony fan I am fricken HAPPY! I already own a PS3 also, becuase I love Sony! Bring on more great news, and tell us GOW 3 will be out Late 08!!

mrlogical said:

September 28th, 8:00 pm

I only just got a PSP a few weeks ago, so maybe I missed something on this–how exactly does one get the GoW PSP demo disc? Is this for sale? For free? For preorderers? Or did I have to sign up at some point? Can I still get one?

MrDaBucket said:

September 28th, 9:05 pm

Hey Cory!
How’s it going? Still at Sony Santa Monica and working with R.A.D. for GoW? That sounds cool.
Do you know if any special features will come with the retail version like what came on the GoW1 DVD and the bonus stuff on the GoW2 DVD (I preferred the GoW2 bonus material :D )?
That’d be great.
Anyways, thanks for taking the time to inform us gamers of this and if you ever get tired, I’d be glad to take your job……or any job working with SCEA games in creative design…….think about it. It’d be for the best to hook me up with that job.

Sincerely, you’reluckyIlikeyoumorethanDave fan…..Stephen P. AKA MrDaBucket AKA MDB AKA DaMan AKA your real dad.

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