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God of War Collection – Blu-ray Disc Compilation Available This Holiday Season!

Anthony Caiazzo's Avatar Posted by Senior Product Marketing Manager, SCEA

The fans spoke and we listened.

For those that recall the God of War survey conducted earlier this year, an overwhelming amount of the community suggested the PlayStation 2 experiences of Kratos be brought forth to the PlayStation 3.

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Thanks to your feedback, we are excited to announce the God of War Collection for this Holiday Season. Now fans and newcomers to the series can experience the epic journey of God of War and God of War II in 720p HD form. Both titles have been remastered with anti-aliased graphics, running at 60 frames per second for a smooth gameplay experience, only on the PS3 system. Additionally, the Blu-ray Disc compilation will bring the PlayStation Network (PSN) trophy support to the franchise for the very first time.

This is your chance to experience God of War is its true form before the chaos of God of War III hits store shelves come March 2010.

Here’s the full press release:

SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA ANNOUNCES
GOD OF WAR® COLLECTION, A NEW COMPILATION OFFERING FOR PLAYSTATION®3
Exclusive God of War® and God of War® II Blu-ray Disc Compilation
Available This Holiday Season

FOSTER CITY, Calif., September 1, 2009 – Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) announced today a new and exclusive PlayStation®3 (PS3™) offering for the critically acclaimed God of War® franchise, God of War® Collection. Scheduled for release this holiday season, God of War Collection will feature reworked versions of both God of War® and God of War® II on a single Blu-ray Disc™ at full 1280 x 720 resolution. Both critically acclaimed games, which were originally developed for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, have been remastered with anti-aliased graphics running at 60 frames per second for a smooth gameplay experience on the PS3 system. Additionally, the Blu-ray Disc compilation will bring PlayStation®Network (PSN) trophy support to the franchise for the first time (included for both games). God of War Collection offers substantial value to PS3 consumers, the compilation of both best-selling games costing just $39.99 MSRP.

Developed by Sony Computer Entertainment, Santa Monica Studio, the God of War series brings epic mythological battles to life with stunning graphics and an elaborate plot that puts Kratos, the triology’s main character, at the center of carnage and destruction as he seeks revenge against the Gods who have betrayed him. God of War® III is scheduled for release exclusively on the PS3 in March 2010.

“We are excited today to announce God of War Collection,” said Scott Rohde, vice president, Worldwide Studios America. “Our fans spoke and we listened; thanks to our partnership with Bluepoint Games, fans and newcomers to the series can experience the epic God of War and God of War II saga in stunning 720p on PS3. This Blu-ray Disc compilation brings Kratos to PS3 even earlier than expected.”

SCEA – God of War®Collection Announced for PS3

God of War Storyline
Set in the dark world of ancient Greek mythology, players take on the role of Kratos, a Spartan warrior. Plagued by the nightmares of his past, the ash covered warrior would do anything to be free of his debt to the Gods and the memories that haunt him. For ten years he has labored for Olympus, now on the verge of losing all hope, the Gods have given him one last task. Destroy Ares, the God of War. Armed with the deadly chained Blades of Chaos, Kratos will have to overcome armies of mythological monsters, legions of undead soldiers, and amazingly dangerous and brutal landscapes.

God of War II Storyline
God of War saw Kratos, a mortal warrior, set upon an epic quest to dethrone a God. But his journey did not end there. In God of War II, Kratos sits atop his Olympus throne, as the new God of War – far more ruthless than Ares ever was. To end his continued torment, Kratos must journey to the far reaches of the earth and defeat untold horrors and alter that which no mortal, or god has ever changed… his fate. God of War II sets an epic stage for a devastating mythological war to end all wars.

Acclaim for the God of War Franchise
God of War releases have set the bar for the action-adventure genre and been acknowledged by some of the videogame industry’s key publications, which include PlayStation: The Official Magazine (Editor’s Choice Award), Game Informer (Action/Adventure Game of the Year and Handheld Game of the Month Award), GamePro (Editor’s Choice Award), Electronic Gaming Monthly (Best PS2 Game), IGN.com (Editor’s Choice Award and Game of the Year Award), and four nominations in the Annual Interactive Achievement Awards, including Overall Game of the Year and Console Game of the Year. The franchise has also been awarded with several honors including several E3 Best of Game Awards (given by several online publications), numerous Game of the Year and Best Action Game Awards (given at Spike TV’s Video Game Awards, Golden Joystick Awards, PSX Extreme Awards and the 3rd Annual G-Phoria Awards, and by PAX, GameZone, GameDaily, GameSpot), to name just a few.
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SCEA – God of War®Collection Announced for PS3

About Bluepoint Games, Inc.
Bluepoint Games, Inc. is a highly experienced team of seasoned gaming industry veterans whose work includes six titles that have sold over a million copies each. Bluepoint Games’ first title, Blast Factor™ (2006), made exclusively for the PlayStation®3 (PS3™) computer entertainment system, was one of the first titles available at the launch of the PlayStation®Store. Located in Austin, Texas, they continue their mission to produce high quality video games with a lasting appeal that are fun to play.
For more information, email info@bluepointgames.com.

About Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc.
Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. continues to redefine the entertainment lifestyle with its PlayStation® and PS one® game console, the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) handheld entertainment system, the ground-breaking PlayStation®3 (PS3™) computer entertainment system and its online and network services PlayStation®Network and PlayStation®Store.
Recognized as the undisputed industry leader, Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. markets the PlayStation family of products and develops, publishes, markets and distributes software for the PS one game console, the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system, PlayStation 3 and the PSP system for the North American market. Based in Foster City, Calif., Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. serves as headquarters for all North American operations and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
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KazeEternal said:

August 31st, 9:16 am

It says collection, but doesn’t include chains of olympus… for shame sony.

mahunoy said:

August 31st, 9:16 am

God of War Collection is the perfect example why SONY isn’t bringing BC for PS3 back. I’m just saying… SONY please relase Shadow of the Collossus next!

ignorante said:

August 31st, 9:16 am

#139, if I have to buy AGAIN those titles to be played in my PS3, I will continue complaining. This is not a solution, it is a way for more ca$h

Seiven said:

August 31st, 9:16 am

WOOT, now I have an excuse to play through them all in order

krae_man said:

August 31st, 9:17 am

Hey guys, this survey says there’s a crap ton of people willing to pay an extra $10-$20 for a collectors edition of GOW3 that comes with HD versions of the First Two God of War Games.

I know, lets sell them seperately for $40 instead!

Scampie said:

August 31st, 9:17 am

I can’t believe it! I can’t believe it! Sony is Back!!!

lobotomies4free said:

August 31st, 9:17 am

screenshots please?

Trey630 said:

August 31st, 9:18 am

I just got GOW2 for my birthday 2 months ago and this comes out?? Well, I guess I could put this in my christmas list. This is going to be AWESOME

Crimsondramon said:

August 31st, 9:19 am

Sony, you need to do more of this if you’re taking out Backwards Compatibility. I’ve yet to get both games so this will be a definite add to my collection ^_^

(MGS Collection on Bluray please =3?)

DANO69 said:

August 31st, 9:19 am

” DOES EVERYTHING “…..PLAYS FIRST GENERATION GAMES. BUT STILL DOES’NT PLAY THE SECOND GENERATION . BE ASHAMED OF YOUR NEW SLOGAN SONY.

TheFlyingToaster said:

August 31st, 9:19 am

This is awesome news. I never got round to playing these and this gives me a good excuse to pick them up.

zabbyh said:

August 31st, 9:19 am

Somebody reply to our demands of Ico and Sotc or we will take Jeff Rubenstein hostage, and call John Diamonon to do contests on the PSBlog 24/7.

DeviantBoi said:

August 31st, 9:19 am

This is epic, Sony! Well done!

rhydon said:

August 31st, 9:20 am

Thank you Sony and how will it work also is it the original PS2 files just redone or the actual ps2 file upscaled but on a HD converter or something

Sonny30 said:

August 31st, 9:20 am

OMG, *sheds tear*….thank you so much Sony, this is my favorite franchise in gaming……thank you for listening to us. I can’t wait for GoW3!!!!

marcindpol said:

August 31st, 9:20 am

hello

oGGe45 said:

August 31st, 9:20 am

And I jizzed in my paaaants!!!!

Really amazing! I’m happy now, this is a buy for sure!

ShengLongDong said:

August 31st, 9:21 am

Excellent news…

Shadow-King said:

August 31st, 9:21 am

WOW, this announcement is better then Epic portions of CAKE!!!!

nv_Los said:

August 31st, 9:21 am

BY THE BEARD OF ZEUSSS!!!
DAY 1 Purchased!!!!!!!!!!

chriscowboyd said:

August 31st, 9:21 am

A ps2 game redone with trophies, eh. Too bad this won’t be done with psp games in order to get people to buy them and not pirate them. Here’s hoping that Apple can show Sony how it’s done.

kamyar_sayad said:

August 31st, 9:22 am

nice and thanks !

NothingInCommon said:

August 31st, 9:23 am

Awesome news! Make the Team ICO collection next and my head will explode. :)

BelieveMeUstink said:

August 31st, 9:24 am

BOUGHT!

Stoopid_Snot said:

August 31st, 9:24 am

hellyeah!!!!
can’t wait

MoneyMaker110 said:

August 31st, 9:24 am

i’m in for one

Vash_Nightmare said:

August 31st, 9:25 am

@160 haha good one

Ares84 said:

August 31st, 9:25 am

When will we be able to see some screenshots???

I can’t wait for this….I’m jumping all over the place.

You guys should see the this: http://forums.gametrailers.com/thread/god-of-war-1—2-coming-to-the/907398?page=11

people here are going crazy about this news. The best news I heard in a very long time.

I hope that Sony will do the same with ICO and Shadow of the Colossus before The Last Guardian comes out.

hife said:

August 31st, 9:25 am

Pleeeeeeeaaaaase do this for Ico and SotC also!

nickert0n said:

August 31st, 9:25 am

Awesome! JUST AWESOME! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
Submitted to Digg: http://digg.com/playstation/God_of_War_Collection_Blu_Ray_HD_Remakes_for_PS3_Announced

SPREAD THE JOY!

EvoAnubis said:

August 31st, 9:25 am

Holy ****! This is awesome! Thanks, Sony!

Grannd said:

August 31st, 9:26 am

I never got to playing God of War II, this is great to replay those two games before God of War 3.

This is pure win!

AWESOME!

wyldekat said:

August 31st, 9:27 am

YES!!!

FINALLY!!!

PSN= wyldekat

tolkienfanatic said:

August 31st, 9:28 am

Yes, yes, yes! A million times yes!

ThreeLeggedFreak said:

August 31st, 9:28 am

Stop asking for other games/franchises. Go whine somewhere else. This is about God of War and all of its awesomeness.

illmatic610 said:

August 31st, 9:28 am

WOOOOO Awesome

Now….

ICO & SHADOW OF THE COLOSSUS
ICO & SHADOW OF THE COLOSSUS
ICO & SHADOW OF THE COLOSSUS
ICO & SHADOW OF THE COLOSSUS
ICO & SHADOW OF THE COLOSSUS
ICO & SHADOW OF THE COLOSSUS
ICO & SHADOW OF THE COLOSSUS

RICKDOEZ said:

August 31st, 9:30 am

i luv you sony you read minds dont you..
now im getting this first day!!
also add party voice chat please!!
read my mind again sony you can do it i seen you do it be for!!

saik said:

August 31st, 9:30 am

OMG… I feel like I’m dreaming.

I was feeling like playing GoW 1 and 2 earlier, but screw it. I’ll wait for the BD version and play on the PS3.

Sony, a big big

THANKKKKKKKKKKK YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!!

And for the record, I also picked the remake in the survey. Looks like I’ll be participating in them more often.

SirTrigalot said:

August 31st, 9:31 am

YES!
OMGBYBBQAGH =Oh my God, Backyard Barbeque at Grandma’s House

DaShugsta09 said:

August 31st, 9:31 am

BOUGHT!

Enforcer_X said:

August 31st, 9:31 am

EPIC! PURE EPIC!
My 60GB PS3 just got the YLoD last night I am all depressed, but this has made me a little happier!

Now if I could just get my save data back!

Komond_Deckard said:

August 31st, 9:32 am

Please, I guess we all really want this in Europe too, so please, release the pack here too (and specially for me, in Spain :P). I really don’t think you will be dissapointed with the copies sold that way :P

jrivera0108 said:

August 31st, 9:32 am

OMFG! This news is actually better than the rumor. Sooo excited for GOW3 and now i get to play the first 2 in HD! Didnt see any mention of the rumored included GOW3 demo in this article tho

freakzilla149 said:

August 31st, 9:32 am

OMFG Does this mean we can expect to other PS2 title on blu-ray?

Please make ICO amd Shadow of the Colossus.

deadpool7 said:

August 31st, 9:33 am

This is the best news I’ve heard all month! This is absolutely awesome! Thanks Sony!!!

chriscowboyd said:

August 31st, 9:33 am

Will this re-release have custom soundtrax?

ULRA-1- said:

August 31st, 9:33 am

God I hope this comes with the God Of War 3 demo!!! PWLEASEEEEEEE

Deviation said:

August 31st, 9:34 am

This is awesome! Please do the same for Ico and Shadow of the Colossus when The Last Guardian is released!

Demonized said:

August 31st, 9:34 am

If this comes to the UK too I will be extremely happy, this is an epic announcement!

Crotin said:

August 31st, 9:34 am

Epic announcement!

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