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May 04

God of War: Ghost of Sparta Announced for PSP!

Eric Levine's Avatar Posted by SCEA PR Manager

God of War fans –

I’m pleased to share some exciting news involving our favorite Spartan warrior. Fresh off his incredible run in God of War III, Kratos will be coming back to PSP and PSPgo in God of War: Ghost of Sparta!

The last time we saw Kratos on the portable platform was in God of War: Chains of Olympus, a game that coupled stunning visuals with stellar gameplay and is still the highest rated PSP title of all-time on So what can you expect this time?

First of all, it’s developed by Ready At Dawn Studios, in close collaboration with SCEA’s Santa Monica Studio, so we have the same talented team that brought you Chains of Olympus — they know the franchise and know what it takes to create an amazing game. I can also tell you from
first-hand experience that we are pushing the limits of what PSP can do with state-of-the-art visual technologies, higher resolution environments, and greater depths of scale. We’re also providing over 25% more gameplay, an improved weapon system, and new magical powers — all enjoyed anytime, anywhere.

Here are a few screens to give you a taste of the action…

God of War: Ghost of Sparta God of War: Ghost of Sparta

As for the storyline, this new adventure will serve as a prequel of sorts, picking up where God of War left off. Ghost of Sparta tells the story of Kratos’ ascension to power as the God of War. In his quest to rid the nightmares that haunt him, Kratos must face his dark past to prove his worthiness to the Gods — a journey that will reveal the origins of lost worlds and finally answer long-awaited questions about Kratos’ tattoo, scar, and family.

God of War: Ghost of Sparta God of War: Ghost of Sparta

Well, that’s all I can tell you right now, but we’ll have plenty more to share as we move closer to E3 and our release later this year, so stay tuned for more God of War: Ghost of Sparta news and be sure to keep an eye on and for updates.

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Francision69 said:

May 4th, 6:03 am

This is gonna be so good!

Sindred said:

May 4th, 6:04 am

Awesome News!!

EvDeval said:

May 4th, 6:04 am


Nintendo451 said:

May 4th, 6:04 am


Also, Spartans Stand hasn’t been updated. Was it this?

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    Eric Levine said:

    May 4th, 9:00 am

    Keep an eye on, we’ll be updating it later today.

Rastaman4200 said:

May 4th, 6:04 am

yay…great…now WTF is with no Stimulus Package yet?

Aggie_CEO said:

May 4th, 6:05 am

those screens look DAMN good….you sure they aren’t from the PSP2 ;-)

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    Eric Levine said:

    May 4th, 9:02 am

    Positive ;), I agree, they look pretty smooth!

RaphaelDDL2 said:

May 4th, 6:05 am

Wow, great news :D

xXOLMOXx said:

May 4th, 6:05 am

yeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah more gore

maver1ck89 said:

May 4th, 6:05 am

Chains of Olympus was a really terrible game. Stupid story, totally horrific voice acting, and yo check it my PSP don’t RUMBLE, so. Severely lacking in the combat department.

So is Ready at Dawn like the Bungie of PSP developers? Of course not. Bungie makes good games.

Nintendo451 said:

May 4th, 6:05 am

Edit about my first post…guess I didn’t read to the end before I checked the website. Still though, super pumped!

Korbei83 said:

May 4th, 6:06 am

Can I have it now?!

V_Ben said:

May 4th, 6:07 am

the only appropriate response to this is hell yeah :)

Gekidami said:

May 4th, 6:08 am

Is that Atlantis in the first screenshot?

Dice_for_Death_ said:

May 4th, 6:08 am

Very nice. Looking forward to picking this one up. I love starting my mornings on a bit of good news.

dragonmagician said:

May 4th, 6:09 am

Interesting…hope it doesn’t contradict the overall story (of course, I didn’t think the story was anything amazing to begin with)

KingKjellboy said:

May 4th, 6:09 am

A very, very good reason to buy a new battery for my PSP. :D x)

Amigaguru said:

May 4th, 6:09 am

FANTASTIC NEWS!, i loved the öne allready PSP but yes i do prefer the trilogy over the psp one but still awesome!.

i wish we get chains of olympus and ghost of sparta on ps3 too , in a remake or even a port!.

anyway, you have a sale here and as soon as i see a release date i will order it.

Xervai said:

May 4th, 6:11 am

@9 Who pissed in your cheerios this morning? If you didn’t like it, then don’t play it.

Thank you for supported the PSPgo with this game. Looking forward to another good adventure with Kratos.

fourtwenty2009 said:

May 4th, 6:12 am

PSP Sucks. More God of War on PS3 please!

mew_frenger said:

May 4th, 6:12 am

those screens look amazing.

BigPoppaChunk said:

May 4th, 6:12 am

is game being built to take advantage of dual thumb sticks.for the new psp system.

Xeerochild said:

May 4th, 6:12 am = God of War: Ghost of Sparta (PSP)?

With MGS: Peace Walker and now this, looks like I have a reason to rebuy a PSP.

KazeEternal said:

May 4th, 6:13 am

Welcome back to PSP Ready At Dawn, you guys have been missed. Happy to see another God of War title coming to the PSP and I can’t wait for it’s release.

Are you sure you didn’t pick up a cheap knock off of god of war COO from one of those mall kiosks. Chains of Olympus was an excellent game. Voice acting was on par with the PS2 releases, visuals were stunning, the Combat was very much intact (Play the game on God mode you won’t say it was lacking), and the story was damn good for a portable version.

Bungie is also severely overrated and one could contest that there titles are not that good. Bungie is a decent company and I’d gladly hold Ready At Dawn in the same category if not higher than Bungie.

Sindred said:

May 4th, 6:13 am


Don’t you mean Bungie copies and pastes their last game and calls it a new one?

I’d hardly call that good games, especially in the advent of newer FPS that trounce the dated games they create.

Anyway, back on topic.

You guys weren’t kidding about upping the graphics on the PSP. Those shots look amazing.

Rinaldus91 said:

May 4th, 6:13 am

Holy jeez, I think it’s safe to say that this looks better than God of War 2.

jayrockslife said:

May 4th, 6:13 am

Siick. From what I played of Chains of Olympus, it was a very solid game and hopefully this game will top it. Maybe I’ll actually finish a PSP game for a change.. I always get bored and end up playing PS3 instead haha.

Onvertic said:

May 4th, 6:15 am

This reminds me I got to play Chains of Olympus.

Cpt_Ramz said:

May 4th, 6:17 am

Hell yeag

HatmanTc said:

May 4th, 6:21 am

@5 I don’t know why you’re in such a hurry to spend $15 on a small map pack. You could take that money and buy some really cool PSN titles. But to each his own. And if you look at yesterdays post, you would know that map pack is coming later today. Keep in mind that as me posting this at 9:18est, that means it’s 6:18 pst ar& the SCEA office. Give them time you’ll get your DLC later today

as for the topic at hand. Very cool announcement but I really hope there’s some GOW3 dlc in the pipeline as well

S-E-G said:

May 4th, 6:21 am

would be nice if we could play this (and all PSP games really) on the PS3 and on the GO with PSP.

fedex682 said:

May 4th, 6:22 am

Oh my god! Oh my god! seriously there are too many good games coming out on the Sony platform…I cant keep up with this!

HatmanTc said:

May 4th, 6:23 am

Also I thought Ready ar& Dawn turned in their PSP dev kits like a year ago because they wanted to focus their efforts toward other platforms. Glad to see they changed their minds

HTK said:

May 4th, 6:24 am

The game actually looks amazing for a PSP title. To bad I don’t have a PSP any longer. :(

Link01 said:

May 4th, 6:24 am

* sigh * if they don’t announce a new psp at E3 I’m going to buy one just to play this!

PPFabian said:

May 4th, 6:30 am

I can wait another year for another psp, anyways I wasn’t a fan of GoW but I purchased and finished GoW 3 and now im hooked.

Mobius_124 said:

May 4th, 6:33 am

holy crap! this is awesome news!! i thought Ready at Dawn was done with PSP development. What happened!!!

anyways, GOW:COO was awesome on the PSP, i expect the same out of this game as well.

benjiedude said:

May 4th, 6:39 am

Ecstatic and beyond happy with this news! One gripe though. When Ready at Dawn posts these pics of the game, they’re uprezing it to 1080p so it looks beyond anything we’ll ever see on our PSP’s. They did that with Chains of Olympus too. Also, isn’t the the title for this one the same as the GOW cell phone game that came out a couple years ago?

joseph2411 said:

May 4th, 6:40 am

Kratos is back!!!….twice in the same year uh, awesome!!!

krae_man said:

May 4th, 6:41 am

For the love of God, Dont charge $40 for the downloadable version of this.

I really hope you change the pricing structure of the PSP(both systems and games) by the time this releases.

Gorvi said:

May 4th, 6:44 am

PSP2 launch title please?

loonyfoot said:

May 4th, 6:48 am

This is the best news I’ve heard in a long time. Thnx

KingBroly said:

May 4th, 6:51 am

Wasn’t Kratos made the God of War at the end of the original? Or was it my imagination that he was sitting on the throne? Or that Athena gave him new blades?

All I ask is for consistency with my gaping plot holes.

krae_man said:

May 4th, 6:59 am

You cant have plot consistency when every game has a differnt creative director and they make several changes to the story on the fly.

I expect Kratos’ brother who was completely scrapped a long while ago to be picked up off the cutting room floor and shoehorned into this game.

For once, I want someone developing a trilogy to stick to the original idea and follow it through to the end so that the whole thing makes sense.

soundandvision77 said:

May 4th, 7:02 am

Amazing news! Chains of Olympus looked so good. How can they possibly top it with Ghost of Sparta? Glad to see Ready at Dawn making a comeback to the PSP. Sony must have convinced them that they still want to support the platform with great exclusive titles. So what should Ready at Dawn develop next for the PSP? Can you say, UNCHARTED!!!

Frejim said:

May 4th, 7:03 am

first day buy!!!

kratos1984 said:

May 4th, 7:09 am

not happy!, i knew it was gonna be a new psp title. i don’t own a psp and don’t plan on getting one either. really hope they port it to ps2 or ps3. or make psp games playable on ps3 like the “minis.” hope we at least get some decent dlc for gow 3!

FourUp2358 said:

May 4th, 7:11 am

This is gonna be good!

maddymad said:

May 4th, 7:11 am

Amazing! Best news of the month!!!!!

Axecution said:

May 4th, 7:17 am


No way. xD Awesome!

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