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Playtest God of War: Ghost of Sparta for PSP!

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Sr. Producer, SCEA Santa Monica Studios

UPDATE: Thanks to everyone who was interested in helping us playtest the next God of War! Response was great, and we now have all our slots filled. If you didn’t get in this time, please keep your eyes on the blog for future opportunities! Thanks again everyone!

Hey everyone, Eric Koch from Santa Monica here with some awesome news for God of War fans. How would you like to be among the first to try the Kratos’s latest adventure on the PSP in the newly announced God of War: Ghost of Sparta!

God of War: Ghost of Sparta for PSP (wanna playtest?)

Response to the announcement for the new game was so great that we thought it would be cool to offer some of the most hardcore God of War fans a chance to come in and playtest the new game before anyone else.

We are looking for fans of the series to come in and give us an hour of their time and let us know what you think! We need participants this Thursday, May 27th from the following times:

  • Session 1: 11:00AM – 12:00PM
  • Session 2: 1:00PM – 2:00PM

Requirements for the Playtest are as follows:

  • Be at least 18 years or older.
  • Be willing to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement to keep what you see a secret until further notice.
  • Have played the God of War franchise and be familiar with its awesomeness.
  • Live in the LA area with reliable transportation to the playtest.

As a gift from the Gods, we will bestow upon some of our latest PSP titles for your time and effort.

If you are interested in this opportunity and meet the above requirements, please email us at gowlaplaytest@gmail.com with your name, address, contact phone number and your preference of which session you would like to join. If you do not have a session preference, please note in your email “any available session.”

If you have been selected, you will receive email confirmation with a location and time of check-in.

Space is extremely limited, so ACT FAST!

Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you, the fans!

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gor1llap1mp said:

May 24th, 9:03 am

Jeez, living in Florida just aint cuttin it anymore.

poweredbyzen said:

May 24th, 9:05 am

this looks good! :D

BlooodyCow said:

May 24th, 9:06 am

What a surprised. LA again

remanutd5 said:

May 24th, 9:11 am

NOOOOOOO!!!!!!! why everything has to be in LA ? what about NY ? ok im going to the playstation meet up june 13th hoping to get into sony’s E3 press conference , cant wait to play God of War Ghost of Sparta , i hope Ghost of Sparta will be at least a 12-15 hours game , only minor complain about Chains of Olympus is that it was a little bit too short but other than that still remains in my top 2 games in the history of the psp

UNCyrus said:

May 24th, 9:12 am

Awesome! Great idea, Santa Monica.

@BlooodyCow that’s where the studio is… Can’t blame em, can you?

Tyrsis said:

May 24th, 9:13 am

Why do people complain that it’s in LA? Hello, Santa Monica studios? Would you like them to fly PSP’s, and copies of the game to your podunk down in Alabama?

Get real.

BlooodyCow said:

May 24th, 9:13 am

@5 UNCyrus
No you can’t :P
BTW, read the new Killzone 3 preview from IGN?

Ftwrthtx said:

May 24th, 9:14 am

Too bad it’s not in San Francisco. I’d definitely be there.

TheRealHades said:

May 24th, 9:15 am

Damn, why can’t you expand out to Las Vegas? I’d be all over that like the blood of the gods on Kratos’ flesh. Hopefully at E3 I guess.

RaphaelDDL2 said:

May 24th, 9:16 am

Too bad i don’t live near :/

CBas92 said:

May 24th, 9:17 am

Has there ever been ONE event in Florida?

Omni937 said:

May 24th, 9:23 am

Wish I could move out to Cali.

gdogg666 said:

May 24th, 9:24 am

wth why not florida i mean sheash there r gamers out here u know if there is a playtest does that mean the game is almost done? if so when is the release date?

Slayer0720 said:

May 24th, 9:25 am

@ 1 and 11. Quiet you two. I live in Ohio. Land of terrible weather and even worse luck with sports teams. The only thing we have here is cheap prices and lots of booze (like Great lakes Brewing Co.)

jonnyfivealive said:

May 24th, 9:29 am

I really like how guys are going about getting feedback and to have give an incentive is a nice bonus. Unfortuaftely I do not live in that area but if you do more test groups in say Chicago then give a shout out.

Aku_San said:

May 24th, 9:33 am

… I need to move to LA …

Anora_Lynn said:

May 24th, 9:35 am

To Tyrsis
stop being such an ass. people can wish that they will come to where they live. I happen to also wish the same thing.

Have A Good Day =)

Dice_for_Death_ said:

May 24th, 9:37 am

This would’ve been nice, were I still living within driving distance of LA and this was offered a few months earlier. Still, good luck to the those that are eligible. I can wait until either the demo or retail game hits.

evildude683 said:

May 24th, 9:38 am

Why is this always in stupid LA?
come on playstation there is a world past orange county you know!

zombie9 said:

May 24th, 9:56 am

I got qustion why on chains when kratos jumps right before he lands the whole sceen shakes EVERY time? Also I’m glad there letting people play even though I won’t be there they could be Ahols and say wait untill it’s released.

NEJI64 said:

May 24th, 10:00 am

I need two more trophies to Plat. GoW3. I also think its time for me two invest in a PSP, I’ll wait till after E3.

Plus I’m going to buy the God of War Novel tomorrow. I like the first chapter, I like how Hermes pushing up on Athena. The book seems like it gives a back story on how The Gods was reacting to Kratos actions.

itsJose said:

May 24th, 10:14 am

When does Chicago get an event?! c’mon sony! I wanna try it the new GoW out ;)


May 24th, 10:16 am

I hope I get in! I just e-mailed them!! I love you SONY!! I hope to be there!!

COLINREY187 said:

May 24th, 10:20 am

i got 2 move 2 the city of angels…………

IrishPete333 said:

May 24th, 10:23 am

You LA god of war fans are damn lucky. Is this what jealousy feels like!?!?

Tyrsis said:

May 24th, 10:29 am

How am I being an ass? Look at the replies here. More than half are complaining because it’s in LA.

Please excuse Santa Monica Studios for trying to make it convenient for themselves.

Why do all these guys feel they’re entitled to something?

kashmoney54 said:

May 24th, 10:32 am

damn i live in canada :(


May 24th, 10:34 am

So when will I know if I got into this awesome playtest?

remanutd5 said:

May 24th, 10:35 am

i remember seeing on a Qore Episode a God of War comic , is it gonna get released in the comic section on the psp ? i really want to buy it !!!!

poisonedsodapop said:

May 24th, 10:43 am


But you can keep God of War. XD

Stealthur said:

May 24th, 10:43 am

Hi Eric, completely unbiased viewer here, but you should probably pick that Evan candidate. Just sayin’.

Exalted_Knight said:

May 24th, 10:53 am

God of war for my PSP right on! I wish to move to LA in a few years, it seems that LA gets alot of the fun.

BalramRules said:

May 24th, 11:01 am

this iz gonna be FAB! XD

gzus69 said:

May 24th, 11:09 am

damn…i wish i lived in LA

acerazer1 said:

May 24th, 11:37 am

That’s an awesome opportunity. I’m on the other coast, but I can still appreciate the offer. LOVE GOW

Hradekal said:

May 24th, 11:39 am

That screenshot is of a PSP game? Holy cow.

DNAgent said:

May 24th, 11:54 am

The first God of War game on PSP sucked and i’m sure this one will too. God of War just isn’t a good game for the PSP.

ThreeLeggedFreak said:

May 24th, 11:55 am

This really should be for PSP2, no one buys PSP anymore, just look at the NPD numbers, this game will sell like 100k copies in the US, 100k in EU, and 10k in Japan :/

pureebil333 said:

May 24th, 11:59 am

Aw, I wish I could go, I don’t live in California.. =( Send me a copy in the mail and I’ll play!

CloudStrife2009 said:

May 24th, 12:00 pm

@1…..I feel your pain. I have all the requirements except I live in Florida.

justano said:

May 24th, 12:34 pm

we need this for ps3 also…cmon… lol..

Xirvet said:

May 24th, 12:50 pm

Sad that I don’t have some of these requirements. Would have really loved to try it !

JohnnySasaki said:

May 24th, 1:01 pm

awwww, that’s my graduation day :(

Nynja said:

May 24th, 1:11 pm

East Coast gamers shafted again… I envy all you Californians.

I would love to play test God of War or -ANY- game in development. Just being able to provide insightful feedback and the thought that one of your ideas could make it into a fully published title is exciting.

SCEA, when are you guys opening a branch near Washington DC?

xxnike629xx said:

May 24th, 1:15 pm

“Live in the LA area with reliable transportation to the playtest.”


Oh well. I’ll just have to get the game when it comes out.


May 24th, 1:22 pm

Sony + GOW > Graduation Day! ;)

APVangeliLHS said:

May 24th, 1:34 pm

That picture up there is SO GOOD that it’s my computer wallpaper… No lie!


I must say that I can’t wait….

When can we get our hands on a demo? :D I’d love to play some of it, even if it’s only 1/8th of a level… I just only live on the EXACT OPPOSITE side of the country, here in Maine… :(

ZINCK_ said:

May 24th, 1:37 pm

“Live in the LA area with reliable transportation to the playtest.”

Why does everything has to be in Amerika?
I mean what about Denmark or at least scandinavia?

skilldrainer said:

May 24th, 1:40 pm

I have everything……only that im 16………why must there be an age limit? what if one of my parents goes too lol

Vallanthaz said:

May 24th, 2:31 pm

You do realize there are other places in the world besides California, right?

Get a freakin’ clue.

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