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God of War: Ghost of Sparta is Now Available! First Reviews Are In

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Today is the day you’ve been waiting for! Kratos plunges onto the PSP with God of War: Ghost of Sparta, a technologically sophisticated action tour-de-force. Don’t take our word for it – the critics have spoken and they are ecstatic. Get a sneak peek at the first wave of reviews below.

10 / 10 – GOLD Award

“Sparta offers an immersive experience on par with many of the best PS3 games.”PlayStation: The Official Magazine

9.5 / 10 – Editor’s Choice

“Absolutely the best-looking game on the PSP thus far.”IGN

Kotaku Editor’s Choice

“God of War: Ghost of Sparta is a palm-sized epic video game.”Kotaku

Pre-Order Voucher Redeem and PSPgo Owners

Now, for those that pre-ordered through any of our participating retailers, you’ll be able to redeem your retail exclusive voucher code from PSN starting today, November 2nd at 5:00pm PST. Be sure to also redeem your exclusive Deimos Skin (For God of War III) packed into your game disc copy of God of War: Ghost of Sparta!

PSPgo owners, God of War: Ghost of Sparta will be available through PSN today, November 2nd at 5:00pm PST. As a Limited Time Offer, the entire Pre-Order bundle and Deimos Skin will be included as “Gift with Purchase” with God of War: Ghost of Sparta through PSN. To ensure our PSPgo owners are able to take full advantage of the digital exclusives, the offer has now been extended from November 2nd 2010 to November 23rd 2010.

Thanks again to the PlayStation.Blog and Spartan Army Community for their relentless “rage” placed behind the release of God of War: Ghost of Sparta! Hope you guys will enjoy all the pre-order exclusives and the Deimos Skin (For God of War III) as these items were put together for you, the ultimate God of War fans.

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narwhalSTAB said:

November 2nd, 1:02 pm

I’m ready, waiting for PS Store to update.

Gaucho21 said:

November 2nd, 1:04 pm

Pre ordered it on Amazon months ago. . . now it’s just a matter of waiting for it to get here. Can’t wait!!

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    Ken Chan said:

    November 2nd, 1:32 pm

    Almost there :)

Vabor said:

November 2nd, 1:06 pm

Awesome! First thing I’m doing when I get home tonight is firing up my PSPGo and downloading.

jazzyrider said:

November 2nd, 1:06 pm

Nice, very excited!

But why 5pm PST? Why not 9am PST? Whats the reason for later release time?

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    Ken Chan said:

    November 2nd, 1:16 pm

    Thx for your patience. Update is lined up with the weekly PS Store update

SpyDudeFX said:

November 2nd, 1:06 pm

Only complaint is you guys need to get the preorder and CE codes working sooner. They should already be validated by Monday so they work all day on street. Nothing sucks more than having to wait all day for your preorder or CE codes to work.

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    Ken Chan said:

    November 2nd, 1:33 pm

    Agreed. We’ll have the voucher redeem codes working sooner on future titles

CF3esBestia said:

November 2nd, 1:07 pm

Can’t wait to download!

ForgiveMyAim said:

November 2nd, 1:07 pm

Is this the last one?

awsome_robot said:

November 2nd, 1:08 pm

“PSPgo owners, God of War: Ghost of Sparta will be available through PSN today, November 2nd at 5:00pm PST.”

the store has NEVER updated on scheduled time… so I won’t be holding my breath.

happycorey said:

November 2nd, 1:18 pm

Can we have a moment of silence for a fallen game that Playstation seems to have forgot about? After all, it should have been here today, but no one knows when it’s even going to get here.

FreshRevenge said:

November 2nd, 1:18 pm

the wait is killing me, I got my bonus code this morning and waiting for 5pm PST is a long time. At least my Ghost of Sparta will be in my hands soon!

Xsec8Xhawkeye said:

November 2nd, 1:22 pm

Hey Ken, how about some love for GT5? Hey, at least confirm the game exists!

wotta said:

November 2nd, 1:22 pm

Hey,

Don’t forget our review:

God of War: Ghost of Sparta – 10/10

“Ghost of Sparta may not be unique, it may even be a one trick pony with its main focus being on hack and slash, however this is one trick you will want to see time and time again. In this form, Kratos will never get boring.”

http://www.made2game.com/2010/10/28/m2g-review-god-of-war-ghost-of-sparta/

Dhrox said:

November 2nd, 1:23 pm

Great post Ken and THANK YOU SONY for supporting PSP GO owners. I will buy the PSN version for my GO with no regret.

<3

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    Ken Chan said:

    November 2nd, 1:35 pm

    Don’t forget about Deimos :) He looks insane in God of War 3

ArcaneAltair said:

November 2nd, 1:23 pm

Congrats guys. Nice to see you left the PSP on a good note.

Hope it does well in sales. I’ll be picking it up this weekend.

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    Ken Chan said:

    November 2nd, 1:34 pm

    Absolutely! Glad you guys are happy about the pre-order inclusion for the digital purchase. Enjoy!

xeno3d said:

November 2nd, 1:27 pm

I can’t wait for this. My Go is ready

Wipeoutt31 said:

November 2nd, 1:29 pm

What awsome_robot said plus I thought this was a UMD only release Hmm…

madtyger said:

November 2nd, 1:31 pm

Hopefully this will spark some life in to the PSP and encourage more developers to make some A+ titles for the platform because right now it seems like my PSP is more of a comic book reader than a portable video game platform.

xeno3d said:

November 2nd, 1:36 pm

So the events in this game take place between GOW and GOW 2 correct?

DABUNKER said:

November 2nd, 1:38 pm

More God Of War is always good news. I’m picking up my copy shortly.

krae_man said:

November 2nd, 1:40 pm

“Thx for your patience. Update is lined up with the weekly PS Store update”

Another reason who publishing the store in the evening is beyond dumb. Why Sony continues to publish it late in the day is beyond me.

FreshRevenge said:

November 2nd, 1:40 pm

hey Ken I am waiting for my Ghost of Sparta bundle in the mail since I got mine through amazon. It’s on my way to my house now! I have a question what is the highest resolution of this game? I was thinking I want to play it on my HDTV with out losing quality!

KidCommando said:

November 2nd, 1:45 pm

I will be buying this.

Ftwrthtx said:

November 2nd, 1:45 pm

Velmonte said:

November 2nd, 1:51 pm

Anybody with an extra DLC Ultimate Bundle? :”(

I’m seriously wanting this Pre-order DLC bundle, but were not able to reserve my copy of the game. whaaa

Please Ken (or any kind fellow community member), I am a dying GoW fan yet couldn’t make it to this pre-order. :'(

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    Ken Chan said:

    November 2nd, 2:00 pm

    Sorry my friend. You’ll just have to pick up the digital version from the PS Store

Moonglare said:

November 2nd, 1:52 pm

Bought my GoW bundle today. Can hardly wait to get it!

BPatches701 said:

November 2nd, 1:53 pm

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pirateslife666 said:

November 2nd, 1:55 pm

Pre-ordered through BestBuy.com and status says backordered!!!!!!!! Called the customer service and they said they can srt it up for in store pick up but i wont receive the pre order stuff with it. EPIC FAIL!!!!

xiked said:

November 2nd, 1:55 pm

WIll buy asap from PSn store and I have PSP 1004 or what it is called. This will be awesome and great to see that the pre order goodies will come to ! :D Acquire Ready At Dawn and set the to work on AAA PSP2/PSP Phone games asap!

hardvibes said:

November 2nd, 1:57 pm

We don’t care about this stuff. All we want is Gt5 release date….NOW. And the game, before christmas!!!
It was supposed to come out today!!!!!

KazeEternal said:

November 2nd, 2:02 pm

@Ken

Can this title get updates? I’ve encountered two locals in the game that are a tad glitchy and have thus caused GoWGoS to crash and forcing me to quit to the XMB. I’ve been able to replicate it on two different models of PSP the 1000 and the 3000.

nuclearwarlok said:

November 2nd, 2:03 pm

@27…Kazunori Yamauchi was interviewed at SEMA and stated that “the discs are being stamped as we speak.” What that means is anyone’s guess.

FreshRevenge said:

November 2nd, 2:03 pm

Holy I just got my Ghost of Sparta PSP Bundle in the Mail. This is so Awesome!

CHMKPR said:

November 2nd, 2:03 pm

Is the PSN Digital version bonuses for GOW:GOS for PSP Go users ” only ” or can some one with any PSP Model purchase the game that way ? I ask this because I plan on buying it later on through PSN Store but I have an older model PSP . Any answer would be greatly appreciated , thanks . ^_^

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    Ken Chan said:

    November 2nd, 2:12 pm

    It’s not PSPgo exclusive. As long as you purchase the digital version of Ghost of Sparta, you’ll get the same pre-order bundle + Deimos

BigBangBear said:

November 2nd, 2:09 pm

Thanks for the continued posts and answering where to get the pre-order DLC in Canada. Picked it up this afternoon and it doesn’t disappoint.

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    Ken Chan said:

    November 2nd, 2:13 pm

    Glad it all worked out! Enjoy!

TripleA_14 said:

November 2nd, 2:12 pm

Are the pre-order bonuses region locked between USA and Canada? I’ve had to order the game from the US because none of the retailers in my area or e-tailers have confirmed the pre-order bonuses here in Canada, thus making me think that this stuff isn’t being distributed in Canada. Its not the first time this has happened – there’s a long history of Canadians getting shafted when it comes to pre-order bonuses. I just hope I can download the bonuses even though I’m importing it from the US, otherwise its back to the store with the game.

iTBanK29 said:

November 2nd, 2:12 pm

why my pspgo psn store are still not update..
still the demo is there not the full game version what should i do then??ken can u help me

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    Ken Chan said:

    November 2nd, 2:13 pm

    Please wait for the PS Store weekly update to occur today at 5:00pm PST

DZORMAGEN said:

November 2nd, 2:12 pm

You would think the DLC would be live when you get hands on the code since Sony kept fricken talking about it on the blog for a couple of months, but no, typical Sony! Maybe you guys should of up-loaded it last night!!! I really don’t understand Sony!

iTBanK29 said:

November 2nd, 2:14 pm

i want to get the g0w ghost of sparta now..
how to update the PSN Store?

CHMKPR said:

November 2nd, 2:16 pm

Thank you so much for answering my question and now I am all ready and set to purchase the game as soon as it is released as well as the Escalation Pack for MAG . You have made my day . ^_^

Kirkpad said:

November 2nd, 2:16 pm

@31, Any model of PSP can get the digital bonuses, they can’t restrict it to just Go users.

Trixzter7 said:

November 2nd, 2:18 pm

Awesome!
I’ll be getting this alongside Gran Turismo 5!

nuclearwarlok said:

November 2nd, 2:27 pm

That quote about GT5 is on jalopnik.com in case anyone was wondering.

Rockstarmd said:

November 2nd, 2:27 pm

Thank you guys so much for finally giving a game to us unsupported PSPGo users nice to have a game worth playing on it. Now tell them to do the same for Kingdom Hearts for pspgo :)

Sponge-worthy said:

November 2nd, 2:27 pm

Just checked the PS Store….game seems to be, in fact, not available now.

shungokusatsu said:

November 2nd, 2:28 pm

Ken,

When will the pre-order codes be redeemable? I want to use my Kratos avatar!

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    Ken Chan said:

    November 2nd, 3:09 pm

    by 5:00pm PST today. Not long

spideyal said:

November 2nd, 2:28 pm

I’ll be downloading that God of War 3 skin (since what I heard was it’s free for PSPlus users). If not, oh well, I’ll get it eventually.

But that would be reason enough to run through God of War 3 again. Play as his brother. :)

Destiny89 said:

November 2nd, 2:29 pm

Awesome! dont know if i`ll pick it up today but im for sure gonna pick it up from PSN before the 23rd. also plz next GoW make it GoW4 on ps3!!

TheGuardianFID said:

November 2nd, 2:31 pm

As soon as it’s up on the store consider it SOLD!!! 8)

zombie9 said:

November 2nd, 2:34 pm

hummin comin at ya GOW

crowsticky1234 said:

November 2nd, 2:35 pm

Now those some of the best review scores on the PSP and it’s worth it. Everything from detail looks like not even a PSP game, it’s like a PS3 on the go without carrying a PS3. So later, when I have the game, I just play this epic game and put it back in my pocket

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    Ken Chan said:

    November 2nd, 3:10 pm

    For sure. It really is the the best PSP title to date

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