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God of War collection re-mastered for PS3

by Steven Williamson on 3 September 2009, 10:49

Tags: God of War (PS2), Sony Computers Entertainment Europe (NYSE:SNE), PS3, Action/Adventure

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Sony announced today a new and exclusive PS3 offering for the critically acclaimed God of War franchise.

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 games, which were originally developed for PS2, 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 trophy support to the franchise for the first time (included for both games).

“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,”said Scott Rohde, vice president, Worldwide Studios America.

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.

A release date has not yet been announced.

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I'm not impressed…

No God of War remakes for Europe in 2009

Whoops. SCEE’s just confirmed to VG247 that God of War I and II won’t release for PS3 in Europe this year.

Said a rep in a statement:

“We are currently looking into options to bring God of War I and II to SCEE consumers on PS3; however it will not be possible to release the games this calendar year. We will provide further information in due course.”

The remakes, hitting American PS3s as part of a pre-Christmas God of War Collection, are being handled by Sony Santa Monica. The games are totally remastered, run at 720p and support Trophies.

Unlucky, Europe. Still. Region-free, eh?
Already up to pre-order £27.91 at http://www.videogamesplus.ca/product_info.php?products_id=16217

(If our cost is lower than we are estimating we will lower price and all who have preordered will only pay the cheaper price)

I may wait until movietyme have it to pre-order though (so no delivery charge/shipping tax)

Box art released below……
Europe always gets left out :(

Japan have so many anime-based games. US gets games. and we get nothing.
Thanks again SCEE. I'll import it then.
Do they not want my money?