God of War® Collection Delivers an Olympic-Sized Adventure in Stunning HD, Exclusively for the PlayStation®3 (PS3™) System
Sony Computer Entertainment - 11/17/2009
Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. (SCEA) today announced the North American release of the God of War® Collection, bringing the award-winning God of War® and God of War® II to the PlayStation®3 (PS3™) system for the first time. Just in time for the holiday season, the God of War Collection offers a substantial value to PS3 users, including both top-selling games at an attractive price of $39.99 (MSRP).
The God of War Collection features high-definition versions of both God of War and God of War II on a single Blu-ray Disc™ at full 720p resolution. Both critically acclaimed games, which were originally developed for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, have been digitally re-mastered with full-screen anti-aliased graphics running at 60 frames per second, delivering the ultimate smooth gameplay experience on the PS3 system.
"We are thrilled to bring Kratos to PS3 even earlier than expected," said Scott Rohde, vice president, Worldwide Studios America. "Thanks to our partnership with Bluepoint Games, this Blu-ray compilation will allow fans and newcomers to experience the epic God of War and God of War II saga in stunning HD for the first time."
Additionally, PlayStation®Network Trophy support has been added to the franchise for the first time - for both games - and will challenge even the best of players. Developed by Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios, Santa Monica Studio, the God of War series brings epic mythological battles to life with stunning graphics and an Olympic plot that puts Kratos, the trilogy's main character, at the center of carnage and destruction as he seeks revenge against the Gods who have betrayed him.
God of War Collection has an ESRB rating of "M" for Mature. For more information about the ESRB, visit www.esrb.org. For more information about the God of War franchise, visit www.GodofWar.com.
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 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc.
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