After teasing the possibility several months ago in a survey of prospective products, Sony has officially announced a God of War two-pack for the Sony PlayStation 3. Last generation's God of War and God of War II for the PlayStation 2 are on the way to the PS3 in time for the holidays with a full modern generation makeover. Sony's own PlayStation Blog has the news.
FOSTER CITY, Calif., September 1, 2009 – Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) announced today a new and exclusive PlayStation®3 (PS3™) offering for the critically acclaimed God of War® franchise, God of War® Collection. Scheduled for release this holiday season, 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 critically acclaimed games, which were originally developed for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, 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 (PSN) trophy support to the franchise for the first time (included for both games). God of War Collection offers substantial value to PS3 consumers, the compilation of both best-selling games costing just $39.99 MSRP.
Developed by Sony Computer Entertainment, Santa Monica Studio, the God of War series brings epic mythological battles to life with stunning graphics and an elaborate plot that puts Kratos, the triology’s main character, at the center of carnage and destruction as he seeks revenge against the Gods who have betrayed him. God of War® III is scheduled for release exclusively on the PS3 in March 2010.
All that and trophies, too! Speaking as someone who has heard a lot of good things about the God of War series but has never actually played one of Kratos's adventures, here's another title I have to cram into my busy fourth quarter gaming plans. I hereby proclaim that this has to be the final high profile video game coming before 2010 because my wallet and free time just can't take much more of this.