God of War Blu-ray Compilation Confirmed and Priced $39.99


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Both God of Wars, extras, trophy support, remastered resolution, $39.99. Very sweet deal.

Summary:

  • This is not an emulated title, but a full PS2 to PS3 up-port
  • Remastered, 720p HD, anti-aliased graphics at a full 60 FPS.
  • Trophy support
  • $39.99 for blu-ray disc with both God of War 1 & 2.
  • Scheduled for “holiday season”. No exact date given yet.
  • Port is done by Bluepoint games (known for Blast Factor and founded by senior developers from Metroid Prime team)

Full announcement:

SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA ANNOUNCES
GOD OF WAR® COLLECTION, A NEW COMPILATION OFFERING FOR PLAYSTATION®3
Exclusive God of War® and God of War® II Blu-ray Disc Compilation
Available This Holiday Season

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.

“We are excited today to announce God of War Collection,” said Scott Rohde, vice president, Worldwide Studios America. “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.”


Written by: Eddie - Contributing Editor


  1. #1 by JimmyMagnum on August 31st, 2009 [ 83111 Points ]

    f-ing awesome! No need for BC on these ones lol. Full 720P is nice too! They need to show off some screens though. Anyway, for $40, that’s a hell of a bargain!

  2. #2 by Tosh on August 31st, 2009 [ 1102 Points ]

    I only rented the other 2 games. But I did finish them both. Awesome games. I do own the PSP God of War though.

    I may pick this up :)

  3. #3 by Eddie on August 31st, 2009 [ 44542 Points ]

    Available this holiday season.

  4. #4 by PS3 Slim Deals on August 31st, 2009

    Not a bad price point IMO

  5. #5 by Eddie on August 31st, 2009 [ 44542 Points ]

    This was one rumor i called BS on. I have been owned.

  6. #6 by fleakitten on August 31st, 2009 [ 26489 Points ]

    Now there’s a deal. Sony has the holiday season covered.

  7. #7 by bunnyhero on August 31st, 2009 [ 1850 Points ]

    wow, i wasn’t expecting a port! gow1&2 already look fantastic on the ps2. can’t wait to see how this looks in 720p.

  8. #8 by PS3 Slim Deals on August 31st, 2009 [ 195 Points ]

    Not going to be 1080 then?

  9. #9 by Trieloth on August 31st, 2009 [ 3426 Points ]

    Thats awesome news even though I had played through them ages ago. Trophies for PS2 games? No thats interesting.

  10. #10 by Tosh on August 31st, 2009 [ 1102 Points ]

    Trieloth :

    Thats awesome news even though I had played through them ages ago. Trophies for PS2 games? No thats interesting.

    Ya, that alone is worth a replay :) Been so long since I’ve played those.

  11. #11 by Trev on August 31st, 2009 [ 26623 Points ]

    sweet. although surely they could make it 1080p? great news though i might have to get this.

  12. #12 by Fleakitten on August 31st, 2009

    I just realized that this means a PS2 game gets PS3 trophies before MGS4.

  13. #13 by Sinlock on August 31st, 2009 [ 7625 Points ]

    Fleakitten :I just realized that this means a PS2 game gets PS3 trophies before MGS4.

    Why don’t you just rub it in some more :(

    I’ll be geting this even though I still have the PS2 copys, I just can’t say no to those trophies. Not looking forward to the “Cheap Bladed of Doom” in GoW1. Hopefuly the GoW2 PS3 glitch will be gone, as it was a pain in the butt to do the game save swap.

  14. #14 by JimmyStewart on August 31st, 2009 [ 710 Points ]

    Great great great news. One of the gaming highlights of the year for me, behind only the return of LucasArts and Monkey Island!

    Can’t wait to pick this one up.

  15. #15 by Eddie on August 31st, 2009 [ 44542 Points ]

    Popular thread today :p I’m sure it will upconvert to 1080p, but its natively 720p just like most games.

  16. #16 by SicSemperTyranis on August 31st, 2009 [ 6405 Points ]

    This is really cool. I hope that this is just the beginning of many PS2 compilations.

  17. #17 by Stephencr on September 1st, 2009 [ 285 Points ]

    Yes baby, I got one faster i can

  18. #18 by hobbes on September 3rd, 2009

    really cool, question is now, which other ps2 game would you like to see this with?


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