176w ago - As a follow-up to our previous article, today Sony's European Product Manager Richard Yap has shared the new God of War: Ghost of Sparta PSP gameplay footage video!
To quote: With the excitement building for God of War: Ghost of Sparta the guys at Ready At Dawn have kindly shared some footage of Kratos doing what he does best!
A few words from the studio:
We're calling this footage the "Midas Moment" since is shows Kratos' battle against King Midas. It really showcases the living/breathing world with the environment completely fleshed out with people reacting to Kratos' presence and every action.
The terrain is volcanic with lava all around providing a great glimpse into another part of the world Kratos will explore in Ghost of Sparta and another example of the breathtaking art found in the game. This scene also shows off a more immersive "in your face" battle with up-close and personal brutality.
It cinematically presents the brutal, bulldozing force that Kratos exerts to obliterate each and every obstacle in his path (think Poseidon kill in GoWIII). And with the inclusion of King Midas,...
176w ago - Sony's Senior Social Media Specialist Sid Shuman has revealed that a new gameplay video and details on God of War: Ghost of Sparta PSP will be airing on Spike TV tonight with its Comic-Con 2010 debut tomorrow!
Also, if you're attending Comic-Con in San Diego, the Ready At Dawn team has a special treat for you. Drop by the San Diego Convention Center on Saturday to catch the "The World That is God of War" discussion panel and Q&A session – anyone with a badge should be able to attend, space willing. Here are the full details for the Comic-Con panel:
The World That is God of War – Ghost of Sparta Panel Q&A
181w ago - Ready at Dawn Game Director Dana Jan has posted up a video today on God of War: Ghost of Sparta for Sony's PSP handheld console.
To quote: We are really excited to bring you the next installment of the God of War saga. It has been more than 2 years since Kratos made his first appearance on the PSP.
With the amazing feedback we got from Chains of Olympus, we thought it would be fitting to bring Kratos back to the platform once again in what will prove to be one of the most personal stories we have been able to tell in the franchise.
With God of War: Ghost of Sparta we are pushing the PSP to its limits in terms of both graphics and gameplay. We believe this game will single handedly show the true power of the PSP and surpass expectations of what you believe is possible on the platform.
Here's a look at the God of War: Ghost of Sparta teaser trailer unveiled this week at Sony's E3 press conference. Enjoy!
185w ago - Sr. Producer Eric Koch of SCEA Santa Monica Studios has revealed how fans can playtest God of War: Ghost of Sparta for PSP today on the PlayStation Blog.
To quote: How would you like to be among the first to try the Kratos's latest adventure on the PSP in the newly announced God of War: Ghost of Sparta!
Response to the announcement for the new game was so great that we thought it would be cool to offer some of the most hardcore God of War fans a chance to come in and playtest the new game before anyone else.
We are looking for fans of the series to come in and give us an hour of their time and let us know what you think! We need participants this Thursday, May 27th from the following times:
• Be at least 18 years or older.
• Be willing to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement to keep what you see a secret until further notice.
• Have played the God of War franchise and be familiar with its awesomeness.
• Live in the LA area with reliable transportation to the playtest.
As a gift from the Gods, we will bestow upon some of our latest PSP titles for your time and effort.
187w ago - Today SCEA's PR Manager Eric Levine has unveiled God of War: Ghost of Sparta for Sony's PSP and PSPgo handheld consoles!
To quote: I'm pleased to share some exciting news involving our favorite Spartan warrior. Fresh off his incredible run in God of War III, Kratos will be coming back to PSP and PSPgo in God of War: Ghost of Sparta!
The last time we saw Kratos on the portable platform was in God of War: Chains of Olympus, a game that coupled stunning visuals with stellar gameplay and is still the highest rated PSP title of all-time on Metacritic. So what can you expect this time?
First of all, it's developed by Ready At Dawn Studios, in close collaboration with SCEA's Santa Monica Studio, so we have the same talented team that brought you Chains of Olympus – they know the franchise and know what it takes to create an amazing game.
I can also tell you from first-hand experience that we are pushing the limits of what PSP can do with state-of-the-art visual technologies, higher resolution environments, and greater depths of scale. We're also providing over 25% more gameplay, an improved weapon system, and new magical powers – all enjoyed anytime, anywhere.
Below are a few screens to give you a taste of the action!