59w ago - Game Director Todd Papy has announced PS3 multiplayer mode for God of War: Ascension live from Santa Monica Studio today!
To quote: Hello PlayStation fans! As I mentioned on the 19th, at 8 AM PDT (11 AM EDT) today we'll be streaming live from Santa Monica Studios, where our team is busy building the next evolution in the franchise.
I will be talking with Mr. PlayStation Blog himself, Jeff Rubenstein, about God of War: Ascension and my past experience with the franchise.
And of course I will be answering some of the questions from fans on Twitter.
As promised, if we read your question live on air, we'll be reaching out to you (via @PlayStation) so we can send you a signed God of War: Ascension poster.
61w ago - Today it appears Amazon.com jumped the gun with Sony's suspected God of War: Ascension reveal by publishing the game's product page a day early alongside the PS3 box art and a teaser trailer video below!
To quote from GameInformer.com (linked above): "God of War: Ascension for PlayStation 3 seems to be a prequel to the original trilogy, before Kratos became the Ghost of Sparta.
Not much else is known about the story, however. The listing notes, "Join Kratos as he seeks freedom, redemption, and the clarity to avenge his family in the most ambitious God of War adventure in the series so far."
The product page, which is active at the time of this publishing, also contains a short CG teaser trailer. The listing indicates the game is out sometime in 2013, but no official release date has been revealed."
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92w ago - SCEA PR Manager Eric Levine has announced that God of War: Origins Collection officially hits the PS3 today and has shared the launch trailer alongside details, as follows:
The wait is over! Kratos storms store shelves everywhere in the form God of War: Origins Collection- the compilation of God of War: Chains of Olympus and God of War: Ghost of Sparta on a single Blu-ray Disc, available today!
Now fans and newcomers to the franchise can complete the God of War experience on their PS3 for the first time. And so far, members of the media have given God of War: Origins Collection a strong thumbs up.
GameTrailers.com called the game "a gift worthy of Olympus," while MTV.com said "God of War: Origins Collection is an absolute steal."
In case you forgot, here's a quick refresher on what this package includes:
• Two award-winning PSP classics (Chains of Olympus and Ghost of Sparta) on PS3 for the first time
• Both games running in high-definition 1080p resolution with full stereoscopic 3D support
• Only $39.99, and just in time for the holidays making it a great gift option
• PSN Trophy support that will challenge even the best players
• Dolby 5.1 / DTS surround sound
93w ago - Ready at Dawn Game Director Dana Jan has shared a video and details today on the God of War: Origins Collection PS3 bonus content for fans.
To quote: With God of War: Origins Collection due to hit stores next week (September 13th!), I thought it would be fun to share my recollection of what went down at the Game Directors Live round table discussion last year prior to the launch of God of War: Ghost of Sparta, but before I do, here's a quick teaser trailer of the event.
Remember the full video is part of the bonus content that is included in God of War: Origins Collection, along with a Legionnaire Kratos skin and the Forest of the Forgotten combat arena, all on the same Blu-ray Disc.
Now back to the event...it was September 1st and we were deep into the final stages of completing Ghost of Sparta when the taping occurred. Do they even use tape anymore? Anyway, it was apparently the only time when all five of us could be in the same place at the same time.
So, Ru and I drove up to the El Portal Theater in North Hollywood from the Ready At Dawn office, tired and battered, but ready for what would be an interesting evening. When we pulled up to the theater, there were already fans lined up outside waiting for the doors to open....
94w ago - SCEA PR Manager Eric Levine shared a video trailer today announcing that God of War: Origins Collection Demo is hitting PSN this week.
To quote: We are now just over two weeks away from the September 13th launch of God of War: Origins Collection--an epic compilation of two of the most critically acclaimed PSP titles of all time, God of War: Chains of Olympus and God of War: Ghost of Sparta.
Since I know many of you can't wait to get your hands on this package, we're going to sweeten the deal a bit and let you play God of War: Ghost of Sparta early. PlayStation Plus members will have access to the our demo starting tomorrow, August 30th, allowing you to play Ghost of Sparta on PlayStation 3 in HD and stereoscopic 3D for the very first time.
This demo will then be available to the general public next week on September 6th. It's a treat playing both games with the DualShock controller, and they look and feel like they were always intended for the big screen. If you missed our PSP vs PS3 comparison video, watch it now for a deeper look at how we've enhance the visuals.
I'd also like to take a moment to thank all of our friends in the media for their flattering impression thus far. If you pick up the September issue of Game Informer,...