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God of War: Ghost of Sparta Announced For PSP!

Hi all,

I’ve got some really exciting news to share with you around a certain Spartan warrior which we all know and love…

Fresh from his incredible exploits in the recent God of War III, I can reveal that the mighty Kratos is heading to the PSP and PSPgo  in God of War: Ghost of Sparta!

It’s been a while since we last saw him on the PSP, where the original God of War: Chains of Olympus conquered all before with stunning visuals, gameplay and of course a game which you all loved playing. So what can you expect this time?

First of all it’s developed by the studio which brought the original PSP game, so the guys at Ready At Dawn Studios are well aware of what it takes to deliver another amazing title to the franchise. (lucky enough to play early code  and all I can say  it’s looking and playing incredibly well even at this very early stage:)

Graphically the guys are pushing the PSP to the limits with state-of-the-art visual technologies, higher quality environments and greater depth of scale which really help deliver on those huge crazy boss fights. Alongside this expect an improved weapon system, new magical powers, the list goes on…just think bigger and better!

Check out the screenshots below

God Of War: Ghost Of Sparta

God Of War: Ghost Of Sparta God Of War: Ghost Of Sparta

God Of War: Ghost Of Sparta

Storyline

So serving as a prequel, this new journey picks up after God of War concludes, telling the story of Kratos’ ascension to power as the God of War. In his quest to rid the nightmares that haunt him, Kratos must face his dark past to prove his worthiness to the Gods — a journey that will reveal the origins of lost worlds, and finally answer long-awaited questions about Kratos’ tattoo, scar, and family. Armed with the deadly chained Blades of Chaos, he will once again have to overcome armies of mythological monsters, legions of undead soldiers, and amazingly dangerous and brutal landscapes throughout his merciless quest.

Roll on God of War: Ghost of Sparta, make sure you keep posted for further updates on this must have PSP title which by the way is out LATER THIS YEAR! :)

Any questions or feedback for the studio then please let me know.

Cheers

Richard

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Paulus-NL 4 May, 2010 @ 2:09 pm   1

YES!!!!!!!!

SKArcade 4 May, 2010 @ 2:09 pm   2

Awesome stuff. :)

GiantEnemyCrabs 4 May, 2010 @ 2:09 pm   3

Awesome!

I read about this 7 minutes ago on the US blog though.

Ti_dus 4 May, 2010 @ 2:10 pm   4

WOOOHOOO THIS IS THE NEWS OF THE MONTH! I cannot wait :D Awesome! :D

Handige_Harry 4 May, 2010 @ 2:11 pm   5

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOPSIEEEEEEEEEEEE YES YES YES YES YES YES FINALY A REAL PSP GAME AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

the only appropriate response to this is hell yeah. looking forward to this!

deadman578 4 May, 2010 @ 2:15 pm   7

This is excellent!!!
Can’t wait!
Loved Chains of Olympus!!
Although I do hope this one is a little longer.

Gameboys 4 May, 2010 @ 2:15 pm   8

cool :) gow: chain of olympus was one of my favorites :)

danielmccue 4 May, 2010 @ 2:16 pm   9

this is great news
but i just checked the spartansstandtall website and its still only 3/4 full so theres still more GOW news to come?

Prangstar 4 May, 2010 @ 2:19 pm   10

YEEEEESSS more, more, more

Spurvugle 4 May, 2010 @ 2:23 pm   11

This is aweome ! XD

Goffeentl 4 May, 2010 @ 2:28 pm   12

Fantastic news!

StuDevo 4 May, 2010 @ 2:28 pm   13

Awesome.
Is this what the spartansstandtall website is about?

    Richard Yap 4 May, 2010 @ 6:51 pm    

    Hi StuDevo, yes spartanstandtall is about Ghost of Sparta :)

zootang 4 May, 2010 @ 2:29 pm   14

Will there be any ps3 link up???

BiosNova 4 May, 2010 @ 2:30 pm   15

Armed with the Blades of Chaos? He gets given the Blades of Athena at the end of GOW 1 no?

almighty-slayer 4 May, 2010 @ 2:33 pm   16

Just wow… i am lost for words. Cannot wait!

Barzano12 4 May, 2010 @ 2:51 pm   17

Cool, Ready at Dawn never dissapointet me :D

Hope its a little longer than chains of Olympus though ;)

Ravenblade86 4 May, 2010 @ 2:56 pm   18

New God of War game on the PSP, developed by Ready at Dawn and filling in the story for the time Kratos was the god of war? Yes please! :)

Diablo_Rosso 4 May, 2010 @ 2:57 pm   19

Awesome, can’t wait.

Zaiyan 4 May, 2010 @ 2:58 pm   20

…Gonna need a change of pants.. again.

mew_frenger 4 May, 2010 @ 2:59 pm   21

screens look rly rly good!

Lejenko 4 May, 2010 @ 3:06 pm   22

looking sweet having recently finished Chains Of Olympus and currently getting into god of war collection and 3, finally realised what all the fuss is about, can’t get enough of god of war at the moment! so this is brilliant news! screens look impressive, seem like you guys are squeezing every bit out of the PSP super stuff

chalky83 4 May, 2010 @ 3:07 pm   23

hope it’s longer than 4hrs this time! :p

k-man450 4 May, 2010 @ 3:08 pm   24

For those who are wondering. The new God of war is 25% longer than Chains of Olympus. It is what stated on the US blog.

Carl-G 4 May, 2010 @ 3:22 pm   25

Nice. I am playing God of War 1 now on my PS3. What a AMAZING game it it! :P
[i missed them on the PS2 so now i got the 'Trilogy' and started to play them 1 by 1] :)

smokeypsd 4 May, 2010 @ 3:27 pm   26

absolutely amazing news, peace walker now this.

Karum7 4 May, 2010 @ 3:30 pm   27

Oh yeah I’m gonna be all over this!

PLEASE HAVE A DAY AND DATE SIMULTANEOUS RELEASE FOR UMD AND PSP GO!!!!

Prox1mately 4 May, 2010 @ 3:35 pm   28

This… shall be awesome. Looking forward to another of the best 3rd person action games coming to the PSP. Woohoo!

Gamester101 4 May, 2010 @ 3:35 pm   29

And………bought.

divine1000 4 May, 2010 @ 3:48 pm   30

Awesome!!! Now some Resident Evil Portable news too please (surely Ad-Hoc Co-Op)?

niked 4 May, 2010 @ 4:06 pm   31

Fantastic news! will get for my psp1000! Have the other one on UMD and love it!

Ragnarok-NZ 4 May, 2010 @ 4:14 pm   32

OMG!!! Ready at Dawn?! Woot!
This is amazing news!

Give my thanks out to RaD SCEE, they deserve loads of praise gracing our fav handheld once again :D

ninja_tom 4 May, 2010 @ 4:16 pm   33

Great news! Looking forward to this already, as long as amazing games like GoW and Peace Walker are developed for the PSP, by all means hold off on the PSP2!

killer7ITA 4 May, 2010 @ 4:22 pm   34

Great! I love it!

Ragnarok-NZ 4 May, 2010 @ 4:26 pm   35

Oh just wondering, will this game come out in Q3 or Q4 of this year?
And, will this be a Simultaneous PSN/UMD Launch?

    Richard Yap 4 May, 2010 @ 6:55 pm    

    Hi Ragnarok-NZ,

    Thanks for the questions :) can confirm it will be available on UMD and PSN Store.

Errod88 4 May, 2010 @ 4:30 pm   36

Best News Ever Another God Of War.
One Word Awesome :) :) :) Me So Happy

RemyX-1988 4 May, 2010 @ 4:50 pm   37

I surely enjoyed every single game in the God of War-series, “Chains of Olympus” included. Therefore, I have a lot of faith in Ready At Dawn to bring yet another great game to the PSP-system! Awesome!

maneesh2705 4 May, 2010 @ 4:57 pm   38

PSP had not released a cool game for months so i cant wait to play my favorite game in the PSP! Hoooraaayyyy :)

BalramRules 4 May, 2010 @ 5:00 pm   39

YAY! ALL QUESTIONS ANSWERED! XD
FINALLY 8P

CaptainCortez 4 May, 2010 @ 5:05 pm   40

I can’t wait, but please release the epilogue for God of War 3, as there’s more to be explained.

You can’t end the series on a cliffhanger and keep it that way forever. That would suck. :(

Anyway, I’m a huge fan of the series. It’s my favourite series of all time (which says a lot), and I’ve played some truly spectacular titles.

I think after the epilogue is released, it should be the end of Kratos, though. It would be a shame to spoil such a fantastic series by releasing way too many games. :(

Joe382 4 May, 2010 @ 5:09 pm   41

yaaay

MrGregorA 4 May, 2010 @ 5:25 pm   42

It’s the best news I’ve heard this week. Thank you

GuttermouthSIN 4 May, 2010 @ 5:52 pm   43

If only I had a PSP :(

Bonyman 4 May, 2010 @ 7:19 pm   44

Lol, all the internet chatter was about Kratos little brother, well they were half right – it’s PS3′s little brother :)

ITHAKI 4 May, 2010 @ 7:35 pm   45

Yay! Chains of Olympus was the bset PSP game so far!! Can’t wait for this!!

X_Weapon 4 May, 2010 @ 7:35 pm   46

I would have preferred another PS3 game (or possibly an ex-novo GoW game).
Now I want a post-ending DLC for GoW3 at E3 as excuses. :D

Stormare13 4 May, 2010 @ 7:58 pm   47

epic news.btw where is the new update in ps store??it supposed to be tuesdays from now on i think??

Quinlank 4 May, 2010 @ 8:26 pm   48

Fantastic news. I’m guessing Ready at Dawn came to regret their decision to “abandon PSP development” after all then. Not surprising given every other title they were involved with since hasn’t enjoyed nearly the amount of success as their PSP titles.

Thanks for keeping this fantastic franchise going fellas.

Javorko 4 May, 2010 @ 8:56 pm   49

Sry if my question is stupid, but I’m 3 months old PS3 owner, so I don’t know all things but I got to ask this…
If this will be available on PSN Store, will we (PS3 owners) be able to download this game and play it on big console or only and only on PSP consoles.

Thx in advance for answers and once again sry for stupid question!

nickjd331 4 May, 2010 @ 9:16 pm   50

I recently got the God of War Collection as it just came out and I’m really enjoying it. It just makes me wish that I had purchased Chains of Olympus when it was on sale a few weeks ago.

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