Chains of Olympus breaking March 4

Ready at Dawn dates God of War's PSP debut; special-edition demo disc out at the end of September.

Though it's unclear when God of War 3 will skewer the PlayStation 3, the series' debut on the PlayStation Portable now has a firm date. Today, during a visit to Ready at Dawn, GameSpot was told by the developer that God of War: Chains of Olympus will go on sale March 4, 2008.

God of War: Chains of Olympus has not yet been priced or rated. However, given the Greek mythology-inspired series' ultraviolent nature, an M-for-Mature rating is almost assured. Once again, the game will star Kratos, the fierce Spartan who took on the gods themselves in the first two games. Chains tells an original story set between the unfortunate death of Kratos' family and the start of the original God of War, which sees the warrior tracking down monsters in a fantastical version of ancient Greece.

[UPDATE] Despite the jam-packed nature of this holiday season, March will seem like a long time for many to play Chains of Olympus. Ready at Dawn agrees, and will give North American gamers a God of War fix early. At the end of September, those who signed up for the game's demo earlier this year on the game's official Web site will receive a special-edition demo UMD containing a portion of a playable level as well as additional content, including a behind-the-scenes video of the game's development. A standard demo UMD, featuring only the level portion, will be available later in the year.

For more information, check back Monday for GameSpot's exclusive preview of God of War: Chains of Olympus, which will include a look at a previously unseen level, as well as interviews with the game's design team.

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171 comments
Rayyan92
Rayyan92

THIS IS GUNNA BE WICKED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Twilight_King85
Twilight_King85

This game looks sweet caint wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :lol:

kappareign
kappareign

sweeeet, end of september is practically now. i signed up to get that demo back in APRIL

ocdog45
ocdog45

i got ride of my psp and im getting the demo when ever it comes in in oct. that game better be a downloadable game or coming to the ps2 or something.

lamprey263
lamprey263

hmm, I just remembered how important that right analog was in both GOW games... and the PSP just has a D-pad

Head_Shot2004
Head_Shot2004

I've already played this game, haha. It's bloody awesome.

Templar94
Templar94

was thinking of selling my psp as i had lost intrest but i am keeping it just to play this game. Its also nice to see they haven't just ported GOW or GOW2 but have made something to explain about kratos's service to the gods.

hemakm3
hemakm3

Very excited about this game.

GreenC4T
GreenC4T

I was actually looking forward to this game, I was thinking it would come out later this year. But considering the other games coming this holiday season, I guess March is not too bad. Can't wait to get my demo later this month, thought!

xyboink
xyboink

I can't wait to see the demo. i'm sure that i will buy that good game. My opinion to others gamers: buy that game !

sandy4v
sandy4v

after PSP if this game comes out on PS3 this could be a real system seller

rpgisforme
rpgisforme

I've been waiting to find out when my demo would get here

Grouchu
Grouchu

Glad I signed up for the demo way back when. It's gonna be a long wait.

goodemon
goodemon

oh i cant wait to play the demo, GOW and GOW2 kick so much a$$. the ps3 version is gonna Pwn 2008, along with killzone2. mwahaha

Krazy-K
Krazy-K

I reserved my copy of GoW: Chains of Olympus when GoW II came out. I hate that it's been pushed to March 4, 2008, but I guess I have to deal with it. Thankfully, I got one of those GoW: Chains of Olympus Special Edition UMD Demo coming.

carljohnson3456
carljohnson3456

I kind of take this as... God of War 3 wont be getting developed for the PS3 until AFTER March then... so it's probably going to be a good two years before we see Sony's most anticipated franchise coming to it's more important console. WTF. I do look forward to the PSP version though... but it should be coming to the PS3 first. God of War 2 should have been on the PS3, bottom line.

steff3121
steff3121

The demo's gonna be special? And I thought it was just a playable level... but that bonus content will be cool, too. If there's gonna be 2 versions of the demo, might we see 2 versions of the game?

squall316
squall316

First good psp game delayed :-(

SonOfSparda018
SonOfSparda018

This game will be another great addition to any PSP game collection

daveg1
daveg1

lol march the 4th..now that isnt very far away is it.

BajenVaNamnet
BajenVaNamnet

The God of War series rocks! Gotta get a PSP, so that I wont miss this!

zeeerrr
zeeerrr

MARCH 4??? I LOVE IT WHEN THEY TAKE THEIR TIME! MAKES IT BETTER! (NO SARCASM)

B1ACK_MAGE
B1ACK_MAGE

Can't wait! I hope to get the demo soon

Xiyon
Xiyon

Cool.......it'll be interesting to see how they put the psp hardware to good use

Shinkada
Shinkada

Eh. I won't mind Chains of Olympus, but GoW3 is all I really care about here. My only concern is what's going to happen with it being PS3 exclusive. So far the PS3 has half the sales of the 360... Will it inspire buttloads of PS3 buyers, or will it just receive less popularity? Man, as much as I'm sure the PS3 will have its share of good games, this is the only one I'd really, really want (so far). I don't want to have to buy a PS3 for one game! C'mon Jaffe, you're cool and all but multi-consoling is the way of the future, get with it.

Longkheang
Longkheang

Wow my favourite is come out now.....why let me wait so long? Dose Sony lie us again?coz many time have been made already and also concel as well. Do i have chance to get DEMO version too?

musicaz70
musicaz70

hmm.. not till a half a year? well i may reconsider rushing out and buying the psp slim... although that daxter package is a STEAL... geh, so hard to choose! and crisis core hasn't even been announced yet...

boomtap
boomtap

I cannot wait for this game. I think it will be a 10 all the way!

VanGriffin
VanGriffin

Please. 6 months and a specific date? Coincidentally, I have this bridge that gos on sale the very same day.

FstBrk342
FstBrk342

so anyone got the demo yet, all i got was the email last week telling me to expect it soon

Vash67
Vash67

You know, with the real E3 gone, I'm noticing developers are taking there time to sure up their products. When the original E3 was around, there was a rush to make the game playable and show it, which means the game was probably going to be released during the holiday season whether or not it was ready. When this new E3, developers are making the game at their leisure and many games are being pushed to early next year. Hopefully this means Chains of Olympus and the other games released then with be as good as they can be.

Windblade91
Windblade91

i get the feeling crisis core and this will both be comin out in march...and it will be known as the year of sony when he ff 13's come out as well

Testament
Testament

when i see God of War3, then i will buy a ps3

LittleYoshi
LittleYoshi

Good thing I sign up when I did.......I love beening a Playstation underground member and a GAP member!

tryagainlater
tryagainlater

I wonder when it will come out in Europe. I'm sure I can buy it online if the European release date is way after.

kalkhaja
kalkhaja

yay! cant wait for the demo UMD (i signed up), but 6 months is a long time :(

GrimBee
GrimBee

If this game doesn't succeed on the PSP - then whats left for the PSP?

Artemios
Artemios

What ever takes a while to come out usually ends up very good...sounds exciting!!! :>

WSGRandomPerson
WSGRandomPerson

March 4th, is well worth the wait for this game. Can't wait. :D

taino1128
taino1128

march 4 is too long from now

KnightsofRound
KnightsofRound

Can't wait for my demo disc in the mail, I hope it is actually a decent length and not like 5 minutes...

Big-Rick
Big-Rick

ppl ppl please send me a private message so what this demo game comes out for. 1. Download the game from PSN 2. Or a demo UMD disc. Please spread your words, Thanks!

lewser5
lewser5

If this is coming out in March, then most likely part 3 would come out next xmas, at least I hope so. If not, I wouldn't mind waiting until next march.

metalgearliquid
metalgearliquid

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