Sony Computer Entertainment America today announced the release of God of War, the highly anticipated game from the studio that brought to market the Twisted Metal series. The action game was developed by SCEA's Santa Monica studios and is now available exclusively for the PlayStation 2.
God of War is a single-player game set in the realm of Greek mythology. As Kratos, a rugged ex-Spartan with a grudge the size of Mount Olympus, gamers will be charged by the gods with taking down Ares, the rebellious god of war. However, to take down the renegade god, he must acquire the legendary Pandora's box.
Along the way, Kratos will battle all sorts of mythical beasts straight from Clash of the Titans, including minotaurs, medusas, and cyclopes. Luckily, Kratos isn't any slouch and is outfitted with the "blades of chaos," double-chained blades attached to his forearms. The grotesque combat is complemented by copious amounts of blood, over-the-top unique combat maneuvers, and spectacular death animations.
Kratos doth not kill with blade alone. On his adventures, the surly hero will meet with the many gods of Olympus, who will endow him with various powers. For example, Zeus will grant Kratos the power to throw lightning bolts, while Hades, god of the netherworld, will give him the ability to summon tortured souls from the underworld.
God of War is rated "M" for Mature and has an SRP of $49.99. For more information on the game, head over to GameSpot's stellar full review.