Gamers who have never played a God of War or Infamous title may want to wait until later this month to begin their digital journeys. This morning, Sony announced a new PlayStation Collections software line, which will launch for the PlayStation 3 August 28 with the God of War Saga and the Infamous Collection for $40.
Inside the God of War Saga (rumored last week) is the original God of War, God of War II, God of War III, and the God of War: Origins Collection (which includes PSP games God of War: Chains of Olympus and God of War: Ghost of Sparta). Additionally, the God of War Saga packs in unspecified "exclusive bonus content" and a one-month PlayStation Plus trial voucher. All games in the God of War Saga have been remastered for high-definition, and include Trophy support, and 3D functionality (for God of War: Origins Collection only).
The Infamous Collection packs in the original Infamous, Infamous 2, the standalone Infamous: Festival of Blood downloadable expansion, extra missions, and additional character costumes, power-ups, and weapon styles.
Sony also said that "select titles" from the God of War Saga and Infamous Collection will be available individually--without any of the extra content--through the PlayStation Store. No prices were provided. Additionally, it appears the PlayStation Collections line will grow, as Sony said gamers can expect news in the coming weeks of what other franchises the company will bundle together.
Lastly, Sony reiterated that the Ratchet & Clank Collection will arrive on August 28. That PS3 pack contains PlayStation 2 Ratchet & Clank games: Ratchet & Clank, Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando, and Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal. These games have been updated with Trophy and 3D support and come by way of Pain developer Idol Minds.
[UPDATES AND CORRECTIONS] After the publication of this story, Sony revealed it had made a typo in its original reporting regarding 3D support for God of War III. God of War III will not support 3D, but God of War: Origins Collection will. Additionally, the original version of this story listed the God of War Saga and Infamous Collection as retailing for $30. The bundles in fact retail for $40. GameSpot regrets the error.