God of War III demo included in God of War Collection

November's $40, 720p remastering of first two God of War games will come with code to download E3 demo of 2010 PS3 adventure.

One of the centerpieces of Sony's press briefing at June's Electronic Entertainment Expo was its demo of God of War III. (See below.) Sony served up the same demo to crowds at Comic-Con and the Penny Arcade Expo, but gamers who couldn't make it out to any of those events will soon be able to play through the sample for themselves.

Kratos' killing time will come sooner than expected.

Today, Sony Computer Entertainment announced that November's God of War Collection will include the God of War III demo, four months before the game itself goes on sale. The demo will not be on the game disc but can be downloaded from the PlayStation Network with a code included in the game.

Of course, the main draw of the $40 God of War Collection will be its inclusion of the first two God of War games with remastered 720p high-definition graphics. Given the PS3's current lack of backward compatibility, the God of War collection will be the only way gamers without a PS2 or early PS3 model can enjoy the two games.

When it launched on the PlayStation 2 in 2005, the first God of War drew critical accolades and commercial success, selling more than 2.4 million units in the US alone. In 2007, God of War II drew similar high praise from reviewers and sold nearly 2 million units domestically despite being on a legacy platform. A PSP prequel, God of War: Chains of Olympus, has sold more than 800,000 units domestically since its 2008 debut.

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243 comments
Epak_
Epak_

Imported the game from Canada. Pretty disappointed that it didn't include the code :(

ALMAHER1982
ALMAHER1982

I hope to have the code gow3 to send me and thank you almah@hotmail.com

GiRiSh1982
GiRiSh1982

ha...way to go Sully...sorry Sony. Just finished Uncharted 2 seems like I'm still in the game :-)

WTFitsPauL
WTFitsPauL

/slaps x360 owners Thats why PS3 owns.

bowlingotter
bowlingotter

@mrdeath_pablito: I'm right there with you. I'll be getting the collection on the day of release and can't wait to see what everyone's been talking about

jimbo7up
jimbo7up

God of War isn't a game you just play, it's an experience. This is the reason why I just went and finally bought a PS3.

Darkkend
Darkkend

i wish they would remake GOW 1&2 with GOW 3 graphics and we get a demo of GOW 3

pathaze
pathaze

I think that im gonna play the GOW 3 demo every day until the game comes out next year...

mustibaba1907
mustibaba1907

god of war 3 ı wait you this game is great ı am ended god of war 1 god of war 2 and god of war chains of olypus now god of war 3 and colection ı said ı m wait you

burstlimit514
burstlimit514

Im mad it got postponed to next year... I have to wait for a demo longer!

mrdeath_pablito
mrdeath_pablito

this is just great! i haven't play the first GOW... now i got the chance. surely a must buy!

geopioneer
geopioneer

I lost interest in the Playstation 2 just before God of War 1 & 2 came out. I almost bought them but didn't. I gained my video gaming interest back when the PS3 came out. Now I can play God of war 1, 2, and 3 all for the first time within a few months! I think this will pretty much rock!!

msharki
msharki

tbs76 Posted Sep 26, 2009 2:12 am GMT OMG...cant freakin wait to get this collection. GOW has been one my favorite franchises and its great to see that the classics will be given the PS3 upgrade. I was excited when I first heard the news of this package and now that the demo for GOW 3 is packed in...I am speechless. I hope more companies will follow suit and remake a few more PS2 hits. I think Microsoft should do that with Halo 1&2...it would be money in the bank! Here's the thing about that. Have you played the first 2 Halo games on the 360? They look great. The 360's emulation software is really amazing and it actually upconverts them to 1080p. With that said I would still most likely buy the upgrade just as I am going to do with God of War. It almost hurts to play these games on my PS3's shotty emulation software. They probably look and play better on a PS3 with the emotion chip.

voidheart777
voidheart777

I wanna own the whole SAGA!!! 720, 2x antialiasing, trophy support! hell yeah!

mjk_1
mjk_1

i dont usually replay games but this sounds worthwhile

Bradley7777
Bradley7777

anno n cos i can import it its gna be like 20 quid lol

theend818
theend818

wow, and really glad there not charging 60$ like other publishers(wouldnt get it), but 40 and aint bad :)

tbs76
tbs76

OMG...cant freakin wait to get this collection. GOW has been one my favorite franchises and its great to see that the classics will be given the PS3 upgrade. I was excited when I first heard the news of this package and now that the demo for GOW 3 is packed in...I am speechless. I hope more companies will follow suit and remake a few more PS2 hits. I think Microsoft should do that with Halo 1&2...it would be money in the bank!

qpitty
qpitty

Even more of an incentive to pick this up

x-2tha-z
x-2tha-z

I've got GOW Collection and GOW3 pre-ordered. These games are gonna be all kinds of awesome. Can't wait.

Kubilius
Kubilius

God Of War singlehandedly makes PS3 a better platform than XBOX :) Flame on!

techzilla77
techzilla77

Man I can not wait for God OW 3. This game may be the best of all time. The anticipation for these games coming out is killng me and these release dates are taking forever it seems.

WILDCARDX3
WILDCARDX3

Mainly buyin this for the demo but i wanna see what the remastered versions are like. I already own the orginals both of them, and i run them off my 60 gig ps3 which is 100% backward compat, but i want to see how these look. i cant wait for this.

lindseyiluvyou
lindseyiluvyou

You all have to admit having God of war chains of olympus would be cool but I'm already happy enough. I mean God of war 1 and 2 on ps3 with trophy support and a god of war 3 demo(which I'll try first mainly because I wanna see what that's like first). But yea this is a day one buy. Good thing I have my drivers permit, I can drive to Best buy to pick it up. Can't wait. 11-10-09 FTW. @HipnotiKal Hahahahaha!!! Are you insane? 360 doesn't deserve a game like God of war. They took enough exclusives like MGS and final fantasy. As long as Sony lives they won't give God of war to the xbox.

mitsios
mitsios

i hope so about square but is too difficult... come on Kratos we waiting you....:p

jesshorton78
jesshorton78

Completely off God of War scene, but I really hope one day that Square follows suit. Give me Final Fantasy 7 remade when I buy the next Final Fantasy please :P

jesshorton78
jesshorton78

Seriously will be buying this package just because of the demo. I've already conquered the previous 2. That video of the live gameplay up above is just kick***.

reubthadude
reubthadude

So what about the folks who will not buy the GOW collection...we just a$$ed out or will it eventually be available to everyone? I already have the 1st two games so I dont see the need to buying them again. I guess I will wait for March then!

Get_Shorty
Get_Shorty

Hmm I'm almost glad I never played GoW before, now I'll be able to them in High Def! Plus get a demo of GoW3 months before it's released!!

Ronin893
Ronin893

It really depends on how long the demo is. I can probably wait. If you need to catch up and you don't have the series than I would get it.

daigre7
daigre7

Now I got to buy this instead Gameflyin it. Sony keeps finding ways to get my money.

davidamos
davidamos

WOW!! that kicks the ass off God of War 1 and 2, i'll wait til the full game comes out tho cos i've got the 60gb ps3 which plays the original god of war games perfectly. no point paying £25ish so i can play a demo...

mridulmaiden
mridulmaiden

i have an 80 gb ps3 which has no ps2 compatablity now that god of war 1 and 2 r coming on ps3 i can play it in high - def i hope sony releases all its classic ps2 games on ps3 like ratchet and clank etc on high def format

shkar
shkar

Bring it on................I am so sad that the story will end in the third game because gamers really deserve to have more games like the GOD OF WAR masterpiece............It's just awesome......

DeGenerate86
DeGenerate86

I bought the the 60gb model online so I can have the backwards compatibility to play classics like this, but I'm still buying this collection even if it didn't come with the demo.

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

I haven't played through the first 2, but I loved the PSP game, so this is the perfect opportunity for me. Very excited about this one.

EvanDeWickeD
EvanDeWickeD

GOD OF WAR RULEZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!!!!!!! :B Kingdom hearts combo pack any1? :P

grey_fox1984
grey_fox1984

GREAT Excuse to play through the first two again! Sold Sony! ...Now release a Metal Gear Collection with hidef versions of Twin Snakes, Sons of Liberty and Subsistence (all love to original PS1 metal gear, but its already available for $10 on PSN, so a PS3 port of the gamecube remaster would be a better draw if you ask me)

ShootingPwnage
ShootingPwnage

YES! enough to get me pumped and quench my essential blood lust that is known as GOD OF WAR Pre-ordered already :)

3wass
3wass

great I am so buying these