PS2 God of War 2 confirmed

New issue of <i>Game Informer</i> confirms rumors that Kratos will return to Sony's current-generation console.

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Last month, rumors spread that God of War was getting a sequel. The source of the scuttlebutt was a report on Eurogamer.net, which cited leaked Sony Computer Entertainment Europe marketing materials that revealed the untitled follow-up to the now-budget-priced actioner would be released in the US next February.

However, the marketing materials allegedly said that, like God of War, its sequel would be released for the PlayStation 2. Though the first game's current-generation graphics wowed critics, the Eurogamer.net report dashed hopes that the series might debut on the PlayStation 3, which sports a much beefier GPU.

When the article--which was removed under legal threat from SCEE--broke, Sony Computer Entertainment America reps dismissed it as "rumor and speculation." However, this week, anyone who has seen a copy of Game Informer magazine now knows that God of War 2 is indeed in the works. On its cover, the new issue of the Minnesota-based monthly proclaims that "Kratos returns to the PlayStation 2."

Since its release in March 2005, God of War has received many awards, including top honors at the 2006 Interactive Achievement Awards and GameSpot's PlayStation 2 Game of the Year prize.

Discussion

179 comments
RatchetV1
RatchetV1

I wonder when this will come out...lol.

imsam
imsam

Wonder how the story will go. Especially considering he dies right at the beginning of the first game! By the way, I haven't fully completed the game so I wouldn't know if there's some cool twist that answers this question.

D1P35H
D1P35H

first game was sik to gd cant wait for then next one the best boss was the minitor

sstravisd
sstravisd

Yay....just beat GOW couple hours ago....lol

gyralorn19
gyralorn19

Oh My God this is awesome i was hoping a sequel would come along. God of War is one of my all time favorite games, and the sequel has a lot to live up to, but this is just plain awesome!!!!!

Vodka_Junkie
Vodka_Junkie

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Vodka_Junkie
Vodka_Junkie

I doubt I'll get the PS3 either for a while, got and XBox 360 and shiny PC to keep me sufficiently in debt for now. Hey anyone defear GoW on God mode? It has to be impossible!!!

ace244
ace244

its kinda cool that the are releasing it on ps2 because i probably wont buy a ps3 until the first price drop, i'll probably buy the revolution though because i always wanted to play smash brothers online :D

PrivateJessard
PrivateJessard

it should release on PS3. No1 is gonna get it if it releases on ps2. every1 will hav new consoles in the next gen.

PELLE_1971
PELLE_1971

Even if it comes to the PS2 you can still play it on the PS3, right...?

XThunderyX
XThunderyX

Hell yeah!Im just wondering what the story line is because well.....Kratos is the god of war now so I must know what the storyline is!

neilio619
neilio619

Hope this ones twice as long as the last. Hell yah!!!

ConfuseRay
ConfuseRay

awesome!!!!!!!!! so it's true!!!!!! now i wish i didn't trade my ps2 in to help pay for my xbox 360

03054
03054

Why so many people wanting to see this game on the PS3???? i'm glad it's coming out on the PS2, I won't have to upgrade it anytime soon!!!!

Alvarooooooo
Alvarooooooo

God Of was was easy. . .i want a hard game . . .some 1 suguset one. . .please

DaPlayasPlaya
DaPlayasPlaya

All these sequels coming out on ps2 that sum of us think should be launch titles on ps3? Maybe its a sure sign that we'll finally hav a next-gen system coming out with some original titles (i can dream can't i?)

areyana
areyana

it was only a matter of time. i will miss him screaming ares name out loud. now he might scream hades name

bringon22
bringon22

i have no idea though how they can possibly continue a story that was ended so brilliantly still cant wait though

dawooten
dawooten

i would be nice to see gow2 on ps3 as a release game rather than as a ps2 game......for all i care, do both ^_^

dawooten
dawooten

i would be nice to see gow2 on ps3 as a release game rather than as a ps2 game......for all i care, do both ^_^

Charlie2688
Charlie2688

YES!!!! more God of War...lets hope is as good as the original and even better....making the game a little bit more longer wount hurt...

Kfoss
Kfoss

MAN thats insane...im impressed as to how sony is handleing the next gen war with microsoft..Black..MGS3-S...now GOW-2 ....crazy..i wish they would continue to release titiles for the Xbox....BUT NOOOOOoooo....arrG

StealthyBurrito
StealthyBurrito

wat screw current gen give it the next gen lovin it deserves

scrmnwoody
scrmnwoody

GoW1 looked great on the PS2. I'm sure GoW2 will look just as good, or better. Sure, I'd like to see it for the PS3, but as long as we're getting a sequel, I'm happy. I really enjoyed the game. Especially the way puzzle solving was interlaced into the action sequences.

sandy4v
sandy4v

I cant wait for this game to come Its the most graphically , sound wise superb game i have ever played in my life

Ne0zEEd
Ne0zEEd

When there is demand they do this..look @ what happend to Soul Reaver. Was gonna be on PS2 but ended up on the PSOne

bioniccommando1
bioniccommando1

NOOOOOOO!!! I already sold my PS2 to help with the cost of the PS3!! Now I'll hafto to buy another one just for this game. Hopefully it will release after the PS3 comes out and I can just play it on the PS3(if its backwards compatible!).GOW WAS AWESOME!!!!

WolfSkill5544
WolfSkill5544

That's really awesome news, but I was hoping that it would come to the PS3, but I can't wait to play it one more time one of the greatest games for the current console.

ssj4_2004
ssj4_2004

"WOW GOW2 Coming soon, but In next Feb that too in PS2????? why .... PS2 will be out by then right ?"-------- I hope to god the PStwo is out by then...

JoPeMo
JoPeMo

That's great news.. maybe this time we'll see the Icarus wings in action & we'll see the Brother that was hinted upon in the special ending of the original. Either way I'm really happy 2 hear about it.. Hopefully we'll get a Fall Release! :D

spartan202
spartan202

i want to see the sequel on ps2 i dont want the ps2 to die yet.

yeah_11
yeah_11

have never like god of war but who know if the sequel be good or even great or even awesome we'll see but i hope it will released on ps3 that would be more good especially the graphic

ReyWing
ReyWing

GOW is going to be one of my first games I will buy when I get a PS2. The sequel will probably rock also! I can't wait (rubs hands impatiently).

juvinwo1
juvinwo1

YES!!!! God Of War Rocks!!!!

frankeyser
frankeyser

well atleast my ps2 still has some life in it.

goyle
goyle

i hope not that the ps2 is going to be a restraint for the god of war exelence

ungurys
ungurys

This kicks into ass!!

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

If it's as good as the first one, then I say bring it on. It doesn't matter to me that it's on the PS2.

mickel_darmawan
mickel_darmawan

YEAH, SONY, go go go!! I love greek mythology!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Arvinx
Arvinx

I think that is gonna be the best game in this year.