PSP God of War sporting gold Chains

Kratos' first portable adventure sallies forth to the factory, due out in North America March 4.

Kratos returns!

Lately, the PlayStation Portable has been getting more attention for its multimedia capabilities such as Skype VoIP functionality than its games. That will soon change, though, as one of the platform's highest-profile games to date has gone gold.

This afternoon on the official PlayStation Blog, Ready at Dawn senior producer Eric Koch announced that development of God of War: Chains of Olympus is complete. With its gold master now en route to the factory, nothing stands in the way of the $39.99, M-for-Mature-rated game arriving in North America on Tuesday, March 4.

Chains of Olympus is the third installment in the critically lionized God of War series, which began on the PlayStation 2 in 2005 and returned to the console in 2007. However, as outlined in GameSpot's previous coverage, it is set prior to its two predecessors, and follows the unstoppable Spartan warrior Kratos' rampage after his family is killed. The series will continue with God of War III, which is currently in development for the PlayStation 3.

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Micloven
Micloven

I need to get a psp to play Chains of Olympus right now I have a 2 ps3 and a xbox 360 cant wait for next pay chek

gamernut
gamernut

I have all the Gow games. Now i am gonna have to buy a Ps3........That sucks!

bamfer3
bamfer3

on of the main reasons why aside from FF7: Crisis Core, will make me addicted to my PSP again

Sammojo
Sammojo

dylankay94 - "(GoW is based around aincent greek mythology)" +10 points for Captain Obvious lol...

KoGfullmetal980
KoGfullmetal980

this game is gonna make me pick up my PSP again. I havent touched it in a while since not a lot of games have came out. but this is gonna be on my top list to buy! this game will rock!

dylankay94
dylankay94

hey, did you know Kratos mean "power" or "force" in aincent greece. (GoW is based around aincent greek mythology)

SP1DER-P1G
SP1DER-P1G

gow 3 for ps3... now im gettin a ps3

rubenservin
rubenservin

One more week and the slaying begins...

KnightsofRound
KnightsofRound

That image of Kratos in the darkness is awesome.

hawaiiinsomniac
hawaiiinsomniac

The images look great! Maybe its time to shell out some $$ for a PSP

xXHackettXx
xXHackettXx

I cant wait for this game! I've been waiting for a game like this for the PSP since launch!

xgalacticax
xgalacticax

Oh yea, First time Ive been so hyped up about a PSP game. Finished gow 1 and 2 on all difficulties like 20 times each. Cant wait for Ninja Gaiden DS as well, MORE BLOOD, YAY!!!! Hey Dual Mask, god of war 2 plays fine on my 60GB PS3 and since the 80GB model is BC, it will play fine. The game compatibility issues are fixed through system updates. So far, my PS3 played all the PS2 games I have (and I have many). Even without the updates, god of war 2 has always worked on the BC PS3s, I guess.

a12345a
a12345a

cant wait to play it

Omega_Zero69
Omega_Zero69

best anticipated game of the year i just cant wait to get my hands on it

solidsnakehd
solidsnakehd

Not mention to god of war is the best action in world.

waterbearer26
waterbearer26

i cant wait any longer for the release of god of war chains of olympus for the PS2... god damn PSP :( :( :( :( :(

waterbearer26
waterbearer26

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lamprey263
lamprey263

It's just a matter of time before they bring this to the PS2, I'll wait until then.

Franzkill
Franzkill

Here we go with the 'DS IS FUN' reason again. So original sounding isn't it? PLEASE Nintendo I''m on my knees here. Make a serious game or even better make a good, mature game without the same mascots you've been churning since like you existed? Anyway on topic I have been a very proud PSP owner since day 1 and this will be a perfect start to the year along with the imminet release of Crisis Core overshores.

L15_eric_Wavo
L15_eric_Wavo

this is da only reason why i bought a psp cant wait!!!!!!

filmfreak1138
filmfreak1138

this is the game that will sell alot more PSP's... and if you have never played God of War... you need to RUN to your game store and pic them BOTH up.... and if you dont have a PS2 (I think eveyone may), buy a 80gig PS3 and play these 2 games... THIS GAME LOOKS GREAT!!

djzer0101
djzer0101

not into this stuff but dis sounds good

Rafinator
Rafinator

i'm pre-ordering this. day one baby

theKSMM
theKSMM

The DS is a fine system, but games like this are why I still prefer the PSP. You simply can't get a better gaming experience without sitting down at your console or PC.

Dualmask
Dualmask

I played the demo for this and it does look and feel pretty good. I look forward to trying it out. Anyone know if GoW 2 is playable on the 80GB PS3? I'd like to know before I try because I never had the chance to play it before my PS2 died. (Oh, and the DS is a fine game system too, and not just for kids. I had to put that in there. So what it doesn't have a lot of M-rated games? It still has loads of fun and engaging ones, of all ESRB ratings--which, by the way, have no impact on the quality of a game.)

NandoSupes
NandoSupes

I pre-orderred this epic in the making game weeks ago.man GoW Chains of Olympus is going to be amazing,Kratos is awesome what can I say lol!!!.

azizrulez
azizrulez

the psp has some hot stuff lined up for the next few months

eminemmosh
eminemmosh

2 bad DS owners will have to settle for childish games such as mario and ping pals (DS SUCKSSSSSSSS!)

PumpkinBoogie
PumpkinBoogie

Mmm, yum.......Kratos "sporting chains", all up in the palm of hands..... oh...uh, damn---you guys did hear me say that out loud, did you?? :o....(*looks around, red-faced*) Had a bit of fangirl moment there...anywayz, ignore that early slip, LOL, can't wait to get hands on this (no pun intended) one! Glad I got it on reserve, I get the feeling it's gonna be flyin' outta the stores like crazy Mar. 4th! ;)

godzillavskong
godzillavskong

I can't wait until this one comes out on the 360..................just joking. I still enjoy playing the GOW series on my PS2 and bet the next-gen version will be huge.

LittleYoshi
LittleYoshi

The #1 game that will save the PSP from the all the bad games it had in the past.......The Gods have came to save the PSP....(cause I really don't use my PSP 4 games :(

footfoe2
footfoe2

So God of war 3 is offical? Cool

BlackPlague1
BlackPlague1

is it just me or are we going to be seeing GoW/PSP bundle.

aka1986
aka1986

would like this to be ported to ps2 cuz not gonna go and by a psp just for GoW: CoO and MGS: PO.

Space-Q
Space-Q

"Though, that's some nice spoiler control Gamespot. For anyone that has yet to play the first one, you've ruined a pretty huge plot point." HOW and WHY they are killed is what should not be spoiled, that's a big part of the plot. not that they were killed. I wonder if this game will recap that part of the story though. Because if you don't know WHY and HOW, then the events in this one might not make a lot of sense.

SonyIsh6Fotta
SonyIsh6Fotta

It would be sweat if they put this on the PSN, so I could just download it and play it on my PS3, but I know it would never happen, this game is a PSP seller.

bullsfan769
bullsfan769

YES! god of war 1 and 2 were both awesome i cant wait for tthis one

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

Well. Looks like it's time for me to buy a PSP. Again.

pixelsword
pixelsword

(In Peter Griffin's voice): Da, Da Da Daaaaaaaaaa Da, Da Da... Da, Da Da Daaaaaaaaaa Da, Da Da!... Anyways, this will be all kinds of goodness! I don't own a PSP, I own a PS3; but between the downloading of games and movies, Battlefront on the PSP, accessing my PS3 via wi-fi for the PSP, Jax and Dexter, Killzone, and now GoW... you won me over, Sony... come to papa!

fluffebunnie
fluffebunnie

A game to make me put down Monster Hunter 2 and Castlevania temporarily?

blancobo
blancobo

Hopefully God of War will enter the PSP for good. The franchise has proven to be so successful that there appears to be space for further creative ideas at the PSP realm. Considered one of the biggest SCEA product franchises GoW has the potential to continue growing. One of my only comments related to the franchise is that: THERE SHOULD HAVE BEEN A GoW title ready by 2007 for the PS3. Not having this until 2009 is n ot showing enough support for the early stages of the PS3 console life span. Back on the PSP topic... the little SO POWERFUL PSP console needs to have MORE games of this caliber. With so much raw power, ready at dawn will once more prove why they have been so successful with PSP games: Daxter and now GoW. Hopefullt more studios will take on the challenge to make great games for the little, but powerful console which more and more people are growng to love these days.

GreenC4T
GreenC4T

Sweet! This is a must for GoW fans!

rodney130
rodney130

I'll probably get this when I have some money haha.