Sony confirms God of War sequel

Kratos returns to the PlayStation 2 for more bloodletting in early 2007; story sees Spartan-turned-god on quest to alter his destiny.

The saying "violence begets more violence" rang true today, as Sony Computer Entertainment has announced that God of War II is coming to the PlayStation 2. The news confirmed widespread speculation that a sequel to David Jaffe's award-winning violent game is in the works, and was timed to coincide with Phil Harrison's keynote speech at the 2006 Game Developers Conference, where a trailer was shown to the public for the first time.

In the game, grumpy antihero Kratos takes his seat on Olympus as the new god of war. Not content to sip on the nectar of the gods, he embarks on a journey across Earth to "end his continued torment" by attempting the seemingly impossible task of changing his destiny. Along the way, he'll skewer new mythical beasts such as the Cyclops and the Flying Gryphon with his trusty blades.

God of War II is currently scheduled for release in Q1 2007.

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kaziechameleon
kaziechameleon

i liked the original alot to bad it's a sony app.

manserban
manserban

I'm so glad that it's coming on the PS2. I think the PS3 will be just to expensive for me :(. Anyway, for those who regret that GOW2 it's not on PS3, no worries. This is a super cool game, and i'm sure that there will be a GOW3, of course on PS3. In fact, i'm sure that they begun working on GOW2, even before GOW was released :). This game is a gold mine, and it will bring Sony lots of money.

stevendabouncer
stevendabouncer

i loved the god of war and i am going to love god of war 2

MSE369
MSE369

Cool I LOVED GoW now this on PS2 SWEET!!..Even though ill probably play this on my PS3 if i get 1 before the game release

WeeWeeJumbo
WeeWeeJumbo

It took three years to develop the last God of War (or so they say) but this new game's engine is already built. It's a lot easier to tweak an engine and add new content than it is to build a game from the ground up. We also don't know when development on this sequel began. And it's amazing how much ignorant people are willing to pretend they know, and spout on these forums. Who's bought a production version of the PS3? Who's touched or even seen one in person? Still, somehow, suddenly everybody's an expert on everything from the price to which TV you'll need in order to use it. Hush up everybody, your ignorance is appalling.

Mustafa_snake
Mustafa_snake

kratos is back huh!! but dont you think theyre going to rush it?? cuz the last god of war took 3 years while the sequel will only take a year?? any comment...even with the 360 and the ps3 the ps2 will still have power

god_of_shawn
god_of_shawn

I juz cant beleive it.....the ps2 will be coming out god of war 2.....yeah!!!! I gonna love sony for the rest of my life

azad_champ
azad_champ

one thing i can`t understand is why everyone wants it on ps3. sure the graphic would be better but now we don

Ernice
Ernice

thank goodness its still for ps2, dont think i have the munny to spend for a ps3 man

eliemgames
eliemgames

mann i can't wait to play this game on my ps2. but hopefully it will also be on the ps3. Either way this game id going to be great . god of war rules !!!!!!

Solidesnake2004
Solidesnake2004

My Response: I have played the first one for about 10 minutes....i think its pretty cool that they are bringing a sequal to the PS2 platform before they hit PS3 conjunctions.

strwrs24
strwrs24

God of War 2 is NOT coming out for PS3, deal with it

BajenVaNamnet
BajenVaNamnet

With games like Final Fantasy XII, Suikoden V and God of War coming to the PS2, I dont need next generation for a long time!

Halo2_fan391
Halo2_fan391

I can't freakin wait for that game to come out, his armour looks awsome and it's sweet how he keeps the blades. I hope you get to find new armour or can upgrade it along the way as well as finding new weapons and upgrading them and be able to gain levels and compete online. I also hope this game is a little longer than the first one.

ewjim
ewjim

Cool, i'm, like everybody else - WAITING!!! :)

Reetesh
Reetesh

Wow GOW2:D Its going to be great!!!!! If its coming for the Ps2 it better be This Year:D

jumboplease06
jumboplease06

I wonder if its still gonna be about his crazy brother

decebal
decebal

Dear jolly1976. Stop being so gealous man. Enjoying your 360? Great! Then what the heck are you doing here? YOu can buy a TV with HDMI input for under $400. Which maybe too much for your pocket but definetly not out of reach for the average person that was looking into buying a TV. It's great that you can play your XBOX on all sorts of TVs... it's sad there isn't muchgood stuff to play on it.

NeoJedi
NeoJedi

This is going to be one sweet sequel.

MASTERCHIEFUSMA
MASTERCHIEFUSMA

Man its gonna be a great game, but as for playing it on PS3, hell no, id rather waste my money on a car the way that piece of junk is gonna cost.

alberto2045
alberto2045

I cant belive it man its really true I cant wait for the sequel of the gratest game ever

Sophia1990
Sophia1990

Cool, but I still haven't played the first one.

FuguNabe
FuguNabe

PS2 still have plenty of life until the better titles appear on PS3 (which I'm unlikely to get until MGS4 comes out. Looks like it will still be my PS2 and the Rev awhile until Ps3 comes out. *goes back to play FFXII*...

ultimate_zero
ultimate_zero

From the looks of it, this game has already won game of the year for ps2 next year.

Gmex
Gmex

nice! but i still haven't even played the first one

iamleon
iamleon

cant wait!cant wait!cant wait!cant wait!cant wait!cant wait!cant wait!cant wait!cant wait!cant wait!cant wait!cant wait!

Jedi_Osborn
Jedi_Osborn

I've said it before, its the only ps game I'd want to play. Too bad they won't put it on the 360

townsenda1
townsenda1

Of course they had to make a sequel. Think about it, as great as this game was a sequel had to happen. I can't wait. I just hope it makes it to more then just the playstation console.

OniKeith
OniKeith

I'm glad it's being done on the PlayStation 2. This means that not only will the game be cheaper and out sooner, it also means that it'll reach a greater range of gamers out there. Let's face it, not everybody is going to have a PlayStation 3 by this time next year when it's expected to release. I can't wait for it, the first game was absolutely amazing on all aspects.

NeokVash19
NeokVash19

Another great game for the my ps3 collection.....I already own the first one and this is going to be sooooooo freaking awesome.....God of War 2 is going to show everyone that the ps3 has still some life in it.....oh yeah ... I can't wait for next year......it's going to be super awesome

mcgrawgamer
mcgrawgamer

Okay. Now we talking Sony. Should have been for the PS3 exclusivley though. IMO Kratos is to Sony what Master Chief is to Microsoft. Either way I'll be playing both by December 07. Both on next gen. If I can be the 3rd person in line on launch day for the ps3 like I was for the 360. Yeeeaaaahhh!

detroithardcore
detroithardcore

sad to here that it is making an appearance on ps2 instead of 3 but at least ill still get to play it....i sold my ps2 when i got my 360 thinkin id have a ps3 by spring...oh well

Charlie2688
Charlie2688

Yes!!! GOD 2 on the works, finally my thirst for blood will be fullfiled! Lets just hope is as good or better than the MASTERPIECE that was the original!

Shaft_89
Shaft_89

I hope they fix the camera a little because it can be really enoying sometimes like when you can't see the chests or which way to go I hope they make a camera like in the pop series where you can steer it with the right analog

sam20vt
sam20vt

i haven't even finished the first one yet!!!

AlexWills
AlexWills

I knew this was comin, but why not wait till next-gen?

edubuccaneer
edubuccaneer moderator

It WAS obvious... so much money involved in the first game, no wonder they are making another. Then another. Then another... and so on. Ad nauseum.

4esth
4esth

This is gonna be great. God of War was the only reason I didn't sell my PS2 or throw it in the garbage for that matter.