Ready at Dawn dates God of War's PSP debut; special-edition demo disc out at the end of September.
Though it's unclear when God of War 3 will skewer the PlayStation 3, the series' debut on the PlayStation Portable now has a firm date. Today, during a visit to Ready at Dawn, GameSpot was told by the developer that God of War: Chains of Olympus will go on sale March 4, 2008.
God of War: Chains of Olympus has not yet been priced or rated. However, given the Greek mythology-inspired series' ultraviolent nature, an M-for-Mature rating is almost assured. Once again, the game will star Kratos, the fierce Spartan who took on the gods themselves in the first two games. Chains tells an original story set between the unfortunate death of Kratos' family and the start of the original God of War, which sees the warrior tracking down monsters in a fantastical version of ancient Greece.
[UPDATE] Despite the jam-packed nature of this holiday season, March will seem like a long time for many to play Chains of Olympus. Ready at Dawn agrees, and will give North American gamers a God of War fix early. At the end of September, those who signed up for the game's demo earlier this year on the game's official Web site will receive a special-edition demo UMD containing a portion of a playable level as well as additional content, including a behind-the-scenes video of the game's development. A standard demo UMD, featuring only the level portion, will be available later in the year.
For more information, check back Monday for GameSpot's exclusive preview of God of War: Chains of Olympus, which will include a look at a previously unseen level, as well as interviews with the game's design team.
i got ride of my psp and im getting the demo when ever it comes in in oct. that game better be a downloadable game or coming to the ps2 or something.
hmm, I just remembered how important that right analog was in both GOW games... and the PSP just has a D-pad
was thinking of selling my psp as i had lost intrest but i am keeping it just to play this game. Its also nice to see they haven't just ported GOW or GOW2 but have made something to explain about kratos's service to the gods.
I was actually looking forward to this game, I was thinking it would come out later this year. But considering the other games coming this holiday season, I guess March is not too bad. Can't wait to get my demo later this month, thought!
I can't wait to see the demo. i'm sure that i will buy that good game. My opinion to others gamers: buy that game !
oh i cant wait to play the demo, GOW and GOW2 kick so much a$$. the ps3 version is gonna Pwn 2008, along with killzone2. mwahaha
I reserved my copy of GoW: Chains of Olympus when GoW II came out. I hate that it's been pushed to March 4, 2008, but I guess I have to deal with it. Thankfully, I got one of those GoW: Chains of Olympus Special Edition UMD Demo coming.
I kind of take this as... God of War 3 wont be getting developed for the PS3 until AFTER March then... so it's probably going to be a good two years before we see Sony's most anticipated franchise coming to it's more important console. WTF. I do look forward to the PSP version though... but it should be coming to the PS3 first. God of War 2 should have been on the PS3, bottom line.
The demo's gonna be special? And I thought it was just a playable level... but that bonus content will be cool, too. If there's gonna be 2 versions of the demo, might we see 2 versions of the game?
Eh. I won't mind Chains of Olympus, but GoW3 is all I really care about here. My only concern is what's going to happen with it being PS3 exclusive. So far the PS3 has half the sales of the 360... Will it inspire buttloads of PS3 buyers, or will it just receive less popularity? Man, as much as I'm sure the PS3 will have its share of good games, this is the only one I'd really, really want (so far). I don't want to have to buy a PS3 for one game! C'mon Jaffe, you're cool and all but multi-consoling is the way of the future, get with it.
Wow my favourite is come out now.....why let me wait so long? Dose Sony lie us again?coz many time have been made already and also concel as well. Do i have chance to get DEMO version too?
hmm.. not till a half a year? well i may reconsider rushing out and buying the psp slim... although that daxter package is a STEAL... geh, so hard to choose! and crisis core hasn't even been announced yet...
Please. 6 months and a specific date? Coincidentally, I have this bridge that gos on sale the very same day.
You know, with the real E3 gone, I'm noticing developers are taking there time to sure up their products. When the original E3 was around, there was a rush to make the game playable and show it, which means the game was probably going to be released during the holiday season whether or not it was ready. When this new E3, developers are making the game at their leisure and many games are being pushed to early next year. Hopefully this means Chains of Olympus and the other games released then with be as good as they can be.
i get the feeling crisis core and this will both be comin out in march...and it will be known as the year of sony when he ff 13's come out as well
Good thing I sign up when I did.......I love beening a Playstation underground member and a GAP member!
I wonder when it will come out in Europe. I'm sure I can buy it online if the European release date is way after.
Can't wait for my demo disc in the mail, I hope it is actually a decent length and not like 5 minutes...
ppl ppl please send me a private message so what this demo game comes out for. 1. Download the game from PSN 2. Or a demo UMD disc. Please spread your words, Thanks!
If this is coming out in March, then most likely part 3 would come out next xmas, at least I hope so. If not, I wouldn't mind waiting until next march.
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