HD God of War I & II due this holiday

Remastered versions of Kratos' PS2 adventures being rereleased later this year on single $40 Blu-ray; will feature 1280x720p graphics running at 60fps, added PSN Trophies

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Even though its new $299 slim model has drawn praise from cash-strapped consumers, the PlayStation 3's lack of backward compatibility remains a contentious issue. Today, though, Sony announced that two of the most popular PlayStation 2 games will be playable on its younger sibling, courtesy of a Blu-ray rerelease of God of War and God of War II.

Kratos will soon vent his fury in hi-def.
Kratos will soon vent his fury in hi-def.

Due this holiday for $39.99, the God of War Collection will feature both fantasy-action titles, which were developed at Sony's Santa Monica studio. The games' critically praised graphics will receive a high-definition upgrade, running in anti-aliased 1280x720 resolution at 60 frames per second. The remastering is being handled by Bluepoint Games, the Austin, Texas-based developer behind Blast Factor, and will add PlayStation Network Trophies to both games.

(Warning: Reviews below contain spoilers.)

Released in 2005 to stellar reviews, God of War tells the tale of Kratos, a rugged Spartan with a grudge the size of Mount Olympus against Ares, the titular god of war. To take down the renegade deity, players must kill all manner of foes out of the Greek mythological pantheon, including minotaurs, cyclopes, and harpies. The 2007 sequel, which received similar critical hosannas, saw more supernatural slaughter, with Kratos taking on Zeus and other deities from Mount Olympus.

God of War and God of War II were followed by the PSP prequel God of War: Chains of Olympus in 2008. God of War III is set for release in March 2010 and was a central draw at Sony's E3 2009 press briefing in June.

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God of War is one of those games that I let slip through the cracks and have not played. This is the perfect opportunity to play them.

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Sweet, I just ordered my PS3 slim today. So this is awesome.

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Best news I've heard about the PS3, ever.

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I own both of them for PS2, and have BC on my PS3, but I'm still going to buy it. $40??? That's a steal

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Now this is coming ,I am wondering if the GOD of WAR III limited/Ultimate edition will include this Disc in the case.I am not sure if everybody seen the poll that was online .The poll may still be online now.The poll had 2 things to choose between that we would like to see in the limited/ultimate edition of GoW III.The one option was the high Def version of God of War 1&2.Now this I hope that the limited/Ultimate edition has this, if not I will have o buy it by itself..

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Dang, I already have the first two... I wonder if I should have waited for the remastered one instead of buying the two PS2 Greatest Hits...

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I already own them but I'll still pick this up :P

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And to think i just started playing GOW again so i would be ready for 3..............looks like a pre order to me:)

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Excellent marketing Sony! Now all the new comers to the series can see what they have been missing. 2 legendary games with a fresh coat of HD paint. I hope they keep the unlockables and the challenges of the Gods/Titans. Added content wouldnt be a surprise either, and its a hard copy not on the PSN. I love this. This and the new slim are the best news Ive heard in a while.

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This is great news for fans of the series. Is this Sony's answer to Metroid Prime Trilogy?

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YES YES YES!!!!!!

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I might own both already, but I WILL be picking this up for sure.

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If gamestop will buy my ps2 versions I'll get this, I'd play it on Ps2 but dont need another set of cords behind my tv

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Decent price point. 40 Bucks for two games.....really good games at that

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wow never played GOW .... now it seems like that was a good thing, so i can play it now

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great news

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This is going to be seriously Awesome Thank you Sony!

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Interesting .... Really is considering I didn't play GOW at all X[

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worth another play through since it's being remastered in 720p at 60 fps. SWEET

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OMG! this is like a dream come true!! Before I regretted getting rid of my ps2 cuz of these two games. It was the ONLY reason. And now not only can I play them but it will is in HD!!! :D

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Wow, this is great news!

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So...we get to see 'that' minigame in HD!? Sweet...er...the whole news I mean.

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they need to do this for more games , i kno i'd like to see manhunt or mayb san andreas or any of the hitman games , imagine all dem trophies :))

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haha this once microsoft fanboy is starting to see things from another perspective. With this, ff versus xiii, and possibly another kingdom hearts game, the ps3 is looking like a likely buy in the near future.

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Now just announce a GOW Trilogy PS3 Slim bundle [with Kratos' mugshot on the PS3] that I been waiting for and I'll be first to pre-order it.

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Wow, I was just about to buy these for PS2. Patience is a virtue ;-D

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Great, for all non ps2 users to get a hang of the story before playing GOW3, and nice price especially for HD and with trophies. Gj

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cool now this gives me a chance to explore this series. ive been waiting for something like this personally

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sweet

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cool

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Great news i always wanted to play god of war.

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This will be a nice treat until March 2010.

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Sweet

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Hah, nice idea, nice.

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This is going to be amazing! :DD

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Seriously who is running Sony gaming division now? They are making some of the best decisions (aside from the $250 for the PSP GO) for the Playstation brand, and now releasing HD God of War PS2. I only wish whoever is doing this now had ran the company during the PS3 beginnings, with some of the most bizzare decisions and that $600 price tag.

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Damn this makes me want a ps3 slim more.

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I'm picking this up along with my second PS3 or first Slim. HD + Trophies = Guarantee purchase.

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This is going to be awesome. Can't wait

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This is a good idea, and seems like it'll be great value for money.

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This is going to be epic, great deal.

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