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Actually that Headline sounds a little too much “Summer Blockbuster” to be honest but I will press on none the less.  Sony Computer Entertainment America have released a blog post announcing their intent to publish an all new God of War title.  This will take the form of a portable title for the companies PSP system and will get a full reveal during Sony‘s E3 extravaganza.

What we do know, from SCEA PR Manager Eric Levine’s blog post, is:

…we are pushing the limits of what PSP can do with state-of-the-art visual technologies, higher resolution environments, and greater depths of scale. We’re also providing over 25% more gameplay, an improved weapon system, and new magical powers — all enjoyed anytime, anywhere.

Another piece of the puzzle is the developer, Ready at Dawn.  Yes the original makers of the GOW: Chains of Olympus on PSP is, despite their previous protestations, returning to the PSP.  You may remember that Ready at Dawn said they were “Done with the PSP” a year or so ago, making a grand gesture of boxing up all their PSP development kit and shipping it back to Sony.

Wondering how this is going to fit in the rather convoluted God of War universe?  No?  Oh well I’m going to let Eric tell you anyways:

As for the storyline, this new adventure will serve as a prequel of sorts, picking up where God of War left off. Ghost of Sparta tells the story of Kratos’ ascension to power as the God of War. In his quest to rid the nightmares that haunt him, Kratos must face his dark past to prove his worthiness to the Gods — a journey that will reveal the origins of lost worlds and finally answer long-awaited questions about Kratos’ tattoo, scar, and family.

So for now take a look at these PSP shots which, you really must agree, look  frikkin amazing!  The first GOW title on the PSP pushed the boundaries of the little plastic lump, but this smashes those.    With this and MGS: Peace Walker coming out I might just blow the dust off my PSP after all.

  1. I loved Chains of Olympus, so I’m super excited.

    • I agree with Chris on this one. I’m extremely excited!

    • Chains was an awesome hand held title. Great fun to play and captured the GOW spirit perfectly. In fact, graphical show boating aside, I think I preferred playing GOW: Chains of Olympus to GOW 3.

      Should be sweet!

    • Don’t even get me started on how much better Chains of Olympus is than GOW III :D

    • Are you guys kidding? Should I not even bother with GoW III?

    • @Fer
      Rent it. You might like it.

      I just couldn’t take the awful ending/hokey storyline direction/bad pacing/boring last third.

    • I enjoyed GoW 3 but it certainly got stretched out toward the back part of the game. The story was just poor to say the least but the action was good. It looks great but to be honest you have seen the best of GoW 3 in the first 30 mins I would say. The Poseidon fight was in-cred-i-ble ;)

      A 100% rental and if you see if for a reasonable price a good purchase too IMO. Just don’t expect the whole game to blow you away.

  2. I’m always up for another God of War fix. Looking forward to it!

  3. Chains of Olympus was pretty fun, but I never completed it. Might have to go back and do that before I pick up this title.

    • I’m in the same boat. I loved what I played of it, but I got bored or distracted or something and never finished the thing. But I do that with a lot of stuff… lol

      Anyway, I’ll have to pick it back up before this is out.

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