God of War Collection

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God of War Collection
Basic Information
Type(s)
Game Bundle
SCE Santa Monica Studio, Bluepoint Games
Sony Computer Entertainment, Capcom
God of War, God of War II
God of War
Hack-and-Slash, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Blu-Ray Disc
DualShock 3 Controller
PlayStation 3
Retail Features
Gameplay-Single-player.pngGameplay-Trophies.png
Ratings
This title has been rated M by the ESRBThis title has been classified 18 by the BBFC
European Union European Release Date(s)
PlayStation 3
April 302010
CanadaUnited StatesMexico North American Release Date(s)
PlayStation 3
November 172009
Australia Australian Release Date(s)
PlayStation 3
April 292010
Japan Japanese Release Date(s)
PlayStation 3
March 182010
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God of War Collection is a remastered port of God of War and God of War II for the PlayStation 3.

Intended to be released in North America on November 10, 2009;[1] the game was delayed until November 17, 2009.[2]

On December 17, 2009 on the European PlayStation Blog, it was announced that God of War Collection will be included in the God of War III: Ultimate Trilogy Edition. This "Ultimate Trilogy Edition" was released in limited quantities in conjunction with God of War III (March 18, 2010 in Australia and New Zealand and March 19, 2010 in Europe). [3]

The Ultimate Collection was released in Japan as a standalone on March 18, 2010 and was published by Capcom.[4] A God of War III Trilogy Edition which included God of War III and God of War Collection was also released on March 25, 2010. The game was released in Australia on April 29, 2010.[5] and in the UK on April 30, 2010.

The original God of War and God of War II were ported by Bluepoint Games and use the features of the PlayStation 3, including high-definition resolutions (720p), anti-aliased graphics locked in at 60 frames per second and Trophies. The port was derived from feedback of fans of the series and was viewed as a means of introducing new players to the series prior to the release of God of War III.[6]

In a PlayStation Blog post on September 23, 2009, it was revealed that the God of War III game demo from E3 2009 is included.[7] The official gameplay trailer was unveiled on October 16, 2009.[8] The trailer was shown in PlayStation Home's virtual theater and as an advertising poster on the side of the virtual mall.

There are a total of 71 trophies between the two games - 36 for God of War and 35 for God of War II - including a platinum trophy for each game.[9]

From November 24, 2009, the God of War team began a sweepstakes in celebration of the release of God of War Collection. The grand prize was an autographed "Gold" disc (a first pressing of the game created when assets were finalized and reached "Gold" status), exclusive artwork created and signed by a God of War team member, a Limited Edition Kratos T-shirt, and a never before released Limited Edition 10" Figurine of Kratos. First place prize was a copy of God of War Collection signed by the Development Team. Winners were announced on the PlayStation Blog and on God of War.com on December 24, 2009.[10][11]

Due to the success of the God of War Collection, Sony has ordered new titles to receive similar treatment under a new brand of "Classics HD". The first series to receive a "Classics HD" release will be The Sly Collection.[12]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. God of War Collection (2009). IGN.
  2. Hight, John (11-17-2009). God of War Collection Launches Today for PS3!. Sony Computer Entertainment. Retrieved on 2009-11-18
  3. Quach, Thach (2009-12-17). God of War III: Ultimate Trilogy Edition. Sony Computer Entertainment. Retrieved on 2009-12-20
  4. God of War Collection. Capcom. Retrieved on 2010-1-7
  5. God of War Collection Australia.
  6. Caiazzo, Anthony (2009-08-31). God of War Collection – Blu-ray Disc Compilation Available This Holiday Season!. Sony Computer Entertainment of America. Retrieved on 2009-08-31
  7. Hight, John (2009-09-23). God of War III E3 2009 Demo Included in God of War Collection. Sony Computer Entertainment of America. Retrieved on 2009-09-23
  8. Hight, John (16 October 2009). First Look at the God of War Collection Trailer!. PlayStation.Blog.US. Sony Computer Entertainment America. Retrieved on 21 November 2009
  9. Caiazzo, Anthony (10-27-2009). God of War Collection Ships November 17th, Plan Your Trophy Hunt Now!. Sony Computer Entertainment. Retrieved on 2009-11-3
  10. Weissbaum, William (2009-11-25). God of War Collection Spartan Army Sweepstakes. Sony Computer Entertainment. Retrieved on 2009-11-25
  11. Weissbaum, William (2009-12-24). God of War Collection Sweepstakes winners. Sony Computer Entertainment. Retrieved on 2009-12-24
  12. http://www.joystiq.com/2010/06/28/classics-hd-line-for-ps3-in-europe-starting-with-sly-collecti/