God of War: Chains of Olympus

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Sony announces God of War reboot

Sony announces God of War reboot

Featuring Kratos with a larger beard and possible son.

Sony revealed an all new God of War game. It's called (wait for it)... God of War.

Kicking off Sony's E3 2016 press conference, the publisher rolled the following footage showing series stalwart Kratos taking care of a young boy in the wilderness.

Kratos looks a bit older than we remember. Plus he's changed his facial hair from a goatee to a full beard.

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Piranha 3DD writers discuss God of War film plans

And why they're updating Road to Perdition writer's original script.

You may not have heard of Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton - the new writers of the long-awaited God of War movie - but you've probably heard of some their films.

God of War PSP dev's new game is for PS3

Is a third-person action adventure.

The independent studio behind the God of War PlayStation Portable games is making a third-person action adventure game for the PlayStation 3, a new job listing has revealed.

GOW Origins HD cinematics in full 1080p

Ready at Dawn digs deep for HD Collection.

Developer Ready at Dawn has re-mastered all of the cinematics from PlayStation Portable games God of War Chains of Olympus and Ghost of Sparta in native 1080p for God of War: Collection Volume 2.

God of War Master Collection sighted

PS2, PS3 and PSP games in one pack.

God of War Master Collection will bundle all the PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3 and PSP games in Sony's action series into a single release, according to a listing on Amazon Germany.

PSP Remasters coming to PS3 in HD

PSP Remasters coming to PS3 in HD

Monster Hunter first. Metal Gear Solid next?

Sony is remastering select PlayStation Portable games for release in high definition on PlayStation 3.

These Blu-ray disc games come with bonus content and in some cases stereoscopic 3D visuals.

The first game to get the PSP Remaster treatment is action role-playing game Monster Hunter Portable 3rd, due out in Japan in the summer. A trailer is below.

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PSN: Bishi Bashi, C&C, flOw, COD4 pack

All available for Europe.

No sign of the Americans' echochrome demo on the PAL PlayStation Store this week, but instead there's Bishi Bashi Special and Command & Conquer PSone downloads, full releases for flOw PSP and the Call of Duty 4 Variety Map Pack, and even a couple of demos.

God of War: Chains of Olympus

God of War: Chains of Olympus

Link to the past.

If only more developers treated the PSP with such respect. With God of War: Chains of Olympus, Ready At Dawn manages not only to produce a showcase title for the much and unfairly maligned platform, but one that fans of the acclaimed PS2 hackandslash series will slice off limbs to get at.

Set ten years before the events of the original God of War, Chains of Olympus sees Kratos having yet another bad day. To begin with, it's all fairly innocuous god-bidding fodder, with the surly bald warrior defending a Persian city from an invading army. Soon enough, he comes across a statue of Athena, who sends him off on a typically violent quest via the usual collection of huge caves, ornate temples and even Hades itself to retrieve Helios, for reasons too absurd to go into. Eventually, our hero faces one of those galling moral dilemmas that game developers love (no wonder Kratos was so irrepressibly grumpy in the first place), and we're given the perfect excuse to hammer buttons and add to his growing collection of spare body parts.

As hard as it might be to imagine, Chains of Olympus comes incredibly close to replicating what made the PS2 originals so exciting - both in terms of the visuals and gameplay. Technically, it's one of the most impressive games to appear on PSP, capturing its predecessors' architectural and environmental opulence with ease - and all without any slowdown or loading pauses to rile us.

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God of War PSP dated

Next March in US.

Developer Ready at Dawn has said God of War: Chains of Olympus will be out in North America on 4th March, 2008.

GC: Best Of winners revealed

Crysis, BioShock, PES 2008.

The winners of the Best in Show awards from this year's Games Convention in Leipzig have been announced, GamesIndustry.biz reports, with Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 taking two awards for Best PlayStation 2 game and Best PlayStation 3 game.

FeatureLife After Naughty Dog

A New Dawn for Dan Arey.

Dan Arey spent nearly a decade at Naughty Dog, where he helped make both Crash Bandicoot and Jak and Daxter into rip-roaring successes. And the studio has gone from strength-to-strength, currently working on its first PS3 project Uncharted: Drake's Fortune - an impressive mixture of Tomb Raider and Indiana Jones.