God of War: Ghost of Sparta


FeatureReady at Dawn Says Goodbye To PSP

Ru Weerasuriya on God of War: Ghost of Sparta and future plans.

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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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FeatureReady at Dawn Says Goodbye To PSP

Ru Weerasuriya on God of War: Ghost of Sparta and future plans.

Californian developer Ready at Dawn formed six years ago with the offer to go big with its own IP on PS3, but it has made its name on the PSP with the God of War series. Now, with the release of God of War: Ghost of Sparta, which managed a 7/10 in Eurogamer's review, the studio waves goodbye to Sony's handheld wonder.

GOW PSP dev making new, original IP

Uncharted 2 "the kind of game we're making".

The studio behind the God of War PSP games is working on a brand new story driven action adventure that's based on an in-house intellectual property, Eurogamer has learned.

God of War: Ghost of Sparta

If a myth grows in the retelling, then small wonder Kratos is Sony's biggest hero today. God of War's muscle-bound fighter has taken on gods and monsters in six outings now and, while the heavenly cast of Olympia in each has rotated, the core message of the series has stood resolute, only amplifying with repetition. These are hack and slash games that prize spectacle over mechanical fussiness, experiences that shroud solid but simple systems in jaw-dropping set-pieces, screen-filling Homeric visions that strike fear in the heart and mind, in much the same way they did for the Grecians three thousand years ago.

Ghost of Sparta, then, is as predictable as it is mesmerising; a game that pushes its nose up against the PSP's technological boundaries with a sense of urgency and pressure few others could muster. As with its predecessor, Chains of Olympus, the game offers a spectacular voyage, its narrow yet honest take on Greek mythology brutal and expressive as the game seeks to establish its hero's back-story as he journeys to find his brother, Deimos.

As with every other entry to the series, the game sets its tone and pace in its opening moments: Kratos' galleon is caught in an ocean tempest, the screen a bluster of blur effect water pixels and lightning cracks. Men are swept overboard while giant eels with teeth plucked from an H R. Giger nightmare rise from the blue-grey depths, lean over the hull and snap those shipmates who managed to steady themselves in two.

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Ready At Dawn lays off 13 staff

"These are the woes of being indie."

God of War: Ghost of Sparta developer Ready At Dawn has had to let 13 people go due to a painful overlap between projects.

God of War: Ghost of Sparta details

God of War: Ghost of Sparta details

Ready At Dawn has another stab.

Curious to learn more about the new PSP God of War game revealed last night? Well, Sony's fact sheet bundle can sort you out. God of War: Ghost of Sparta is developed by Ready At Dawn and due out this autumn.

It's a single-player affair, as with its PSP predecessor Chains of Olympus, and picks up after the end of the first PS2 God of War game, with Kratos installed as Mount Olympus' new God of War but still plagued by nightmares.

To sort that out, he embarks on a new journey to "reveal the origins of lost worlds and answer long-awaited questions about his dark past" - and to kill loads of enemies, obviously.

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