We all know that God of War III won't be ready to go until March of next year, so we've kinda put it on the back burner and turned our attention to the fourth-quarter gems of 2009.

However, it appears that Sony may be preparing a little surprise for all PlayStation 3 owners out there, especially those who were disappointed that GoWIII didn't make it this year. A reader has turned us onto MarkPlayStation's Twitter page ; this guy is supposedly a manager for Sony Mexico. And if the translation is correct, there's a very special package heading our way in December: this package will consist of both God of War and God of War II , plus a playable demo of God of War III . Yes, it's a Blu-Ray disc for the PS3 and it's very big news if true. The only bizarre part about this is that Sony hasn't announced it yet, and as this franchise has always been more popular in the eyes of Western gamers, it seems strange that Sony would announce this at the Tokyo Game Show next month. Maybe they don't consider it big enough for a show unveiling; maybe we'll just suddenly see the press release in our inboxes. Who knows?

But we do remember a survey earlier this year that asked gamers what they thought about revamped GoW titles…if we remember correctly. It's no surprise that fans of the series would love to be able to replay the first two stellar installments on the PS3, and that GoWIII demo is even further incentive. We'll see what we can dig up but in the meantime, keep your eyes and ears peeled…

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inkme101
inkme101
11 years ago

sweeeeeeeeeet!!!!!!!!!

iGraves1
iGraves1
11 years ago

Pretty good for anybody who hasn't played the first two games, wonder if both games and the demo would be on a single Blu-ray since it has enough memmory for them all.

If it is true I hope that they release the demo on the PSN also.

vicious54
vicious54
11 years ago

I would definitely buy this!

fundando
fundando
11 years ago

I would get this too, So far I have only played chains of olympus. (I was in a gaming recession when the first two came out.)

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

Are not God of War and God of War 2 both PS2 games? On a PS3 disc?

Really?

Or has someone invested the time necessary to port the games from PS2 to PS3?

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

It would seem necessary to do a port wouldn't it? Or maybe the PS2 emulation will be out by then 🙂


Last edited by WorldEndsWithMe on 8/19/2009 5:09:32 PM

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

Porting a game from the PS2 to the PS3 isn't a trivial task, it'd be easier to rely on a purpose built emulator.

tes37
tes37
11 years ago

If my no b/c ps3 will play it, I'll be getting this. I haven't played any of them and this would be an excellent way to catch up.

ThePearlJamer
ThePearlJamer
11 years ago

Porting is such an ugly word for this particular story…I feel that when someone says port, it means bringing the game from a superior console to a less superior one which is not the case in this situation…perhaps the word we should use is more awesome-ified

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Yeah I would get it, would be cool if they could brush up parts I and II a little to make them shine a little more before release.

fatelementality
fatelementality
11 years ago

Amen

anjpikapp3
anjpikapp3
11 years ago

GoW 1 and 2 would be nice on blu-ray but the demo would be something I would not like. I want to play GoW3 in its entirety and it would just piss me off that I would have to wait another 3 months before playing it.

GoW 1 and 2 would keep me entertained until 3 released though.


Last edited by anjpikapp3 on 8/19/2009 5:10:19 PM

Kai200X
Kai200X
11 years ago

I want to play GOW III very very badly like everyone else, but I am also a man with traditions, so I really don't mind wait till March of 2010. Just like previous title, GOW I released on March 22, 2005, GOW II released on March 13, 2007, GOW:CoO released on March 4, 2008 and now GOW III release on March (16 or 23), 2010.

Kai200X
Kai200X
11 years ago

As for including GOW I and II, even though I already had them, but I don't mind if they put it together, so I might play them one more time.

BlinkBoy
BlinkBoy
11 years ago

I must admit, I haven't played GoW 1 and 2 – I am going through Chains of Olympus on my PSP though. Which is excellent game.

Fane1024
Fane1024
11 years ago

Thumbs-down? Seriously? For a statement of fact?

Here, give me one as well, because I too haven't finished either game.


Last edited by Fane1024 on 8/20/2009 3:08:17 AM

Jed
Jed
11 years ago

Blink boy, if you like chains of olympus, you will love the first 2

Fane1024-there you go.

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

Nice. I've never played a God of War game. If this is true I'll pick it up.

Alienange
Alienange
11 years ago

I'm crying … on the inside.

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

I know. Shameful. I don't know why I was never interested. But GoW3 has sparked my interest. I've been thinking about picking em up but have been holding out in hopes of some compilation such as this.

Godslim
Godslim
11 years ago

ah dude u will luv em they are epic

Robochic
Robochic
11 years ago

Even though I already have both GOW1 and 2 for PS2 I would totally pick this up just to play the demo 🙂

@jawknee you are missing out, you've got to play them, they are Awesome I love the series its a great story line. you will not be disappointed.

Hexen
Hexen
11 years ago

Nice Pic, I am also looking forward to eyepet's release.

DaNgerSteVe
DaNgerSteVe
11 years ago

thanks now i dont have to buy a ps2 now sweet

Naga
Naga
11 years ago

Sweet I don't need the games on PS2 then!!

mustang750r
mustang750r
11 years ago

Hades looks scary as hell.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

This must be in lieu of actually giving us 1 and 2 in a delux edition of III like everyone asked for on that pack-in survey.

BigBoss4ever
BigBoss4ever
11 years ago

the actual GOWIII deluxe edition packed with GOW1 and 2 will be a better choice and more attractive to me. i will buy it no matter at wut price. lets hope that happens. 😉


Last edited by BigBoss4ever on 8/19/2009 8:31:17 PM

ThePearlJamer
ThePearlJamer
11 years ago

same here…I want a trilogy pack

Jed
Jed
11 years ago

I have 1 and 2 on ps2, but if they put all 3 in one, I would most definitely get it.

PS3addict
PS3addict
11 years ago

This will be awesome if true, I hate playing GOW on my HDTV. It is an awesome game, but uggh

Alienange
Alienange
11 years ago

What the hell? This is one strange piece of news. If this is true then one of two things will also be true.
1. All PS3s get PS2 backwards compatibility
OR
2. The games are ports

One thing is for sure though. Being released on bluray for would mean this is not just some re-release. THIS ONE WOULD HAVE TROPHIES!!

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

Indeed. The issue of PS2 BC will not die…

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

Weird people don't have GOW 1 and 2

Anyway can't wait for GOWIII

Hexen
Hexen
11 years ago

I would love to have them both in one BD disc just excluding the GOWIII demo.

DaNgerSteVe
DaNgerSteVe
11 years ago

are they going to port this to be ps3 standards or just the same gmes but only on a blueray disc

dillonthebunny
dillonthebunny
11 years ago

well I dont know about GoW1, but GoW2 looks great on a PS3, one of the few PS2 games that really does look good running on a ps3.

dont get me wrong, PS2 games all look like they should,well mostly. But if you have ever seen Tenchu: Wrath of God on a PS3 then you know what im talking about when i say looking good!

personally I think both games will get a bit of spit and polish when released on that brd.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

@Dillon, I have a 60GB system with BC and without exception all PS2 games run as well or better than they did on the PS2. On an HDTV the games look better played on the PS3. Not sure why you think otherwise.

Jed
Jed
11 years ago

I think I heard the ps2 games dont look as good on the 80gb systems, but dont quote me on that


Last edited by Jed on 8/20/2009 8:00:51 AM

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

@Jed

The 80GB PS3 doesn't have the full PS2 chipset onboard, and uses both software and hardware to achieve backwards compatibility. It's only truly compatible with 80%-85% of PS2 games. So some games either don't run, or run poorly on the 80GB systems with BC.

Victor321
Victor321
11 years ago

The God Returns.

Rings0fUranus
Rings0fUranus
11 years ago

behold, the mighty powers of blu-ray!
and to think some people said it wouldnt make a difference this generation…pfft

Riku994
Riku994
11 years ago

I'd buy it if I didn't already have GoW1 and 2.

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

I really don't understand how some don't have these two games already

Victor321
Victor321
11 years ago

I'd definitely get this after (in no particular order):

1. Infamous
2. Valkyria Chronicles
3. LPB: GOTY Edittion
4. Uncharted 2
5. Ratchet and Clank: A Crack In Time
6. Modern Warfare 2
7. $70 worth of PSN cards
8. Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2

^__^

mustang750r
mustang750r
11 years ago

I want this so bad that I would… That I would… That I would kill the god Zeus himself for it if it meant a HD upgrade with trophy support for GoW and GoW II the consider Zeus assassinated. The GoW III demo is extra bonus of awesome to me. lol

Alienange
Alienange
11 years ago

I think the HD upgrade is a bit of a stretch but they'd have to implement trophies… wouldn't they? Like they did with the original Wolfenstein.

slackernz
slackernz
11 years ago

Might get this if the price is right… Just so I don't need to dust off the ps2 console cobwebs and replay the first two games next year before tackling the awesomeness that is GOW3

Vivi_Gamer
Vivi_Gamer
11 years ago

two PS2 games on a Blu-ray disc? how odd, i obviously as B/C is out the window they had to find another way to make them playable for the conection for the thrid game. If this is true, they'll no doubt release a pack with the 2 games and GoW 3, i dont have any GoW games, but that would certainly encourage me to get them.


Last edited by Vivi_Gamer on 8/20/2009 3:19:15 AM

sunspider13
sunspider13
11 years ago

Will get if true, would love for I & II to have trophies.