To have Kratos in high definition is good enough for us, but with the addition of Trophies and Sony's claim that other bonus content and goodies might be in store, everyone should be sold on the God of War Collection .

Announced earlier this week , this awesome collection will feature both GoW and GoWII in brilliant 720p HD, 60 fps-action, 2x anti-aliasing, and the benefit of Trophies. But as Sony's John Hight told IGN in a recent Q&A , not all aspects of this Collection are 100% solidified just yet. The look and feel is finished, though; said Hight:

"So, we're still kind of evaluating, but we were prepared to upgrade the textures, at least on Kratos on both games, but honestly it's looking so good that we're thinking, you know what? It's probably better to keep it in its pure form."

It's obvious they're going to keep most of what we know and love; the display is pretty much nailed down, and the gameplay should be identical, of course. But check out what they might be planning to do in terms of extra features:

"All of the content that was in God of War 1 was in the playable image, and that will be in there. With God of War II, we actually had a separate DVD that had some bonus content in it, and what we're exploring with that is… We didn't want to just put a DVD on a Blu-ray disc. We thought that that would be kind of lame. So what we're exploring is putting that content in what's called a media file, so you'll be able to use your PlayStation 3 XrossMediaBar, go over into the Media area and have all the functionality of that to view those movies. So, one of the benefits is that you'll now be able to stop the stuff, rewind, fast-forward, so you'll treat them just like media files. So that's pretty cool."

So really, the games themselves will be basically the same (only that much sharper, of course) but what we'll be looking for are the extra goodies in terms of new content. For the price – $39.99 – it's a damn good package; after all, we're talking about two of the greatest action titles in history.

Related Game(s): God of War Collection

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LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
11 years ago

Poop

fluffer nutter
fluffer nutter
11 years ago

As in, poop in your shorts because of the great news and possibilities? I didn't thumbs you down.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
11 years ago

Wow I guess quite a few people don't like poop.

@ fluffer

You make me feel special

kevinater321
kevinater321
11 years ago

i didn't either….

The_R0gue_Ninja
The_R0gue_Ninja
11 years ago

There are some people who simply like poop. That's cool with me. 😉

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
11 years ago

…let's limit the number of comments like these.

Imagi
Imagi
11 years ago

Am looking forward to this, shame it is not 1080p, but any extra polish over the native SD version is a bonus.

Frenchy17
Frenchy17
11 years ago

Still have both of them and will most definitely pick this package up as well.

Cpt_Geez
Cpt_Geez
11 years ago

Same here.

fluffer nutter
fluffer nutter
11 years ago

Wow. I like their angle.

OtisFeelgood
OtisFeelgood
11 years ago

I can't wait for this. I haven't played God of War 2 yet. =

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
11 years ago

How is that possible, you have a bit of explaining to do.

MadKatBebop
MadKatBebop
11 years ago

I haven't played GOW 1 & 2 yet. So I am defiantly going to get this!.

OtisFeelgood
OtisFeelgood
11 years ago

It's possible because my ps2 died before GOW2 came out and I never bought another ps2. I missed out on GOW2, FF12, Xenosaga Episode 3, and Kingdom Hearts 2. =

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

I haven't played any GoW game. Spank me!

sobleck
sobleck
11 years ago

@Otisfeelgood

*gasps and clutches chest (heartattack)

Fane1024
Fane1024
11 years ago

@MadKat

Whom are you defying by buying it?


Last edited by Fane1024 on 9/4/2009 2:11:12 AM

kevyd09
kevyd09
11 years ago

i havent played any of these titles and i cant wait for this to come out so i can get to grips with these games

PS3addict
PS3addict
11 years ago

You will get hooked. They are great games and now you get to see HD boobies! Sex scenes stay in right??
Ok, yeah, not as great as the real things, but still nice to look at.

Seriously though, these games are just a blast to play.

PS3addict
PS3addict
11 years ago

Wow, I thought everybody liked titties, real or fake…
Thanks to the others for evening it out there.

Just titties in a game, nothing more. sorry to those that prefer hairy arses 😉

PS3addict
PS3addict
11 years ago

I am just a bit concerned that they are handing this project to a relatively virgin dev team…

It is not Sony doing this, they passesd it off to Blue point to work on.
Please let them do a good job..

Banky A
Banky A
11 years ago

Mmmm virgin… olive oil.

rossinator_99
rossinator_99
11 years ago

played both, loved both…looks like i will be picking up a revamped version to play through before march '10 arrives. time to kick some godly ass all over again!!!

Naga
Naga
11 years ago

Its looking great I need this

Sir Shak
Sir Shak
11 years ago

So this is going to be the first hybrid BD Sony was talking about .

mexgeo86
mexgeo86
11 years ago

So we can defeat the Hydra once more…in HD? nice!

bOnEs
bOnEs
11 years ago

beat the first but, only got about half way through the second one… i own both still for the PS2 but, i would love to play these games upgraded to HD… i might seriously consider buying this for the upgrade in graphics (and really, they already looked pretty good on the PS2) and because of the implemented trophies…

sounds like a winner to me…

ThePearlJamer
ThePearlJamer
11 years ago

Same here…but I could definitely use a catch up before GOWIII

mustang750r
mustang750r
11 years ago

Thank you Sony for giving me (and others) a second chance at killing gods from the beginning of it all. Oh, thanks for it being in HD with bonus goodies and such.

anjpikapp3
anjpikapp3
11 years ago

Anyone have any idea on when this releases?

PS3addict
PS3addict
11 years ago

Looks like 11-10-09 will be the release date.

___________
___________
11 years ago

same day as MW2.
now if thats not a massive STFU to activision i dont know what is.
serves those cocky selfish cheap bastards right.

___________
___________
11 years ago

same day as MW2.
now if thats not a massive STFU to activision i dont know what is.
serves those cocky selfish cheap bastards right.

kevinater321
kevinater321
11 years ago

I can't wait, my friend is getting this for me for christmas. I CAN'T WAIT! YA I JUST SHARTED!

Banky A
Banky A
11 years ago

Wowowowowwow.

That is one generous, kind and loving friend. Niiiice.

Lucky ^_^

Ricochet
Ricochet
11 years ago

I wouldn't be surprised if they push it to 1080p. Isn't GOW 3 going to be in that resolution? But yes, I haven't played GOW II and I nearly bought a PS2 for it (again). Along with Trophies, this is a must collection.

I hope Kojima, Team ICO developers will take a gander at this success and considering MGS4, they should've done the exact same thing.

mexgeo86
mexgeo86
11 years ago

GT5 is gonna be 1080p as is Uncharted 2 (i'm sure) so hopefully these motions begin to set that as a standard so that games like God of War and those after it will also follow suit.

Ricochet
Ricochet
11 years ago

I wouldn't be surprised if they push it to 1080p. Isn't GOW 3 going to be in that resolution? But yes, I haven't played GOW II and I nearly bought a PS2 for it (again). Along with Trophies, this is a must collection.

I hope Kojima, Team ICO developers will take a gander at this success and considering MGS4, they should've done the exact same thing.

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

Oh how awesome that would be. Remaster MGS 1,2 and 3 with Trophy support.

But before that, GIVE US MGS4 TROPHIES KOJIMA!

AcidReign91
AcidReign91
11 years ago

I was just thinking, what if they include this with the GoW3 limited edition. This is the only thing stopping me at the moment from getting this because I havn't played the first 2 games. What do you guys think? Will they include this in the limited edition.

PS3addict
PS3addict
11 years ago

The real question for me is will they recode and include Chains of Olympus for the PS3 in the limited edition as well? I want to play this, but do not have a PSP…


Last edited by PS3addict on 9/2/2009 12:21:11 PM

Button Masher
Button Masher
11 years ago

If all three games were bundled as a "Mythic Trilogy" set there's no way I'm not purchasing on Day one.

BTW, for anyone who's never played any of the GOW series, here's the bottom line:

The greatest game on the PS2 was GOW…until GOW II came along!

I think that means the only person that can kick Kratos's @$$…is KRATOS!!!

___________
___________
11 years ago

in the article IGN asked them if chains of olympus will be in there, and sadly no it wont.
but there not going to do this plus a limited edition of GOW3 with these included.
theres no point, people who wanted GOW and GOW2 in HD would buy this why wait till march and get them with GOW3.
the LE will probably be a latex head of helios 😀
a making of bluray, plastic replicas of the chaos blades and a little diary like the one out of batman AA, with some cool posters more games need posters and some cool themes for the PS3s XMB.
cased in a limited edition steel book.
now thats what i want, that would be so cool.
but 1 thing i really want is a massive painting of kratos on top of a titan killing his enemies, like the first trailer we saw.
now that would be SWEET!!! but expensive.

inkme101
inkme101
11 years ago

chains of olympus was an awesome game. that is a genius idea. god i hope it gets included.

Evil Incarnate
Evil Incarnate
11 years ago

I still have all three God of War games, but am going to purchase this on day one. God of War:Chains of Olympus is the best example of a AAA title being integrated on a handheld gaming device.

LowKey
LowKey
11 years ago

Well, I do need new GOW discs, as I have seemed to have worn them out so I may pick this up even though I have been complaining about game reduxs alot as of late.

godsman
godsman
11 years ago

I guess this is the Backward Compatibility Patent that Sony signed. Instead of making PS2 game BC, they making PS3 games out of PS2 and reselling them. This is good news for me, since I have no PS2 games. Reviving the PS2 era with better graphics is win-win.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
11 years ago

Why don't you have any PS2 games? Not having any games from what many regard the greatest videogame generation EVER is quite sad to me.


Last edited by LimitedVertigo on 9/2/2009 3:11:18 PM

Trarman
Trarman
11 years ago

What will look better? This remake of GoW at 720p or the original PS2 version smoothed and upscaled by the PS3 to 1080p?

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

"were prepared to upgrade the textures, at least on Kratos on both games, but honestly it's looking so good that we're thinking, you know what? It's probably better to keep it in its pure form."

Wait, does that mean no upgraded textures? Boo.