No God of War remakes for Europe in 2009

Wednesday, 2nd September 2009 18:16 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Whoops. SCEE’s just confirmed to VG247 that God of War I and II won’t release for PS3 in Europe this year.

Said a rep in a statement:

“We are currently looking into options to bring God of War I and II to SCEE consumers on PS3; however it will not be possible to release the games this calendar year. We will provide further information in due course.”

The remakes, hitting American PS3s as part of a pre-Christmas God of War Collection, are being handled by Sony Santa Monica. The games are totally remastered, run at 720p and support Trophies.

Unlucky, Europe. Still. Region-free, eh?



  1. Gekidami

    Now ask SCEA if the game(s) will be region-free lol.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Patrick Garratt

    Will do. I’ll ask Steph now.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Razor

    I wasn’t really paying attention back then, but didn’t SCEA and SCEE have a big feud circa 04/5 that ultimately saw GOW1 criminaly under advertised in Europe back in ’05?

    Is this payback by SCEA? :)

    I love conspiracy theories…

    #3 5 years ago
  4. clynchehaun

    Apparently the games themselves won’t really but upgraded, just up-scanned. Still stoked though…

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Stephany Nunneley

    Sent a mail off to SCEA to check on region free. *crosses fingers*

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Herlock

    @Stephany Nunneley
    Yu kidding right ?
    All PS3 games are region free.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. JesteR

    Why wouldnt it be region free? Its Sony and so far all games from Sony were region free. I only know about one game at all thats not region free for the PS3.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Gekidami

    Well yeah, they’re not remakes but just the original games remastered, they’ll be no new areas, enemies, or bosses.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Mike

    I thought every PS3 game was region free by default. It’s only Blu Ray films that aren’t.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Phoenixblight

    I wasn’t expecting it to be completely remade just more or less playable on the Ps3 and in HD format.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Gekidami

    Quite alot of blu ray films are region free to now.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    All Sony PS3 games are region free. That’s how we were able to play the FFXIII Japan demo here in the states.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Patrick Garratt

    We have to check. If we don’t check, we can’t be sure. If we can’t be sure, we can’t be sure. We have to be sure.

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Stephany Nunneley

    What Strauss said, er um, I mean Pat. :-D

    #14 5 years ago
  15. Patrick Garratt


    #15 5 years ago
  16. Phoenixblight

    Sony could be dicks and make this one game not region free and when you assume you just make an ASS out of U and ME

    #16 5 years ago
  17. Johnny Cullen

    Oh Steph.

    I LOLed XD

    #17 5 years ago
  18. Freek

    So what is their contrived exuse? The games are all done, rated, translated and have all the manuals in a million languages.
    But we still can’t launch it.

    SCEE, being useless since 1994.

    #18 5 years ago
  19. Hunam

    SCEE have been the bane of my existence since 97.

    #19 5 years ago
  20. DrDamn

    Which game isn’t region free? Stranglehold was.

    #20 5 years ago
  21. The_Deleted has it listed as ‘No Region Locking’
    Won’t ship to the EU, though.

    #21 5 years ago
  22. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    Official GOW Collectors Edition box art revealed IGN link:

    #22 5 years ago
  23. Komond_Deckard

    Well, I will think possitive: it will cost me less money even adding shipping costs.

    Anyway, I would prefer them to say some yes or no at all, the bad thing about this is if I wait for the European it may won’t be released, and when I realized it’s not released, maybe it has sold out in USA. I wouldn’t have problems too if they say “in Europe it will came in the Collector’s with GoW III”, it’t not a problem of having it soon, just having it whenever. I wouldn’t have problem with a later (but solid) release.

    I hope it has Spanish subtitles, I won’t have problems with English ones but it would be more comfortable.

    #23 5 years ago
  24. Gizkata

    The only reason to get my PS3 back out and they do this?

    Europe gets all the shit from Sony.

    #24 5 years ago
  25. yen10

    You can just purchase it and have it shipped internationally, no? If not, when I was studying abroad, I used to use a company called Shipito to forward all my purchases to me when the retailer did not ship internationally. The cost to do it is so cheap and you don’t spend too much more than you normally would on international shipping. It is a very handy service. Check out their website.

    #25 5 years ago

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