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Sony announces God of War: Ghost of Sparta for PSP

Tuesday, 4th May 2010 14:28 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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Sony has announced that Kratos will be returning to PSP later in the year in God of War: Ghost of Sparta.

So that’s what all those teasers were about then, eh?

It’s being developed by Ready at Dawn, the same folks who brought you God of War: Chains of Olympus.

According to SCEA’s Eric Levine, the new title will be “pushing the limits of what PSP can do with state-of-the-art visual technologies, higher resolution environments, and greater depths of scale”.

The handheld version will also contain 25 percent more gameplay, an improved weapon system, and new magical powers than the first outing on PSP.

As for the storyline, it will serve as a prequel, picking up where God of War left off. Ghost of Sparta tells the story of Kratos’ ascension to power as the God of War, and in order to prove himself worthy to the Gods, Kratos must face his past and journey into lost worlds.

The game is also expected to answer questions regarding his family, scar and tattoo.

More is expected to be shared closer to the game’s full E3-reveal in June.

We’ll have more on this for you as soon as we get the official press release on it, so expect another post.

Meanwhile, head on over to the US PS Blog for screens.

It will also be made available on PSPgo.

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17 Comments

  1. Anders

    Thank god. First interesting PSP title for quite a while.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Bulk Slash

    Excellent, enjoyed the first one recently on the Go, it will be nice to have another one to play.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Erthazus

    PSP is getting great games. I love my PSP.
    Maybe i’m mistaken, or i’m complete wrong about this, BUT for me personally PSP is the best handheld system with games right now.
    DS have not bad games, but not suited for my gaming tastes. I like The World Ends With You, but thats just it for me.

    @1 How about Peace Walker? :)

    #3 5 years ago
  4. V_Ben

    I suppose with sony announcing the 2nd biggest psp game of this year a month before E3, they must have some pretty big news for the actual event!

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Zarckan

    I’m anxiously awaiting PSP Gravity Crash :D

    #5 5 years ago
  6. itsucks

    Move over please, let the cow in, she has a lot of milk to be milked.

    lol, god of War: Now we kill ghosts of gods.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. sennasnit

    @itsucks
    Go back to N4G

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Joe Anderson

    The SpartanStandsTall Site hasn’t changed and it also has a subheader saying GOW III, so I’m guessing that this announcement is perhaps unrelated? Who knows though.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. V_Ben

    The Spartans stand tall web site is for this game. It just hasn’t updated yet :-/

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Anders

    @3 Never cared much for the MGS series, to be honest. Gave it a try last gen but quickly realized that it wasn’t for me.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Joe Anderson

    @9 Ah fair enough :)

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Boris Fett

    Nice to see the PSP getting some love.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. DJ Deathstar

    @ Zarckan

    Me and you both!
    http://twitter.com/jawltd
    passed beta today!

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Blerk

    That looks rather good for a handheld!

    #14 5 years ago
  15. The Hindle

    If i was to speculate id say we could be getting a Psp gow trilogy as well.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. Bikki

    Im really looking forward to this.

    #16 5 years ago
  17. ianbenoir

    well, i’m still disappointed with gow3. amazing game, but it seems like i’ll never have a reason for playing it again… and it was all over so fast..

    anyway…

    This game looks amazing. Shame its only for psp, they should release it as a psn game for ps3 too. I bet there are many ppl like me who have no interest in buying a portable.

    I never played chains of olympus and now i will not play this one.

    Tks sony guys for bringing exclusives inside their own company! LOL.
    So much money they could make of this…

    #17 5 years ago

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