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Origins trailer for Ghost of Sparta released, mentions Deimos skin

Thursday, 7 October 2010 21:24 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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Sony has released a new video for God of War: Ghost of Sparta, and it’ an origins trailer.

In it, you’ll get to see a glimpse of Kratos’ “endless nightmares that continues to haunt him”.

The trailer also mentions a nice nugget of purchasing information: specially marked boxes of the game include an exclusive downloadable voucher for a God of War III skin.

It’s of Kratos’ brother, Deimos, and it provides you with enhanced combat damage and “the ability to receive 4x the amount of Health, Magic and God Orbs”.

Ghost of Sparta Entertainment Packs will also include the downloadable Deimos Skin voucher, so will the Ultimate Pre-Order bundle through the PS Store.

Game’s out November 2 in the US and November 11 in the UK.

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28 Comments

  1. GamesPlayer1

    game looks nice

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Erthazus

    3DS graphics seriously.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Gekidami

    Debates over. Kratos’ brother is canon. :D

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Bikki

    Well the story looks better than any other GOW game. But a damn shame that this game is developed on psp.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. YoungZer0

    Fucking awesome. I really need to get a PSP.

    When exactly does this happen? Before the first God of War?

    #5 4 years ago
  6. lexph3re

    Between Gow 1 and 2

    #6 4 years ago
  7. lexph3re

    Its always naughty dog or ready at dawn that’s pushing the limits of Sony’s titles. These guys leave every other studio without an excuse on why they can’t execute on Sony platforms. Its clearly not the hardware. Its the devs going for what’s quick. And easy. Money. I would love to see what a studio like epic could do on a ps3

    #7 4 years ago
  8. AHA-Lambda

    actually i’m impressed with this pre-order esque bonus and i cant say i say that very often :P

    for the game itself tho i aint fussed; the trilogy is over and i have no more attaachments really and imo only the first GOW was legitimately good =/

    EDIT: i take it back, after watching that trailer that is probably the closest this series has gotten to GOW1 in terms of story. I actually might play it now

    #8 4 years ago
  9. YoungZer0

    @7: You forgot Sony Santa Monica.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. manamana

    @2 really, whats wrong with you? You haven’t seen one 3DS game yet. And dont mention Kid Ikarus and Mario Kart. Plus: the launch games where never(!) as good as the titles at the end of an era of a console, graphics wise. So do us all a favor and stop bitching around about things you dont know yet and move on.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. YoungZer0

    @10 Don’t feed the troll.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. spiderLAW

    Son of a Bitch!!
    This shit should have been God of War 3!
    This looks really good!

    I agree with AHA. GoW1 is the best in terms of story. This one looks to be just as good.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Mike W

    Excellency!!!

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Freek

    How can Kratos have a brother who kicks MORE ass then him? Seriously? How is that possible?
    Kratos turned the anger and ass kicking knob to 11, and then broke it off. ;-)

    #14 4 years ago
  15. 2plus2equals5

    @10:a lot of 3ds games’ videos were released!
    “the launch games where never(!) as good as the titles at the end of an era of a console”
    Are you really serious or you are just trying to defend nintendo? Do you really want to tell me that late nes games are comparable to n64 early games or that late n64 games are comparable to early gamecube games? Wii and ds are the exception not the rule.
    Gow:gos’ graphics are really comparable to that of 3ds games and this is a shame.
    This doesn’t mean that 3ds can’t do a lot better, obviously.

    3ds is more powerful than a psp, but in a different way, If 3ds’ specs are true these are the really important differences:

    psp:
    +33 millions polygons
    -very low res textures and “plain” graphics(no effects)

    3ds:
    +a lot better textures and a lot of effects(very important and powerful things)
    -15 millions polygons

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Erthazus

    @manamana, “really, whats wrong with you?”

    Nothing is wrong. I can’t be impressed?

    “You haven’t seen one 3DS game yet.”

    Yeah, i just forgot that i watched 3DS lineup video and Nintendo’s E3. Aha, yup. Never watched.

    Stop defending Nintendo. The only impressive game so far is Metal Gear Solid 3DS that looks better than GOW:Ghost of sparta. But thats about it for now and thats because of few effects like self-shadowing and e.t.c.

    So it’s not truth that GOW:GOS looks amazing for the handheld?

    @YoungZer0, Go fuck yourself. You still need to do your homework.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. manamana

    @15/16: who is defending nintendo? First of all I’m a gamer, so everything with blinking lights on it rocks.

    @15: I think you missunderstand me, or I missed the point. A console has a lifecycle. At the beginning it has launchgames. They simply cannot look (graphicswise) as good, as those games which comes at the end of the same console. Got me? Its because in between the developer start to know the konsoles better and better. They build engines and tweak them to make the graphic look better and better. So at the end of a console lifecycle you will generally have the best looking games. Its a nobrainer.

    So the PSP is obviously at the end of its lifecycle, which manifests in the beauty of Ghost Of Sparta. Thats it. The 3DS can’t be there day one. But maybe in half of its lifecycle, who knows. That the techspecs of the 3DS are poor as fuck, does not meen it can’t handle good graphics. Resident Evil already is not looking too shabby and it almost is a launchtitle…

    @Erthazus: you say it yourself:”the only impressive game is metal gear on 3DS that looks better than GoS. Again: and its probably a launchtitle and not at the end of the 3DS lifecycle. So why, if not for your ego, you need to state that it has 3DS graphics, if not for bullshit comment? But seeing it this way, your comment was positive because the 3DS already(!) has good graphics. ;-)

    FYI I’m keen to see what the PSP2 can come up with and I’m shure it will blow away the Techspecs of all handhelds. So will the price. I’ll buy it anyhow, since I love handheld gaming. So stop telling me I defend whatever company. You are the one who needs an Xbox to play Gears3.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. 2plus2equals5

    @manamana:
    Wait, you are right when you say that late games are better than early games, i think in this way too :), it’s the truth, but i think that a new console must be a lot better than a six years old console. ;)

    I repeat, 3ds is better than psp(and a lot better than ds), but not as much as i(and others) expected(my fault?) ;), but i’m sure that we’ll see games even better than re games.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. lexph3re

    Ithink. A lot of people are wrong with psp vs 3ds. The psp definetly is under valued. By devs and they are putting more work into 3ds then psp. Majority of games on the psp where. Condensed into bullshit strategy games(although very good games) the only. Games. To attempt to push psps software were companies like ready at dawn, konami, and sometimes square. Games like forcedunleashed would have been way better then the consoles if that studio understood the psp. So far it looks like the 3ds is just emulating 64 games and cancelled psp titles. I think psp is the most untapped console on the market right now. And will die untapped. :-( as for the mgs:3ds its all trailers trailers look. Good on any console screen and even better on a smalled screen. I’m a huge MGS fan but this. Ports looking like a cash in like twin snakes.(liked twin snakes, but it was a bit much) also as of now 3ds games aren’t impressive their just trailers with minimal gameplay.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. manamana

    You are writing on an iOS keyboard, aren’t you? Lol

    #20 4 years ago
  21. Hybridpsycho

    I came, twice…when I watched the trailer.

    I want a PSP :/
    No…

    I NEED a PSP :/

    #21 4 years ago
  22. Michael O’Connor

    Not bad.

    They kind of killed the whole “tragedy” aspect of Kratos’ story in the latter games for the sake of juvenile gore and cartoonish violence, which completely killed any real character he might have had.

    It’s nice to him acting like more than just an angry hooligan for a change.

    #22 4 years ago
  23. lexph3re

    ……. android….>.>

    #23 4 years ago
  24. AHA-Lambda

    @22 – agreed entirely

    at least in the first game you could sympathise with kratos, i’ve almost forgotten those days >_>

    #24 4 years ago
  25. themadjock

    @22 – I wondered when you’d turn up and you are actually paying God of War a complement, kind of! I thought you hated God of War yet you seemed to have played them all.

    #25 4 years ago
  26. Michael O’Connor

    @25 I don’t hate God of War. I’ve never hated God of War.

    I just think God of War 3 feels horribly outdated on the PS3. It’s violence is juvenile, it’s story is garbage, its graphics are fake and plastic looking, and the gameplay mechanics are horribly lacking.

    I give credit to things where I feel it’s due. I just didn’t feel God of War 3 deserved it.

    #26 4 years ago
  27. spiderLAW

    @26
    Normaly your opinions are well thought out and a good read. but i disagree with the graphics statement.

    How can you say God of War 3 graphics were terrible, fake and plastic looking but the other day you said Castlevania looked amazing? I cant understand that at all. Castlevania is the one with the glossy shine over everything. Im just trying to see where it is that GoW3 looks bad because i didnt see any parts.
    If Castlevania looks amazing then GoW3 is crazy-amazing.

    #27 4 years ago
  28. Michael O’Connor

    @27 None of the character look like real. The representation of women in the game is bad. It’s one of the most contrived and pathetic portrayal of sexuality I’ve ever seen in a game.

    It turns Greek tragedy into tragic comedy.

    Note that I never said they were terrible. I just think the art direction stank. I don’t care how many polygons a game can push if the art direction is poor.

    In the case of Castlevania, I think the character designs have so much detail and thought put into them that it makes up any “plastic” look it might have, though honestly I don’t see it myself. The characters look far more human, and the designs far more elaborate.

    Neither has a patch on Ninja Theory’s character design and animation though.

    #28 4 years ago

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    The 50 finalists for Bohemia Interactive’s €500,000 Make Arma Not War contest have been announced, after the firm combed through over 250 entries. Finalists chosen in the single-player category were chosen by Arma 3 players, and the add-on and multipkayer entries were selected by Bohemia Interactive. Winners for the next round will be evaluated by […]

  • Here’s a new batch of gruesome Killing Floor 2 screenshots

    Tripwire Interactive has released a new batch of screenshots for Killing Floor 2. The screens show various weapons as well as a variety of Zeds ready to tear you to shreds. Killing Floor 2 is slated for release this year on PC and PlayStation 4. It will also be made available for SteamOS.

  • Hatred is now available for pre-order, new video released

    Hatred is now available for pre-order through the game’s official website. There are two editions to choose from: Digital version with the official game soundtrack for €16.66; or the Digital version with the game soundtrack and a T-shirt for €36.66. The second edition is limited to 1,485 units. Hatred, which was handed an AO rating […]

  • This The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D TV spot is sort of creepy

    With The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D arriving on the first Friday the 13th of the year, it’s only fitting Nintendo would release a slightly creepy TV spot for it. The game’s concept is rather dark, and while it the commercial isn’t too creeptastic, for as short as it is the message is conveyed […]

  • GTA 5 “documentary” chronicles the life of a Tennis Pro

    Here’s another user created video featuring footage from GTA 5, but this one is a documentary instead of crazy stunts, mayhem and face-plants. Created by Bombastic Gamer Films, the documentary delves into the life of Tennis Pro Andreas Schmovakovic, who is both the “greatest player in the world, and the worst.” It’s rather good honestly. […]

  • World of Tanks Xbox 360 updated with console exclusive Pacific Island map, JapaneseChi-Nu Kai tank

    World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition has been updated with a new and exclusive console-only map called “Pacific Island”, which also comes with a Japanese tank. Players will be able to wreck havoc in their very own Japanese Chi-Nu Kai tank, which ca be picked up through the in-game store for Tier 5. It tank […]

  • Here’s the first trailer for OlliOlli 2: Welcome to Olliwood

    Roll 7 has released the first trailer for OlliOlli2: Welcome to Olliwood. Gameplay in the second outing will include ramps, jumps and hills, allowing for plenty of air and split level routes. It comes with a deeper combo system with Manuals, Reverts, Revert Manuals and Grind Switching. The ‘Tricktionary’ has also been updated with new […]

  • Learn all about the single-player mode in this Evolve video

    A video showing off the single-player portion of Evolve has been released by 2K and Turtle Rock. All content in the game can be played in either online multiplayer or offline in single-player. The video below contains two matches of Defend mode played from both the Monster and Hunter perspective. AI obviously takes on the […]

  • Super Smash Bros. Wii U update comes with 15 extra stages

    An update for Super Smash Bros. Wii U has been released, and it comes with 15 new stages for the 8-player mode. The update, version 1.0.2., is 316MB in size and the stages are split with nine normal stages and six Omega stages. Here’s the list: Regular stages Animal Crossing – Smashville Animal Crossing – […]

  • Nintendo US eShop update includes Metroid Prime Trilogy, Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. demo

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with the Metroid Prime Trilogy, Shadow of the Ninja on Virtual Console and a demo for Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Here’s your update: Metroid Prime: Trilogy – Wii U Rock ’N Racing Off Road – Wii U Frenchy Bird – Wii U Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. – […]

  • Battlefield Hardline open beta takes place next week on all systems

    Details and dates for the Battlefield Hardline open multiplayer beta were announced by EA and Visceral Games today. From February 3-8, the beta will be available to all players worldwide on Origin for PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. You’ll notice that the dates coincide with the Microsoft slip up earlier in […]

  • Transistor, Yakuza 4, Thief headline February PS Plus offerings

    Sony has announced your free PlayStation Plus games for the month of February. Come February 3 in North America and February 4 in Europe, Plus members on both side of the pond will be gifted with the following: Transistor (PS4) Apotheon (PS4) Yakuza 4 (PS3) Thief (PS3) Rogue Legacy (PS Vita|PS4|PS3) Kick & Fennick (PS […]

  • Life is Strange launch trailer and final dev diary released

    With the first episode of Life is Strange releasing tomorrow, Dontnod Entertainment has released the last developer diary for the title as well as the launch trailer. Titled Creating Arcadia Bay, the video provides more information on the licensed soundtrack as well as the voice actors behind Max and Chloe. It also touches upon how […]

  • LEGO Jurassic World and LEGO Marvel’s Avengers out this year

    LEGO Jurassic World and LEGO Marvel’s Avengers have been announced by Warner Bros., the former was outed by Toys R Us and then teased at the end of LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, if you recall. LEGO Jurassic World encompasses all four Jurassic Park films and will be made available in June for 3DS, PC, […]

  • Pokemon, Super Smash Bros. top Nintendo’s million units sales list for Q3

    Nintendo has posted a list of titles which have sold millions of units as part of its quarter three earnings release. Global unit sales of 3DS titles for the nine months ending December 31, 2014: Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire: 9.35 million (life-to-date, same) Super Smash Bros.: 6.19 million (life-to-date, same) Tomodachi Life: 2.11 […]

  • How to take a screenshot on Xbox One: a lesson in frustration

    Trying to do just one simple thing seems to have 360 steps with Microsoft – why is the Xbox One’s functionality such a car crash? “The Xbox One’s definition of usability is in fact the exact opposite – this is a console designed to make life inconvenient for its players unless they sign up for […]

  • Game of Thrones’ Westeros is being made in Minecraft by 125 people

    WesterosCraft, the project dedicated to creating the entirety of Game of Thrones’ Westros has resurfaced. There are more than a few ambitious Minecraft projects, but hardly any as impressive as WesterosCraft. We first came across it all the way back in January 2013, but it looks much better now. “I would say the world is […]

  • Dying Light exploit gives you unlimited money and items

    Dying Light has been out for just over a day and an infinite money and item exploit is already out there. A simple exploit has been discovered in Dying Light that lets you duplicate weapons, all of which you can sell for profit. Win/ win. YouTuber PowerPyx lays out the steps in the handy video […]

  • Sunset Overdrive concept art is as jovial as the game itself

    Sunset Overdrive is a colourful game which is partly due to its concept art. The concept art featured below is created by Vaughan Ling, one of the concept artsists who worked on Sunset Overdrive. Anyone who’s played the game will immediately recognise the locations, weapons, character designs and general atmosphere of the game through these. […]

  • Get an extended look at the PS4 version of Project CARS

    The PlayStation 4 version of Project CARS has been shown in 1080p 60fps. The video below is captured by racing game enthusiasts Team VVV from a preview build. You can see different racing disciplines being demonstrated here, on different circuits. The game’s impressive visuals get even better when the weather gets worse.

  • Battle Pod is the Star Wars arcade game you’ve waited your whole life for

    Star Wars: Battle Pod is an arcade game that lets you replay the battles of the original trilogy, and features an incredible cockpit. If you’ve never played a game at an arcade before, Star Wars: Battle Pod will definitely be the one to change your mind. It’s an arcade cabinet out of a classic Star […]

  • CoD Exo Zombies: how to unlock the Ride of the Valkyries Easter egg

    To no one’s surprise, Exo Zombies mode in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has some Easter eggs. The first Exo Zombies Easter egg, of surely many more to come, has been discovered. It’s a musical one that involves Richard Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries. How you unlock it is not as convoluted as you might […]

  • Dying Light is sub-1080p on Xbox One, full 1080p on PS4 – report

    Early analysis of Dying Light on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One has revealed a few technical details about both ports. Digital Foundry has produced some analysis of both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One ports of Dying Light based on some early testing. Both versions manage a solid 30 frames-per-second, only dipping below that in […]

  • Battlefield 4 Second Assault DLC free to all EA Access members

    EA is offering Battlefield 4′s Second Assault expansion free to anyone with an active EA Access subscription. Anyone with an active subscription to EA Access can download the Second Assault expansion pack for Battlefield 4 starting January 29 and through February 28, free of charge. All you need to do is find it on the […]

  • The Witcher 3 is getting optimised, but no visual downgrade

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is in the final stages of development and developer CD Projekt RED is making sure optimisation work doesn’t impact the game’s visuals. The Witcher 3 art producer, Michal Stec, spoke to Eternity in an interview and was asked whether the team will downgrade the visuals to get better performance. “No. […]

  • Can’t download Dying Light on PS4? Here’s a fix

    If you’ve bought Dying Light on PS4 and you’re having trouble downloading it, you’re not alone. Here’s how to beat the bug. Techland’s Dying Light is stumbling out of the blocks a little this week, with many PS4 users experiencing problems with their full-game downloads. A bug’s to blame. Your console thinks you’ve already installed […]

  • What The Witcher 3 owes to Skyrim – and how it surpasses it

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt owes more than a nod to Bethesda’s Skyrim. I went to see The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and had a great time. I went in a fan of the books but not very experienced with the first two games. I came out with The Witcher 3 top of my gaming […]

  • Dragon’s Dogma Online has great monsters

    Dragon’s Dogma Online looks pretty rad – an undesirable quality in a game unlikely to come west, from our perspective. The first Dragon’s Dogma trailer was released this afternoon; admire its beauty below. The free to play online RPG was announced for PC, PlayStation 3 and PS4 overnight, but Capcom doesn’t intend to bring it […]

  • Xenoblade Chronicles X map about five times the size of last game’s

    Xenoblade Chronicles X is not a small game. This week’s Famitsu has a feature on Xenoblade Chronicles X giving some details on Monolith Soft’s next RPG and first Wii U game. According to Siliconera‘s translation of reports on the feature, the game’s map is about five times the size of that in Xenoblade Chronicles. The […]

  • Take on Mars expected to hit beta in April

    Take on Mars, the space sim from Bohemia Interactive will soon be reader for wider consumption. According to a new Take on Mars development roadmap, the sim will go into beta at the start of April, with full release expected in June. The project is currently available via Steam early Access, but between now and […]

  • Can you guess the next Mortal Kombat X character reveal from this fatality audio clip?

    Mortal Kombat X will have at least one very liquid-sounding fatality. NetherRealm is revealing Mortal Kombat X’s cats one character at a time, and has promised a new reveal during a community Twitch stream tomorrow. It also provided the following teaser video – it’s audio only, and apparently taken from a fatality sequence. What’s your […]

  • Nintendo Creators Program now recruiting YouTubers – PewDiePie, others weigh-in

    Nintendo has opened a Creators Program designed to ensure creators get a slice of ad revenue from videos featuring Nintendo assets, and some prominent YouTubers aren’t pleased with the company. Update “What Nintendo are missing out on completely is the free exposure and publicity that they get from YouTube,” wrote Felix Kjellberg (PewDiePie) on his […]

  • Xbox Live issues under investigation

    Can’t sign into Xbox Live? Microsoft is on the case. Xbox 360 and Xbox One users report being unable to sign in to Xbox Live. Microsoft is already aware of and working on the problem. “Our team is hard at work right now trying to get this resolved. Thank you for staying patient while we […]

  • Make money from your non-Valve mods with Steam Workshop

    Valve has opened the money-making side of Steam Workshop to third-party titles, giving enterprising modders more ways to make money. Steam now hosts curated Workshops for Dungeon Defenders: Eternity and Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, the first non-Valve games to support the scheme. What that means is that community members can create, vote on and eventually even […]

  • Check out DmC: Devil May Cry’s new manual lock-on

    DmC: Devil may Cry developer Ninja Theory has released a video showing off the new, controversial lock-on mode. The new manual lock-on is causing quite a stir, although its reception is probably better than the white-wigged Dante who makes fans even more upset than the original makeover. “The primary purpose of this video is to […]

  • Dragon Quest Heroes looks pretty fun

    Dragon Quest Heroes is yet another Omega Force take on an existing property – like Hyrule Warriors or the One Piece games. And it looks pretty sweet. We haven’t heard much from Dragon Quest Heroes here in the west because it hasn’t been confirmed for release outside Japan. This isn’t terribly surprising as we still […]

  • Square Enix to reveal new PS4 game this weekend

    Square Enix is doing something pretty mysterious right now. The Final Fantasy publisher is teasing something called Project Code Z. The project, which Square Enix is tweeting about in Japanese, English and German, is due for reveal at Tokaigi 2015 on Saturday. It’s a PS4 game, but that’s all we know. There’s a website you […]

  • Tetris has crowned its first known western Grand Master

    Tetris fans have a new western champion. Tetris is one of those gaming obsessions that goes much deeper than you might expect. For example, did you know that some versions of the game assess your performance and over you the chance to become a “grand master”? Turns out that’s a thing, and according to Polygon […]

  • Ken Levine’s next game teased as “sci-fi-ish” small, open-world RPG

    A series of tweets from BioShock creator Ken Levine has shed a sliver of light upon his next project. According to Levine he and his team are considering something a bit sci-fi and contemplating first-person mode. The team is developing the game for PC with a large in scope, expandable, systems-based narrative where more can […]

  • Become a lynx in new Shelter 2 trailer

    Shelter 2 casts players in the role of a lynx, which makes for quite a different experience to the badger of the first game. The first Shelter game had you evading predators, but in the second, you becomes one yourself. That doesn’t mean there are no dangers to face, of course. Judging by the trailer […]

  • Why King of Fighters 13 isn’t coming back to Evo

    Evo, the premiere western fighting game tournament, has dropped support for a few previously favoured titles. King of Fighters 13 had a loyal following, but isn’t featured in the Evo 2015 line-up. “Many things go into what games makes it to Evo, but the most obvious one is, ‘Is the community playing this game?’” Evo […]