March 04 2008
Award-Winning Franchise Makes Its Debut on PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) With God of War®: Chains of Olympus
Third Installment of the Multi-Million Unit Franchise is a Prequel to the Infamous Story of Kratos and his Epic Odyssey Against the Gods
FOSTER CITY, Calif., March 4, 2008 – Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. (SCEA) announced today the North American release of God of War®: Chains of Olympus, exclusively for PSP® (PlayStation® Portable). Collaboratively developed by Sony Computer Entertainment’s Worldwide Studios, Santa Monica Studio and Ready at Dawn® Studios, the acclaimed development team that brought you the best-selling Daxter™ for PSP™, the highly-anticipated God of War: Chains of Olympus combines stunning graphics, intense action and an intricate new storyline that delivers yet another tale of epic proportions from the dark and brutal world of Greek Mythology.
Following in the footsteps of its predecessors, God of War: Chains of Olympus is set to deliver everything that fans have come to expect from the God of War franchise. With high fan anticipation and a 94% rating on GameRankings.com, supported with the following review scores from leading gaming media outlets: PlayStation the Official Magazine – 5/5 and the Editor’s Choice Award, Game Informer – 9/10 and the Handheld Game of the Month Award, Game Pro – 4.75/5 and the Editor’s Choice Award, IGN.com – 9.4/10 and the Editor’s Choice Award, 1Up.com – 9.5/10, and Gamezone.com – 9.5/10, God of War: Chains of Olympus is poised to set a new standard for PSP™ titles.
“God of War: Chains of Olympus is a stellar achievement that truly shows off the capabilities of PSP™ and fully demonstrates our efforts to bring highly-innovative and unique content to PSP™,” said Jeff Reese, Director, Software Marketing, SCEA. “If you’re a fan of the God of War universe or even just the action-adventure genre, God of War: Chains of Olympus delivers an epic gameplay experience and is a-must-own title.”
About God of War: Chains of Olympus
God of War: Chains of Olympus is a prequel to the first installment of the franchise, and begins with Kratos embarking on a journey across mysterious new environments that are engulfed in darkness and completely untouched by mortals. The Gods have been rendered powerless from the state of their world, leaving Kratos with only one choice – he must square off against the most vicious of demonic creatures from Greek Mythology and choose between saving his soul or the ancient world from imminent and total destruction. Armed with a set of brand new combat moves, magics and weapons that compliment existing favorites, players must lead the Spartan Warrior through foreboding environments, while unraveling story-driven puzzles and battling creatures from the dark underworld. Packed with intense action, epic backdrops and set pieces, and a new captivating storyline, God of War: Chains of Olympus delivers an engaging gameplay experience from start to finish, emblematic to that which fans have come to expect and love of the franchise.
About God of War: Chains of Olympus Marketing Campaign
To celebrate the launch of God of War: Chains of Olympus, SCEA has created an integrated marketing campaign incorporating an advertising program with a major television push, full online, out of home, in-store and print support. The campaign features epic and atmospheric creative’s centering on the impossible task that faces Kratos in bringing his own vicious style of revenge.
The independent Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) rates God of War: Chains of Olympus is rated “M” for “Mature 17+”(Descriptors:Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Nudity, Sexual Themes, Strong Language). For more information about the ESRB, visit www.esrb.org.
About Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc.
Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. continues to redefine the entertainment lifestyle with its PlayStation® and PS one® game console, the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, and the ground-breaking PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3™) computer entertainment system and its online and network services PLAYSTATION®Network and PLAYSTATION®Store.
Recognized as the undisputed industry leader, Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. markets the PlayStation family of products and develops, publishes, markets, and distributes software for the PS one game console, the PlayStation 2™ computer entertainment system, the PSP™ system and the PS3™ system for the North American market. Based in Foster City, Calif. Sony Computer Entertainment America, Inc. serves as headquarters for all North American operations and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
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