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Award-Winning Franchise Returns With God of War II For PlayStation 2

March 13, 2007

Award-Winning Franchise Returns With God of War II For PlayStation 2

More than One Million Retail Orders for the Release of God of War II on March 13, 2007

Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) announced today the release of God of War II, the highly anticipated sequel to the multi-award winning God of War, available exclusively for PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system. Available at $49.99, God of War II contains an extra bonus DVD with over two hours of behind-the-scenes content created for fans of the franchise. Additionally, SCEA officially announced that an original God of War game will be released in the future, exclusively for PSP.

In God of War II, developed by SCEA's Santa Monica Studios, players rejoin Kratos and continue his epic adventure through the dark, violent world of Greek mythology as he journeys to the far reaches of the earth, defeating untold horrors. Armed with a new set of combat moves and magic, in addition to some of the weapons and skills from the original God of War, players will lead Kratos in battle against Colossus, Cyclops, Cerberus, the Flying Gryphon and many more great beasts of Greek mythology.

Following in the footsteps of its predecessor, God of War II promises high quality gameplay and is the must-have title for 2007. With fan anticipation and a 96% rating on GameRankings, supported with the following high review scores from leading gaming media outlets: IGN -- 9.7, GameSpy -- 5/5, 1up -- 9.5/10, Gamezone -- 9.5/10, GameInformer -- 9.75/10, and GamePro -- 5/5, God of War II spurred more than one million retail orders prior to launch.

"God of War II demonstrates our continued commitment to provide compelling content for the PlayStation 2 and sets the stage for the God of War franchise to become a staple across the PlayStation family of products," said Jeff Reese, director, software marketing, SCEA. "There is so much more of the God of War story left to tell and we are excited to bring the franchise to PSP -- fans may even see their esteemed God of War in full 1080p HD in the not-too-distant future."

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