Award-Winning Franchise Makes Debut on PLAYSTATION 3 With God of War 3

December 15, 2008

Myth Becomes Reality:
Award-Winning Franchise Makes Debut on Playstation 3 With God of War 3

Game Serves As Epic Conclusion to
Multi-Million Unit Franchise With State-of-the-Art Visuals and Groundbreaking
Depth of Scale Four Times Larger Than Its Predecessor

Sony Computer Entertainment America
announced today, the unveil of God of War 3– the last installment of the
multi-million unit franchise — exclusively on the Playstation 3 system. The
first game-play trailer was unveiled last night at the Spike TV Video Game
Awards in Los Angeles, showcasing the game’s beautiful cinematography and its
groundbreaking depth of scale that is four times larger than its predecessor on
the PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system, God of War(R)2. Developed by
Sony Computer Entertainment’s, Santa Monica Studios, God of War 3 will bring
epic battles to life with stunning graphics and an elaborate plot that puts
Kratos at the center of the carnage and destruction as he seeks revenge against
the Gods who have betrayed him.

"We have large shoes to fill
following the success of the previously released God of War titles," said Stig
Asmussen, Game Director for God of War 3. "But with refined gameplay and
jaw-dropping visuals, I guarantee that God of War will give fans what they have
been eagerly waiting for, and much more."

Set in the realm of Greek mythology,
God of War 3 is a single-player game that allows players to take on the climatic
role of the ex-Spartan warrior, Kratos, as he treads through the intimidating
heights of Mt. Olympus and the dark depths of Hell once more to seek revenge on
those who have betrayed him. Armed with double-chained blades, Kratos must take
on mythology’s darkest creatures while solving intricate puzzles throughout his
merciless quest to destroy Olympus.

Utilizing a new game engine built
from the ground up and state-of-the-art visual technologies, the development
team behind God of War 3 have made significant strides in giving players the
realistic feel of actually being on the battlegrounds. With texture resolutions
being quadrupled since God of War 2, God of War 3 will feature fluid, life-like
characters, as well as dynamic lighting effects, a robust weapon system, and
world-changing scenarios that will truly bring unmistakable realism to Kratos’
fateful quest. Players will have a chance to join battles on a grand scale with
many more enemies on-screen and be able to interact with levels like never
before.

Previous God of War releases have
set the bar for the action-adventure genre and been acknowledged by some of the
videogame industry’s key publications, which include Playstation: The Official
Magazine (Editor’s Choice Award), Game Informer (Action/Adventure Game of the
Year and Handheld Game of the Month Award), GamePro (Editor’s Choice Award),
Electronic Gaming Monthly (Best PS2 Game), IGN.com (Editor’s Choice Award and
Game of the Year Award), and four nominations in the Annual Interactive
Achievement Awards, including Overall Game of the Year and Console Game of the
Year. The franchise has also been awarded with several honors including several
E3 Best of Game Awards (given by several online publications), numerous Game of
the Year and Best Action Game Awards (given at Spike TV’s Video Game Awards,
Golden Joystick Awards, PSX Extreme Awards and the 3rd Annual G-Phoria Awards,
and by PAX, GameZone, GameDaily, GameSpot), to name just a few.