March 4, 2008
Award-Winning Franchise Makes Its
Debut On PSP 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
Sony Computer Entertainment America
Inc. 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(TM) 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.
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).