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God Of War Pack Crashes This Year's Holiday Party?

We all know that God of War III won't be ready to go until March of next year, so we've kinda put it on the back burner and turned our attention to the fourth-quarter gems of 2009.

However, it appears that Sony may be preparing a little surprise for all PlayStation 3 owners out there, especially those who were disappointed that GoWIII didn't make it this year. A reader has turned us onto MarkPlayStation's Twitter page; this guy is supposedly a manager for Sony Mexico. And if the translation is correct, there's a very special package heading our way in December: this package will consist of both God of War and God of War II, plus a playable demo of God of War III. Yes, it's a Blu-Ray disc for the PS3 and it's very big news if true. The only bizarre part about this is that Sony hasn't announced it yet, and as this franchise has always been more popular in the eyes of Western gamers, it seems strange that Sony would announce this at the Tokyo Game Show next month. Maybe they don't consider it big enough for a show unveiling; maybe we'll just suddenly see the press release in our inboxes. Who knows?

But we do remember a survey earlier this year that asked gamers what they thought about revamped GoW titles...if we remember correctly. It's no surprise that fans of the series would love to be able to replay the first two stellar installments on the PS3, and that GoWIII demo is even further incentive. We'll see what we can dig up but in the meantime, keep your eyes and ears peeled...

8/19/2009 Ben Dutka

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inkme101
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 @ 4:55:04 PM
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sweeeeeeeeeet!!!!!!!!!

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iGraves1
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 @ 4:55:13 PM
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Pretty good for anybody who hasn't played the first two games, wonder if both games and the demo would be on a single Blu-ray since it has enough memmory for them all.

If it is true I hope that they release the demo on the PSN also.

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vicious54
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 @ 5:00:13 PM
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I would definitely buy this!

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fundando
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 @ 8:16:02 PM

I would get this too, So far I have only played chains of olympus. (I was in a gaming recession when the first two came out.)

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Highlander
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 @ 5:04:49 PM
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Are not God of War and God of War 2 both PS2 games? On a PS3 disc?

Really?

Or has someone invested the time necessary to port the games from PS2 to PS3?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 @ 5:07:57 PM

It would seem necessary to do a port wouldn't it? Or maybe the PS2 emulation will be out by then :)

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Highlander
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 @ 5:10:42 PM

Porting a game from the PS2 to the PS3 isn't a trivial task, it'd be easier to rely on a purpose built emulator.

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tes37
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 @ 5:40:03 PM

If my no b/c ps3 will play it, I'll be getting this. I haven't played any of them and this would be an excellent way to catch up.

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ThePearlJamer
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 @ 8:13:46 PM

Porting is such an ugly word for this particular story...I feel that when someone says port, it means bringing the game from a superior console to a less superior one which is not the case in this situation...perhaps the word we should use is more awesome-ified

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 @ 5:04:55 PM
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Yeah I would get it, would be cool if they could brush up parts I and II a little to make them shine a little more before release.

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fatelementality
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 @ 5:09:53 PM

Amen

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anjpikapp3
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 @ 5:09:26 PM
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GoW 1 and 2 would be nice on blu-ray but the demo would be something I would not like. I want to play GoW3 in its entirety and it would just piss me off that I would have to wait another 3 months before playing it.

GoW 1 and 2 would keep me entertained until 3 released though.

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Kai200X
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 @ 5:14:38 PM
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I want to play GOW III very very badly like everyone else, but I am also a man with traditions, so I really don't mind wait till March of 2010. Just like previous title, GOW I released on March 22, 2005, GOW II released on March 13, 2007, GOW:CoO released on March 4, 2008 and now GOW III release on March (16 or 23), 2010.

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Kai200X
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 @ 5:27:09 PM

As for including GOW I and II, even though I already had them, but I don't mind if they put it together, so I might play them one more time.

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BlinkBoy
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 @ 5:16:54 PM
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I must admit, I haven't played GoW 1 and 2 - I am going through Chains of Olympus on my PSP though. Which is excellent game.

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Fane1024
Thursday, August 20, 2009 @ 3:06:29 AM

Thumbs-down? Seriously? For a statement of fact?

Here, give me one as well, because I too haven't finished either game.

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Jed
Thursday, August 20, 2009 @ 7:56:24 AM

Blink boy, if you like chains of olympus, you will love the first 2

Fane1024-there you go.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 @ 5:21:12 PM
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Nice. I've never played a God of War game. If this is true I'll pick it up.

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Alienange
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 @ 6:34:17 PM

I'm crying ... on the inside.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 @ 8:19:10 PM

I know. Shameful. I don't know why I was never interested. But GoW3 has sparked my interest. I've been thinking about picking em up but have been holding out in hopes of some compilation such as this.

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Godslim
Thursday, August 20, 2009 @ 5:11:11 AM

ah dude u will luv em they are epic

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Robochic
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 @ 5:37:23 PM
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Even though I already have both GOW1 and 2 for PS2 I would totally pick this up just to play the demo :)

@jawknee you are missing out, you've got to play them, they are Awesome I love the series its a great story line. you will not be disappointed.

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Juanalf
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 @ 6:45:01 PM

Nice Pic, I am also looking forward to eyepet's release.

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DaNgerSteVe
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 @ 5:37:23 PM
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thanks now i dont have to buy a ps2 now sweet

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Naga
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 @ 5:47:40 PM
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Sweet I don't need the games on PS2 then!!

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mustang750r
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 @ 5:58:34 PM
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Hades looks scary as hell.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 @ 5:59:42 PM
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This must be in lieu of actually giving us 1 and 2 in a delux edition of III like everyone asked for on that pack-in survey.

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BigBoss4ever
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 @ 8:30:32 PM

the actual GOWIII deluxe edition packed with GOW1 and 2 will be a better choice and more attractive to me. i will buy it no matter at wut price. lets hope that happens. ;)

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ThePearlJamer
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 @ 9:25:13 PM

same here...I want a trilogy pack

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Jed
Thursday, August 20, 2009 @ 7:58:13 AM

I have 1 and 2 on ps2, but if they put all 3 in one, I would most definitely get it.

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PS3addict
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 @ 6:05:29 PM
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This will be awesome if true, I hate playing GOW on my HDTV. It is an awesome game, but uggh

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Alienange
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 @ 6:13:53 PM
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What the hell? This is one strange piece of news. If this is true then one of two things will also be true.
1. All PS3s get PS2 backwards compatibility
OR
2. The games are ports

One thing is for sure though. Being released on bluray for would mean this is not just some re-release. THIS ONE WOULD HAVE TROPHIES!!

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Highlander
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 @ 11:12:57 PM

Indeed. The issue of PS2 BC will not die...

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Scarecrow
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 @ 6:26:32 PM
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Weird people don't have GOW 1 and 2

Anyway can't wait for GOWIII

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Juanalf
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 @ 6:48:51 PM
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I would love to have them both in one BD disc just excluding the GOWIII demo.

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DaNgerSteVe
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 @ 7:22:32 PM
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are they going to port this to be ps3 standards or just the same gmes but only on a blueray disc

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dillonthebunny
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 @ 7:35:32 PM

well I dont know about GoW1, but GoW2 looks great on a PS3, one of the few PS2 games that really does look good running on a ps3.

dont get me wrong, PS2 games all look like they should,well mostly. But if you have ever seen Tenchu: Wrath of God on a PS3 then you know what im talking about when i say looking good!

personally I think both games will get a bit of spit and polish when released on that brd.

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Highlander
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 @ 11:15:58 PM

@Dillon, I have a 60GB system with BC and without exception all PS2 games run as well or better than they did on the PS2. On an HDTV the games look better played on the PS3. Not sure why you think otherwise.

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Jed
Thursday, August 20, 2009 @ 8:00:17 AM

I think I heard the ps2 games dont look as good on the 80gb systems, but dont quote me on that

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Highlander
Thursday, August 20, 2009 @ 12:03:26 PM

@Jed

The 80GB PS3 doesn't have the full PS2 chipset onboard, and uses both software and hardware to achieve backwards compatibility. It's only truly compatible with 80%-85% of PS2 games. So some games either don't run, or run poorly on the 80GB systems with BC.

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Victor321
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 @ 7:57:01 PM
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The God Returns.

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FlyingKickPunch
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 @ 8:03:41 PM
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behold, the mighty powers of blu-ray!
and to think some people said it wouldnt make a difference this generation...pfft

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Riku994
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 @ 9:27:17 PM
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I'd buy it if I didn't already have GoW1 and 2.

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Scarecrow
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 @ 9:42:35 PM

I really don't understand how some don't have these two games already

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Victor321
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 @ 9:36:46 PM
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I'd definitely get this after (in no particular order):

1. Infamous
2. Valkyria Chronicles
3. LPB: GOTY Edittion
4. Uncharted 2
5. Ratchet and Clank: A Crack In Time
6. Modern Warfare 2
7. $70 worth of PSN cards
8. Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2


^__^

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mustang750r
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 @ 9:58:00 PM
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I want this so bad that I would... That I would... That I would kill the god Zeus himself for it if it meant a HD upgrade with trophy support for GoW and GoW II the consider Zeus assassinated. The GoW III demo is extra bonus of awesome to me. lol

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Alienange
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 @ 10:39:07 PM

I think the HD upgrade is a bit of a stretch but they'd have to implement trophies... wouldn't they? Like they did with the original Wolfenstein.

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slackernz
Thursday, August 20, 2009 @ 12:55:21 AM
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Might get this if the price is right... Just so I don't need to dust off the ps2 console cobwebs and replay the first two games next year before tackling the awesomeness that is GOW3

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Vivi_Gamer
Thursday, August 20, 2009 @ 3:17:33 AM
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two PS2 games on a Blu-ray disc? how odd, i obviously as B/C is out the window they had to find another way to make them playable for the conection for the thrid game. If this is true, they'll no doubt release a pack with the 2 games and GoW 3, i dont have any GoW games, but that would certainly encourage me to get them.

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sunspider13
Thursday, August 20, 2009 @ 3:52:15 AM
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Will get if true, would love for I & II to have trophies.

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___________
Thursday, August 20, 2009 @ 4:09:33 AM
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people would loose their mind if they did this.
i hope its true i still have not been able to play god of war, and after my R&C3 experience im not all that confident to do so.
i wish sony would do more out of the ordinary things, like instead of announcing something than release it later on why not announce it and release it weeks later?
like instead of announcing GT5(update, release date) at TGS why not announce it and RELEASE IT!
imagine what that would do, it would set the internet on fire and every EB store would have a line out the door.
sony has pushed back so many games this year, i feel they have to bring something from the past to life and release it late this year.
only 2 games i can think of is LA Noire (i really want that game more than Uncharted 2)
or GT5.
i dont understand WTF is going on with LA Noire it was suppose to be out this october according to the latest article from IGN which was september 08.
according to that article the game had 1 year dev time left and was ready for a late october release, well 1 and a bit months before said release and we have no info on the game.
no gameplay trailers.
no live demos.
hell i dont even know who the main character is.
how can a game be due for release in less than 6 weeks and have such little info.
it cant, same thing happened to max payne 3 i said it wont be out this year, everyone called me a idiot.
and guess what happened.

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Jed
Thursday, August 20, 2009 @ 8:10:22 AM

as far as releasing things right after the announcement, they just did it on tuesday.

But that was probably the reason the story was leaked so soon. If you want something to be ready at announcement, you have to start making all the stuff months in advance, greatly increasing the chances of the story getting leaked.

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DGo8
Thursday, August 20, 2009 @ 6:15:58 AM
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Sony need to do this!

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Jed
Thursday, August 20, 2009 @ 8:06:01 AM
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It looks like they found a way to get ps2 games on a blu-ray and to work with all ps3s. I dont think they will revive B/C, and while they might polish the games a little, there will be no hd rehash, and trophies? give me a break.

Dont get me wrong, I would love for everyone to get full B/C, GOW 1&2 in HD, and with trophies, but I dont see any chance of that happening.

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furbiesmustdie
Thursday, August 20, 2009 @ 11:12:33 AM
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i'm yet to play EITHER gow 1 or 2 so i'll definitely be buying this if sony decide to release it. oh pleeeeeeease release it!

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Skatejimmy5
Thursday, August 20, 2009 @ 11:43:19 AM
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Yes! Then I could finally play the first two games. Can't wait to try a demo of the third also!

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Mounce
Thursday, August 20, 2009 @ 11:53:01 AM
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Am very curious what changes would be done on GoW 1 and 2, if they aren't in their own plain DVD's. Like, will they all be upgraded with HD textures? All will run at 1080p? Curioussss....

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jerocarson
Thursday, August 20, 2009 @ 11:03:59 PM
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TGS= NEW STRATAGIES, NEW BEGINING

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mustang750r
Saturday, August 22, 2009 @ 7:56:27 PM
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@Mounce is your avatar Gatsu (Guts) from Berserk?

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Subtracterall
Sunday, August 23, 2009 @ 1:07:59 AM
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trophy support would be cool

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