'2005 Game of the Year' Award Winning Franchise Evolves With God of War™ II for PlayStation®2
The Dark and Brutal World of Greek Mythology Comes to Life Again in Ongoing Epic Saga
Sony Computer Entertainment America announced today the upcoming Q1 2007 release of God of War™ II, available exclusively for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system. Developed by Sony Computer Entertainment America's Santa Monica Studios, God of War™ introduced a groundbreaking, combat action-adventure videogame based on Greek mythology, and went on to capture more than a dozen "Game of the Year" Awards, including the prestigious Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences "2005 Overall Game of the Year Award." In God of War II, players get reacquainted with the vicious ex-Spartan warrior Kratos and embark on the continuing epic odyssey.
"The 2005 Game of the Year Award winning franchise continues as we're excited to bring God of War II to PlayStation 2 fans furthering our commitment to the platform for years to come," said Susan Nourai, director, online and product marketing, Sony Computer Entertainment America. "By taking the highly successful features of its predecessor and presenting players with new moves, puzzles, and more bosses to defeat, God of War II is set to raise the bar and deliver a new gameplay experience."
Famed award-winning God of War creator David Jaffe will continue to oversee development of God of War II and comments, "In the gaming world, it's rare that a sequel equals, let alone eclipses the original, but I think this is going to be the exception to the rule in terms of quality, gameplay and story. I always said that God of War was my dream game, well no longer, God of War II really is the game I've always wanted to play."
Storyline Description for GOD OF WAR II
God of War saw Kratos, a mortal warrior, set upon an epic quest to dethrone a God. But his journey did not end there. In God of War II, Kratos sits atop his Olympus throne, as the new God of War - far more ruthless than Ares ever was. To end his continued torment, Kratos must journey to the far reaches of the earth and defeat untold horrors and alter that which no mortal, or god has ever changed, his fate. God of War II sets an epic stage for a devastating mythological war to end all wars.
Gameplay Description for GOD OF WAR II
In God of War II, players retake the role of Kratos. Armed with the deadly blades and blistering rage, players will be aided by new breath-taking magic and new brutal combat moves. The journey will take them through vividly striking environments where they will be faced with a labyrinth of challenging puzzles and mini-games intricately woven into the story. The violent world of Greek mythology will come to life in gory detail as Kratos encounters new mythical characters, and compete in epic boss battles in his quest.
The independent Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) has not yet rated God of War II. For more information about the ESRB visit www.esrb.org.
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