God of War: Ghost of Sparta Announced

Sony announced today that a sequel to God of War III is coming to the PSP later this year.

God of War: Ghost of Sparta will continue the story of Kratos after the end of God of War. It will tell the story of Kratos’ ascension to God of War, and will find him attempting to rid himself of the nightmares that haunt him. In an attempt to do so, Kratos will embark on a journey that will reveal the origins of lost worlds and will explore Kratos’ dark past.

“Armed with the deadly chained Blades of Chaos,” says the press release, “he will have to overcome armies of mythological monsters, legions of undead soldiers, and amazingly dangerous and brutal landscapes throughout his merciless quest.”

The game will be developed by Ready At Dawn Studios, the team that developed God of War: Chains of Olympus for the PSP. They will work in conjunction with Sony’s Santa Monica studio that developed God of War III to create the elaborate new storyline.

According to Sony, Ghost of Sparta will utilize “state-of-the-art visual technologies…to give players a realistic feel that has never been seen before on PSP or any other portable platform. The game showcases higher quality environments and characters, giving an unmistakable realism to Kratos’ newest quest. Providing over 25% more gameplay, God of War: Ghost of Sparta will feature fluid, like-like characters, a robust weapon system, new magical powers, weapons and navigational abilities, many more enemies on screen, and a greater number of boss encounters.”

Check out some screens from the game below and get excited as we plan on learning more about Ghost of Sparta over the coming weeks and months.

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