There’s no getting away from the action: God of War®: Ghost of Sparta brings Kratos back to PSP™ (PlayStation&re

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City, Date: Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) has announced the return of the ruthless Spartan warrior Kratos to PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable) in God of War®: Ghost of Sparta. Developed by Ready at Dawn®, the renowned team behind God of War®: Chains of Olympus; the award-winning and multi-million unit selling franchise brings yet another epic adventure which will reveal the true story behind Kratos’ tragic past - and his meteoric rise to his seat on Olympus. It’s brutal, it’s bloody, and it’s everything you love about God of War, delivering the action, storyline, and graphics on a portable platform for you to play on the move, anytime and anywhere.

With a sophisticated new storyline set once again in the realm of Greek mythology, God of War: Ghost of Sparta immerses you in a fierce single-player saga uncovering the mystery behind Kratos’ curse. Beginning where God of War® concluded, Kratos, haunted by visions of his mortal past, heads on a journey of discovery and revenge; a journey that will reveal the origins of lost worlds and answer long unanswered questions about Kratos’ tattoo, scar and the demise of his family.

With PSP and God of War: Ghost of Sparta, you travel well armed. Take up the deadly Blades of Chaos as the all-powerful Kratos, and overcome the might of ancient Greece, battling mythological creatures and armies. Unleash total chaos with one of the awesome new weapons at your disposal, and perfect your skills with a range of agile new combat moves ready for the fights that are sure to cause serious damage.

With significantly extended gameplay delivering hours of intense action, the latest addition to the iconic God of War series will stun with its depth and scale. Ready at Dawn has used the latest visual technology and enhanced texture resolutions to deliver a realistic feel, coupled with fluid, life-like characters, a robust weapon system, new magical powers and navigational abilities bring the epic adventure to life– wherever you are.

God of War: Ghost of Sparta will be a must have when it releases exclusively for PSP later this year in 2010. As long as you don’t mind a little bit more blood on your hands.

Find out more at www.eu.playstation.com.

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About Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE), based in London, is responsible for the distribution, marketing and sales of PlayStation®3, PlayStation®2, PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable) and PlayStation®Network software and hardware in 99 territories across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Oceania. SCEE also develops, publishes, markets and distributes entertainment software for these formats, and manages the third party licensing programs for the formats in these territories. Since the launch of PlayStation 3 in November 2006, over 33.5 million units have been sold globally and continue to be sold at a record level. Maintaining its position as one of the most successful consumer electronic products in history, PlayStation 2 has sold over 142.8 million systems worldwide. Since its launch at the end of 2004, over 60.1 million PSPs have been sold globally, highlighting the importance of the portable entertainment market. With the huge increase in interest and accessibility of network applications and network gaming, over 40 million accounts have registered to PlayStation Network, the free-to-access interactive environment, and over 829 million items have been downloaded.

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