God of War fans are in for a treat in the near future, as before Sony unleashes the God of War: Origins Collection next month, a demo will be deployed this week for PlayStation Plus members, and next week for regular PlayStation Network users, on the online store.
Sony's God of War franchise is going strong, what with the huge success of last year's God of War HD Collection, which brought the first two games in the series in a remastered form for the PlayStation 3, as well as God of War III, the first installment of the franchise made just for the PS3.
Now, Sony is getting ready to debut the God of War: Origins Collection, which brings to the home console God of War: Chains of Olympus and God of War: Ghost of Sparta, the two PSP exclusives that appeared in the franchise, remastered in HD and with support for stereoscopic 3D.
In order to get fans ready for the overhauled games, Sony confirmed that a demo would be released in the next weeks, both for PlayStation Plus subscribers, as well as for regular users of its PlayStation Network service.
"Fellow Spartans! We are now just over two weeks away from the September 13 launch of God of War: Origins Collection—an epic compilation of two of the most critically acclaimed PSP titles of all time, God of War: Chains of Olympus and God of War: Ghost of Sparta. Since I know many of you can’t wait to get your hands on this package, we’re going to sweeten the deal a bit and let you play God of War: Ghost of Sparta early," Sony confirmed on its PlayStation blog.
"PlayStation Plus members will have access to the our demo starting today, August 30, allowing you to play Ghost of Sparta on PlayStation 3 in HD and stereoscopic 3D for the very first time. This demo will then be available to the general public next week on September 6. It’s a treat playing both games with the DualShock controller, and they look and feel like they were always intended for the big screen."
Both God of War PSP titles were developed by Ready at Dawn and the studio is now converting them for the PlayStation 3, with high-resolution textures, HD visuals, as well as full stereoscopic 3D and Trophy support.