As posted earlier this week on the forums, God of War: Ghost of Sparta has been announced for the PSP. It’s exciting news indeed following on from the massive success of God of War 3, and made better by the news that PSP veterans Ready at Dawn are back at the helm. Ready at Dawn were the studio responsible for Kratos’ original PSP outing in the Chains of Olympus. They took a brief break from the PSP to port Okami onto the Wii and luckily they’ve now been lured back. For those that missed Chains of Olympus, the game told the story of Kratos’ mission to free Helios from Atlas and took place before God of War 1. Ghost of Sparta looks to fill in the gap between God of War 1 and 2 – with Kratos’ rise to power and the start of his quest to conquer Greece for Sparta. Much like Chains of Olympus, the graphics look stunning for a PSP and still look better than God of war 1 and 2 – even with the latter pair remastered in HD.
So serving as a prequel, this new journey picks up after God of War concludes, telling the story of Kratos’ ascension to power as the God of War. In his quest to rid the nightmares that haunt him, Kratos must face his dark past to prove his worthiness to the Gods — a journey that will reveal the origins of lost worlds, and finally answer long-awaited questions about Kratos’ tattoo, scar, and family. Armed with the deadly chained Blades of Chaos, he will once again have to overcome armies of mythological monsters, legions of undead soldiers, and amazingly dangerous and brutal landscapes throughout his merciless quest.