Kratos Returns to PSP in God of War: Ghost of Sparta

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Well, so much for Ready at Dawn ditching the PSP. The studio behind two of the best games on the platform — Daxter and God of War: Chains of Olympus — is officially back in the game, working in close collaboration with Sony’s Santa Monica Studio on the development of God of War: Ghost of Sparta.

Scheduled for PSP-exclusive release later this year, Ghost of Sparta is the latest installment in the hit God of War series and the second to be released on Sony’s portable. As a bookend to the PS2 original (Chains of Olympus was the prequel) and a bridge to the second game, Ghost of Sparta continues Kratos’ murder spree through Greek mythology after the events of the first game, showing his ascension to power as the God of War and revealing more about his mysterious past.

Ghost of Sparta will feature 25% more gameplay (whatever that means), a deep weapon system, new spells, weapons and navigational abilities, and technical upgrades allowing for more enemies on screen at one time, even more epic boss encounters, smoother, more fluid animations, and an unprecedented sense of scale for a portable game.

Between this and MGS: Peace Walker and many other titles in between, the PSP is well on its way to a stellar 2010.

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