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God of War

February, 2004 - Sony Computer Entertainment Europe is pleased to announce the Quarter 2, 2005 release of GOD OF WARTM, available exclusively for the PlayStation®2. Developed by SCEA, Santa Monica Studios, GOD OF WAR delivers a single-player combat action-adventure, based on the dark world of Ancient Greek mythology. Players take on the role of the infamous warrior Kratos, caught up in an engrossing narrative of violence, madness and revenge in which brutal combat is combined with fiendish puzzle-solving.

GOD OF WAR will help drive forward the action-adventure genre, and showcase the power of PlayStation®2, with its combination of visceral melee combat, dramatic storyline and stunning visuals, including amazingly vivid and artistic environments.

The game makes powerful use of the darkly imaginative world of Ancient Greek mythology, where the realms of the mortal and the divine collide in a pervasive atmosphere of brute force and violence. Playing as Kratos, throughout the game players will wield double blades bound to his body by long chains, weapons symbolic of this vicious world to which he is bound and the fate from which he seeks to escape.

Featuring an hour of cinematic sequences and a deep combat system incorporating context-sensitive actions and an extensive range of combos, GOD OF WAR takes players through various environments that will have them fighting fierce enemies, swinging on ropes, scaling mountain cliffs, swimming through rivers and sliding down zip lines. The result is a unique and thrilling adventure through Greek mythology.

Developer: SCEA /Santa Monica Studios

Genre: Action Adventure

No. of Players: 1

Platform: PlayStation®2

Peripherals: Analog Controller (DUALSHOCK®2), Memory Card (8MB) (for PlayStation®2)

Release Date: Quarter 2, 2005

For further information please contact:

Jennifer Kong (jennie_kong@scee.net)

Tel: 020 7911 8176 Fax: 020 7734 4926

Sony Computer Entertainment UK Ltd

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd.

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, based in London, is responsible for the distribution, marketing and sales of PS one, PlayStation 2 and PSP software and hardware in 102 territories across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Oceania. At the end of September 2004, over 39 million PlayStation units had been shipped across these PAL territories, over 100 million worldwide. Between its European debut on 24 November 2000 and the end of September 2004, over 25 million PlayStation 2 units have been shipped across the PAL territories, over 74 million world-wide, making it one of the most successful consumer electronic products in history.

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