God of War: Ghost of Sparta
Well colour us surprised – we actually didn’t predict this one coming, caught up as we were with God Of War III. Yes, it’s a new adventure for Kratos on the PSP made once again by Ready At Dawn (creators of the last GOW on PSP, Chains Of Olympus), titled Ghost Of Sparta and it has us excited already. You see, Chains was a good game for the handheld and we though it would be a one-off, left to itself and never to be improved upon.
But no; trailers, teasers and tidbits have come out and shown us that there will indeed be a continuation of the series on handheld, set between GOW one and two and – apparently – to reveal the origins of Kratos’ scar, tattoo and family. We’re guessing one of them involves a mowing accident. It’s also going to have refined mechanics, though we really have no idea about how right now – though we’ll obviously let you know when we find out.
This is no flash in the pan sequel, and Ready At Dawn have been working on Ghost Of Sparta since 2008. We have faith in the company to produce another fine game for the PSP, such is their heritage. As such, PSP owners should probably whack Ghost of Sparta on their “to buy” list straight away – it’s only going to be bad if something monumental goes wrong with it.