Kratos Scared of MW2?

Back in August practically the whole world cheered when the news broke that the two God Of War PS2 classics were being released for the PS3, in the form of the God Of War Collection. It was shortly after this when the cheers died down that we realised only the US would be receiving the Kratos shaped awesomeness in 2009, as Sony Europe said “We are currently looking into options to bring God of War I and II to SCEE consumers on PS3; however it will not be possible to release the games this calendar year. We will provide further information in due course.”

Well US customers are also about to have the smile wiped from their faces with news of a delay to the expected US release date, although the smile should soon return when they realise the delay is only a week, this news comes from an email:


Hello from

We have received new release date information related to your pre-ordered video game in the order you placed on XXX 2009 (Order# XXXX). The release date for the video game listed below has been changed by the publisher, and we want to provide you with a new delivery estimate based on the new release date:

“God of War: Collection”
Release date: November 17 2009

Although the delay could be due to a variety of reasons which escape me for the moment as I am writing this at 3am wide awake through jet-lag, but if I was forced to place a bet I would say it was because it makes sense not to release a title at the same time as Infinity Ward’s behemoth. This disappoints me as I along with the vast majority of gamers will not be buying MW2 and it would be nice if something else was hitting the shelves that week, even though as an EU customer I’m supposed wait until some undefined time in 2010 (hopefully) to pick this up.

Source: ThePowerReview, Via PS3Attitiude.