God of War Collection & Sly Cooper Collection Release on PS Vita This May in North America

As if there wasn’t enough news coming from PlayStation late today, they’ve also confirmed that the God of War Collection for PlayStation Vita will release in North America on May 6th for $29.99, and in Europe on May 8th.

Including re-mastered versions God of War 1 and God of War 2, along with “Trophy support plus touchscreen and dual Analog controls,” Cory Barlog from Sony Santa Monica had some fun announcing the release date and price:

Wait, what? God of War 1 and 2 are coming to Vita? Are you frakking kidding me? YEAAAAHH!!!

All of the work in my career is an important part of making me who I am but the first two ‘God of War’ games were truly the catalysts for a creative A-Bomb… and no small amount of F-Bomb’s too. ‘God of War’ 1 and 2 changed the course of my career forever and nothing could please me more than to see them getting released on the Vita. We did some amazing work with the controls, seamless integration of an epic story into a load-free experience, and now that can be taken with you ANYWHERE!!

While I did not have a direct involvement in the actual process of bringing the epic-ness to the Vita I still feel an amazing connection to the release of these games, and a huge amount of respect for the wizards who made it possible. I would not be writing this if it weren’t for those two blood-soaked PS2 discs. Well, that’s not true, I would be writing this but it would be with a well-worn crayon on the padded walls of a comfy cell in one of California fine institutions for the creatively insane, and the only person who would read it would be my doctor – strangely, played by that condescending psychiatrist from ‘Terminator 2’. (I would probably be insistent that robots are going to take over the world too – because they are.)

Although pushed to the side, the Sly Cooper Collection for PlayStation Vita was also given a North American release date of May 27th and a European release date of April 16th, with Sanzaru Games as the developer based on the game’s retail box. No price was given for the Collection on Vita, but it will include Sly Cooper and the Thievius Racconus, Sly 2: Band of Thieves, and Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves “fully remastered in high definition and optimized for PS Vita.”

Both the Sly Cooper Collection and God of War Collection will be sold in retail stores and through the PlayStation Store.

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