In fact, dare we say Sony's lead character - Kratos - had slipped to the background behind Nathan Drake and Ratchet. Alas, releasing the God Of War Collection in the US is probably the best piece of marketing Sony have ever done. Not only do they please their fans and bring newcomers into the series — they also get a God Of War game on the shelves in 2009. Which is massive. Especially when the God Of War Collection looks so fantastic.

Yes, it still looks like a PS2 game, you shouldn't have been expecting more. But dude — it still looks absolutely fantastic.

If you're European go preorder your import now.