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God of War 2 Preview

"Kratos! If someone asks you if you're a god, you say YES!"

"Kratos ! If someone asks you if you’re a god, you say YES !"

The demo version of God of War II starts at the beginning of the game, where Kratos has been reduced to a mortal and finds himself fighting off opposing forces in the Greek city of Rhodes. Who's the peaking through the window in the background?

The demo version of God of War II starts at the beginning of the game, where Kratos has been reduced to a mortal and finds himself fighting off opposing forces in the Greek city of Rhodes. Who’s the peaking through the window in the background ?

The centerpiece of the demo version is the game's first boss battle with the Colossus of Rhodes, a giant stone statue that comes to life thanks to Athena.

The centerpiece of the demo version is the game’s first boss battle with the Colossus of Rhodes, a giant stone statue that comes to life thanks to Athena.

Kratos has similar magical abilities in God of War II, such as the Rage of Poseidon, as well as a few news spells.

Kratos has similar magical abilities in God of War II, such as the Rage of Poseidon, as well as a few news spells.

Even though it's not designed for the PlayStation 3, God of War II features the same brilliant visuals and exquisite design of the original game.

Even though it’s not designed for the PlayStation 3, God of War II features the same brilliant visuals and exquisite design of the original game.

In addition to the familiar gameplay of the original God of War, the sequel features some interesting aerial combat sections.

In addition to the familiar gameplay of the original God of War, the sequel features some interesting aerial combat sections.

"Is there any chance we can talk about this peacefully, Kratos?"

"Is there any chance we can talk about this peacefully, Kratos ?"

Another boss in God of War II is the giant Barbarian King. I'm not sure if he's considered a classical Greek mythology figure...

Another boss in God of War II is the giant Barbarian King. I’m not sure if he’s considered a classical Greek mythology figure...

Kratos must defeat the Barbarian King to win the boss' weapon, the Hammer of Souls (not to be confused with MC Hammer).

Kratos must defeat the Barbarian King to win the boss’ weapon, the Hammer of Souls (not to be confused with MC Hammer).

God of War II may indeed be the swan song for the hallowed PlayStation 2, but the God of War series will continue, according to Sony.

God of War II may indeed be the swan song for the hallowed PlayStation 2, but the God of War series will continue, according to Sony.