God of War sequel officially in the works

New issue of Game Informer confirms rumours that God of War will return to Sony's current-generation console.

Tor Thorsen Special to CNET News
Tor is a freelance contributor to CNET Australia.
Tor Thorsen

Last month, rumours spread that God of War was getting a sequel. The source of the scuttlebutt was a report on Eurogamer.net, which cited leaked Sony Computer Entertainment Europe marketing materials that revealed the untitled follow-up to the actioner would be released in the US next year.

However, the marketing materials allegedly said that, like God of War, its sequel would be released for the PlayStation 2. Though the first game's current-generation graphics wowed critics, the Eurogamer.net report dashed hopes that the series might debut on the PlayStation 3, which sports a much beefier GPU.

When the article -- which was removed under legal threat from SCEE -- broke, Sony Computer Entertainment America reps dismissed it as "rumour and speculation". However, this week, anyone who has seen a copy of Game Informer magazine now knows that God of War 2 is indeed in the works. On its cover, the new issue of the US-based monthly proclaims that "Kratos returns to the PlayStation 2".

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