Since it's debut in mid-2005, David Jaffe's God of War has quickly gone on to become one of the most prominent names in gaming. From the critically acclaimed original and just-as-good sequel, to the controversy surrounding the UK launch party, Kratos certainly has come full circle in a short amount of time. Since God of War II left us with something of a cliffhanger, it is almost certain that God of War III will continue this story line, likely on the PS3. Untill then, we have God of War: Chains of Olympus on the PSP to keep us going.
At a recent press event, PALGN got a chance for some hands-on time with Chains of Olympus. While God of War III will likely continue where the story left off in God of War II, Chains of Olympus looks to tell the story of Kratos from before the original game. As most will know by now, Kratos was a Spartan warrior who gave himself up to servitude for Ares, the God of War. After being tricked into killing his own family, Kratos denounced his allegiance to Ares and went off to serve the Gods of Olympus. He served them for 10 years before the start of the original game, so God of War: Chains of Olympus is essentially looking to fill-in that gap.