God of War: Ascension Legacy 500GB Garnet Red PS3 bundle includes all God of War games for $349

PS3_GOW_PRESSB_NoBurst_ML01It’s nice to see Sony finally roll out some more new PS3 colors even if they are bundled along with big new releases such as God of War: Ascension.

Today, SCEA revealed the Garnet Red God of War: Ascension Legacy Bundle which features a massive 500GB Garnet Red-colored PS3, a copy of God of War: Ascension along with the God of War Saga bundle which contains God of War 3 and the HD re-releases of the PS2 and PSP games. That’s a whole lot of God of War. The bundle also features a 30-day PlayStation Plus trial of course. The bundle will set you back $349 and is set to hit stores on March 12th which is the same date that God of War: Ascension launches.

Take a look at some of the product shots and read on for the details and to pre-order the bundle (already available via Amazon).

God of War: Ascension Legacy Bundle product shots:

Following the announcement of the availability of the Classic White PlayStation 3 (PS3) system in North America, Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC (SCEA) today introduced a new Garnet Red PS3 system as part of a limited edition God of War: Ascension Legacy Bundle. The new bundle includes God of War: Ascension, the newest entry in the critically acclaimed franchise, along with the five previous games in the series, making it the ultimate collectors? item for God of War fans. The limited edition bundle will hit stores on March 12, 2013, day-and-date with the standalone game, for $349 (MSRP).

The Garnet Red PS3, boldly colored in recognition of Kratos’ distinctive tattoo, comes with a 500GB hard disk drive (HDD), providing more than enough room for consumers to download games, movies, and TV shows from PlayStation Network, and store their personal media files, including music, photos, and videos. A 30-day PlayStation Plus trial membership is also included, enabling purchasers to check out the PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection along with other benefits such as deep discounts, online storage for game saves, and exclusive access to select demos and game betas.

?We?re excited to introduce this stunning Garnet Red PS3 that pays homage to one of the best franchises ever launched on PlayStation platforms,? said John Koller, vice president of platforms marketing, SCEA. ?We wanted to give our fans a complete collection of the series in this bundle so they can relive nostalgic memories of their first God of War adventure or experience the adventure for the first time if they are new to the series.?

The complete God of War collection comes with the highly anticipated release, God of War: Ascension. A prequel to the epic series, Ascension takes fans back to where Kratos? journey began, with sophisticated gameplay mechanics and combat systems that truly enhance the single-player experience. Also, for the first time in franchise history, a new multiplayer combat mode has been added for fans to compete among their fellow warriors. The God of War Saga completes the collection, with God of War, God of War II, God of War III, and God of War: Origins Collection, which consists of God of War: Chains of Olympus and God of War: Ghost of Sparta.

Since the franchise first launched in March 2005, the series has sold over 21 million units worldwide*. The God of War series is one of SCEA?s most successful franchises of all time and has been acknowledged as one of the most critically-acclaimed franchises by key industry publications and influencers.