The God of War Collection, consisting of high-definition remasters of Sony Santa Monica's God of War and God of War 2, will launch on the PlayStation Vita for $29.99 on May 6, game director and writer Cory Barlog announced on the official PlayStation blog.
"God of War' 1 and 2 changed the course of my career forever and nothing could please me more than to see them getting released on the Vita," Barlog wrote. "We did some amazing work with the controls, seamless integration of an epic story into a load-free experience, and now that can be taken with you ANYWHERE!!"
God of War and God of War 2 were initially released on PlayStation 2 in March 2005 and March 2007, respectively. Publisher Sony Computer Entertainment then released the God of War Collection for the PlayStation 3 two years later.
First news of the collection's Vita release was announced by Jack Tretton, president of Sony Computer Entertainment America, during Sony's E3 2013 press conference. A listing for the Vita compilation was collection appeared on the ESRB website in December where it was rated "M" for "Mature."
The Sly Collection, containing remastered versions of Sly Cooper and the Thievius Racoonus, Sly 2: Band of Thieves and Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves, will hit the PS Vita May 27. All three original PlayStation 2 titles feature trophies and have been remastered in high definition and optimized for PS Vita. The Sly Collection for the PS Vita first appeared when it was rated by the ESRB last April.