No GoW Collection for Europe this year

The God of War Collection is coming this year, awesome. Finally, after being disappointed at myself for picking up the one PS3 SKU that didn’t have backwards compatability — effectively stopping me from playing the God of War games — I get to step into Kratos’ sandals and see what the big deal is in all its remastered, anti-aliased, HD glory no less. But, uh-oh. Wait a minute.. What’s this? The collection won’t make it into Europe this year?

“We are currently looking into options to bring God of War I and II to SCEE consumers on PS3; however it will not be possible to release the games this calendar year,” a rep said.

Why must thy be so cruel, Sony?