Battle of the Gods: God of War 2
I had no idea God of War was such a big hit. But after watching the trailer for God of War 2 I'm now itching to play.
To promote the sequel to this Playstation 2 bankable franchise, Sony have created Battle of the Gods. Which lets you select characters from the game and watch them battle in real life. LARP style.
You get a feel for the site by watching this trailer for it below.
If you don't know what LARP is then you might remember "Lightning Bolt guy" see below
Still confused? Then check out the dorkumentary Darkon. Trailer below.
I'm fasinated by LARP and it's funny to see a the activity featured in a promotion. I think it takes itself a little too seriously to really work but it's fun viewing more so for the absurdity.
The site also features some behind the scenes type footage where you meet the "real" people behind the characters and learn the rules. They also seem to have employed people from the Darkon game which shows they went with autenticity. They didn't just try to rip them off.
It also instantly reminded me of Let Tekken Decide. Which was also for Sony.