At first, the skin was received by pre-ordering God of War III from Gamestop, or by purchasing the Ultimate Trilogy Edition of God of War III. Later on, it was released for both the European and the North-American PSN on November 3rd, 2010.
In one issue of GameInformer, an article featured how characters change through development. It was stated that this was what Kratos was originally going to look like. In a Gamestop commercial it is joked that the armor is made of a Chimera, as the boots are refer to the snake, the helmet is "fashioned" from a goat skull and the loin cloth is lion hide.
In-game the Phantom of Chaos costume displays some obvious differences from the standard Kratos skin. Amongst other deviations the skin has noticeably less muscle mass overall, has more of a darker gray skin tone and is missing Kratos' trademark red tattoo. However the abdominal scar Kratos received from Zeus impaling him with the Blade of Olympus remains.
Other Additional CostumesEdit
The other bonus costumes for God of War III are:
|God of War: Ascension:||Default | Olive Skin Kratos | Battle Armor of Ares | Fury Armor | War Armor of Hades | Kraken Armor | Skorpian Armor | Battle Armor of Zeus|
|Chains of Olympus:||Default | Spud of War | McKratos | Mime of War|
|God of War:||Defualt | Chef of War | Bubbles | Tycoonius | Dairy Bastard | Ares Armor|
|Ghost of Sparta:||Default | Kratos Legionnaire | Ghost of Sparta | God of War Armor | Robotos | Deimos | Grave Digger|
|God of War II:||Default | Cod of War | Hydra Armor | Dark Odyssey | Athena | Hercules | General Kratos | God of War Armor|
|God of War III:||Default | Apollo | Phantom of Chaos | Forgotten Warrior | Dominus | Morpheus Armor | Deimos | Fear Kratos|
|Ascension:||King Leonidas Set | Odysseus Set | Orion Set | Achilles Set | Perseus Set | Champion Set | Typhon Set | Phobos Set | Artemis Set | Kraken Set | Athena Set|
|Characters:||Kratos | Perseus | Hercules | Grave Digger | Deimos | Athena | Apollo | Morpheus|