Just before Christmas, on the shelf of a well-known French multi-store, I found a copy of the God of War Collection (GoWC) for the PS3.
It was the American edition (Region 1) but since the game itself has no region restriction I wasted no time and my bank account was 40 euros shorter (you can now find it for around 20 euros).
The GoWC is a remastered port of God of War and God of War 2 for the PlayStation 3, with both of them put on a single Blu-Ray disc. More information on the GoW Collection can be found on the relevant Wikipedia page. I still own the first game for the PS2. I had completed it when the game originally came out in 2005 and I was ready to proceed to another sit through on the PS3.