Although today’s announcement of God of War: Ascension was outed yesterday by Amazon, Todd Pappy, Game Director at Sony Santa Monica Studio’s confirmed the upcoming PS3 exclusive on the PS blog.
“As most of you were recently made aware, God of War: Ascension will be coming exclusively to PlayStation 3. For those of you who haven’t had a chance to check out what the team at Sony Santa Monica Studios has been working on, I’m excited to present you with our very first trailer.”
“I’m sure your mouth is watering for more, but unfortunately I have to leave you with that for now. Be sure to tune in toPlayStation.Blog and God of War: Ascension on Facebook on Monday, April 30th at 8am Pacific Time for a live streaming event that will give you a glimpse of what’s in store for God of War: Ascension.”
“I’ll also be answering your questions about the game, so follow @PlayStation on Twitter and Tweet us your best questions by 3pm Pacific Time this Friday — be sure to include #godofwarascension in your Tweet so we can find it (we’re expecting a lot of questions!) If we pick your question to ask during the show, we’ll even send you a signed God of War: Ascension poster.”
There’s no official release date as of yet. However, a tentative release date of December 31, 2012 was published during Amazon’s listing, (now removed) though that’s likely just a placeholder for the 2013 holiday season.
The product description from the listing read:
“Join Kratos as he seeks freedom, redemption, and the clarity to avenge his family in the most ambitious God of War adventure in the series so far.”
The teaser trailer shows Kratos bound in blood, being taunted by various figures of mythology. A narrator mentions his life before being bound to vengeance, before challenging the Gods. Exactly how a prequel, likely featuring Kratos obeying Ares’ will and destroying his enemies, could compare to the beyond belief battles of the main trilogy is left unexplained. Judging from all the blood in the trailer though, Sony isn’t planning to displease fans of the franchise. There’s always someone or something for Kratos to kill and I can’t wait.