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God of War: Ascension unveiled for PS3

God of War: Ascension unveiled for PS3

Thu 19 Apr 2012 3:01pm GMT / 11:01am EDT / 8:01am PDT

Sony has finally confirmed the previously teased new God of War

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After being teased a week ago, a new God of War game for PS3 has been unveiled by Sony on the PlayStation blog.

God of War: Ascension game director Todd Papy plans to answer questions about the new game on Twitter on the @PlayStation account. Fans are encouraged to tweet questions by 3pm Pacific Time this Friday, and they should include the hashtag godofwarascension. As part of the promotional aspect, if a fan's question is selected Sony will send that person a signed God of War: Ascension poster.

Similar to Mass Effect and other top entertainment trilogies, God of War III marked the end of that particular story arc. The franchise as a whole has sold over 11.5 million copies globally.

5 Comments

Terence Gage
Freelance writer

1,288 120 0.1
Looking forward to this and I hope they've made some changes to the core gameplay (rumours were a while back that it might be open world), although it's a touch disappointing that they're doing another prequel, presumably to a storyline we already know the conclusion of (I guess Kratos becoming Ares' general is covered in this game?). I would have quite liked to have seen a new protagonist come to the fore, like how Raiden mixed with Snake in MGS2, and maybe the setting move to the Roman empire or Egypt or the Nordic Gods. But, it's all academic at this point, and I look forward to seeing some gameplay at E3.

Posted:2 years ago

#1

David Radd
Senior Editor

359 78 0.2
This is a prequel idea that I've thought they might do for a while. I love the premise and I'm glad they're not trying to force in an entry set after God of War III. Part of me wishes Sony Santa Monica was working on a new IP, but I can't complain about this too much, given my affection for the franchise.

Posted:2 years ago

#2

Nicholas Pantazis
Senior Editor

1,020 1,467 1.4
Playing it safe with a Kratos-starring prequel? This is as lame as Halo 4 only skipping ahead 4 years. The games industry really needs to be willing to take more chances and move their franchises forward, especially after they complete a story arc. At least Assassin's Creed and Bioshock are making some real changes this time around.

Posted:2 years ago

#3
The difficulty choices of established IPs. At least it pays the bills and keeps the lights on

Posted:2 years ago

#4

Peter Dwyer
Games Designer/Developer

481 290 0.6
A prequel? Really?

I don't get it we already know the back story of Kratos so that makes very little sense.

Posted:2 years ago

#5

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