The lights are on
Update: Sony has officially announced God of War: Ascension, and the company is promising more details very soon.
Sony's official PlayStation Blog and the game's Facebook page will feature a live streaming event on April 30, at 10 AM central time that promises more info on the game, including a Q&A with game director Todd Pappy from Sony Santa Monica. Head over to the official blog for more details on how you can participate.
Original Story: It seems Amazon jumped the gun with Sony's suspected God of War reveal by publishing the game's product page a day early.
God of War: Ascension for PlayStation 3 seems to be a prequel to the original trilogy, before Kratos became the Ghost of Sparta. Not much else is known about the story, however. The listing notes, "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 product page, which is active at the time of this publishing, also contains a short CG teaser trailer. The listing indicates the game is out sometime in 2013, but no official release date has been revealed.
well i don't play the PS3 but if i did id be excited
When is the release date
Todd Pappy? Damn. No Stig.
At this point I am curious if Santa Monica Studio can flesh out Kratos. Call me a softie, but I understood Kratos so much more after Ghost of Sparta. The greatest weakness in his character, from an entertainment perspective, is his poorly justified anger. There is little that my small mind can see that needs to improve not only from the masterpiece that is God of War Three, but even humble Chains of Olympus, with the exception of story. God of War games have amazing gameplay that few can complain about. Large publishers talk of sustainable intellectual properties and so few seem to understand that character development is one of their greater failings. A lot of us really want to understand this angry man. For one game a archetype is sufficient. If you want a persistent character Sony, explain to us why he is so angry. Build him beyond archetype. For me, Kratos has always been the unwilling end to entities beyond judgment. The similarities to Lord of the Rings are most probably an effect of my supreme geekdom, but his antihero character is fascinating. Kratos is hate. Kratos is power. Kratos is weakness. Kratos is human. Merge the ancient Greek stories Santa Monica so beautifully pulls from, and push that human vs gods side and the story will draw us in. They have a chance here to help us understand Kratos. I am hoping they can manage. If not, well at least the combos and set-pieces will still be awesome.
In short, I am hoping for something beyond spectacle.
Wait...didn't we already have a prequel? I mean Chains of Olympus was great! I personally don't fancy more of Kratos being pissed off at well..everything. Now I can know what he was pissed at BEFORE he was REALLY pissed
The pessimism on this site is ridiculous!
“If you expect the worst, you'll never be disappointed.”
― Sarah Dessen
In the words of Bart Scott...CAN'T WAIT!
Another GOW!?! I can't believe it. I've wanted it so bad. I'm glad it's on the way!!
This sounds interesting, I wonder who Kratos will be fighting.
So i guess this one will take place when Kratos is serving Ares. Leading up to killing his family at the end of the game. Cool!
So I guess this is a prequel to the prequel? I'll play this game eventually...not gonna buy it, #3 wasn't as cool as #2...
Well,God of war series have brought More than entertainment,A new perspective of what the ps3 has to offer (Graphically talking),Now I'm Glad to say that prequel,sequel or not,I know It'll blow me and Hook me up like all the others games! For those who are complaining because the game will be a prequel,I have to say that You guys have to realize that if they Continue the story so fast,There WILL Not be God of war Anymore Because there won't be much to tell.. so let's play,Enjoy and see Krato's Stories calmed down so we can Have God of War for long..;)
I absolutely love the God of War series; its one of the best exclusives. I cannot wait to see what this newest installments brings us. Im really excited for this and hope that that is the final box art, it kicks all sorts of a**.