God Of War Ascension info: it’s a prequel with online multiplayer
The God Of War Ascension info reveals a prequel that will “show Kratos’ emotional path of redemption whilst detailing the rise of his rage to break free from Ares’ bond”. Sony have also released God Of War Ascension screens.
God Of War Ascension promises a revamped combat system and a competitive multiplayer mode that promises to “create a competitive experience like never before”. Battles are for up to eight players with a variety of different modes. You’ll also be able to side with either Zeus, Ares, Poseidon or Hades to “earn their approval” and unlock new customisation options. Your character can sport a range of different armor styles, weapon types and, by the looks of it, tattoos.
The single player game is set six months after Kratos killed his family thanks to being tricked by Ares. The plot sees you playing as the Ghost Of Sparta as he tries to break the blood oath he made with the original god of war. According to Sony, “a younger Kratos is sentenced to a life of madness with the Furies, caged in a Titan sized prison for the living damned. Fighting insanity, his will is tested to the limit as he seeks to break his bond and gain the clarity to seek revenge on Ares for his part in the death of his family.”
Kratos’ familier weapons return although they’re only referred to as “double chained blades” suggesting they might not be the Blades of Chaos. As well as the new combat and weapons system, and the new online modes there will be “promptless” mini-games, new puzzle challenges and “world changing scenarios’ that will “bring Kratos and the environment around him to life”.
The final word comes from game director Todd Pappy: “The bar is set quite high for this franchise as each God of War title succeeds in being better than the last but, unlike previous releases, we’re providing a deeper look into Kratos’ tormented past and psyche that fans have not seen before. Combined with refined gameplay, jaw-dropping visuals, and a fresh twist on competitive gaming with our new online multiplayer mode, I guarantee that God of War: Ascension will give fans what they have been eagerly waiting for, and much more.”