God of War: Ascension – First details, trailer, and more!

After a botched tease and a premature reveal by Amazon, Sony finally announced God of War: Ascension, a prequel that tackles "the origins of Kratos as he takes his first steps on a now legendary quest for freedom and vengeance." The game is in development at Sony Santa Monica Studios, under the direction of Todd Pappy. While no official release date has been announced, a "spring 2013" window is listed on the game's website.

God of War: Ascension has beautiful, confusing multiplayer - Kratos not included

Todd Papy, the first-time game director, stands in front of a crowded theater of press and publicists, to present God of War: Ascension. As the lights dim, he promises a surprise.

On screen, we see a meaty man who looks similar to Kratos. He's built like a linebacker and wears bright red garb speckled with emerald green. In the place of the franchise's signature Blades of Chaos, the figure holds a serrated broad sword. Around him, dusty stones.

A one-eyed beast, roughly twenty feet tall, grunts through a nearby doorway, and engages the nameless man. They tussle for a moment, before...

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God of War: Ascension game director says Kratos may finally smile, prequel not a dirty word

At last week's God of War: Ascension reveal, the team from Sony Santa Monica was focused on talking about the impressive, if not confusing multiplayer. When pressed for details on the single-player campaign, Game Director Todd Papy volunteered a small, but tantalizing detail:

"I wanted to show different sides of Kratos. I want to show him [...] where he's with dealing with madness or something like that. He's seen in a different light. And he's seen basically a little more caring. I mean, I don't want him to go up to everybody and give them hugs. No hug mini-game."

Papy chuckles,...

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God of War: Ascension confirmed by Sony, it's a prequel

Sony today confirmed rumors of a new God of War game and will release more details later this month.

The upcoming PS3 exclusive was announced on the official PlayStation Facebook page this morning. The game was also confirmed by its game director Todd Pappy of Sony Santa Monica Studios in a short blog post. Pappy adds that further information will be revealed on the official PlayStation.Blog and God of War: Ascension Facebook page on April 30.

Rumors that a new title in the series was to rear its head emerged from the social networking site last week, while further information was brought...

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God of War: Ascension trailer and box art leaked

Amazon.com published a listing for God of War: Ascension ahead of an anticipated announcement from Sony about a new God of War game.

The listing includes non-final box art for the game as well as a 15 second teaser and a longer trailer showing the series' main character, Kratos, writhing in chains. The trailers do not show in-game footage.

The listing description reads: "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."

Sony is expected to officially announce the game tomorrow. The publisher...

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Is this further evidence of a God of War sequel?

We know that something for the PlayStation is going to be unveiled tomorrow because the platform's official Facebook page tells us so. We just don't know what, not for sure. But new information unearthed by the sharp eyes over at NeoGaf seem to reaffirm rumors that what we'll be hearing about is the next God of War game.

The image used for the teaser on the PlayStation homepage, NeoGaffers point out, is labeled plainly enough: ps_gow-teaser.

And it turns out that one of the bigger versions of the Facebook page's teaser poster, the one that reads "Will Vengeance Bring Redemption?" is...

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God of War 4: Will there be news on April 19th?

A new PlayStation-created Facebook page certainly looks like it might be hinting at a God of War 4 unveiling next week.

"Will vengeance bring redemption?" the official Facebook page asks, followed by the date April 19, 2012.

The online titillation comes in the wake of months of rumors about a return to the God of War franchise, including at least one mention on a resume. It's also worth noting that many of the developers from God of War III seem to be back at the Sony Santa Monica studios and are all working on an unannounced project, according to resume site LinkedIn.

While God of War 3...

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