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God of War: Ascension introduces new lead villains

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After selling his soul to Ares, Kratos must break free of their deal.

Ascension
Ascension

The prequel to the God of War trilogy, Ascension, will have you facing a different sort of enemy: The Furies.

The prequel to the God of War trilogy, Ascension, will have you facing a different sort of enemy: the Furies. The PAX God of War: Ascension panel took a little time to introduce the latest less than lovely ladies of the series.

After selling his soul to Ares, Kratos must break free of their deal. However, it's a task easier said than done. Kratos invokes the wrath of the Furies, three nightmarish creatures whose sole purpose is to ensure the people who sell their souls pay up. Those who don't are hunted down and driven mad.

The trio is lead by Megara, who panel members referred to as the hotheaded enforcer. The long, spindly appendages that spring from Megara's back not only allow her to walk around Doc Ock style, but also give her the deadly ability to impale her enemies. She's a grappler. Get too close, and she'll do everything she can to get her hands on you. As if that wasn't enough, her chest is filled with parasites, which scurry out and infect whatever's nearby.

God of War: Ascension will release March 12th in North America, with subsequent dates for Europe, Australia, and the UK.