VGW: I think few people were surprised to hear Sony planned to release another God of War game. God of War: Ascension will serve as a prequel to the trilogy, showing Kratos before and — from the looks of it — just after his run-in with Ares. From what we saw at the show, the gameplay is every bit as visceral and hard-hitting as we expect. I’m sure I don’t need to mention the game is gorgeous to boot. But it wasn’t the singleplayer game that caught our eye.