God of War: Ascension is Coming to PS3

PS Blog writes: "Hi everyone! I’m Todd Papy, the game director of the recently announced God of War: Ascension. As most of you were recently made aware, God of War: Ascension will be coming exclusively to PlayStation 3. For those of you who haven’t had a chance to check out what the team at Sony Santa Monica Studios has been working on, I’m excited to present you with our very first trailer. Watch it and let us know what you think in the comments!"

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Abash2344d ago

I guess they are saving God of War IV for the PS4

lastdual2344d ago (Edited 2344d ago )

But can they really pick up after the ending of GOW3 and make it work? A prequel is one thing, but honestly I'd rather they go in a whole new direction (maybe Norse mythology, etc.) with a new character for Santa Monica's next gen outing.

The studio has a lot of talent. Better to let them experiment with a new IP (like Naughty Dog is doing with TLoU) than tie them down to Kratos forever.

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joab7772344d ago (Edited 2344d ago )

They took a page out of Microsoft's book or bungies book. Before moving on to a new possible trilogy for next gen, release the origin storylike reach. But then 343 & microsoft go and do something crazy and release halo 4 for 360. They have to have it though.

Sony would b real smart to release a gow4 as a launch title for ps4. Who knows, maybe santa monica moves on to something new and another studio of great talent and gow lovers will be created to start the new trilogy, lol.

Denethor_II2344d ago

Imagine what Kratos would look like if 'Ninja Theory' got their hand on him.

Magic_Spatula2344d ago (Edited 2344d ago )

@ Denethor_II

I shutter to think what would happen to the series and Kratos if Ninja Theory took over. Plus, I don't think that Sony's that stupid to let one of their best IPs get into their hands, seeing as how Tameem blamed them for the "poor" sales of Heavenly Sword.

sikbeta2344d ago

Day Freaking One!


Yeah, was pretty obvious, but who cares, gimme more GOW!

jeseth2344d ago

@ denethor

If Ninja Theory got their hands on Kratos they would completely emasculate him and make him look like a wimpy, angry, hipster kid that could beat up a 4 year old girl .... Like they did with Devil May Cry!

trouble_bubble2344d ago


MS/Bungie hardly invented videogame subtitles, lol. Resident Evil has been doing subtitled sequels/prequels forever and a day.

Code Veronica, Outbreak, Survivor, Dead Aim, Umbrella Chronicles, Darkside Chronicles, Gaiden, Operation Raccoon City.

Grand Theft Auto, Assassin's Creed, Silent Hill, Splinter Cell, Prince of Persia, Burnout, Batman, Motorstorm, Hitman, Zelda, Mario, Metroid, Contra. The list goes on.

subtenko2344d ago

@lastdueal Yea they can pick up with plenty of ideas for GOW4. With the Ascension title, I thought this was gonna be GOW4...

Also they could do an open world sandbox GOW where you can control a lot of things. Elements, mechanics, people, emotions, basically anything and wreck havoc. Something like that I would save for PS4. More gorgeous graphics :)

Someone also said they could have made this trailer to draw away attention, possible but maybe not this time.

Agree or Disagree if you Agree :)

darthv722344d ago

this will be the 6th game in the series overall but be considered the prequel to the other 5.

Can't wait.

Gaming1012343d ago

In case you missed it, Kratos died in GOW3. They aren't going to continue the series after all the gods are dead. They can only do prequels at this point because of the poor choices made by the idiots who wrote GOW3's ending.

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adonis1832344d ago

More Awesome Games, keep em Coming SONY.

Nimblest-Assassin2344d ago (Edited 2344d ago )

I liked the inky art style of the trailer.... so is this a full on PS3 release, or something like Infamous festival of blood?

ok... its a full release.

I want a new Kratos fix, wonder what the story will be... only time will tell

colonel1792344d ago

You are all forgetting one thing about the game: THE GRAPHICS! I don't think the will reuse GOW3 graphics. They might be an improvement, but even that says a lot. The graphics will be awesome, and could be even better than Uncharted 3

slaton242344d ago

a game isnt all just about got to make sure the story is great to draw the attention of people and that the controlls work sure graphics are nice but do we really want a game to look like real life like you and me..gow3 had great graphics and i could care less if its the same graphics with this game,

slapsta722344d ago

So if this is set before he becomes the ghost of sparta then we will be playing a very different looking kratos (no white ash covering his body) - don't know how I feel about this.

I love god of war but were 2 prequels and a trilogy which itself touched on kratos' past not sufficient? Hopefully the story is inspired enough to warrant another back tread.

DEATHSTROKE-cro-2344d ago (Edited 2344d ago )

how was it a secret if sony put the teaser picture on facebook ? -__-

btw. can't wait to see who will be the bosses

Ashriel2343d ago

Everyone knew it was a new GOW game even before the teaser pictures -_-

lelo2play2344d ago

Great news.

Sony, what about a PSV version ?

ritsuka6662344d ago (Edited 2344d ago )

God of War series is officially in "milked status..

That is an IP that has been milked to no end.i wish Sony would create some thing new, other than just milking this series SHM.

Baka-akaB2344d ago

Guys dont you get tired of that complaint ? Sony creates new ips all the time , it's up to you to try and enjoy them (or not) while having access to old ones .

Most people didnt play both the main serie and some psp spin offs , even with the re-release , it's hardly that milked

OmniSlashPT2344d ago

2 GoW's in the PS2, 2 GoW's in the PSP, 2 GoW's in the PS3. OMGZ it's being milked

gtfo bot

vega2752344d ago (Edited 2344d ago )

funny I said the samething and got a bunch of disagrees for it. but from what I'm getting. It's only milking when it comes to a MS/360 game cause they only consider MS Milking a franchise and it's only milk when it's on one system.(which is BS)

sonyfanboys standards change everytime sony does the same as other companies do. it's just more acceptible when sony does it.

expect massive disagrees and you will be de-bubbled. NO ONE SHOULD SPEAK ILL OF SONY. THIS IS LAW lol

Lilioups2344d ago

heavenly sword
heavy rain
little big planet
The last of us
The last guardian
New david cage game

Do u want me to continue ????

kikizoo2344d ago

Lol, poor desperate xfanboyz without great exclusives....always downplaying new and inovatives ip, and now talking about "milkink"..for 2 gow (best in his category) on ps3, what a joke, are you talking about that for halo (1 each year), gears, forza and..oh wait...nothing.

SilentNegotiator2343d ago


Riiiiiiight, because you see "sony fanboys" ALWAYS attacking games for TWO entries on a system. /s

Quit trolling.

vega2752343d ago (Edited 2343d ago )

"Riiiiiiight, because you see "sony fanboys" ALWAYS attacking games for TWO entries on a system". No cause I see sonyfanboys attack anything that's not on your precious god ps3. then when sony does the samething these company you bash so much does. you turn around and praise sony like they invented it.

and for the third time.(and i hope you have a better argument then the last two)when a game is milked. it's because they kept releasing too many games in that series. not because it was just on one console for the entire life of the series from beginning to end. stop changing the conditions because you and the rest of the sonyfanboys don't want to accept the fact that GoW,UC,LPB,Resistance,motor storm,GT,ect aren't being milked.

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theroadtoruin2343d ago

Norse mythology is whack. if that's the case, I'd prefer a new IP with no mythology.

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SPARDA_4262344d ago

The trailer was not what I was expecting, but im really excited to see where this goes :D

-Alpha2344d ago (Edited 2344d ago )

Well, it takes place before Kratos fights any of the gods, so wouldn't the combat be much different considering he has no powers?

SPARDA_4262344d ago

Hmm from the trailer it seems he has blades but of a different sort. I guess tomorrow all the info is going to be released, so its best to wait till then.

-Alpha2344d ago (Edited 2344d ago )

It seems to take place after Ares gives him his powers, so he has the Blades of Chaos, but that would be it.

Forbidden_Darkness2344d ago

Well, he will still have his blades since Ares gave them to him when Kratos said he would give his life to serve him, though maybe they'll start during the battle and for a bit you'll just have a sword? This is about the vengeance of his family still, so it'll definitely have his blades and his powers though.

smashcrashbash2344d ago

Hmmm... not necessarily. After all Athena seemed to be helping him even before he decided to go after Hades and we don't know who else was helping him.In GOW 1 he was frustrated with Athena asking her when will he be forgiven for his misdeeds and the torment be ended. We have no idea how long he was working against Hades with Athena. She could easily be helping him out just the way the Gods and Titans were doing.

rjdofu2344d ago

I think it will take place before Kratos kills his family. Kratos served Ares for a pretty long period. So maybe we can still have the blades of chaos.

P_Bomb2344d ago (Edited 2344d ago )

If it's after his deal with Ares, it should be pretty similar gameplay wise. He was in servitude to the gods for 10 years before GOW1, culminating in Chains of Olympus which had the same combat/power system.

No Icarus wings will be the biggest difference, but plenty of room to up the ante on melee abilities. The running spear/tackle in Ghost of Sparta for example was quite useful.

Magics are always found as he goes. From the Persian King's Efreet to Charon's Wrath.

morganfell2344d ago (Edited 2344d ago )

Kratos already had some sort of relationship with the Gods. It may have been adversarial at that time. But remember, he was a demigod already. Whether or not he was a prodigal son is certainly a matter that will bear directly on the story.

I would lay down hard earned coin that we will find out today this is a PS3 AND PSV title with cross play.

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zeddy2344d ago (Edited 2344d ago )

so basically the game will be during the time where kratos first recieves the blades of chaos from ares, before he kills his wife and kid.

i wonder what Ascension means to the game? according to wiki its "the belief in some religions that there are certain rare individuals that have ascended into Heaven directly without dying first"

according to amazon this game will be released on the 31st december 2013 but i sincerely hope this is just guess work. gow1 was released in 2005, gow2 in 2007 and gow3 in 2010. you'd think that now that they've got used to the ps3 they can do games in a 2 year cycle just like naughtydog. so im hoping for a 2012 fall release. whenever it is they can have my money right now.

-Alpha2344d ago (Edited 2344d ago )

I'm pretty sure it's just referring to the start of how Kratos became a god (how he first began his journey into becoming a god, which is when he called out to Ares)

BitbyDeath2344d ago

That's what i'm thinking too

Disccordia2344d ago

31st Dec will not be the release date

garos822344d ago

it wont be released dec 31st. all god of wars have been released in march due to the astrological ties with the god of war. i dont see this being any different.

here is hoping they dont overdo the story. i hope its an interesting one compared to GOW3. if they nail the gameplay and keep it button mashing free as they have done in the past it will be a day one buy for sure!

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Jazz41082344d ago

I could make a list a longer than that for ms new ips this gen especially if you are opening it up to dl or psn games. On topic I don't feel the god of war series is milked since it hs a loyal following that want to keep playing. If this game somehow does bad or does not live up to its presecessers and they continue to make more games than that would be milking imo. Other than that I'm looking forward to this agame and of course the last of us and halo 4 this year. I'm loving witcher 2 on 360 as that was on of my must buy games for my 360 this year. Hapy gaming.

smashcrashbash2344d ago (Edited 2344d ago )

So this is basically when Kratos decided to go against Ares and sometime around the time he killed his wife and child.Was hoping for a continuation but I will accept a prequel too. Just make it as epic as all the others and I am sold.

DasBunker2344d ago

I wanted a sequel :(..

kinda dislike prequels.. it will probably have no titan/gods interactions since kratos met them in the first game before "ascension".

GOWIII didnt meet all my expectations.. wanted more story..dialogue.. interactions with gods/titans...more enemies.. epic cutscenes like GOWII and the titan war.. better story than pandoras box and that kid..

-Alpha2344d ago (Edited 2344d ago )

God of War IV would be best left for next gen. This is a good way for Sony to cash in with a side-story, considering how well GoW3 sold. They'd be crazy not to push another GoW game out this gen despite the fact that 3 was supposed to be the last. Money talks.

This way, they can make good money without exhausting the potential to carry a strong brand into next gen. If they told GoW4 this gen, they'd lose a lot of steam for a GoW game next gen. I think it's a smart move.

P_Bomb2344d ago (Edited 2344d ago )

There are lots of greek gods out there though, not just the big three.

Chains of Olympus had Kratos out to save Helios, ironic since he'd kill him in GOW3. Came across a couple other titans and gods along the way, same as in Ghost of Sparta. From titans like Atlas and Thera, to Hades' wife Persephone and Thanatos (Death).

DasBunker2344d ago

Your right there could still use other gods/titans..

sarshelyam2344d ago

During the time when he decided to go against Ares? Not likely...that's basically God of War (I). I'd say it's more likely it takes place between the moment of his pact to slay the Barbarian King, thrusting Kratos in servitude to the God of War Ares, and the moment he slaughters his family. It really isn't made clear how long he was working for Ares before the unrest and decision to rebel was made.

trouble_bubble2344d ago

Sure it is, Gaia tells you a few times. 10 years.

Gamer30002344d ago (Edited 2344d ago )

i already pre order it from amazon
i need my fix of kratos
can't wait to see the gameplay with that amazing GOW3 engine

PerpetualMathx102344d ago

ugh why don't i still have my ps3, those games are always so much fun and the presentation is top notch!

Parapraxis2344d ago

Why would any gamer get rid of their PS3...I hope you sold your Wii & 360 if you had one as well.