Ascend: New Gods Is Xbox 360's God Of War

Microsoft let loose a number of new game titles at this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo and one of the titles really stood out. No, let me rephrase that, Signal's Ascend: New Gods was a show-stealing masterpiece and is a legitimate AAA exclusive that gives Xbox 360 gamers a God of War type experience.

I'm not going to waste a lot of words trying to desperately convince people that this is going to be a rocket-busting title. Instead, I'll let the following debut trailer for Ascend do all the convincing.

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Abash2324d ago

Hyping this game as a God of War killer wont end well

Patriots_Pride2324d ago (Edited 2324d ago )

I dont think anyone is calling it a GOW killer but more of a game that draws inspiration from GOW and made for those who only own a 360.

This game is being made by a small studio who make XBLA games and rumors have it that it suppose to MS first stab at the free to play market.

I am really liking what I see and dont see much similarities between GOW and this apart from the Greek mythology and the name Gods - but you can tell that the developers are big fans of GOW.

WetN00dle692324d ago

EXACTLY!! People are starting to see and hear things. Who exactly said that this was or will be a God of War killer????

shoddy2324d ago

The graphic doesn't even come close to god of war.

ABizzel12324d ago

Who even thought to compare this to God of War. The only thing they have in common from what I've seen is their titles.

This looks more like a mediocre action RPG. A poor man's Dark Souls or KofA:R. Seeing how it's developed by a small studio that's more understandable, but this is no God of War.

badz1492324d ago

it does come the PSP's GoW games!

Army_of_Darkness2324d ago

I don't see any resemblance.... Looks more like a typical action RPG.

NewMonday2324d ago

this is an Action/RPG like Kingdom of Amalur

is every game with a cinematic kill going to be called the next GOW?

xPhearR3dx2324d ago


You do realize this is an XBLA game, right? Of course it's not going to come close to GoW in graphics.

For those who think differently, here's the site for the game. Clearly says XBLA at the bottom.

EeJLP-2324d ago (Edited 2324d ago )

Doesn't really look anything like God of War IMO. It remind me more of a mix between Darksiders and Demon's Souls, brought down a notch or two, and obviously limited by being an XBLA game instead of full retail.

I know Darksiders is similar to GoW, but my point in saying this looks more like that than GoW is the slightly more bulky character, a slower and shorter feeling of range to the attacks, and overall lesser quality level.

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turnerdc2324d ago (Edited 2324d ago )

It doesn't sound like the article is hyping it as a God of War killer but instead saying that it offers a comparable experience. It also kind of reminds of Demon Souls and Dark Souls online. There's a silhouette of what I'm guessing is of another player. Also near the end of the video it seemed like another player "invaded" the current players world. All in all the game looks promising!

Patriots_Pride2324d ago (Edited 2324d ago )

I am going to get alot of disagrees for this comment but I enjoyed Dantes Inferno more than I enjoyed God War.

Dantes Inferno was a very good and underrated game - cant wait for part 2 as the ending left you with a cliff hanger with the adam and eve thing.

srcBFMVBMTH2324d ago (Edited 2324d ago )


Loool. I'd rather watch this trailer over and over again than go through another play through of Dante's Inferno. Dante's Inferno was literally one of the biggest fails I've ever played!

Nothing really can top God of War in epic scale without trying too hard. Others that have tried just make it too over the top where it just seems SO cheesy it becomes boring.

Army_of_Darkness2324d ago

Looks and plays better than this game.

VINNIEPAZ2324d ago (Edited 2324d ago )

Patriots_Pride I'm glad u stated your feeling then let the Sony fanboys get to you.

I wouldn't say Dantes Inferno was better than any God of War game I played, but it was a damn awesome game in its own right. I really got pulled into the game and had a blast with it. Hope they make a 2nd game!

Hell, I might go replay it when I get a day off

GameOn2324d ago

I am also eagerly awaiting Dantes 2. Hopefully it comes after deadspace 3

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joab7772324d ago

U think its an accident its called Ascend new gods. It does look pretty cool but in reference to GoW I'll let the E3 demo for Ascension do the talking...enough said.

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WetN00dle692324d ago (Edited 2324d ago )

Not even God of War itself can beat God of War.

WeskerChildReborned2324d ago

Exactly. Nothing can beat it not even Chuck Norris.

shoddy2324d ago

Don't fuk with Kratos even the mighty gods fear him.

egidem2324d ago

Correction - they have died by his hand.

vortis2321d ago

Had to disagree about Chuck Norris...

Kratos once tried to kill a god but stopped and turned around when he realized he wasn't trying to kill a god, he was trying to kill Chuck Norris.

GusBricker2324d ago

God of War? It looks more like grown up torchlight with some aspects of demon/dark souls with invaders, etc.

AngelicIceDiamond2324d ago (Edited 2324d ago )

Well its an exclusive, Journalist's and anylists looked passed this new Ip as well as Loco Cycle and Matter. The whole entire presser E3 were too busy rippin MS apart and looked passed other games they announced. Now that's a definition of "Shady Journalism"

Btw the game looks great.

Hicken2324d ago

Yeah, try to spin it.

It was evident from the start that it was a GOW clone. We don't even know what the hell the Kinect games are about, aside from Wreckateer. Face it, the conference sucked.

joab7772324d ago

Yeah...its called Ascend: New Gods. It even uses the new GoW title and maybe the "new" is a reference to its attempt to replace Not gonna happen. The new demo is damn good.

AngelicIceDiamond2324d ago (Edited 2324d ago )

@Hicken This troll follows me around the comment posts on N4G for trying to force his opinion on me. You need a life baaad bro.

EeJLP-2324d ago (Edited 2324d ago )

Loco Cycle and Matter are also XBLA games and they showed zero gameplay.

What are journalists supposed to say about them? That there's some XBLA game about a futuristic looking motorcycle coming out next year? Since they showed nothing at all besides that motorcycle..

That there's going to be an XBLA Kinect game called Matter that we also know nothing about, but likely involves rolling a marble (orb) across a level? Possibly while dodging obstacles and being chased?

I think 0:33 here might be a tiny peak at what the actual gameplay might look like:
With the 'marble' rolling from right to left, before the cinematic cuts to being chased by the block.

vega2752324d ago


seems like you want this to be a GoW clone so badly. i guess so you have an excuse to say sony isn't the only one's copying nintendo'S SSBM and mario kart when MS it copying GoW. nothing about this game is like GoW except for the last part of the trailer. so try harder

like you said we haven't seenwath these kinect games are. yet you've already dismissed them as bad games why? cause kinect is in the game? grow up

I find it funny that journalist and gamers scream about MS needing new IP's. yet they announce three and all you here is excuses as to why no one want to creadit MS for listening. so what they are XBLA games. does that make them any less of games. most of you people bitching and bashing about MS not announcing anything new are just whinny biotches

Hicken2323d ago

I don't care about "copies." PS All Stars is obviously influenced by SSB. Ascend is obviously influenced by GOW. As long as the game is good, though, who cares? Honestly, I was just glad- and surprised- to see a new core IP out of Microsoft; I really wasn't expecting anything from them.

Wreckateer looks like it could be fun, but I'd enjoy it a whole lot better if it WEREN'T Kinect. Or Move, or Wii, for that matter. But I can really see kids having fun with it.

LocoCycle and matter had ZERO gameplay; LC's trailer hardly even told you anything about what the game will be like. We know the bike's a female, and we know she's pretty good at what she does... whatever it is she does. That's it.

We can assume some things about matter from the trailer given, and EeJLP explains that below, so I'm not repeating it.

Four new IPs, three of them Kinect, none of them retail. Then there was Halo, Gears, and Forza. And multiplat stuff.

That's all the games there is. Not a lot to write about.

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BXbomber2324d ago

lmaoo and they said sony copies everyone especially nintendo. look wat we have here MS and its god of war rip off, u see u xbox and nintendo trolls everyone copies everything so STFU,

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