God of War: Ascension, the next chapter in Sony’s extremely successful hack and slash series, has finally received a full list of details for its single-player story, its “ground-breaking” multiplayer, and its array of new combat mechanics.
Sony confirmed to the world God of War: Ascension earlier this month, after a retailer listing leaked quite a few facts and even a video
of the new hack and slash game.
Now, after hearing that it’s going to include a very special multiplayer mode
, the full list of details about God of War: Ascension is finally available.
As we already know, the game, which acts as a prequel for existing titles, is made by Sony Santa Monica and will be directed by Todd Papy.
“God of War: Ascension is a prequel that will show Kratos' emotional path of redemption, while detailing the rise of his rage to break free from Ares' bond. Epic cinematic storytelling, visceral battles, and blockbuster moments will all be present, along with various enhancements, including a revamped combat system and a brand new online multiplayer mode that combines the brutal gameplay and large-scale battles that God of War is known for to create a competitive experience like never before,” Sony said in a press release.
Papy is very excited about the new game and wants not only to provide a deeper look into the psyche of Kratos, but also present a whole new experience with the multiplayer mode.
“We're providing a deeper look into Kratos' tormented past and psyche that fans have not seen before,” he said. “Combined with refined gameplay, jaw-dropping visuals, and a fresh twist on competitive gaming with our new online multiplayer mode, I guarantee that God of War: Ascension will give fans what they have been eagerly waiting for, and much more."
Of course, the biggest new feature of God of War: Ascension is its new multiplayer mode, which supports both offline and online battles.
“For the first time ever in a God of War game, players can compete in online or offline multiplayer battles that combine the fierce combat and scale of the franchise with a unique gameplay experience,” Sony added. “Built off of the heart and soul of the single-player campaign, this brand new option can include up to eight players and offers a variety of different multiplayer modes, along with customizable avatar warriors with a range of weapons, armor, and more.”
Besides the multiplayer, Sony Santa Monica has revamped the combat and weapon systems, not to mention the mini-games, while implementing new puzzle challenges, as well as better characters and dynamic lighting.
For those that want an accurate description of the story in God of War: Ascension, check out Sony’s official statement below.
“Set in the realm of Greek mythology, God of War: Ascension is an epic adventure that allows players to take on the climactic role of the ex-Spartan warrior Kratos as he finds a way to break the blood oath that binds him to the god, Ares. Six months after being tricked into killing his wife and child, a younger Kratos is sentenced to a life of madness with the Furies, caged in a titan sized prison for the living damned. Fighting insanity, his will is tested to the limit as he seeks to break his bond and gain the clarity to seek revenge on Ares for his part in the death of his family. Armed with double-chained blades, Kratos must take on mythology's darkest creatures while solving intricate puzzles throughout his merciless quest for redemption.”
A release date for God of War: Ascension has yet to be set by Sony, but you can expect the game to appear sometime next year, exclusively for the PlayStation 3 platform.