God of War: Ascension
Surprise! Sony Unveils God of War: Ascension
Written Thursday, April 19, 2012 By Lee Bradley
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Get ready for bit more demigod violence, Kratos is back. Officially. Sony has finally announced what we thought was God of War IV. It's called God of War: Ascension.

In a move no doubt accelerated thanks to an Amazon leak earlier today, the Sony Santa Monica developed title has been revealed, along with a stylish teaser trailer. 

It’s a prequel, it features Greek mythical stuff (obvs), has Kratos in it (double obvs) and that’s about all we know. There's certainly no word on the rumoured co-op yet.

Considering the scarcity of solid info, you’ll be pleased to hear that a live streaming event will be broadcast on the PS Blog and Facebook on Monday April 30th. It will be hosted by Todd Papy, the game’s director. 

The announcement follows weeks of rumours and speculation that culminated in Amazon accidentally revealing the game’s title, some placeholder cover art and a teaser trailer earlier today. You can find the teaser trailer below.

[via PS Blog]


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Comment #1 by WINAS3
Thursday, April 19, 2012 @ 04:01:34 AM
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Looks a lot like fear kratos doesn't it.

Can't wait for more info!

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Comment #2 by ryanofx92
Thursday, April 19, 2012 @ 04:09:57 AM
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Omg... I think i just jizzed out of my vagina.

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Comment #3 by DMCV
Thursday, April 19, 2012 @ 04:22:39 AM
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Cannot wait! I enjoyed platting all GOW games can't wait to get my hands on this!

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Comment #4 by AshtimusPrime
Thursday, April 19, 2012 @ 04:30:02 AM
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If done right, coop could be amazing. So I kind of hope it will have it. No worries if not though, I'm still excited!

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Comment #5 by Bounty V
Thursday, April 19, 2012 @ 04:32:01 AM
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Well after that trailer, it would have been odd for them to refrain from announcing it.

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Comment #6 by newgroundsguru
Thursday, April 19, 2012 @ 04:32:41 AM
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well guess i should finish 3 some time..

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Comment #7 by primusdc
Thursday, April 19, 2012 @ 04:37:01 AM
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i spaffed big time. can't wait for this

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Comment #8 by lieverd
Thursday, April 19, 2012 @ 04:42:00 AM
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too bad that they are milking GOW out again. But still cant wait for more info...

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Comment #9 by love_handles1987
Thursday, April 19, 2012 @ 04:58:12 AM
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A new Dead Space and God of War announced = very happy man right about now =D

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Comment #10 by Alex Fly
Thursday, April 19, 2012 @ 05:04:59 AM
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Yes yes yes yes !!!

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Comment #11 by -Malik-
Thursday, April 19, 2012 @ 05:05:20 AM
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It’s a prequel ? so this will take place before the first game or ?

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Comment #12 by AvR
Thursday, April 19, 2012 @ 05:13:41 AM
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Comment #13 by wottagunn
Thursday, April 19, 2012 @ 05:16:56 AM
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They should stop now and no longer milk this franchise. I am a HUGE fan of the series (bought GoW I on launch day on PS2), but these new Developers are ruining David Jaffe's story.
It all started with Jaffe, and to see it now so far divorced from what Jaffe intended it to be, pains me.

The 3 previous games are all great; Jaffe, Cory and Stig all did a great job because they were there from the start (although Jaffe's ending to GoW3 was better than Stig's).
Where did Stig go, why is he not directing this new one?

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Comment #14 by Vuule
Thursday, April 19, 2012 @ 05:22:13 AM
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Not to sure if I'm liking this.. At least it's a prequel.

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Comment #15 by Lara Soft
Thursday, April 19, 2012 @ 05:33:37 AM
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Kratos pre epic blades? hmm, i'll wait to judge until i see gameplay but i dont like the sound of it tbh, even tho all the games have had other weapons, i think i used the blades 95% of the time, excluding boss battles.

how likely is a 2012 release? :/

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Comment #16 by davedude14
Thursday, April 19, 2012 @ 05:38:54 AM
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I'm not sure about the addition of multiplayer for a GOW game. I want them to concentrate on the grea SP before entering the MP section. :/

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Comment #17 by Dragaknight
Thursday, April 19, 2012 @ 05:55:08 AM
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PS3 Trophies could you please use the old video type you use to use I can't watch nothing with this type of video you are using.

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Comment #18 by theghostsi
Thursday, April 19, 2012 @ 06:09:26 AM
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Why do I feel dissapointed

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Comment #19 by adsdsdsd
Thursday, April 19, 2012 @ 06:10:06 AM
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i have never played any god of war games except the demos i want to play all of them in story order including psp ones what do i do????

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Comment #20 by I_Shoot_Stuff
Thursday, April 19, 2012 @ 06:20:23 AM
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I've only played GoW3 and it was excellent. I look forward to this new title.

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Comment #21 by ryandavison
Thursday, April 19, 2012 @ 06:25:26 AM
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Haven't got GOW Origins Collection or GOW 3 yet, oh well, I should have more than enough time to get and complete them before this one comes out

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Comment #22 by The Cosmic Suff
Thursday, April 19, 2012 @ 07:41:57 AM
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Hmm, nothing to worry about I'd say. I can actually imagine this game working very well co-op.

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Comment #23 by Resurssikysymys
Thursday, April 19, 2012 @ 07:51:34 AM
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Looks great! I'm going to wait for more info before saying anything else..

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Comment #24 by morph147
Thursday, April 19, 2012 @ 08:36:20 AM
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the question comes down to now is it for ps3 or vita.

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Comment #25 by DanDx
Thursday, April 19, 2012 @ 08:42:46 AM
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Played 1 and 2, still waiting to get 3, and this sounds awesome... by the time I'm done with the 3rd I hope this ones price has already lowered.

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Comment #26 by jnaze2
Thursday, April 19, 2012 @ 08:46:51 AM
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@24 was listed on amazon as ps3, but could be wrong

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Comment #27 by H1DD3N
Thursday, April 19, 2012 @ 09:12:11 AM
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Hedi from NCIS L.A was the voice in the trailer :)

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Comment #28 by kakihara301
Thursday, April 19, 2012 @ 09:25:46 AM
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As much as I hate to say it, im really hoping for the addition of co-op. IMHO, this series needs a kick in the teeth. GOW3, although certainly not a bad game, left me disappointed. It really didnt do anything for me after the first level. That first level was sooo epic and then the rest of the game just felt stale and generic to me. It kinda reminded me of how I felt about RE5. Fun game. Looks good. Just didnt wow me like I thought they should, being that they were the first additions of a storied series on Next-Gen consoles.

Leaving my expectations around mid-level. That way, if its not great, I wont be so disappointed. But, if it is awesome, I can be blown away. Like how we all were after playing each of the first 2 God of Wars.

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Comment #29 by TRAGICTRIXIE
Thursday, April 19, 2012 @ 09:33:08 AM
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I'm wondering if this is a potential PSVita game since all the prequel god of war's are on the playstation handhelds.

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Comment #30 by Charlyposho
Thursday, April 19, 2012 @ 10:01:49 AM
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The hell with vita. I want this on PS3. Full HD and 3D.

I wanted a prequel but with the gods battling the titans on the first war. Another kratos prequel is like... Yeah is GOW but come on... Enough with the prequels. They just add nonsense and plot holes to the previous games.

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Comment #31 by deeziefbaby
Thursday, April 19, 2012 @ 10:25:07 AM
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@19 download the HD versions off the store, think if you have PS+ the are only $9.99 each.

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Comment #32 by Hyperborian66
Thursday, April 19, 2012 @ 11:36:07 AM
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Hopefully they don't do retailer specific pre-order rubbish like they did with GoW3. Other than, can't wait .)

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Comment #33 by Banacheckfps
Thursday, April 19, 2012 @ 11:56:07 AM
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Knew about GOW IV coming for sometime now, looking forwards to seeing what they come up with story wise.

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Comment #34 by LUNIEIZSICC
Thursday, April 19, 2012 @ 11:59:48 AM
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@8 this is the only franchise that i think cant be milked... god of war is one of the main reasons i have a ps3 and with the amazing team at santa monica this cannot fail

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Comment #35 by thomp200
Thursday, April 19, 2012 @ 12:38:03 PM
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so they release 2 games per system by the looks of things, can't see how people call this milking the franchise....

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Comment #36 by brandaman69
Thursday, April 19, 2012 @ 01:45:46 PM
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this should be interesting

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Comment #37 by SSWORM69
Thursday, April 19, 2012 @ 02:15:02 PM
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This is SPARTA!!

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Comment #38 by AverySegaw
Thursday, April 19, 2012 @ 02:30:17 PM
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How to kill a franchise? Keep making games.

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Comment #39 by Cromag2
Thursday, April 19, 2012 @ 04:03:04 PM
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What the hell, did Kojima productions move to Santa Monica... GOW VR Missions!

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Comment #40 by JROD0823
Thursday, April 19, 2012 @ 04:32:30 PM
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Start with Chains of Olympus, then 1, then Betrayal(mobile phone game), then Ghost of Sparta, then 2, then 3. I haven't played Betrayal, but the rest are all very, very good games.

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Comment #41 by darthbster
Thursday, April 19, 2012 @ 04:36:11 PM
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@19 the chronological order of the story is:

Chains of Olympus
God Of War
Ghost of Sparta
God of War 2
God of War 3

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Comment #42 by BrightonBeach1992
Thursday, April 19, 2012 @ 05:22:13 PM
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i'm looking forward to this along with RE6 and GTA5.

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