God of War: Ascension
God of War: Ascension 'Trial of the Gods' Co-Op Mode Unveiled, Trailered
Written Wednesday, March 06, 2013 By Richard Walker
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As God of War: Ascension marches towards its impending launch next week, Sony has today lifted the lid on the two-player co-op 'Trial of the Gods' mode, which has you teaming up with a friend to tag-team with your Champions and facing five increasingly tough waves of mythological beasts, as sand pours through the hourglass of Olympus.

There's 15 different types of mythological creatures to take on, with awards for beating each wave. There'll be three Trials of the Gods maps to tackle upon launch, with more to come. As a multiplayer mode, you can also earn XP from Trial of the Gods to take into the competitive multiplayer matches.

Multiplayer also gains a new allegiance to align with, as Lord of the Sea, Poseidon brings his command over water and ice to multiplayer, providing a large pool of health, elemental defences and freezing attacks to his subjects. You can see the benefits of aligning with Poseidon in the trailer below.

Check out both Trial of the Gods and Poseidon in the trailers below, as well as the Mythological Heroes Multiplayer Pack, available with pre-orders from selected retailers. It grants you armours from Perseus, Orion, Odysseus, and Achilles with which to adorn your multiplayer avatar with.

God of War: Ascension is out on March 12th in North America and March 15th in Europe.

[Via PS Blog]


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Comment #1 by Ice884
Wednesday, March 06, 2013 @ 03:35:39 PM
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Man I can not wait for this game

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Comment #2 by dougie76
Wednesday, March 06, 2013 @ 04:02:21 PM
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I hope this game doesn't have any bullshit multiplayer trophies

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Comment #3 by mrm777sons
Wednesday, March 06, 2013 @ 04:44:52 PM
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@2 They most likely will have multiplayer trophies or you have to rank up to a certain rank.

Also they could have you do a specific thing in multiplayer to get a certain trophy.

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Comment #4 by Killer85500EXE
Wednesday, March 06, 2013 @ 04:50:55 PM
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Well, when I was trying the beta all the guys in the enemy team left and the game kept going, that should make some trophies easier...

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Comment #5 by LukeyCow
Wednesday, March 06, 2013 @ 05:10:51 PM
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Epic., thank god they added a coop mode. No idea why they just announced it now though ??

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Comment #6 by whiplash308
Wednesday, March 06, 2013 @ 05:23:31 PM
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This game just got that much better. Online survival co-op mode, that's sick.

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Comment #7 by DeMz
Wednesday, March 06, 2013 @ 06:16:37 PM
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This Platinum's gonna be a pain.

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Comment #8 by themarv
Wednesday, March 06, 2013 @ 06:28:36 PM
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I normally dont do multiplayer but this seems like they actually put some effort into it. The more i read about it the better it sounds. And we already know the SP will be epic like the wait.

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Comment #9 by The Cosmic Suff
Wednesday, March 06, 2013 @ 06:50:08 PM
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Thats awesome! This is exactly what I wanted.

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Comment #10 by BlindWolf
Wednesday, March 06, 2013 @ 07:34:23 PM
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Now a coop mode really excites me :D
Me n my brother will lov playin this together

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Comment #11 by TRAGICTRIXIE
Wednesday, March 06, 2013 @ 08:42:10 PM
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If I can rank up faster in co-op for an achievement then I'm all for!

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Comment #12 by PeterSmith82
Wednesday, March 06, 2013 @ 08:49:15 PM
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The MP is complete Garbage. I played the Beta. However Co-Op may be fun.

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Comment #13 by Wolfwood
Wednesday, March 06, 2013 @ 11:09:58 PM
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first forcing mp now forcing co-op.....R.I.P God of War

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Comment #14 by aSockMonsteR
Thursday, March 07, 2013 @ 12:53:41 AM
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@12, 13: I hope your game fucks up and "forces" you to reach max rank before single player unlocks.

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Comment #15 by ForceGrip86
Thursday, March 07, 2013 @ 01:32:09 AM
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@14 That would be hilarious.

Really though, the news wouldn't be complete without a few idiots coming in solely to tell us all how "awful" the MP is or is going to be. And most of the people haven't even played the MP at all. You can imagine that conversation....

"Oh, the multiplayer on God of War is crap."
"Have you even played it?"
"No because it is shit."
"How would you know if you haven't even played it?"
"Because I said it is shit and I am the almighty god of everything. Please shut up."

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Comment #16 by Hellifinoe
Thursday, March 07, 2013 @ 02:03:17 AM
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Multiplayer beta was a blast even at the beginning when it was super unbalanced. It is deffinatly challenging to be on top consistently. Co-op is
just icing on the cake for me.

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Comment #17 by NightRusticDawn
Thursday, March 07, 2013 @ 02:05:13 AM
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I wish they make it so you can be a female character :(

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Comment #18 by SmithyReborn86
Thursday, March 07, 2013 @ 02:39:04 AM
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Seen the trophy list and there is no mp trophies unless they are the hidden ones which is unlikely because in all gow games there usually storyline related. See the video below somebody has the game at 25% probably more now.

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Comment #19 by SmithyReborn86
Thursday, March 07, 2013 @ 02:40:34 AM
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Just read the comments on the video and the guy said he thinks 1 is mp related.

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Comment #20 by DMCV
Thursday, March 07, 2013 @ 05:54:44 AM
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Wow, Perseus has bulked up a bit from GOW2..Roids?

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Comment #21 by Scarfacew00t
Thursday, March 07, 2013 @ 08:41:13 AM
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@19 if there is only one mp related trophy, its either : - play online for the first time, or - play online and unlock everything.

I'll wait to see the list of trophies, for now I'm just really happy I could have put my hands on a collector's edition (being late in my purchase)

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Comment #22 by JE43
Thursday, March 07, 2013 @ 08:56:10 AM
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It actually looks good. It sucks that people are so worried about the trophies rather than playing the game but oh well :p

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Comment #23 by Masononmute
Thursday, March 07, 2013 @ 11:55:11 AM
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This could be fun.

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Comment #24 by soliddead
Thursday, March 07, 2013 @ 12:34:01 PM
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8/10 in OPM UK

sounds great!

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Comment #25 by Yowza
Thursday, March 07, 2013 @ 05:54:23 PM
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awesome. Another mode I won't be playing! Glad I'm spending 60 on a game I'm going to enjoy 1/3 of. Actually, getting this one used may not be a bad idea. I don't need the online pass cuz I won't be playing MP. And the inevitable dlc will probably be stupid skins and maps.

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Comment #26 by LarryBeast
Thursday, March 07, 2013 @ 10:51:47 PM
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Love this series, I do believe adding MP is a bad idea but I'll give it a try.

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Comment #27 by YunGFLASHyy
Friday, March 08, 2013 @ 12:59:58 AM
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I love how people jump to conclusions even tgough they haven't played the game yet.

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Game Info


US March 12, 2013
Europe March 13, 2013
Japan March 14, 2013

Resolution: 480p, 720p, 1080i
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
Players: 1
Online Players : 2-8
ESRB: Mature
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