God of War: Ascension Goes Digital, Multiplayer Plans Detailed

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27w ago - Sony Community Strategist Aaron Kaufman of Santa Monica Studios announced today that God of War: Ascension is going digital, complete with multiplayer plans below as well!

Toquote: We have a very important update to share with you on behalf of our God of War Development Team. Cue bullet points just ahead!

But wait! Let's start with a gift. If you have yet to experience Composer Tyler Bates (whose credits include 300) official God of War: Ascension soundtrack, enjoy this free track on us:

• God of War: Ascension - The Marked One

Since the release of God of War: Ascension last March, we have supported Multiplayer with a vast amount of DLC - from new weapons and maps, to our brutal 1v1 mode, a fan-driven cape contest, new marks, and more. Even the Gods could not have predicted the level of popularity and impassioned connection to our Multiplayer mode driven by the PlayStation Nation.

As of today, we will not be producing any more DLC content (maps, weapons, armors, marks) for God of War: Ascension Multiplayer, as our primary...
 

Videos: Wield Gauntlets in God of War: Ascension PS3 Multiplayer

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35w ago - Santa Monica Studio Community Strategist Aaron Kaufman made available some fresh videos today showcasing gauntlets in God of War: Ascension PS3 Multiplayer below.

To quote: Champions! For the 99.9% of you not enjoying the hysteria at Gamescom, fight in the glory of #GauntletsWeek!

Forged by the gods to obliterate your enemies with thunderous force, the dual-wielding Gauntlets Weapon Class will arrive in God of War: Ascension Multiplayer tomorrow, Aug 20th.

These double-fisted weapons will deliver crushing blows to an enemy's ego and face. Pound your enemies down with six new gauntlets, including Zeus, Ares, Hades, Poseidon, the Gladiator Gauntlets, and the legendary Nemean Cestus from God of War 3.





Keep reading for destructive gauntlet tips, and a FIRST LOOK at our new, massive map: the Archimedes Furnace.





Pure Physical Power

With the new Gauntlets Weapon class, you'll be an absolute, mechanical beast in the arena. Here are a few gameplay tips to get you going...

All the gauntlets can charge any of the normal Square attacks, both on the ground and in the air. These attacks have...
 

Video: God of War: Ascension: 1v1 Multiplayer Mode, New Maps Out

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40w ago - Sony Santa Monica Studio Designer Quentin Ramsey announced today alongside a video that God of War: Ascension: 1v1 Multiplayer Mode and new PS3 maps are out now.

Below are the details, to quote: Champions! Our latest 1.09 update is available now, including the much anticipated new 1v1 mode - Bout of Honor! You can view the full change list at the official site.

Since the dawn of our multiplayer, warriors have cried out to the Gods asking for @SonySantaMonica to create a mode where Champions can pit their skills against each other without distraction. I am here to tell you, combatants, the time has finally come!

In Bout of Honor, two warriors will put their lives and reputations on the line to win the best of seven rounds in this strictly 1v1 mode. Bout of Honor is a true contest of skill with no chests, fountains, or world weapons to aid you.

This mode also disables relics and allows for a Champion's magic to regenerate over time. Beware, my brothers in arms, magic generates slowly over time so use it sparingly. If you are careless you may end up like the Prophet Castor, with your head underneath another warrior's boot.



 

God of War: Ascension: 11 Multiplayer PS3 DLC Weapons Unlocked

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41w ago - Sony Santa Monica Studio Community Strategist Aaron Kaufman announced that 11 multiplayer PS3 DLC weapons are now unlocked until Sunday in God of War: Ascension on the PlayStation 3 console.

To quote: Champions, your incredible patience for our upcoming 1v1 "Bout of Honor" mode has not gone unnoticed, and will be fulfilled in short order this month.

This week, bring some Olympus style fireworks to the God of War: Ascension Arena with our Arsenal of the Gods Preview Extravaganza! We are unlocking our entire arsenal of available DLC weapons for a free extended preview in-game.

Right now, jump in to God of War: Ascension Multiplayer and get a brutal hands-on test drive with 11 of our DLC weapons for free, in every Multiplayer mode. Wield the latest Titanic Hammers, Weapons of Judgment, Legendary Spears, the Blades of Artemis and Thanatos, and more. These weapons will be unlocked and ready for you the moment you jump in to customize your Warrior.

This free weapons preview will only last until Sunday, July 7th - get in there!

What you should know: All experience (leveling) gained per weapon will be retained if you purchase the weapon after the event.

In other words, any experience you gain for a preview weapon that you did not previously own, if you...
 

Video: God of War: Ascension Multiplayer: DLC, Primordial Weapons

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49w ago - Community Strategist Aaron Kaufman at Santa Monica Studio posted up a video today showcasing God of War: Ascension Multiplayer including DLC and primordial weapons below.

To quote: Champions, with eight glorious weeks of God of War: Ascension Multiplayer now etched into the stones of Olympus, it's time to look ahead to what the Oracle has seen in our future.

It's also time to see what the community has achieved thus far - see the infographic along the side of this post (click on it for the full, ultra high-resolution image).

Our God of War Development Team here at SonySantaMonica is working steadfastly on a wide array of additional multiplayer content, including new weapons (plus a powerful fourth weapon class) and armors, large and small maps, and a few other surprises. We'll have more to share later this month.

Today we are releasing our second wave of Multiplayer DLC - the Primordial Weapons - comprised of the Armor of Typhon and the Mercenary Blade. These will be available to purchase today on PSN (search "God of War"), alongside the "Armors of Anarchy" and "Blades of Darkness" released last week. Pay close attention to the Artemis & Thanatos Blades; they have new moves and FX to augment your playing style.



 







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