52w ago - Sony Computer Entertainment America Associate Product Marketing Manager Derek Osgood has announced alongside a video trailer today that PlayStation Plus members will be receiving access to the God of War: Ascension Multiplayer Beta on January 8th, 2013.
To quote: As some of you know, the fine folks at Sony Santa Monica Studio recently opened their doors to members of the gaming press - the first such "open house" event in the studio's history.
In addition to experiencing hands-on time with the upcoming multiplayer beta for God of War: Ascension and two new characters coming to PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, journalists experienced a rare inside look at one of the most accomplished and diverse game production facilities in the world.
This is a place where developers of indie titles such as The Unfinished Swan and Journey and big-budget blockbusters such as God of War and Starhawk proudly work shoulder-to-shoulder.
With God of War: Ascension's multiplayer beta en route, the team at Santa Monica Studio wanted to take this opportunity to address PlayStation.Blog readers with the latest details. Read on to learn more about what's in store for the beta!
59w ago - Sony Product Marketing Manager Anthony Caiazzo has announced today that GameStop is getting exclusive God of War: Ascension PS3 pre-order items!
Below are the details, as follows: For the first time ever, King Leonidas will be brought to life in God of War Ascension's multiplayer as depicted by Gerard Butler in the blockbuster film "300."
If you pre-order God of War: Ascension standard or collector's edition at GameStop, you will receive a voucher code that gives you access to history's most heroic Spartan.
We are very excited to partner with Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment to offer you the chance to play as one of the biggest badasses in Greek history on the God of War: Ascension multiplayer battlefield.
Donning King Leonidas's red cape, iconic helmet, and armor you will stand apart as one of the ultimate warriors of Sparta. King Leonidas also comes with his iconic spear, which has its own set of unique combat moves.
In addition to the "300" King Leonidas skin, you will also receive an exclusive double-sided God of War: Ascension poster.
Don't miss out on the opportunity to enhance your day one online...
59w ago - Sony Game Director Todd Papy has shared a fresh God of War: Ascension PS3 trailer and early PlayStatio 3 Beta access details today!
To quote: It's been a little over a month now since we announced the God of War: Ascension Beta and we know you've been anxiously awaiting news on when you're going to get a chance to slash, disembowel, and crush your way into the pantheon of Olympus...
The God of War: Ascension Multiplayer Beta is coming to PlayStation Plus this winter. Keep reading to find out the only other way to get in, and how to get in early.
Some of our fans have already had the chance to play the Desert level of our new multiplayer mode at E3, Gamescom, and PAX. However, the multiplayer action has come a long way since then and this winter, Plus subscribers get to go hands-on with all-new multiplayer action that we haven't yet shown.
If you've been following the Ascension news thus far, you know that in God of War Multiplayer, each warrior will align themselves with one of four Gods. Each God will grant a different set of unlockable powers, armor sets, and abilities, which leads to a unique style of play for each God "class."
The first God you'll be able to align with in the Beta will be the almighty Zeus, so to help you get ready, we have a new trailer...
61w ago - Game Director Todd Papy has announced today details on God of War: Ascension Collector's Edition and pre-order perks below, as follows:
God of War fans - a ton of you have already pre-ordered God of War: Ascension, and those of you that haven't are probably waiting to see just exactly what's included in that Mythological Heroes Pack you get for pre-ordering.
Or maybe you're stuck deciding between the standard edition or the Collector's Edition? Either way, feast your eyes on the Collector's Edition content below, all of which you get for $79.99.
And if you pre-order either the Collector's Edition or the Standard Edition today, you'll receive the incredibly badass Mythological Heroes Multiplayer Pack below, so you can play as your favorite Greek hero in Multiplayer!
We just wanted to share that little tidbit for you to tide you over until next week. Hopefully it helps you make your decision on God of War: Ascension, so head over to pre-order here.
We've got something big coming on October 15th, so be sure to come back and check the PlayStation Blog Monday afternoon and see what it is.
61w ago - Sony Product Marketing Manager Anthony Caiazzo has announced today that those who pick up Total Recall on Blu-ray will also get a God of War: Ascension single-player demo!
Below are the details, to quote: Hello God of War fans! Sony Santa Monica is very excited to be teaming up with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment to get you some exclusive hands-on time with God of War: Ascension on December 18th.
For a limited time, when you purchase the Director's Cut Total Recall Blu-ray and Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack you will receive the E3 2012 God of War: Ascension Single Player demo.
Both Blu-rays feature the Extended Directors Cut, which includes 20 minutes of new footage not shown in theaters, including an alternate ending and over 1.5 hours of special features and Blu-ray exclusive content.
The God of War: Ascension Single Player demo is available with this special offer on the Blu-ray hybrid disc.
The demo includes the new gameplay mechanics and combat systems we showed off earlier this summer, so you can get a taste all of the brutal action before the game launches next March.
Sharpen your blades and stay tuned for more exciting updates on God of War: Ascension!