71w ago - Today Community Strategist Aaron Kaufman at Santa Monica Studio has shared a video spotlighting the monsters of God of War: Ascension for the PlayStation 3 console dubbed The Elephantaur.
To quote: God of War: Ascension's Elephantaur is a Minotaur hybrid unlike any ferocious enemy you've seen yet in the God of War universe.
You could call him an evolution of the Minotaur... or perhaps the beginning? We'll let our famed concept artist Izzy answer that for you. Let's roll!
Now that you've given us a glimpse into the creative process that spawned the monstrous Polyphemus, let's plunge our blades into God of War's newest baddie: The Elephantaur!
Tell us a bit about its history and how you managed to turn one of nature's most noble creatures into such a hulking juggernaut.
Izzy: For God of War III I had worked on the Berserker class Argus monster that was later cut. When I originally started doing sketches for that guy, I had done a painting of a pale elephant coated in blood like a gladiator. That image got scrapped, but ever since, I've wanted to do another scary elephant monster.
When the Elephantaur came up, it was originally an assignment to reskin the Minotaur from God of War III for God of War: Ascension. We had planned to do a different...
75w ago - Sony Santa Monica Studio Community Strategist Aaron Kaufman has posted up a video today showcasing the monsters of God of War: Ascension Polyphemus on PS3.
To quote: As we begin the journey to the launch of God of War: Ascension on March 12, 2013, we want to further explore all aspects of the God of War universe to give you deeper insight into the creation, lore, design, and gameplay that's being poured into the game. Welcome to our first "Monsters of Ascension" feature.
In God of War: Ascension, we are introducing an epic, unprecedented multiplayer experience. You will become a Champion of the Gods, but not before you encounter and conquer one of the biggest Titans seen in the entire God of War series - Polyphemus.
The Titan cyclops Polyphemus - the gargantuan one-eyed son of Poseidon - is a brutal boss on our desert multiplayer map. He will literally crush you and your foes (repeatedly) until you earn enough favor from the Gods to be granted the Spear of Olympus - the only known weapon that can destroy Polyphemus.
I sat down with Izzy Medrano, Lead Concept Artist for God of War: Ascension, to discuss his contributions to the...
79w ago - Today Game Director Todd Papy has revealed at E3 2012 that God of War: Ascension unleashes on PS3 next March with details below!
To quote: God of War fans, our journey to Ascension begins now! We just showcased the worldwide premiere of our single-player experience for God of War: Ascension on the grandest E3 stage of them all - the PlayStation E3 press conference.
The story behind God of War: Ascension tells the journey of Kratos' redemption from his past sins and the rise of his rage to break free from Ares bond. Our team is excited to explore the tormented past and psyche of Kratos and showcase his journey with a bevy of signature gameplay features, combat advancements, and epic "bigger than life" moments.
We've been tucked away working hard here at Sony Santa Monica, and we are super excited to inform you that God of War: Ascension will be unleashing on PS3 on March 12, 2013. We've got a long road ahead of us, but the whole team here at Sony Santa Monica Studios is dedicated to making this the biggest and best God of War yet.
Be sure to follow our journey at www.godofwar.com. Now about that single-player demo...
In the single-player demo we showed off some of our new gameplay mechanics and combat systems. We've evolved our combat system to be more immersive...
84w ago - Game Director Todd Papy has announced PS3 multiplayer mode for God of War: Ascension live from Santa Monica Studio today!
To quote: Hello PlayStation fans! As I mentioned on the 19th, at 8 AM PDT (11 AM EDT) today we'll be streaming live from Santa Monica Studios, where our team is busy building the next evolution in the franchise.
I will be talking with Mr. PlayStation Blog himself, Jeff Rubenstein, about God of War: Ascension and my past experience with the franchise.
And of course I will be answering some of the questions from fans on Twitter.
As promised, if we read your question live on air, we'll be reaching out to you (via @PlayStation) so we can send you a signed God of War: Ascension poster.
86w ago - Today it appears Amazon.com jumped the gun with Sony's suspected God of War: Ascension reveal by publishing the game's product page a day early alongside the PS3 box art and a teaser trailer video below!
To quote from GameInformer.com (linked above): "God of War: Ascension for PlayStation 3 seems to be a prequel to the original trilogy, before Kratos became the Ghost of Sparta.
Not much else is known about the story, however. The listing notes, "Join Kratos as he seeks freedom, redemption, and the clarity to avenge his family in the most ambitious God of War adventure in the series so far."
The product page, which is active at the time of this publishing, also contains a short CG teaser trailer. The listing indicates the game is out sometime in 2013, but no official release date has been revealed."
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