Video: God of War: Ascension PS3 Panel Highlights from PAX 2012

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84w ago - Sony Senior Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein is here with some video footage showcasing the God of War: Ascension PS3 panel highlights from PAX 2012 below.

To quote: This past weekend at PAX, I was fortunate enough to moderate a panel with some of the top minds working on God of War: Ascension.

While getting inside the heads of the creators of Kratos' next adventure was a treat, we did a lot more than just talk.

The team brought early sketches of Kratos (dreadlocks!) and the first playable video of the original God of War, before the Blades of Chaos were irrevocably bound to his forearms. We also revealed Ascension's big bads, the Furies, with a close look at Mageara, the "enforcer" of the mythical tio.

While we streamed the panel live, courtesy of Twitch.tv, you're forgiven if you missed it last Friday evening. But the excuses are gone now - we've cut down the hour-long panel into an 11-minute highlight reel. Take a look:





Your panelists, from left to right:

• Mark Simon - Lead Designer on God of War: Ascension
• Patrick Murphy - Principal Character Artist for God of War: Ascension
• Marianne Krawczyk - award-winning...
 

Remote Play Brings God of War Collection & More to PS Vita Today

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85w ago - Sony Handheld Consoles Product Planning and Platform Software Innovation Director Don Mesa has announced that PS3 Remote Play is bringing God of War, Ico and Shadow of the Colossus Collections to PS Vita owners today!

To quote: We've got some great news for PS Vita owners today concerning Remote Play, the application that enables you to interact remotely with PS3 using your PS Vita and a Wi-Fi connection.

Starting today, PS3 owners will be able to download an update for God of War Collection and Ico and Shadow of the Colossus Collection that will enable these classic games to be played from their PS Vita using the Remote Play function.

So what does this mean? It means you'll be able to enjoy two classic HD collections almost anywhere, whether you're around your PS3 or not, from the comfort of your PS Vita and a Wi-Fi signal. Both collections include customizable control options, so you can choose to have the R2 and L2 buttons from your PS3 mapped to PS Vita's rear touchpad.

This is great news because God of War, God of War II, Ico, and Shadow of the Colossus represent some of the most beloved and acclaimed titles in videogaming – and both collections look stunning...
 

God of War: Ascension Release Date Confirmed, Special Editions

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85w ago - Sony European Product Manager Ross Alexander has confirmed the European PS3 release dates for God of War: Ascension today and has detailed the Special Editions below too!

To quote: We are pleased to announce today that God of War: Ascension will release on the following dates:

• UK & Ireland: 15th March 2013
• Australia & New Zealand: 14th March 2013
• Rest of Europe/PAL: 13th March 2013

Available at launch we will have both a Special Edition and Collector's Edition, as well as the standard edition.

The Collector's Edition features the ultimate GoW collectible, a 8″ Kratos figurine. Packaged in a premium steel book game case, the set will also include the official game soundtrack (digital version), a PS3 dynamic theme and avatar pack, a double XP bonus for multiplayer (more info on this soon) and a DLC pass to unlock all future DLC for the game at no additional cost (more info on this soon too).

God Of War: Ascension sees the debut of multiplayer to the series and the dev team are working very hard to create a truly fantastic experience.

If you want to have the edge against your friends as you all face off on the battlefield online, the multiplayer double XP and DLC pass could be the tools to help you rise to the top.
 

Sony Announces PlayStation Collections Available at Retail Today

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86w ago - Sony Associate Product Marketing Manager Cristian Cardona of Software Marketing has announced that the PlayStation Collections including God of War, inFAMOUS, and Ratchet & Clank are available at retail outlets beginning today.

To quote: It's been only a few weeks since we last talked to you about PlayStation Collections and believe it or not, they're finally here!

Available today at retailers near you and September 25th on the PlayStation Store, the PlayStation Collection is packed to the, uh, packaging with extra digital content that guarantees you'll be getting the most out of your purchase this fall.

Whether for yourself or as a gift, these are going to be a great chance to check out some of our greatest exclusive franchises.

To quickly recap, here's what your getting in each Collection:

God of War Saga ($39.99)

• God of War, remastered in HD
• God of War II, remastered in HD
• God of War III
• God of War: Origins Collection (which includes God of War: Chains of Olympus and God of War: Ghost of Sparta)
• Full PlayStation Network Trophy Support
• Exclusive Bonus...
 

The Monsters of God of War: Ascension PS3 - The Satyr Captain

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86w ago - Following up on their previous update, Sony Community Strategist Aaron Kaufman at Santa Monica Studio has detailed another of the Monsters in God of War: Ascension for PS3 today, namely the Satyr Captain!

To quote: As we continue the journey to March 12, 2013, we want to further explore all aspects of the God of War universe, giving you deeper insight into the creation, lore, design, and gameplay of God of War: Ascension. Welcome to our third Monsters of Ascension feature.

The Satyr Captain in God of War: Ascension continues the evolution of the "Satyr," an enemy that has featured in every God of War game from the beginning.

This time, however, these grunts are getting a "pack master" in the form of the vicious Satyr Captain. In today's post, our famed concept artist Izzy continues his dissection of the Monsters of Ascension. Let's roll!

The God of War Satyrs are traditionally pretty formidable alone and even more so in groups. Now with the addition of the Goat Captain, they add rank and structure to their arsenal. Those are some pretty stacked odds that Kratos is up against. What sparked the idea to give them a...
 







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