74w 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.
85w 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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117w ago - SCEA PR Manager Eric Levine has announced that God of War: Origins Collection officially hits the PS3 today and has shared the launch trailer alongside details, as follows:
The wait is over! Kratos storms store shelves everywhere in the form God of War: Origins Collection- the compilation of God of War: Chains of Olympus and God of War: Ghost of Sparta on a single Blu-ray Disc, available today!
Now fans and newcomers to the franchise can complete the God of War experience on their PS3 for the first time. And so far, members of the media have given God of War: Origins Collection a strong thumbs up.
GameTrailers.com called the game "a gift worthy of Olympus," while MTV.com said "God of War: Origins Collection is an absolute steal."
In case you forgot, here's a quick refresher on what this package includes:
• Two award-winning PSP classics (Chains of Olympus and Ghost of Sparta) on PS3 for the first time
• Both games running in high-definition 1080p resolution with full stereoscopic 3D support
• Only $39.99, and just in time for the holidays making it a great gift option
• PSN Trophy support that will challenge even the best players
• Dolby 5.1 / DTS surround sound