We all know how it plays out. In five titles Kratos has killed gods, titans, the Fates, his peers, innocents and his own family. He is the ultimate warrior, showing no mercy, weakness or compassion. He is rage incarnate, snuffing out the life of everything around him. But under all that rage, all that shouting and unbridled destruction, there is a man. A human.
It’s about two weeks until we see the next (previous?) chapter in the God of War Saga with the prequel, God of War: Ascension. It’s probably the very last one we’ll see on the current gen – and by all accounts quite nearly maximises the PlayStation 3’s potential . You can now see it for yourself, because the game’s single player demo is now available to all PS3 users worldwide. Sony’s also released a brand new trailer for the game, which you can see after the jump.
I’ve always been absolutely crazy about the God of War games, mostly for the story. So when I saw that there is this video of the first half an hour of the God of War: Ascension single-player campaign I was so conflicted but I clicked it anyway. Want to see? Obviously, there are spoilers.
The next God of War, Ascension, seems to be toying a bit too much with a character that’s been established as a completely ruthless badass. We already know that Kratos will keep his *ahem* weapon sheathed when it comes to women. According to Todd Papy, the game’s director, Kratos will be more “likable” and “somewhat” relatable in Ascension.
When it comes to games, Latin America tends to get screwed even more than we South Africans; not only do they get shafted on content, but games also tend to be on the pricy side.
Sony seems to be making it a little better for our South and Central American friends - by giving them this exclusive God of War Omega bundle.
No, you can’t have it.
Well, it was bound to happen sooner or later. Kratos has always been a one man army wrapped in chains and fashionable armour, but he’s never been much of a team player. That’s all set to change soon when God of War: Ascension releases, as the prequel will include several multiplayer modes, which Sony claims will give competitive gaming a “fresh twist”.
Whether that’s from a blade or a concept, no one knows yet.
The second God of War HD Collection is here. Another two games which begin with the manliest of men, Kratos, glaring at you, while an orchestra beats itself to death in the background and something either burns, rains or screams, too. Why would you NOT want to play it?
The internet is abuzz with news that yet another fighting game is getting yet another cross-over. This time, Mortal Kombat will be featuring one of the most iconic characters to grace consoles in recent years; a fitting addition to the bloody series.
And unlike the last Mortal Kombat crossover, the rather middling MK vs DC, it wonâ€™t force toning down the seriesâ€™ hallmark violence, because heâ€™s just as, if not more violent. Word is the vengeful Ghost of Sparta, God of Warâ€™s pasty white Kratos will be joining MK9â€™s roster.
Nick de Bruyne
Are you aching for some more ruthless God of War action? Well, today is your lucky day as we have a report in from the official US Playstation Blog stating that the demo will be made available today.
The demo will roll in with the Playstation Store update and you will be able to get your paws on it and give it a go. The full game is releasing on November 2nd, and if you really needed some extra incentive to buy it, here's your chance.
God of War: Chains of Olympus was an absolutely fantastic God of War title and I expect no less from the sequel.
Source: US Playstation Blog