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Watch the PAX 2012 God of War: Ascension Panel

God of War: Ascension

Aaron Kaufman's Avatar Posted by on Aug 29, 2012 // Community Strategist, Santa Monica Studio

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Important! If you attend the PAX 2012 God of War: Ascension panel in person, we will give you a way to access the upcoming God of War: Ascension multiplayer beta!

God of War fans! For the first time in the history of this epic franchise, the gods of Sony Santa Monica Studio will be throwing down the gauntlet in our first-ever God of War panel! This is a panel you do not want to miss. Unless you want Kratos to seek revenge on you for not watching, and you know how that goes down.

The panel will take place in the great halls of PAX 2012 this Friday, August 31st from 5:00pm to 6:00pm in the Unicorn Theater (located in the Convention Center). If you’re not attending PAX, you can watch the livestream on Twitch.tv!

God of War has always been about providing you the most epic “larger-than-life” moments and you can rest assured we’re going to make sure our fans remember “this hour.” So what in the name of Kratos is going down?!

God of War: Ascension Game Director Todd Papy, Lead Game Designer Mark Simon, Principal Character Artist Patrick Murphy, and the award-winning writer behind the God of War series, Marianne Krawczyk, will discuss the origins of God of War: Ascension and provide a never-before-seen look at the evolution of Kratos.

Kratos...?It’s fitting we will be in the Unicorn Theater, wouldn’t you agree? Tune in live on Twitch.tv at 5:00pm Pacific Time or BE THERE!

The team will debut a brand-new exclusive reveal trailer of a major character in God of War: Ascension that Kratos will encounter as he seeks to break the blood oath to Olympus that has bound him to Ares.

Our team will also discuss the secrets and creation process behind God of War, the impossibilities of creating massive gameplay moments (remember fighting Cronos in GOWIII?), and genre-defining visceral combat mechanics. Additionally, you’ll learn about the origins of bringing multiplayer to God of War for the first time — it’s what we call “our Titan.”

The God of War PAX 2012 panel is an “hour” every God of War fan at the convention or anywhere around the world reading this should tune in at 5:00pm Pacific Time this Friday. Not only do we promise you’ll be entertained, but we can’t be certain what else may be revealed as these creators of God of War have a helluva story to tell you about.

One last thing. The God of War Panel is not only about God of War: Ascension, but the complete history of the franchise. As you prepare for God of War: Ascension to drop down on March 12, 2013, relive Kratos’ epic journey step by step, every earth-shattering larger than life moment, every treacherous god destroyed on his quest for revenge and redemption, in the God of War: Saga – the complete collection of every God of War game now available in retail stores across North America.

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+ SNORLAXex on August 29th, 2012 at 6:28 pm said:

Even in Pony form, Kratos still impresses.


+ MushThePainter on August 29th, 2012 at 6:41 pm said:

Cant wait for the beta


+ D-Squad3 on August 29th, 2012 at 7:18 pm said:

Just waiting for the beta as I am a Plus member…


+ krae_man on August 29th, 2012 at 7:19 pm said:

Oh god, it hideous(The Kratos Bronie), someone gouge my eyes!


+ deltakong on August 29th, 2012 at 7:22 pm said:

I want to see solid snake ride that pony!


+ YungShep on August 29th, 2012 at 7:28 pm said:

wish i could make the trip..i hope to see this in any Austin event this year!! we got a few coming up! would love to see playstation at a few!!


+ snakeeyes211 on August 29th, 2012 at 8:04 pm said:

Will God of war Ascension have 3-D support?


+ snakeeyes211 on August 29th, 2012 at 8:09 pm said:

I have God of war ascension collectors edition paid off cause I love the series and have a platinum on all five other games can’t wait for the beta thank you Santa Monica :-)


+ Kchow23 on August 29th, 2012 at 8:48 pm said:

Seems like the best PAX yet! Last of Us, God of War Ascension and Hideo Kojima? wish I could’ve gone! :S


+ Kchow23 on August 29th, 2012 at 8:49 pm said:

Also take it easy… you don’t have to act “cool” by using a ton of memes.


+ Biggz124 on August 29th, 2012 at 9:03 pm said:

Sony Santa Monica has bronies?! it’s like an infestation.


+ proud2be on August 30th, 2012 at 1:33 am said:

cool to see it on twitch since sonys stream is always freezing or lagging. But nice to see GOW; ascension at pax, i hope they reveal what the kratos statue in the collectors edition is gonna look like. Cant wait!


+ biggunner7 on August 30th, 2012 at 2:19 am said:

Love the GOW games, hope to get picked to beta test the new GOW game.


+ subzer007 on August 30th, 2012 at 3:14 am said:

not ever game needs multiplayer so why are they trying to ruin a good series with tacked on multiplayer also it would be cool to have a kratos avatar for playstation home just for playing this game


+ Major_Hoare on August 30th, 2012 at 6:36 am said:

Would’ve liked to have seen the panel streamed through the PS Home Theatre.


+ Dorron on August 30th, 2012 at 7:43 am said:

First elephant-man, then goat general…and now that kratos-pony image. Is this God Of Zoo or what?


+ PvySage89 on August 30th, 2012 at 9:24 am said:

It makes sense that Kratos would be an Earth Pony given that he mostly uses his strength and the magic he uses is not his own.


+ Zacky-V-A7X on August 30th, 2012 at 10:18 am said:

Can’t wait for the beta and the new trailer!!!!!


+ Heavenly_king on August 30th, 2012 at 11:51 am said:

Off-topic…..Even though this is one of my favorite franchises (the 2nd favorite) I have to say that I NEED TO SEE THE DEMONSTRATION OF MGS: Grounds Zeroes !!


+ Heavenly_king on August 30th, 2012 at 11:52 am said:

You guessed it right MGS is my top favorite franchise :D


+ helbertpina on August 30th, 2012 at 1:37 pm said:

Same as 7: Please tell us if Ascension will support 3D!!!


+ kb4983 on August 30th, 2012 at 2:11 pm said:

@ 7 and 21. Ascension has been confirmed to support Stereoscopic 3D.


+ Trillest1_ on August 30th, 2012 at 2:38 pm said:

i have modern warfare 3 and nba 2k12. i really need some friends so add me :-)


+ TomatoDragon on August 30th, 2012 at 6:42 pm said:

March 2013 can’t come fast enough.


+ PrinceofXIII on August 30th, 2012 at 8:00 pm said:



+ VoteKratos on August 31st, 2012 at 1:43 am said:

If anyone feels generous, I’d love to take a beta key off your hands. Or even if you’re not feeling generous, I would take it if you feel a little bit occupied, upset, angry, mellow etc. But I will not, under any circumstances, take it from you if you are in a Nicki Minaj mood, that’s just not right ….. :l


+ gtdominator5 on August 31st, 2012 at 6:15 pm said:

Guys have any leftover vouchers? Wished I could have gone to PAX so much now


+ ZhePrime on August 31st, 2012 at 6:40 pm said:

GoW is fine and all but enough with the ponies.


+ GHOZTPRIME on August 31st, 2012 at 6:56 pm said:

This just might be my first GoW game


+ shinta_321 on August 31st, 2012 at 7:08 pm said:

this video is not working for me. can someone link me to youtube. twitch tv sucks.
stuck at stanby screen.


+ snakeeyes211 on August 31st, 2012 at 8:51 pm said:

I have God of war ascension paid off and I can’t wait for the beta this game is going to be awesome thank you Santa Monica studios


+ SWITCH_00599 on August 31st, 2012 at 10:28 pm said:

Cant wait to play it tho it should have ended in the third one :/ cuz now its just milking GoW


+ cosmis_chaos on September 1st, 2012 at 10:54 am said:

@ SWITCH_00599. Oh please. There are games that have reached about seven and eight plus sequels and GOW is milking it?


+ kb4983 on September 1st, 2012 at 11:10 am said:

@ SWITCH_00599. How exactly is the God of War franchise being milked? Counting new releases on consoles there has only been one new God of War on PS3. Compare to other popular franchises below and you’ll see God of War is far from being milked. Facts Below:

Xbox360 –
Halo 3
Halo 3: ODST
Halo: Reach
Halo 4

Multi-Platform –
Call of Duty 2
Call of Duty 3
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
Call of Duty: World at War
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Call of Duty: Black Ops
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2

Multi-Platform –
Assassin’s Creed
Assassin’s Creed II
Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood
Assassin’s Creed: Revelations
Assassin’s Creed III

PS3 –
God of War III
God of War: Ascension


+ iiGeTMoNeY23 on September 1st, 2012 at 12:41 pm said:

PlayStation Vita version with Cross Buy!


+ Shatgan on September 1st, 2012 at 1:05 pm said:

Ohh boy, I sure want to be on the beta.


+ glasscut on September 1st, 2012 at 7:59 pm said:

What did zeus just do damn bronies..


+ SilentShadowX2 on September 2nd, 2012 at 3:11 pm said:

meh looks like crap


+ manuelitvo on September 2nd, 2012 at 7:18 pm said:

i want to play this gamee!!!

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