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Align With the God of War in Ascension’s Multiplayer

Todd Papy's Avatar + Posted by Todd Papy on Nov 09, 2012 // Game Director, God of War: Ascension

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God of War: Ascension - Ares

Becoming a Champion of the Gods in our new God of War: Ascension multiplayer mode requires a Warrior’s knowledge of the strengths, weapons, armor, and magic of the God they align with, knowing the depths of your strategic options, and executing them on the battlefield. Don’t expect to just hack and slash your opponents.

You’ve had a taste of what the Warriors of Zeus are capable of, but now it’s time to divert your attention, and consider aligning with the God of War himself.

If sheer offensive strength is your preferred style of play, harness the ferocious might of Ares! We debuted his trailer last night on SPIKE TV, if you missed it, then don’t miss it now.

Warriors who align with Ares are brute force tacticians dealing a devastating array of up close attacks. These Warriors will also harness magic abilities that unleash a fiery rage, great for close quarters combat. Warriors of Ares are juggernauts who excel in close-range combat and employ powerful items that can boost their attacks, or cripple the defensive capabilities of surrounding enemies. In other words, if you like “jumping into the fire,” then aligning with Ares should be your first step.

In God of War: Ascension’s Multiplayer, it’s crucial to combine the right weapons, armor, magic, and items bestowed from the God you align with, to find your best strategic play style.

Here are a couple key strategic tips for Ares’ warriors to refer back to during our upcoming Beta:

  • Find two or more enemies in a concentrated area. Use Ares’ inferno magic to leap sky-high and slam down with [R2] to knock them into the air. The moment you land, wield your weapon immediately with a series of brutal combo attacks on your enemies while they are stunned to earn a quick victory.
  • Ares’ War Hammer is great against groups of enemies as well. The weapon’s special attack executes a long range wave of fire that will knock back every enemy in its path, and also has an area of effect slam to knock everyone nearby up into the air. A great tactic is combining these two attacks for some wicked air juggle combos.

Finally, the more XP you earn in Multiplayer, the more opportunity you will have to purchase and upgrade powerful Relics. Relics will enhance your weapons and armor, and generally improve (and reward!) your mastery over close-quarters combat. Replenish your health after a successful throw, or increase your damage after every brutal kill. Choose Relics that reward your style of play to become a true warrior of Ares.

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+ D-Squad3 on November 9th, 2012 at 3:11 pm said:

Isn’t the beta suppose to start this Tuesday? I’ve been dying to play it, once PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale comes out, that’s the only game I’m going to be playing so I hope this comes out this Tuesday.


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+ Nv3rt1igh7 on November 9th, 2012 at 3:19 pm said:

^yes…definitely a new branch for mulitplayer; will be entertaining!


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+ onslaughtree on November 9th, 2012 at 3:20 pm said:

gameplay looks interesting so I hope to get some time with It before launch. I love me some god of war, but Im not to sold on the Idea of multi-player being added. I would love to see co-op added In future God Of War games, some what like how Uncharted does their chapter co-op……


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+ Aaron Kaufman on November 9th, 2012 at 3:27 pm said:

Our Multiplayer Beta starts “this Winter” =) Your best bet to get in before anyone else is to participate in our Rise of the Warrior social campaign on our official site here:

http://godofwar.playstation.com/rise-of-the-warrior/

We’re going to be unleashing Chapter 2 early next week and from there it’s going to get heated and more intense, so now is the time to join.

Stoked you guys are diggin the Ares trailer thus far, we know our focus is on Multiplayer right now, trust us, it’s for good reason as we look ahead to our Beta and your pertinent, important feedback on it.

Thanks,
@Just_Tank


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+ D-Squad3 on November 9th, 2012 at 3:44 pm said:

So the beta won’t start this Tuesday? Bummer, guess I won’t be playing it cuz the only game I’m gonna be playing is PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale.


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+ kingdomkiller3 on November 9th, 2012 at 3:49 pm said:

OMG i cant wait for the beta…….then the full game!


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+ Aaron Kaufman on November 9th, 2012 at 3:55 pm said:

We never mentioned the Beta starting this Tuesday, not sure where you heard that. Either way, PlayStation All-Stars is a fantastic game, you absolutely should be playing that!


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+ Bcrazyman on November 9th, 2012 at 4:07 pm said:

hey TODD? do you know when thr demo is coming to the PSN?
also is there gonna be a ps+ discount for us ps+ members?
also any word on release date?
a price? need to know thanks!


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+ jds07 on November 9th, 2012 at 4:10 pm said:

I hope the beta starts before Dec 9th. I won’t be home for about 4 to 6 months after that.


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+ Freshh23 on November 9th, 2012 at 4:33 pm said:

Where’s offline multiplayer!


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+ ClinToN on November 9th, 2012 at 8:26 pm said:

Well yeah, if you’re going to fight in a war, might as well have the father of war watching your back.


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+ R3DSKORP1ON on November 9th, 2012 at 9:17 pm said:

I trust Sony Santa Monica. Their track record speaks for itself. That said I don’t to hear anything else about the multiplayer. SHOW ME THE CAMPAIGN!!! Lol!!


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+ JVBGFR on November 9th, 2012 at 10:10 pm said:

Why’d ya’ll change his hair and beard? It made his iconic look. The armor changed too, but at least it looks similar to the original.


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+ TWODEEEE on November 9th, 2012 at 11:57 pm said:

it should be nov 13th for plus members only, says so on the god of war gold edition with all 5 games


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+ GhostMachine1 on November 10th, 2012 at 7:16 am said:

I have plus so bring it on!


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+ GhostMachine1 on November 10th, 2012 at 7:19 am said:

@ 8
You can get the Ascension demo if you buy Total Recall on blu-ray when it comes out 12/18.


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+ PrinceofXIII on November 10th, 2012 at 11:03 am said:

Ares looks different here O__O


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+ tusunami on November 10th, 2012 at 7:31 pm said:

With anticipation, I can’t wait for the beta to start. This is a very original idea on multiplayer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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+ jungleking02 on November 12th, 2012 at 3:05 am said:

This game has me HYPE! I cannot decide which god to align with. Most likely will be Hades though! Can I get the beta early? lol


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+ EXQUISITEEMPRESS on December 8th, 2012 at 10:15 pm said:

I don’t know which one to choose. I choose them all.


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