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God of War: Ascension Rises Today, Final Multiplayer Allegiance Revealed

Todd Papy's Avatar + Posted by Todd Papy on Mar 12, 2013 // Game Director, God of War: Ascension

PlayStation friends,

God of War: Ascension is out in North America today! It represents the culmination of two and a half years of blood, sweat, and tears on behalf of the God of War team at Santa Monica Studio.

We wanted to create the best looking, best playing, most compelling entry in the series to date, a game that took every aspect of the experience to a new level, that sought to show long-time fans a different side of the iconic Kratos character, and that added something entirely new yet addictively deep to the franchise: multiplayer, which many of you joined us in playing and improving during our Beta weeks ago.

We put a great deal of thought and effort into the multiplayer modes you’ll discover in Ascension, including the recently revealed 2-player cooperative Trial of the Gods. Supporting this new addition to the God of War universe and the community we’re hopeful builds around it for a while to come is of the utmost importance to us.

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Looking forward to being among the first to receive access to an exclusive early demo of The Last of Us, included in each retail copy of God of War: Ascension? The new target date upon which that access will be unlocked (via the God of War: Ascension main menu) is May 31st, 2013. Pick up a copy of Ascension so you can be one of the first to check it out!

To that end, we can today confirm a substantial DLC plan, among which will be new armor and weapons sets, new stages to battle in, and much more. All of this will be free for owners of the Ascension Collector’s Edition, since it includes a comprehensive Season Pass (which will not be available outside of the CE).

We’ll have plenty more info in the coming weeks at our official site, www.godofwar.com, as we execute on our extensive schedule… Stay tuned!

Ascension’s multiplayer mode, a series first, is about to go live for players around the world. Finally, we’re excited to reveal the fourth, and last, of the Gods with whom you may ally yourself: Hades.


Of all of the allegiances, Hades’ executioners have the highest versatility and variety of abilities. With the ability to curse, drain life, become invisible, and create large hazards (all in one load-out), the followers of Hades are able to control the flow of battle. Hades is neither the strongest offensively nor defensively, but careful tailoring through armors and weapons, based on the situation to subsidize this, will help push you towards whatever role you want to fill — you will be able to do it all.

It’s been a long journey since 2010. We can’t wait to hear your thoughts on the game, and meet on the battlefield online.

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+ saskamazon on March 12th, 2013 at 6:04 pm said:

my CE came from EB Games Canada – aka – Gamestop …. I called the store to inform them that I was missing all CE bonus content & was told to contact Sony customer support … 1-800-345-7669 – you wait through about 10 mins. of prerecorded messages & finally pick the option for a live representative … you then wait on hold for another 20+ mins. … finally an actual person comes on – you explain you purchased the CE & that you did not receive your CE goodies, then they set you up with a service number, you email them with photos of your set & receipt & then they send an auto reply letting you know that someone will look into the incident within 3 – 5 business days …. anyway, sure hoping to get my vouchers for everything the CE was missing – I forgot to mention the MP XP Boost … hopefully they’ll know …. it’s been pretty arduous to attempt to get what was supposed to be in the box … I’m guessing someone in packaging blew it …. anyway, play the game with a proper headset – wow ! sounds & looks great ! had a blast with MP – die too much .


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+ F2theAT on March 12th, 2013 at 6:10 pm said:

yeah the ps-all stars and the gamestop champions pack for MP says invalid or wrong code…the online pass worked tho.


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+ tusunami on March 12th, 2013 at 6:21 pm said:

Glad I have the CE LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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+ Nomad-PhX on March 12th, 2013 at 7:15 pm said:

your game wont work on my playstation for more than 20 min at a time!!! every other game i have works just fine, but god of war freezes either right when i start it or 20 minutes after the game decides to start. ive done what the ever knowledgeable “trouble shooting” section says and nothing. first you take the 3D off now your game doesnt even work….. XBOX is looking better and better these days.


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+ RoughPutter on March 12th, 2013 at 10:14 pm said:

Too bad combat is terrible now. Used to be one of my favorite series, now I don’t even really wanna play it. Really just playing for the trophies at this point.


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+ QC_Mx on March 13th, 2013 at 3:04 am said:

I really wished that GOW went out as day one digital, my bluray of my ps3 stopped working a few weeks ago. Now only the games i’ve installed on my hard drive works. Even if i buy that damn cd, it won’t work. I don’t want to buy a new ps3 or pay to fix mine, with the ps4 coming next winter. I thought Sony had in mind with the ps4 to make every game available as a digital download, so with such a big title like GOW, and being a 1st party title, i thought it would be release digital. There are rumors on many blog, saying that it might be available in a few weeks, but what is the point of releasing it so late after, is it because they could not get it done in time or just a lack of awareness. As if they realized too late they should had made it digital, but it was too late to be ready at the launch date. Anyway, it seem like i won’t be able to play, and if they finally release it digital, it will probably be too late, all the players in multiplayers will have a huge head start in front of all who waited to buy it digital, it will just be unplayable. Instead i will borrow the ps3 of my friends or brothers along with the game, to play the solo campaign. They lost a sale with me, and it seem i’m not the the only one in this case.


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+ Quest1962 on March 13th, 2013 at 10:31 am said:

I redeemed the included Codes, downloaded them, but I still cannot find the Multiplayer.
I’ve DL’d it twice, restarted the game, and nothing.
Now I have a code from Best Buy, which says it is invalid or expired.
A little help here, please?


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+ M_NUSone on March 13th, 2013 at 11:25 am said:

A new employee at my local Gamestop accidently sold my collectors edition!! The manager apologized and said he’d personally work on finding me one in like 2 days.In the meantime he gave me a standard edition for now. I get home and check receipt…no pre-order codes and I remembered after I got home,no poster. Needless to say,I’m super POed.I’m a huge GOW fan and I can’t stop thinking “What if I don’t get my CE?” I’m gonna be furious!
Sorry for the rant.


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+ Nomad-PhX on March 13th, 2013 at 1:39 pm said:

@58

i bet you they sold it on purpose. when i picked mine up at midnight the gamestop employee told his friends that if no one came for their CE that he’d sell it. this isnt the first time ive seen/heard of this either…


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+ Nomad-PhX on March 13th, 2013 at 1:45 pm said:

especially because you need the original prey order receipt AND a photo I.D.


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+ Adamelinda on March 13th, 2013 at 2:32 pm said:

I just purchased the God of war Legacy bundle.. I am very very upset and feel cheated. For one all the games are in crappy cardboard frisbees!!!. Also not all the games are included, you have to download the origins collection. I am going to make a youtube vid and start some petitions. Sony owes a lot of people games cases. NO WHERE on the box does it indicate that there are no plastic game cases. I have owned the 60 gig PS3 just purchased a slim 500gig bundle and now just purchased the Legacy bundle, I love PS3 but this has left a bitter taste in my mouth to the point that I have considered returning both my new bundles. Bad form Sony bad form indeed!. If you read this DO NOT purchse the Legacy bundle. Get the games seperate and just paint your case red on your PS3 lol. Not worth the price and only includes a lame 30 day Plus membership. Boo I say Boooo!


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+ thene77 on March 13th, 2013 at 2:46 pm said:

Man if i knew it was CE only i wouldn’t of opened my copy aint that sum BS.


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+ solidkratos963 on March 13th, 2013 at 10:47 pm said:

Ok I’m having this problem which I think its the disk because every time I die and restart from checkpoint my game seems to be stuck in the loading screen and I’ll have to manually turn off my PS3 or take the disk out anyone know what is wrong?


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+ solidkratos963 on March 13th, 2013 at 10:49 pm said:

Plus my Code for the two Playstation Allstar characters isn’t working I’m Starting to think that i got a tampered copy of the game.


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+ Nomad-PhX on March 13th, 2013 at 11:23 pm said:

@everyone

the playstation allstars character codes go live on the 19th at the same time everyone can buy them on psn, the code simply makes them free. if im not mistaken…


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+ Killerforlife009 on March 15th, 2013 at 6:54 am said:

my online psn name killerforlife009 god of war hits 1 million sale in india i go to buy it but its not available in any store all cd are saled so i buy it on black it cost me more 70$ cost of normal edition in india oh my god i buy god of war collecter edition of 100$ i finally get it today happy life |:> but its still going out of stock


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+ Stellar072782 on March 31st, 2013 at 11:33 pm said:

That’s pretty much bull crap that their only giving the season pass to the people that bought the deluxe addtion. I figure they would sell it and give the people that bought the deluxe something else. I didnt hear that they were going to do this until it was to late. Damn!


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