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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

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.

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God of War: Ascension Single-Player Demo on PSN Today

Todd Papy's Avatar + Posted by Todd Papy on Feb 26, 2013

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Champions! We wait to Ascend.

The studio floor is empty and silent. The team that once buzzed with the energy and fervor is now quiet. Full. Satisfied. The countless souls that once labored deep into the night have been dramatically refreshed with sleep… lots and lots of sleep. You see, the Gods have demanded our creation and now there is little we can do but wait. We must abide together until it is unleashed upon the world on March 12.

But waiting is so hard.

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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

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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.

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God of War: Ascension: New Trailer, Rise of the Warrior, Early Beta Access

Todd Papy's Avatar + Posted by Todd Papy on Oct 22, 2012

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It’s been a little over a month now since we announced the God of War: Ascension Beta and we know you’ve been anxiously awaiting news on when you’re going to get a chance to slash, disembowel, and crush your way into the pantheon of Olympus…

The God of War: Ascension Multiplayer Beta is coming this winter, only on PlayStation Plus. Keep reading to find out the only other way to get in, and how to get in early.

Some of our fans have already had the chance to play the Desert level of our new multiplayer mode at E3, Gamescom, and PAX. However, the multiplayer action has come a long way since then and this winter, Plus subscribers get to go hands-on with all-new multiplayer action that we haven’t yet shown.

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God of War: Ascension Collector’s Edition and Pre-Order Details

Todd Papy's Avatar + Posted by Todd Papy on Oct 11, 2012

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God of War fans — a ton of you have already pre-ordered God of War: Ascension, and those of you that haven’t are probably waiting to see just exactly what’s included in that Mythological Heroes Pack you get for pre-ordering. Or maybe you’re stuck deciding between the standard edition or the Collector’s Edition? Either way, feast your eyes on the Collector’s Edition content below, all of which you get for $79.99.

And if you pre-order either the Collector’s Edition or the Standard Edition today, you’ll receive the incredibly badass Mythological Heroes Multiplayer Pack below, so you can play as your favorite Greek hero in Multiplayer!

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Are You Ready for the God of War: Ascension Multiplayer Beta?

Todd Papy's Avatar + Posted by Todd Papy on Aug 14, 2012

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God of War fans, it’s Game Director Todd Papy again with the latest and greatest on God of War: Ascension. If you saw the on-stage world premiere of our new epic single-player journey at E3, then you’re well aware Kratos will be as bad-ass as ever when Ascension hits stores on March 12, 2013. However, today I’m here to talk more about our ambitious multiplayer mode, a multiplayer experience we are confident will be worthy of the title, God of War.

Back on April 30th, I gave you an in-depth look at how our new multiplayer-mode works, combining the visceral combat and brutal finishing kills from single-player with an intense and fresh online 4v4 competitive mode. I’m excited to announce today that we will be launching a global multiplayer beta in the near future, available exclusively first to PlayStation Plus subscribers (there may a few other secret inroads). It’s critical to our team that we receive as much community feedback to tune and prime our multiplayer mode for one of the best experiences possible, come launch this March.

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E3 2012: God of War: Ascension Unleashes on PS3 Next March

Todd Papy's Avatar + Posted by Todd Papy on Jun 04, 2012

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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…

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God of War: Ascension – Multiplayer Announcement Live From Santa Monica Studio

Todd Papy's Avatar + Posted by Todd Papy on Apr 30, 2012

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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.

But wait, there’s more! During our live broadcast, I’ll be sharing the scoop with Jeff, and of course all of you, about our brutal new multiplayer mode. Yes, that’s right.

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