April 30, 2012
Last week, IGN was lucky enough to take part in an early reveal of God of War: Ascension, one that chronicled some of the game's multiplayer fare. But that left plenty of PS3 gamers wanting. After all, God of War has always been a single-player game and a vast majority of the franchise's fans want to know about Ascension's campaign.
As a result, Sony has given-out some tidbits that should satiate the hungry fan for the time being. "God of War: Ascension is a prequel that will show Kratos' emotional path of redemption, while detailing the rise of his rage to break free from Ares' bond," Sony notes, telling us a bit about what little we already knew.
However, more detail is later given. "Six months after being tricked into killing his wife and child, a younger Kratos is sentenced to a life of madness with the Furies, caged in a titan sized prison for the living damned. Fighting insanity, his will is tested to the limit as he seeks to break his bond and gain the clarity to seek revenge on Ares for his part in the death of his family. Armed with double-chained blades, Kratos must take on mythology's darkest creatures while solving intricate puzzles throughout his merciless quest for redemption."
This should put at relative ease the large group of gamers who are displeased that Sony didn't have anything to say about Ascension's single-player campaign, letting them know that Kratos' story is still very much central to God of War. Unfortunately, we'll have to wait longer for more specifics, though perhaps we'll hear something at E3 in just over a month.