When you hear God of War, you immediately think of engrossing single-player gameplay, but when Sony unveiled God of War: Ascension two weeks ago, journalists were shocked to learn only the game’s multiplayer, something entirely new to the franchise, would be shown. But rest assured Sony’s aware of what fans want, so to satisfy your grave they’ve let loose some new single-player details.
“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 told IGN.
“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.”
Perhaps this will allow fans of the franchise to rest easy that Sony hasn’t forgotten about the game’s single-player portion, and I’m sure we’ll learn more at E3.