In a long tradition of “accidents” by popular retailers, Amazon let the cat out of the bag and revealed Sony’s next God of War game by publishing the game’s product page a day before the official announcement.
We’re referring to Sony’s earlier tease planned for the 19th, tomorrow. Some readers may find this a little too coincidental, even calling shenanigans on the retailer, and that’s… that’s probably accurate. Since then the listing has been taken down, but its
marketing purpose was fulfilled.
God of War was an epic trilogy that set the bar for action games, inspiring many that followed to adopt its style of combat and upgrade system, and others to edge into blatant rip-off territory. With a game so substantial, what is a developer to do when the series ends its run? They can either keep going forward anyway, disregarding any closure that had been established, continue to make spinoffs or side-tales, or make the often popular prequel.
That’s the route Sony has chosen and Kratos’ tale leading up to the first game will start with God of War: Ascension. Amazon’s listing had this to say about the upcoming title:
“Join Kratos as he seeks freedom, redemption, and the clarity to avenge his family in the most ambitious God of War adventure in the series so far.”
Apparently slaughtering the whole of Olympus wasn’t ambitious enough. As another special treat, the listing contained a short CG teaser trailer that mildly elaborates on the upcoming adventure — so mild, in fact, it doesn’t really say much of anything, but it is pretty to look at [Click to see full version].
While it’s not exactly the sequel (God of War 4) fans were expecting, it should be interesting to peek into the life of Kratos before he became the Ghost of Sparta. Is he going to be as much fun without his anger management issues and huge, deadly blades welded to his arms by chains? Inquiring minds want to know. More information should hit the streets tomorrow when Sony officially announces the title. Ok, now check out the bloody trailer already! Seriously, it’s really bloody.
God of War: Ascension is expected to release sometime in 2013. Stay tuned to Game Rant as the story develops.
Source: Game Informer