Full ‘God of War: Ascension’ Super Bowl Trailer Released

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Sony’s cryptic live-action, Game Day 2013 trailer has finally been revealed and, as we suspected, it is for God of War: Ascension. Set to play at some point during Super Bowl XLVII this Sunday, the trailer features plenty of sweeping slow-motion shots and some cool visual effects as well.

The main intent of the trailer is to highlight the fact that God of War: Ascension is a prequel — set closely after the death of Kratos’ wife and child at his hands. The trailer even explains how Kratos got his trademark smoky white skin.

The choice of music is a little odd, and the length and tone don’t fall that closely in line with the fast-and-furious style we typically associate with Super Bowl commercials and movie trailers, but overall it’s a solid piece of work. For a franchise that already has a very large fan base, a trailer like this wasn’t entirely necessary, but seeing some flashes of Kratos’ past, as well as his present, is a really nice selling point for the game.

For those that might not be familiar with the God of War story thus far, stop right now and play all three of Sony Santa Monica‘s God of War games because they’re fantastic entries in the character action genre. However, if an epic battle with the gods isn’t your style, all that’s really important to know is that Kratos is one angry dude, and his anger, at least for now, is directed at the god of war: Ares.

God of War Live-Action Trailer

At Kratos’ disposal are the blades of chaos, the overly large daggers that are chained to his forearms. Those are not the only weapons Kratos uses to take down all forms of mythological creatures, mind you — as we’ve seen from some of the game’s trailers — but they are the weapons traditionally associated with the character.

We’re sorry that fans who were hoping for a Heavenly Sword 2 or new IP reveal didn’t get their wish, but anyone who saw anything but God of War in the Game Day 2013 teaser was willfully ignorant. Thankfully we have another exciting Sony announcement to look forward to later this month.

What do you think of the God of War: Ascension live-action trailer? Are you picking up the game this March?

God of War: Ascension releases March 12, 2013 for the PS3.

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TAGS: God of War, God of War: Ascension, PS3, Santa Monica Studio, Sony

  • boogoo

    Music selections have not been great in recent game trailers. Aside from that, it’s a pretty nice trailer. Could pass for a movie!

    • COREY_1993

      id have to disagree, Ellie Goulding was a good choice. They are trying to have kratos seem more ‘human’, he has a heart and the music is trying to be emotional too sice it is his child crumbling in front of him.

      • Red

        The music was too modern. God of War is mythology. The music is inconsistant with the time period the game is meant to take place in. They may might as well have used a pop or R&B song or Gungnam Style.

        • Michael

          What matters is the mood and tone of the music. It doesn’t matter if it is modern or ancient as long as it fits with the cinematics. This does.

          • mikelovehater

            Also agree with your statement, no matter the age of music just as long as the music plays hand-in-hand with the video. I would like to hear music around the time period of the game but make it more appealing to modern times.

        • mikelovehater

          I agree. Hell No LOL no Gungnam style or any pop modern culture songs.

          • Michael

            I’d like to see this trailer put to Open Condom Star, lol

  • COREY_1993

    I think the trailer was really good, its was better than the PSASBR trailer… i was quite annoyed after i watched it cause they showed the trailer pretty much with days leading up to it. im glad they didnt do it with God of War.

    this is my most anticipated game this year. i love this series and god of war 2 is still one of the most cinematic games ever. This game is no different, i tried desperately to not watch the 30 min intro on ign but i couldn’t help myself.

    this game is somehow even more gorgeous than god of war 3 and you can argue that really only Santa Monica have fully utilized the ps3, even god of war 3 has matched Uncharted 3 and it came out 3 years ago.

  • Michael

    I nominate that guy to play Kratos in the God of War movies to come.

    • JT

      Was kinda thinking that too.

  • TaboriHK

    The music was cheesy. It all was a little cheesy.

  • Tiffaney

    I love this game and I really like the trailer (even the music), every time I hear that song I immediately think of GoW! Gotta go play the game some more now!