I am absolutely hyped about this game.
God of War: Ascension has been promoted pretty heavily on Playstation's YouTube, and I'm glad that I got to see the various trailers. Ascension is the first God of War game to include multiplayer this time around, and in one of the modes, players get to fight as four different gods. One of the new skins is from the movie 300. Players, become King Leonidas and kick more ass. I think that one of the things that excites me most is that three of the Ascension videos included a behind the scenes into the development process. I'm planning on breaking into the video game scene, and seeing things like this just gives me so much motivation to develop my current projects more and more!
Now let me just say that, Ascension is another origin game. There are several being released this year, one of which being Tomb Raider. For those of you who haven't seen the initial trailer, let me present it to you.
We relive Kratos losing his family, but this time around, with a little more attachment. The brutality of the previous God of War games sits true; the action doesn't let up for anyone. There's something new in this game as well. I can't remember the exact term off the top of my head, but there are no quick time reactions in the game. There's a new cinematic feature where gamers are closer to the action and can react of their own accord.
Ascension is out today for North America, and then it's out tomorrow for Asia, Australia, and Europe. Everywhere in Europe except the UK. Ascension goes to the UK on March 15th. Too bad so sad, UK.
As I said, I'm ecstatic for this game. When I was at the con, I found out that one of the visiting voice actors is in there too, so I'm curious to hear who she plays in there. Where I able to get my hands on Ascension, I'd play the hell out of this game. God of War is my one of my favourite games, and I'm really hope that it lives up to its grit. From all of the features and BTS videos that've been released, it looks promising.
Man, oh man. I really hope that's true.