Today Sony will unleash the demo for God of War: Ascension. The company has also unveiled a new trailer which showcases the single player campaign.
The story takes place around ten years before the events of the first God of War. According to the trailer embedded below, Kratos begins his mission to destroy a wide variety of monsters and enormous enemies after the death of his wife and child.
The clip shows off a number of interesting set pieces, including a few showdowns that appear to take place as Kratos is plummeting towards the earth. Fans of the series will also have a number of large-than-life creatures to fight over the course of the game.
The Ascension storyline is officially described as follows:
“Vengeance is born in the fires of betrayal in this prequel to the best-selling God of War franchise. Six months have passed since Kratos stood over the bodies of his wife and child, his hands stained with their blood – tricked by Ares into murdering the only people he ever loved. Swearing to avenge them, Kratos broke the blood oath that bound him to Ares, but oaths to Olympus are not so easily broken.
“Sentenced to an eternity chained within a prison for the living damned, Kratos battles insanity at the hands of the Furies. He will be tested as he seeks freedom, redemption for his sins, and the clarity to avenge his family.”
All Playstation Network users should have access to the God of War: Ascension demo at some point today. If it’s not there already, chances are it will arrive later this afternoon.
You can check out the God of War trailer below.
The new demo should keep fans occupied until God of War: Ascension hits retail shelves on March 12. Are you looking forward to the next installment in the franchise?