Yes, Kratos will be arriving on the 12th March 2013 in the new God of War: Ascension. The same release date as God of War 3. We already know that the game will feature multiplayer for the first time, but we haven’t heard or seen much of the single player campaign. Well thank you Sony and E3 2012 because we got to see just that. Below are some details from the PlayStation Blog explaining the demo that was shown as well as a video.
In the single-player demo we showed off some of our new gameplay mechanics and combat systems. We’ve evolved our combat system to be more immersive and powerful than ever with a new tether system allowing you to sling enemies around as a wrecking ball while maintaining a blade attack at the same time, in the air and the ground. Our new world weapon system also allows Kratos to steal enemies’ weapons to use against them. Now you can easily switch back and forth between the blades and sub-weapons mid combo.
Also, if you watched the demo closely, you’ll notice that we’ve replaced some of our QTE mini-game button prompts with a new prompt-less free-form system. While in the mini-game, you’ll need to focus when to attack or dodge based off of the enemies’ actions, instead of an indicated button prompt.
We also showcased our new Life Cycle mechanic. Kratos can use this new ability to control the flow of time on various objects in the environments to solve puzzles and freeze enemies during combat. Watch the demo for a better illustration of this.
For those of you with 3D-compatible TVs, you’ll be able to feel up close and brutally personal with Kratos as God of War: Ascension is going 3D. We are creating the game in an intelligent way for 3D and not just a converted experience.
You’ve heard us mention time and time again that single-player is the heart and soul of the God of War franchise. While we are excited to deliver a kick-ass multiplayer experience no one has ever seen before, we are devoting more time, effort and resources than ever into the single-player experience to ensure we exceed everyone’s expectations. Our team is committed to delivering yet another epic God of War experience to you.
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