God of War: Ascension has received an official feature list from Sony, detailing the amazing features of the upcoming PlayStation 3 exclusive and one of the highest anticipated games to be released on the console. I am sure you’re very curious to check out all the new goodies that Sony has planned for the fans of the God of War franchise, so I won’t keep you waiting and let you check them out below:
SINGLE-PLAYER KEY FEATURES
- TETHER COMBAT SYSTEM – Introduction of tether combat mechanic (attach chains to swing enemies as a wrecking ball to destroy enemies) and tether world mechanic (using tether to manipulate the environment)
- PROMPTLESS MINI-GAMES – Context-sensitive quick-time events are simplified, giving players more control and freedom over finishing moves and cinematic kills
- WORLD WEAPON SYSTEM –Expand Kratos’ repertoire of attacks by utilizing weapons found in the environment or snatched from enemies’ hands, complete with all new combat moves and attacks
- BRAND NEW PUZZLE CHALLENGES – Solve unique gameplay puzzles and freeze enemies in their tracks by controlling the flow of time itself with the new Life Cycle Mechanic.
MULTI-PLAYER KEY FEATURES
- INNOVATIVE MULTIPLAYER EXPERIENCE – Combining the brutal combat style that fans know and love with unique objective-based game modes designed for up to 8 players, God of War delivers an online multiplayer experience like no other. Featuring game modes like Deathmatch and Execution, God of War: Ascension takes online multiplayer to levels of brutality.
- AVATAR SYSTEM – Follow in Kratos’ footsteps by creating a customizable warrior and battling through the ranks to become a champion of the gods. Pledge your allegiance to one of four gods and earn favor (XP) to unlock new armor, weapons, special attacks and more.
- INTERACTIVE COMBAT ARENAS – Each multiplayer arena features environmental hazards, traps that can be triggered by players, power-ups to use against opposing teams, and enemy AI creatures to take down as a team.
Set in the realm of Greek mythology, God of War: Ascension is an epic adventure that takes players back in time to experience the climactic journey of the ex-Spartan warrior Kratos as he seeks freedom and vengeance. After being tricked into killing his wife and child by Ares and breaking his blood oath by swearing vengeance against him, Kratos is sentenced to spend eternity in a titan-sized prison for the living damned. Fighting insanity at every step, his strength is pushed to the limit as he seeks to break free from his fate and gain the clarity to seek revenge on his former master. Armed with his trusty Blades of Chaos, Kratos must take on mythology’s darkest creatures while solving intricate puzzles throughout his merciless quest for freedom and redemption.
God of War: Ascension is expected to hit the stores March 12, 2013 and the 8 player multiplayer will certainly turn it into an instant hit.