Upcoming action title God of War: Ascension won’t stray far from the well with Kratos’ newest acquaintances, the Furies. Highlighted in a new trailer, the vengeful female deities will have a starring role.
It’s assumed that the Furies will be the main enemies in the prequel, with this information confirmed about the story:
Ascension predates the God of War trilogy, when Kratos was still mortal.
The Furies are pitted against Kratos when he denies his debt to Ares, the first God of War.
Kratos’ quest to kill the Furies takes place six months after his family dies
Originally, this game was supposed to feature goddess Artemis (the daughter of Zeus) as a playable character, but the plans never fully came together in development.
Ascension will also be “close to 14 hours” in length.
God of War: Ascension is slated for a March 2013 release, and will have multiplayer that supports up to eight users. It’s unknown whether the PS3-exclusive will feature “Cross Play” compatibility with the PlayStation Vita.