Today we’re proud to announce that the God of War: Ascension multiplayer beta is officially coming to PlayStation Plus on 9th January. To whet your appetite in advance, have a look below at our brand new trailer.
So, for all you PS Plus subscribers, I guess you’ll want to know exactly what you’ll be playing in the beta?
A visceral, larger than life, online combat experience for starters. We are kicking off the beta with our signature Team Favor Rush mode and the yet-to-be-seen Favor of the Gods mode, which plays like Team Favor of the Gods, but without the teams.
In both modes, you’ll fight to reach the requisite number of favor points from the Gods, earning points via kills, bonus brutal kills, opening chests, capturing domination points, and, if you’re skillful enough, performing executions using the Spear of Olympus.
Check out our Beta page at godofwar.com/Beta for strategy tips, scoring details and more.
You’ll hopefully have seen the Desert of Lost Souls map, featuring our massive Titan, Polyphemus. In the beta, you’ll get your chance to go head-to-head in this epic map.
But that’s not all! THIS IS GOD OF WAR! God of War: Ascension multiplayer levels are broken out into two categories – larger maps, which feature large open environments, like Desert of Lost Souls, and more compact arenas, which bring the action in tight to test your reflexes as you fight for survival in close-quarters combat.
Fans of God of War III will remember the Hercules Arena – considered one of the most epic moments in the God of War franchise – and we’re really excited to introduce our tribute to this, the Forum of Hercules Multiplayer Arena level.
The beta will also provide you with the chance to play through our tutorial level, which is an epic experience in itself. You’ll be able to test your might with both Zeus and Ares allegiances, and experience a taste of the player customisation options and upgrades that will be in the final game.
Keep in mind, this is the beta stage of our development, and the team at http://www.worldwidestudios.net/santamonica will be working daily – up until the very last second – to provide you with a truly incredible experience. We value your feedback, and this is where YOU can help to make this game ascend to even greater heights for our release in March. See you in the beta!