God of War: Ascension First Details Confirms Multiplayer – Screenshots Inside
Sony has released the first God of War: Ascension gameplay details ahead of the live web stream happening later this afternoon, which will officially showcase the game.
It was confirmed by USA Today that the game, currently in development over at Sony Santa Monica Studios, will introduce multiplayer to the series for the very first time.
“Playable by up to eight players, the game’s multiplayer version lets two teams compete, domination style, against each other, but then must ultimately defeat a large God of War-worthy boss for victory,” USA Today explains.
“In the level shown, a gigantic one-cyclops Polythemus pounded and railed over the multileveled map. The camera zoomed in on individual visceral battles. In one, two warriors who look like cousins of Kratos disembowel an enemy and his innards flow out. Later, one combatant cleaves an opponent in half from head to thorax.
“Eventually, the dominating team turns their attention to the Cyclops, attach some chains to restrain it and one leaps to put out its eye. ‘The whole idea behind it is that we want to bring the big moments to multiplayer,’ Papy said after the demonstration.”
The game will be released exclusively on PS3 in Spring 2013. An exact date hasn’t been confirmed.