|| An Epic New Story:A prequel to the original God of War, an unexpected and riveting journey that tells the dark and more human past of Kratos before he became the "Ghost of Sparta" will enthrall you with epic-and brutal over-the-top action, that retains the signature gameplay of this storied franchise in a fully-fledged single-player campaign.Multiplayer Ascends:Become a champion of the Gods! For the first time, unlike anything you have seen before, take the visceral, larger-than-life God of War combat online with our new empowering solo and team-based multiplayer experience.You will start as a lowly warrior who pledges himself to a god and compete to bring glory and honor to Zeus, Ares, Poseidon, or Hades. Gain their Favor to master new abilities, magic, armor, and unique weapons as you rise to become the favored Champion and Legend of Olympus.Brutal New Combat:A revamped and intense combat action experience, you will feel every impact as Kratos destroys his enemies.World Weapon System:Kratos can now steal weapons from his enemies, acquiring powerful secondary attacks, allowing for unimaginable vicious combo attacks and new strategies. Combine the Blades of Chaos with your enemies' weapons for the most lethal attacks.Shape, Shift & Wield Time:Not only will you use Kratos' new Life Cycle mechanic ability to control the flow of time in various environments to solve the secrets of some of the grandiose obstacles you will encounter, but you will also use it to freeze enemies during combat. Shift the power of time to slay your enemies.Jaw-Dropping Visuals:Pushing the limits of the PlayStation 3 as always, God of War: Ascension will elevate the franchise to visuals above and beyond anything previously seen in God of War.The God of War team has muscled every last pixel, blood, sweat, and tears into the most stunning God of War game, of all-time. Ascend with Kratos on his journey, and don't forget to take in "the views".