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God of War: Ascension's Live Action Trailer Is Touching

Posted by Sammy Barker

Ashes to ashes

People struggle to relate with protagonist Kratos’ anger issues, but we reckon that this God of War: Ascension live action trailer does a good job of explaining the character's emotional turmoil. The short – which is set to air during the online stream of the Super Bowl this weekend – shows the antihero clutching his daughter before she turns to ash.

Sony commissioned a special arrangement of Ellie Goulding’s ‘Hanging On’ to accompany the piece, which we think is a great fit. According to the platform holder, the commercial is the biggest production that has ever been created for a PlayStation 3 title.

It looks like the game’s totally deserving of the attention, too. The publisher released a whopping 30 minutes of single player footage earlier today, and, from a visual perspective at least, it looks like the release is in a completely different class to everything else on the market. The full title's due out in March.

[via blog.eu.playstation.com, blog.us.playstation.com]

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User Comments (8)

JayArr

#1

JayArr said:

My hype is reaching unbearable levels. D: C'mon March, get here already.

BornOfEvil

#3

BornOfEvil said:

I almost cried when I watched this for the first time. The song does an excellent job of conveying Kratos sadness, pain and anger. Say what you want about Sony, but they have good taste in music.

ShogunRokAdmin

#4

ShogunRok said:

It's well done, especially for a live action trailer which can go horribly wrong so easily. I wasn't a fan of the music though. To me it just screams forced emotion. But... yeah it works.

Gemuarto

#6

Gemuarto said:

Kratos looks funny... and somehow it resembles me Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII ending.

Hetsumani

#7

Hetsumani said:

I've always liked Nintendo, and I'm all for the "experience over graphics" thing, but the quality and quantity of experiences that Sony has delivered since the PS2 years, like this super coll trailer, I mean... wow, surpass anything that Nintendo has done, and thats the reason I own a PS3 and not a Wii, and will own a PS4 and not a WiiU.

MitchConcannon

#8

MitchConcannon said:

A breath of fresh air and look into what they are going for in the game. The story behind Kratos has always something I've wanted explained. I hope it will be in this title.

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