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New God Of War Video Goes All Out With The 300 References


We’ve been playing through God Of War: Ascension for the last week or so now, and our review will land tomorrow. Until then, note how Sony have – with a limited degree of subtlety – aped the rather raucous (and enjoyable, let’s admit) 300 film with this latest trailer.

Yes! That’s the Persian pit. Yes! He does kick someone down it. Yes! He looks like King Leonidas. And, yes, the video says THIS IS SPARTA! in big letters. Even that silly beard is there.

They’re not holding back – this is a Gamestop exclusive bit of content (assuming you’re in the US): buy it from them and you’ll get to pretend you’re Gerard Butler and be even more angry than Kratos himself. In multiplayer, of course.

All eyes on tomorrow.

  1. Germanos
    Since: May 2011

    This looks stunning!

    Comment posted on 06/03/2013 at 07:19.
  2. Taylor Made
    Since: Oct 2011

    Can’t wait for next week, I’m pumped up for this. I hope amazon deliver my console bundle on time! Hope we get this here in eu

    Comment posted on 06/03/2013 at 07:57.
  3. seedaripper1973
    Since: Forever

    I bet Gerard wouldn’t like being called Gerald though :P

    Comment posted on 06/03/2013 at 08:11.
    • Alex C
      One for all.
      Since: Forever

      True dat. Fixed, thanks.

      Comment posted on 06/03/2013 at 08:17.
  4. hazelam
    Since: Feb 2009

    there was a 300 game wasn’t there?
    was it any good?

    Comment posted on 06/03/2013 at 08:31.
    • Eldur
      Since: Nov 2012

      It was on PSP. And it was an entertaining, if samey, 3rd person brawler. That’s probably all you need to know.

      Comment posted on 06/03/2013 at 09:16.
      • hazelam
        Since: Feb 2009

        maybe i’ll pick it up if i see it cheap somewhere.

        Comment posted on 06/03/2013 at 09:25.
  5. wonkey-willy
    Since: Jan 2010

    to be fair.after playing both single player and m/player demos, personally i feel that poor old kratos is getting a bit tired now..
    its essentially the same as gow 3 but with new monsters..
    and Zeus only knows why they added multiplayer..
    still no doubt i will grab it when it goes bargain bin..

    Comment posted on 06/03/2013 at 08:51.
  6. Tuffcub
    On the naughty step.
    Since: Dec 2008

    As it’s a licensed IP surely they are not references but, erm, things. You know, actual things from the movie because they’re allowed to make them things because they bought the rights to use actual stuff.

    Sorry i havent had much sleep.

    Comment posted on 06/03/2013 at 09:32.
  7. GreenMekon
    Since: Dec 2009

    Iam trying to find the standard edition of this (controller and game) but cant find it anyway, anyone seen it?

    Comment posted on 06/03/2013 at 09:46.
  8. Moshbag
    Since: Nov 2011

    Reviews appearing tomorrow? Damn, that’s at least a whole week of avoiding the coverage before my copy arrives, maybe I better just unplug the internet.

    Comment posted on 06/03/2013 at 10:47.
  9. bacon_nuts
    Since: Mar 2011

    This. Is. Absurd.

    Love it. If I do get Ascension it will be late, so I probably won’t bother to get this as I’m sure it’ll be available at a cost later. Funny though. I played the demo yesterday too, a lot of fun.

    Comment posted on 06/03/2013 at 11:50.

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