God of War: Ascension Live Action Trailer Shows Kratos In Pain

Finally, after a week of teasing, Sony have released the full live action trailer for God Of War: Ascension. It’s a little different from what we’ve seen before and Kratos looks a little bit off, but it’s moody and sets the tone for the lead character’s anger and anguish nicely.


Ascension is set before the first God of War game, and tells a more human story with Kratos dealing with plenty of pain and suffering, the catalysts for which are evident in the trailer.

The video was put together by Imaginary Forces, who have also done some of the cut scenes in the game itself. The trailer features a special version of Ellie Goulding’s “Hanging On” and according to Santa Monica is “the biggest production we’ve ever undertaken for a God of War commercial or trailer, or for any PS3 game for that matter.”



  1. Totes emosh!

  2. roll on March trailer was very good.

  3. Pretty cool looking ash effect.
    It’s a bit confusing when the live action trailer is all emotional and the gameplay trailer is violent and filled with scary monsters.

  4. One of the best GoW trailers imo. This has me pretty pumped to play Ascension now.

  5. It was worth the wait & hype(that some people moaned about) :D Brilliant Video :P

  6. Was that it?

  7. The reveal of why Kratos was pale white in the first God of War is still one of my favorite moments in any game. It kind of sucks that none of the games but the first one have really tried to get into that aspect of Kratos’s character. The first game is almost the only one where Kratos is likable as a person. I’m interested to see where this goes.

  8. That was very cool. I really want to play this game. I love almost everything about the GoW games.

  9. absolutely brilliant, the music and everything, I love how they focused on the emotional side of kratos

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