Zeus or Ares, who will you align with in God of War: Ascension?
God of War: Ascension

Sony’s released two videos for God of War: Ascension that focus on the multiplayer aspect of the game, and the selection of which God you’ll align yourself with.

Ares or Zeus? Which will you align yourself with in God of War: Ascension’s multiplayer? Align yourself with Areas to gain the powers, weapons and armor of the God of War himself or succumb to the King of Gods to be bestowed powerful magic upon your weapons, and remind your opponents who’s at the top of the chain.

Set six months after Kratos was tricked into murdering his family by Ares, God of War: Ascension sees Kratos battling insanity at the hands of the Furies, having being sentenced to an eternity chained within a prison for the living damned. Swearing to avenge the death of his wife and child, Kratos has broken the blood oath that bound him to Ares. But as he’ll soon learn, oaths Olympus are not so easily broken… He will be tested as he seeks freedom, redemption for his sins, and the clarity to avenge his family.

Not only is this – according to Sony – the “most ambitious” instalment into the God of War saga yet, but it’s “pushing the limits of the PlayStation 3” even further, elevating the franchise “to visuals above and beyond anything previously seen” in the series’ history. 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.”

In the multiplayer component of God of War: Ascension, players will start as a lowly warrior, pledging themselves to a god and competing for honor and glory in their name. Gain favours with the likes of Zeus, Ares, Poseidon and Hades, and unlock new abilities, armor, and unique weapons to become the favoured Champion and Legend of Olympus.

Kratos returns to the PlayStation 3 next year in God of War: Ascension on March 12 in North America and March 15 in Europe.