Sony has just confirmed that there is going to be a new God of War game, entitled God of War: Ascension, for the PlayStation 3. Ascension would be a prequel to the entire existing God of War series — Chains of Olympus (PSP), GOW1 (PS2), Betrayal (mobile), Ghost of Sparta (PSP), GOW2 (PS2) and GOW3 (PS3)– and that more information about the game would be released on the PlayStation Blog on Monday, April 30th. The game will follow the origins of Kratos, the longtime protagonist of the series, as “he takes his first steps on a now legendary quest for freedom and vengeance.”
The first God of War game (“way” back in 2005 for the PlayStation 2) revealed that Kratos was previously a captain in the Spartan Army, which is possibly the direction the prequel will take. Todd Pappy, the design director of the PS3 game God of War III, will serve as the director of God of War: Ascension. The game is tenetavily scheduled for a Spring 2013 release, but (understandably) Sony is keeping details minimal until Monday, April 30th.
[Thanks The Verge]