Powerful live-action trailer for God of War: Ascension shows a human side of Kratos

  • Posted February 1st, 2013 at 16:21 EDT by Kyle Prahl

God of War: Ascension is dialing time back on Kratos, our favorite Spartan anti-hero. By exploring his origins in the wake of his wife's and daughter's deaths, Sony Santa Monica hopes to show gamers a human side of Kratos that offers context for his burning hatred and cynicism.

To highlight the maturation of Kratos as a character, the Ascension team (in collaboration with Imaginary Forces) has released a compelling live-action trailer starring Kratos and his family. We see Kratos joyfullly hold and kiss his daugher before her very form crumbles and dissolves into ash, leaving a broken Spartan warrior behind to roam the world loveless.


Sound off in the comments with your thoughts on this exceptional production, and be sure to check out our hands-on impressions of the first 30 minutes of God of War: Ascension.


Kyle Prahl is a PSU senior editor and a Communications student at the University of Minnesota. If you care about PlayStation or the life of a pale Midwesterner, you should follow him on Twitter.
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