God of War dev: 'there's still life in Kratos'
- Posted March 8th, 2013 at 11:32 EDT by Mike Harradence
- 4 Comments
The developer behind God of War: Ascension has said that it believes series protagonist Kratos still has life left in him, despite starring in six core titles in eight years.
God of War debuted on PlayStation 2 back in 2005, and the franchise returns to our screens once again next week with the release of Ascension; a prequel which tells the story of Kratos and his attempts to battle free of the God of War, Ares.
However, despite his lengthy gaming career, Sony Santa Monica Studios doesn’t believe Kratos is ready to retire and mow the lawn just yet.
Speaking to CVG, lead designer Mark Simon commented: "I think there's still life in Kratos. He's a fun character to design games around and I love playing him."
“Yeah, I think the fantasy of Kratos is always compelling. “There’s not many characters that are like him,” concurred lead combat designer, Jason McDonald.
Our review of God of War: Ascension is now live for your viewing pleasure. The game itself is released on March 15, exclusively for PS3.
- 4:31pm EST - March 8th, 2013
Great, because God of War without Kratos, would be like Metal Gear Solid without Snake.
- 4:51pm EST - March 8th, 2013
KRATOS WILL NEVER DIE
- 8:02am EDT - March 11th, 2013
Eurgh. Kratos' story could easily have been left alone after God of War 3. I'm not complaining, and i'll certainly be getting Ascension, but it does feel as though they are milking Kratos for all he's worth. I'm sure if Santa Monica come up with a new hero, new story and new mythos, and set the bar like they always have, then the GOW franchise can still sell without dragging Kratos along like a dead mule.
- 6:29pm EDT - March 20th, 2013
Make a new IP, I'm done with God of War. He might be a great character, but make other great characters. That's what makes a developer truly good.
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