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.