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God of War: Ascension ‘From Ashes’ live action trailer

Hello, PlayStation Blog readers and God of War fans.

Everyone knows Kratos has anger management issues; he will stop at nothing to get revenge on Ares and all of the gods that have betrayed him. In God of War 1-3 ** SPOILER ALERT ** we got to experience Kratos’ quest for vengeance as he took down Ares and literally climbed his way to the top of Olympus to defeat Zeus himself.

God of War: Ascension, however, is set before the first God of War game. Through the course of the story, we get to see a more human side of Kratos as he deals with the pain and suffering of having just lost everything he has ever loved.

We worked closely with Imaginary Forces, the creative minds behind some of the gorgeous cut scenes in Ascension and some of the past God of War games, and Santa Monica Studio to bring Kratos and his family to life, paying careful attention to each painstaking detail.

I’m extremely excited to share with you the full length version of our “From Ashes” live action trailer featuring a special arrangement of Ellie Goulding’s “Hanging On”.

This is just about the biggest production we’ve ever undertaken for a God of War commercial or trailer, or for any PS3 game for that matter. We are very proud of how it turned out, and hope you enjoy watching it as much as we enjoyed making it.

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Good live action trailer, and links in nicely to the field scenes in 2 and CoO.

 
dark_angel69 1 February, 2013 @ 2:26 pm   2

This trailer is amazing! More please!! :D

 

awesome, god of war is one of my all time favourite series. Can’t wait to see how it all began and would be good to see a more human side to Kratos

 

Yep, I’d be proud for that one too.

 

Great trailer.

Is this a hint for a live action move too ? ( whisfull thinking :P )

 

Great trailer!

 

not gunna lie this trailer jus made me really want the new god of war but i want to play 3 and the 2nd collection before i do so can you put god of war 3 on the store please…i platinumed 1 and 2

 

That may be one of the greatest trailers I’ve ever seen. Teared up. Over the years you get so used to angry Kratos, it’s sad to watch him have the smile torn away from his face.

 
SzczurekPB 1 February, 2013 @ 3:25 pm   9

It’s actually really good :)

Fred Dutton 1 February, 2013 @ 3:32 pm   10

I played absolutely no role in the creation of this trailer, but just wanted to add I thought this was really, really impressive!

 
DoYouLikeMyID 1 February, 2013 @ 3:44 pm   11

Nice job on this great video!

 

That was brilliant :P

 
GodOfWarGreece 1 February, 2013 @ 4:03 pm   13

this is amazing god of war trailer

 
almighty-slayer 1 February, 2013 @ 4:15 pm   14

Love it.

 

whats the song called?

 

no wonder kratos wanted revenge his wife was smokin hot

 

Now that Fred mentioned it, I’m pretty sure the he played Kratos. ;)

breathtaking! can’t wait!!

 
cthulhu85 1 February, 2013 @ 6:02 pm   19

That’s really impressive!! Can’t wait for this game!

 
JimSickStee 1 February, 2013 @ 6:05 pm   20

Amazing trailer. Awful song.

Back Kratos! Super :)

TehPhilosopher 1 February, 2013 @ 7:31 pm   22

Thanks for the spoiler alert!

 
nickjd331 1 February, 2013 @ 7:38 pm   23

Live action film please!

 
SKIBADEE187 1 February, 2013 @ 10:36 pm   24

great trailer.

 

Wow. It will be an honour to once more shed blood in the name of Kratos.

On a (not that) different note; I feel sorry for the soldiers surrounding him. Really, really sorry.

Cyberendpunk 2 February, 2013 @ 12:04 am   26

The song choice while at first I thought it didn’t fit but it really conveyed the emotion of the trailer perfectly by the end. And now, I want a GOW film!

maxfelix13 2 February, 2013 @ 8:07 pm   27

incrivel tenho to esperando muito sair o filme do good of war cara vai ser o melhor filme do mundo

 
Stonesthrow 2 February, 2013 @ 9:58 pm   28

Ugh are you guys serious? Live action sucks.. These are games, show off some CGI!! That first gameplay trailer of God of war 3, now that was a masterpiece.. Still one of my alltime favorite trailers.