The God of War series is scheduled for another return to the PS3 console with its upcoming title, God of War: Ascension.
Now you might be puzzled, as I was the first time I heard about it., in terms of where the story would go after the way things turned out at the end of the third game. But to clear things up it's a prequel to the series.
Attending the EB Games Expo, 2012, I was able to have the honors of testing out Sony Entertainment's new upcoming title. Within the demo the story isn't clearly explored, but Kratos arrives on the docks of some ruins, where a terrorizing Kraken plagues the seas. It clearly suggests that later he'll have intentions of gutting the sea monster into sushi.
Moving away from the Kraken you venture towards an island ruins where you encounter goat like soldiers, as well as a new mythological mini boss enemy known as The Juggernaut, a cross species similar to the Minotaur but think of an elephant crossed between a human. I swear Zeus has some serious issues.
These encounters give you the chance to explore God of War: Ascension's combat system, including an execution command that allows you to execute a brutal finishing move once you have depleted your enemy's health, causing a red execution symbol to appear over their head.
Quick commands also make a return, as you quickly smash away buttons trying to beat the clock that will either cause you to be killed or have to repeat the process again.
Omega health and magic boxes appear throughout the game as well as red orbs which suggest that an upgrading system will be included in the game which will follow the same level up patterns as the previous games.