God of War: Ascension beta begins this Winter; Rise of the Warrior social game begins now

Sony announced (via the PlayStation Blog) that the multiplayer beta for upcoming God of War prequel, God of War: Ascension, will release “this winter.” There are only two ways to partake in the Spartan/Trojan war: be a PlayStation Plus subscriber, or go to GodofWar.com and participate in their social game experience, “The Rise of the Warrior.” By playing Rise of the Warrior, not only do you earn early access to the beta, but you can also earn tons of God of War goodies!

You’ll live out your warrior’s journey in an epic new graphic-novel style story. You will embark on a quest for redemption that leads you toward becoming the next Champion of the Gods.

It gives you the opportunity to align with either the Spartans or the Trojans and compete via a number of social challenges to earn your army a week of exclusive early access to the Beta this winter, and 30 days of PlayStation Plus. And that’s just the first of multiple major army rewards between now and March! If an epic new God of War story and early Beta access aren’t enough for you – you’ll also be able to earn early in-game unlocks for God of War: Ascension multiplayer to get a head-start on the competition, along with exclusive multiplayer weapons and armor for everyone who rises to Champion of the Gods! So get over to GodofWar.com and start your journey in Rise of the Warrior.

Sony has also released a new trailer for the game, starring Zeus, that you can watch above. God of War: Ascension releases for the PS3 on March 12th.

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Mike Ryan is a Staff Writer who has been playing video games ever since the Atari 2600. He loves fighting games, survival horror, and he sure plays a mean pinball.

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