Sony has announced that God of War: Ascension‘s multiplayer beta will begin on January 8. All PlayStation Plus subscribers will be invited to download the beta client, and they’ll be treated to “visceral, larger than life, online combat.”
Here’s a few more details about the beta straight from Sony Santa Monica (via the PlayStation Blog):
So the burning-in-Hades question is, what will you play in our Multiplayer Beta? A visceral, larger than life, online combat experience for starters. We are kicking off the Beta with our signature Team Favor of the Gods mode and the yet-to-be-seen Favor of the Gods mode, which plays like Team Favor of the Gods, but without the teams. In both modes, you’ll fight to reach the requisite number of favor points from the Gods, earning points via kills, bonus brutal kills, opening chests, capturing domination points, and, if you’re skillful enough, performing executions using the Spear of Olympus.
God of War: Ascension will be released exclusively for the PS3 on March 12, 2013.