God of War: Ascension has just announced and all we know is what we learned from the teaser trailer. The trailer lacks cinematics, gamplay, or actual plot points, but hey, we take what we can get. We have plenty of questions about Kratos' next adventure but we've figured some things out too. Here are some of the plot points and features we think God of War: Ascension will have based off of the teaser trailer.
Kratos: The Teen Years
The next God of War game won't take place after God of War 3 like we suspected. The trailer details GoW: Ascension as a game that focuses on Kratos before his servitude to Aries, meaning this game is a prequel to God of War. He also doesn't have the Chains of Olympus yet, leading me to believe this takes place before Chains of Olympus as well.
The narrator describes a time before Kratos' broke a blood oath, and a time before he was filled with rage. I hope this means we're going to take a look at Kratos' awkward teen years. Before Kratos became the Kratos we all know and love, he was a young kid. He was recruited by the Spartan army, and I assume, went to Spartan High.
In the trailer Kratos is seen tenderly caressing a woman's face. Throughout all of the games, Kratos is devastated he accidentally killed his wife and child. This woman in the trailer could be his wife, Lysandra. This makes Kratos: The Teen Years more plausible. Maybe it will focus on how Kratos and Lysandra met, perhaps at prom. Then again, that woman could just me some chick. Kratos does have a soft spot for threesomes.
Thanks to the game's subtitle: Ascension, we know Kratos will be rising. Since this is a prequel, we can assume Kratos will be rising the ranks from a child chosen to become a Spartan, to actually leading the Spartan army. The biggest question here, is what will Kratos be fighting with. Can a giant sword replace the chains?
Obviously we still have a ton of questions, like what will Kratos look like without ashes? Who will he fight? I have so many! Sony should be announcing more details soon. We'll keep you posted! Until then, was there anything from this trailer we missed? Tell us in the comment section.