Sony has announced a God of War: Ascension Collector's Edition that will bring Kratos out of the screen and literally into the living room. The $80 premium bundle includes a statue of Kratos (below right), displaying the merciless fighter wielding swords and donning iconic apparel.
Also included with the God of War: Ascension collector's edition is the game's official soundtrack, a "multiplayer double XP unlock," and a pass for upcoming downloadable content. Additionally, it includes a PlayStation 3 dynamic theme and a PlayStation Network avatar pack.
Sony also revealed preorder bonuses for God of War: Ascension. Those who plunk down a reservation fee for the new action game (either the standard version or the collector's edition) will receive the Mythological Heroes Multiplayer Pack. This offering includes four characters for the game's multiplayer component, including Perseus, Orion, Achilles, and Odysseus.
God of War: Ascension is a prequel to the original trilogy that will tell Kratos' origin story. It is due out March 12, 2013 exclusively for PlayStation 3, and includes a series-first multiplayer mode. For more on God of War: Ascension, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.