God of War: Ascension demo bundled with Total Recall Blu-ray

Single-player E3 2012 demo for Sony's new action game included with Colin Farrell action film's release on December 18.

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A single-player demo for God of War: Ascension will be bundled with the director's cut Blu-ray version of Total Recall, as well as the film's Blu-ray/DVD combination pack, Sony announced today. The film is due at retailers on December 18.

The demo included in the bundle is the same single-player experience that Sony showed off four months ago during the 2012 Electronic Entertainment Expo. It is not clear if the demo will later be released publicly.

The blood-soaked affair (below) shows Kratos laying waste to a horde of enemies in a seaside location. It caps off with Kratos lobotomizing an elephant-like enemy before a gargantuan sea creature emerges from the water.

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.

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BeLGaRaTh_67
BeLGaRaTh_67

I got this bought for me for chrimbo and there was no voucher or anything inside it, it was bought from Amazon if that's the reason why? I did see it stated at Asda that it contains the demo :(

moviequest14
moviequest14

The real question... do you really want to play God of War that badly?

PlatinumPaladin
PlatinumPaladin

Swing and a miss, Sony. As much as I'd like to play Ascension as soon as, I won't be paying for this snooze fest to do it.

drknessfeeds
drknessfeeds

I'm going to purchase GOW:A when it is released, why would I want to buy a movie to get a demo that has already been posted in length (if statement is correct) all over the net?

firehawk998
firehawk998

Hmm thrown in the Three Breasted Chick from the original and then I will buy it / :  P

PandaTrueno86
PandaTrueno86

What studios will do these days to make money back from a flop...

nintendoboy16
nintendoboy16

I'd rather watch the Arnold Schwarzenegger version of Total Recall, thank you very much.

damodar_thade
damodar_thade

Give the 12year old kids an 18 rated demo with the 12 rated movie, good job.

auntbessie
auntbessie

12A rating, no thank you, not worth the price of admission and definitely worth buying on DVD even with a bundled demo. Dumbing down movies to appeal to kids is a crappy trend that's getting increasingly popular and I don't like it

mrtypr
mrtypr

Id rather just download the game for free on PSN, saw this movie and its pretty crap. Although Kate Beckinsale is damn sexy

soulless4now
soulless4now

lol Who the hell wants to buy that movie? 

AlmostHaslem
AlmostHaslem

Atleast with a good freaken movie like TED or dark knight rises -___________-

MATERAZZI_23
MATERAZZI_23

WTF haters, who said that you have to buy it to try the demo. Ever heard of rental? 

jthotty
jthotty

This is sad.  Ladies and gents.  Please stand up for the troll anthem.  TROLOLOLOLOLOLOL, LOLOLOLOL! LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL LOLOLOOOOOL.

Pyrosa
Pyrosa

LOL....  "Pllleeeease -- we spent a TON of money on this garbage!  SOMEBODY watch it!!!"

Lhomity
Lhomity

Another remake that should never have happened. I don't mind Colin Farrell but I felt depressed after seeing this. They took something beautiful and violent and entertaining, then made generic and lame. Even more depressing is some goofballs have cast Ryan Reynolds for a Highlander remake. FROTHING RAGE

 

If I spot this on sale I might pick it up for the demo. Its not like I don't own enough crap movies already.

07wintert
07wintert

not surprised it was bundled the movie had nothing on the orginal  

DrKill09
DrKill09

No thanks.  The only Total Recall Blu Ray I want is Total Recall Mind Bending Edition to replace my earlier, and grainy as hell original release Blu Ray.

UnwantedSpam
UnwantedSpam

Nope. Not going to bribe me into buying a terrible movie just to play a 5 minute demo. I mean, come on, the guilt from buying this movie would last longer than the demo.

paperwarior17
paperwarior17

So we only get a free movie with the demo and not a free game?

bongsyas_23
bongsyas_23

smart move on Sony. they know it's the only reason people will buy the movie.

Wedge55
Wedge55

God of War and Total Recall, two things in which I far prefer the original.

Viral-venom13
Viral-venom13

I can guarantee you this demo will eventually be let loose unto PSN for free downloading, just give it time, this move here is just to aid this movie in selling more on Blu-ray! They did this same move with God of War 3 on either that movie District 9 or Battle Los Angeles, don't really remember but it was 1 of those and well eventually we all saw what happened with the demo a few months after!!

MJ12-Conspiracy
MJ12-Conspiracy

I don't want the movie or game.....

I prefer the original Total Recall and I'm not a fan of God Of War......

not trying to start a fight, just saying....

 

DiverseGamer
DiverseGamer

Oh. It's too bad I'm not buying that movie...

FallenOneX
FallenOneX

Even after this, some of you still believe Sony was really looking to the "future of gaming" with a PS3 that launched at $499/$599......

 

Not hating the player, hating the game.

SolidTy
SolidTy

I liked the original Total Recall better, so I won't be buying...but if a friend does, I'll check out that demo.

 

So many games, I don't usually have time for Demos anymore.

zzamaro
zzamaro

Gimmick to sell more copies.

Haasdude
Haasdude

That's one way to sell a terrible movie!

Somebody89
Somebody89

2 things that I have no interest in bundled into one package that I can easily ignore. Neat!

Soleride
Soleride

they knew it was a crap film and nothing like the original so the decided to bundle the God of War demo with it oh my god....

DragonRift
DragonRift

Wow... how tacky.  You guys couldn't pack the demo in with a GOOD movie?  :|

spoonybard-hahs
spoonybard-hahs

Because Sony needed to give people a reason to even consider buying this piece of crap.

vatorus
vatorus

@drknessfeeds Because GoW is one of the greatest games ever made....I'm buying that shitty movie just to get a few minutes alone with Kratos

vault-boy
vault-boy

 @auntbessie Its not a trend thats getting popular, its a business model thats been around for decades. The movie business hasn't gotten worse with age, it just seems like it because all we remember from the past is the gems. Anyhow, the movie looks stupid and the idea that a demo will make people buy it is ridiculous.

Jack_O-Neill
Jack_O-Neill

 @MATERAZZI_23 You do realize that the demo most likely will not be contained on the actual blu-ray, but will most likely be a PSN voucher code stuck in the case.

spoonybard-hahs
spoonybard-hahs

 @Slim_Lyrics Recognizing when someone is trying to gift wrap a turd isn't deduction; no amount of paper is going to mask the fetid stench of failure.