God of War: Ascension gets two-player co-op mode

God of War: Ascension to feature two-player Trial of the Gods mode.

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God of War: Ascension will feature a two-player, wave-based co-op mode, Sony has announced.

Called Trial of the Gods, the mode sets the pair of players up against both the clock and five increasingly difficult waves of enemies. Extra time is awarded for each kill, with some bonus seconds added to the total at the end of each wave depending on performance.

Experience awarded in the mode can carry over to the game's other trio of multiplayer modes; Team Favour of the Gods, Favour of the Gods, and Capture the Flag.

At launch the mode will support three maps--Desert of Lost Souls, Forum of Hercules, and Rotunda of Olympus--and Sony promises that more will be added down the line.

While designed for cooperative play, Sony adds that Trial of the Gods can also be played solo.

GameSpot's review of God of War: Ascension will be published later today.

God of War: Ascension will be released on March 12 in the US and March 15 in Europe. A single-player demo is available.

Discussion

76 comments
gregbmil
gregbmil

It's just you and someone else trying to kill all the enemies as fast as possible.     I played it.   It is fun, but it is hard to kill everything with in the time limit

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

Hmmm...I don't find myself excited at all for the co-op or multiplayer modes at all. I'll be getting this strictly for the single-player experience. Some games just aren't meant to have multiplayer. Period.

NINJASMOKER
NINJASMOKER

That's going to be supa chill, can't wait for this title to come out.

CaptainBerserk
CaptainBerserk

I'm not so sure about this game anymore, demo didn't impressed me much, now all this focus on MP features...i don't know, this is the first GOW i'm not too excited for.

DARKKNIGHTPRABZ
DARKKNIGHTPRABZ

one of the most anitipated releases for me. .. i just want to go online, and tear people up lol . 

Just hope their is a variety of modes.

SymonLeTueur
SymonLeTueur

Why can't console games ever offer proper goddamn co-op campaigns, either online or couch. World at War had a great co-op campaign, Borderlands 2, and Modern Warfare 2also had Great spec ops missions as well. These Horde or Survival modes feel cheaps and just some crappy add-ons so the games are 'co-op friendly. 'Here's hoping the PS4 and Xbox 720 have a lot more games with co-op campaigns!

gatsbythepig
gatsbythepig

2 things-

Co-op will be awesome in this game.

There will be an endless supply of hate for co-op from the fanboys on this site.

DiamondDM13
DiamondDM13

March 13th on Europe... At least that's when I'm picking up my pre-ordered one...

Ryoushi06
Ryoushi06

First is Dead Space and now God of War
famous single player games , Do they need to have a two-player co-op mode?

SadPSPAddict
SadPSPAddict

I have a son that will be pleased to hear that :)

SteamyPotatoes
SteamyPotatoes

Another franchise to be tainted by multiplayer =/

USAPATRIOT21
USAPATRIOT21

On behalf of the people that actually play video games with friends, I am thrilled there is a multiplayer mode.

Jiroe
Jiroe

Lol! alot of these guys say they don't like the game and sh!t but for sure there the one's would be first in line to get there copy.

nurnberg
nurnberg

Another game that is suffering from unnecessary bloat.

Coco_pierrot
Coco_pierrot

After trying the demo I felt like I had already enough of Kratos after GOW3 ... three main game is enough ... wasn't it supposed to be a trilogy ? MP in this game ... kind of like for Tomb raider ... but since it is Sony, I'm sure it will be better but still ... GOW always been a single player game.

So I'll pass on that game, I still have a lot of post game stuff to do in Ni No Kuni and I have Naruto Ninja storm 3 plus a bunch of Vita game that I wan't play more than this.

Nibraybirk
Nibraybirk

It's pretty hectic as it is. I don't think GoW needs this.

Baroni88
Baroni88

I don't get what was wrong with the demo. I loved the new fighting mechanics, how you could chain up one guy and fight everyone else with your other sword. I think the demo lived up to its predecessors. Hey, they even gave us the courtesy of putting out a single player demo. I just feel like a lot of people are really unappreciative these days, with God of War, Gears of War, and even seeing what some people are saying about Tomb Raider. I just don't get it. What do people want?

iMattAces
iMattAces

Brace yourself, bunch of xbox fanboy are going to say something like "IM A SONY FANBOY, BUT THIS GAME IS SO TERRIBLE." or maybe some retarded who complaints over this game for being boring... yeah right, played the demo, and give a bad review for the whole game because the demo was boring...

nocoolnamejim
nocoolnamejim moderator

I may be in the minority here, but to me if I was focusing on making the God of War franchise feel fresh and new again I'd do some character development and a new story. First two God of War games were great, but the series has gotten pretty stagnant since primarily because they're all the same.


I definitely don't see why a coop mode is needed. Of course I tend to think that MP is unnecessary in about half or more of the games that it gets shoved into these days.

ziproy
ziproy

Rotunda of Olympus, Forum of Hercules??

Who comes up with these name?

OurSin-360
OurSin-360

The SP demo almost put me to sleep, I loved GOW 1 and 2 and 3 was a good game but not looking forward to this cash in.  Wish they would have done a new character (maybe kratos's brother they hinted at in the special features of the first game?). 

wdma
wdma

one more week, can't wait 

rushiosan
rushiosan

@SavoyPrime Overall, I only play single player mode/campaign for every game I grab. I don't like this "social gaming" bullshit.

RaveNRolla
RaveNRolla

@SymonLeTueur "couch" means splitscreen i guess? i agree, real coop-missions are way more fun than these survival modes. uncharted 3 did it right by featuring both from the start. also i think these survival modes work better for shooters than for hack-n-slay, because of the tactical side. flank, attract attention, stealth and all that doesn't really exist in these games. dante's inferno had a coop trial mode too and it became boring and pointless pretty fast

AzulSoul
AzulSoul

@Red_Armadilloe Thanks, there's no doubt now, it's impossible a couch coop for this. Sad but understandable for the closeups.

SymonLeTueur
SymonLeTueur

@gatsbythepig Horde or Survival co-op modes are dumb, what gamers want is full on online or couch co-op campaigns...

Valdomer0
Valdomer0

@Baroni88 Typical consumers really don't know how things are done, they just want the product their want regardless how difficult it takes to be done, at the lowest price available.

The demo was great, I loved the fighting mechanics, the visuals, the sound, everything.

Companies can't satisfy all of customer 'needs', but at least they know what the market requests. If people would know how difficult is to make a game, they wouldn't complain and ask for more.

raiden-94
raiden-94

@nocoolnamejim I know right? They didnt need to make a prequel JUST for mp.  I don't want a prequel. I dont want mp. I want GoW 4, a continuation of the epic cliffhanger at the end of GoW3. Honestly this seems like an excuse to sell a mp game off a great franchise.

AzulSoul
AzulSoul

@OurSin-360 Nah, that was the beauty of the demo, well if you're a fan of franchise of course, gow doesn't need to show you anything about mechanics but what they did was nice, gow strongest point is the story and boss fights, even i didn't want a campaign demo, i didn't want spoil of anything but it was nice to see the improvements.

GamerOuTLaWz
GamerOuTLaWz

@OurSin-360 Puts you to sleep cause it was on easy and the demo takes place in the middle of the game?

96augment
96augment

@queuing_for_PS4 Nope. Looking at the reviews, it's a somewhat decent game. But it's not even going to get a Game of the Year nomination from anyone.

Badgamewontsell
Badgamewontsell

@queuing_for_PS4 Not it isn't, not buy a long shot.  Bioshock infinite, TLoU and GTA5 all have a much better shot than this.  This wont even be nominated.

SteamyPotatoes
SteamyPotatoes

@Hayasmez @SteamyPotatoes beta was alright but just hope SP doesn't suffer from the co-op addition too, only really play these games for SP anyway's , so less time in that area is disappointing.

Baroni88
Baroni88

@AzulSoul @Badgamewontsell @queuing_for_PS4 this game will do great. I have little faith in Gamestop and their reviews, after seeing there last few. But Santa Monica doesn't disappoint. you can't take anything seriously from "Bdgamewontsell". The guy has a profile just so he can troll every game and get a reaction out of you guys.

GamerOuTLaWz
GamerOuTLaWz

@Badgamewontsell @queuing_for_PS4  you play on easy??? Now please,try GOW3 on Titan or chaos, just try to beat that cerberus dog please,then Ill take your argument for granted. Maybe if your small little nut of a brain stopped playing video games on easy/normal you would see what challenge lies beneath those games.