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.