The system may be nearing its seventh birthday, but Sony is still cranking out new variations of the PlayStation 3 seemingly every few months. Earlier this morning, it was announced on the Official PlayStation Blog that Sony would be releasing a red slimline PS3 to commemorate the release of the fourth installment of the console-based “God of War” series.
The “God of War: Ascension” Legacy Bundle will come packaged with a red 500GB slimline PlayStation 3 entertainment system, “God of War: Ascension”, the “God of War” Saga (which includes all five of Kratos’ previous tales), and 30 days of PlayStation’s premium online service, PlayStation Plus. That’s five must-play games and one highly anticipated release all neatly packaged together in one incredible bundle. While the announcement is void of any pricing, Amazon.com has the Legacy Bundle tagged with a $349 price.
Both the PlayStation 3 Legacy Bundle and “God of War: Ascension” are set to launch on March 12, 2013. Fans of the “God of War” series still have time to reserve a copy of the stand-alone “Ascension” collector’s edition, which comes with a highly detailed Kratos statute, steelbook case, game soundtrack, 48-hour XP booster, and PlayStation Network avatar pack. Included in all copies of “God of War: Ascension” will be a demo for Naughty Dog’s highly anticipated “The Last of Us”, scheduled to release on May 7, 2013.
“God of War: Ascension” takes gamers back in time to ten years before the original “God of War”. Having been tricked into murdering his own wife and daughter in bloodlust, Kratos goes on a quest to break his bonds from Ares, and redeem himself from his sins. Whereas the rest of the series showcased Kratos’ less-forgiving side, “Ascension’s” director, Todd Papy, promises a more “human Kratos than ever before”.
“Ascension” marks the first entry in the series to introduce any form of multiplayer, pitting gamers against one another in medieval bouts for power. Align with one of several Olympian Gods to receive perks that will help turn the tide of war.