Update: God of War multiplayer confirmed

The rumorang was true once more; God of War: Ascension is to have a multiplayer component.

The details will be revealed during a live broadcast in abuot an hour and a half, at 8 AM PDT. For now, here’s this bit from game director Todd Papy: “We wouldn’t do multiplayer in God of War unless we knew we could do it right. That’s why I’m extremely excited to finally be able to talk publicly about it and share all the gory details with you live. I even have some exclusive gameplay footage to share with you, so be sure to tune in to see it all live.”

8AM, PDT. Here.

Update: A presser that’s arrived promised the mode to “combine the brutal gameplay and large-scale battles that God of War is known for.”

The multiplayer mode allows players to compete both online and off. The whole thing is based on the single-player campaign and supports up to eight players and a number of different modes.

Warriors can align themselves with the likes of Zeus, Ares, Poseidon and Hades to gain special abilities, armor and weaponry, which can be customized.

A few screenshots came as well:


And some video: