Sony has announced that the God of War: Ascension Multiplayer Beta is officially coming to PlayStation Plus on 9th January 2012.
God of War: Ascension multiplayer levels are broken out into two categories - larger maps, which feature big open environments (like Desert of Lost Souls), and more compact Arenas which offer close-quarters combat.
Once the Beta launches, PlayStation Plus subscribers will be able to check out the Team Favour Rush mode, the God of War twist on Team Deathmatch. Here you'll fight to reach the requisite number of favour points from the Gods, to unlock new customisation options for your Gladiator. A yet-to-be-seen single player version will also be available.
God of War: Ascension is the prequel to the best-selling God of War franchise. After being tricked into killing his wife and child by Ares, Kratos has been sentenced to spend eternity in a titan-sized prison for the living damned as punishment for breaking his blood oath by swearing to avenge the only people he ever loved. Armed with his trusty Blades of Chaos, he must take on mythology's darkest creatures while solving intricate puzzles throughout his merciless quest for freedom and redemption.
God of War: Ascension will be released on 15th March 2013.