Sony Computer Entertainment America announced today the new God of War title that has been rumored for the past several months. Appearing on many developer resumes and being leaked at retailers such as Amazon,what was known as God of War IV will in fact be known as God of War: Ascension.
While many people expected the new game to be a sequel to God of War III, God of War: Ascension is being set up as a prequel to the first game, presumably leading up to the events on when he becomes the Ghost of Sparta. Sony was mum on details, releasing only a small CGI trailer that shows off zero gameplay. E3 is right around the corner, so we can expect more details to be unveiled there.
Sony has confirmed a Spring 2013 release window for the title. Stay tuned for more details.