God of War: Ascension is the new installment in the popular God of War series. It is the seventh game of the series, and will chronologically be the first chapter in the series, forming part of a saga with vengeance as a central theme. It will predate Kratos' entire reign as the god of war, and supposedly features a timeline roughly six months after Kratos' unintentional killing of his wife and daughter. If confirmed, possible flashbacks could also occur, seeing as how this timeline follows his allegiance to Ares, which was already addressed in the original God of War. It will mark a new chapter in Kratos' story, as its listing notes to "Join Kratos as he takes his first steps on a now legendary quest for freedom, redemption, and the clarity to avenge his family in the most ambitiuous God of War adventure in the series so far."
Taking place right before the events of God of War: Chains of Olympus and God of War, it's been 6 months since Kratos murdered his wife and child due to Ares' trickery. Having sworn off his oath to the God of War and refusing to fight for him or do his bidding any longer, the three great Furies, Goddesses of Punishment, Justice and Torment have been sent by Hades to capture Kratos and imprison him in a Titan-sized prison for the living damned, where he is tortured for months on end, driven insane, and constantly haunted by the visions of the night he lost everything dear to him.
Fueled by a desire and lust for revenge against Ares, along with a need to redeem himself among the other Gods to earn salvation, Kratos manages to break free of his imprisonment and sets out on a journey to murder the Furies. If he can successfully murder them he can sever all ties to Ares without consequence. Throughout this journey Kratos will battle famous mythical beasts and icons of ancient Greece, as well as his own plunge into madness as he fights his constant nightmares, further testing his humanity and his determination for salvation and redemption.
Weapons include: Blades of Chaos, World Weapons including Sword, Spear, Club, Shield, Sling.
Megaera: The first Fury to be seen in the game, she tortures Kratos relentlessly but in doing so, unintentionally releases him from his shackles.
Orkos: He helps Kratos to break the bounds of the Furies and is the one who tells Kratos to go to Delphi.
Archimedes: A historical mathematician, physicist, engineer, inventor, and astronomer whose role in the game has yet to be determined.
Oracle Altheia: Kratos is sent to Delphi to find the Oracle, she might help him in his quest.
Lysandra: She appears for Kratos in visions during the game.
Calliope: Just as her mother, she appears in visions to Kratos.