God of War: Ascension Super Bowl TV spot teaser [Update]
posted on 01.30.13 at 09:19 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Kratos to get the spotlight when the Ravens and 49ers battle.

Sony’s Game Day 2013 teaser posted earlier this week is for a God of War: Ascension commercial set to debut during Super Bowl XLVII this Sunday, February 3. The publisher posted a 35-second teaser of the TV spot on YouTube today, still teasing something (related to the game, of course) for February 1. Watch it below.

Update: As it turns out, Sony will not show the ad on television during the Super Bowl, but rather show it online during CBSSports.com‘s online stream.

“Produced by Imaginary Forces and set to a haunting arrangement of Ellie Goulding’s ‘Hanging On’ (from her recent album Halcyon), the ad represents one of the most ambitious promotions in PlayStation history,” said Sony in a press release.

“Fitting, given that God of War: Ascension—the latest project from Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studio’s (SCE WWS) Santa Monica Studio—is an exploration into the beginnings of Kratos, one of gaming’s most iconic characters.”

  • 浪黒雷 (ro-kurorai)

    Superbowl ad, that might be expensive. But then it might raise awareness significantly.

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      Oh, super expensive. “Super Bowl XLVII, set to air on CBS, will charge a base rate of US$4 million for an advertisement.” From Wikipedia.

      • 浪黒雷 (ro-kurorai)

        Wow, did not think it’s that expensive. Thanks for the explanation. Now I understand why mainly 360 exclusives and COD are shown off ads at Superbowl. MS and Activision simply have loads of money to burn. Hope it pays of for Sony. 4 mil is quite a lot of cash. But then again, if the game sells north of 1 Mil in the US alone it’s already worth the investment.

      • devovit

        i expect to see a black ops 2 dlc commercial

        • AnimusVox

          Haha I was thinking there’s not real big games coming out here too soon, no COD really except for what you said tha stupid DLC.
          I wish ‘Dead Space 3′ or ‘Bioshock Infinite’ could get a spot. Oh man, if ‘Xillia’ got a SB commercial that’d surprise the hell outta me xD

      • PrinceHeir

        why the hell is Sony wasting money on this, if they could have use those to fund their japan studio or vita games.

        i mean wow just wow.

  • NCloud

    I’m not the biggest GOW fan, but that was nicely done :)

  • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

    Lameee,I was hoping for something unexpected :

  • http://twitter.com/kawaiisza riesza

    “is an exploration into the beginnings of Kratos, one of gaming’s most iconic characters.”

    Hahahahaha

    • Prodigy-X

      Excuse me what is so funny. Kratos is a iconic character along with Nintendo’s Mario and Microsoft’s Master Chief.

    • rockman29

      The series has sold 21.5 million copies of games.

      So yea it’s a big deal noob.

      • http://twitter.com/kawaiisza riesza

        And Call of Duty sold 160 million times. Doesn’t mean that whoever is in those games is an iconic character.

        • rockman29

          Um, almost everyone worth their salt at least knows the name ‘Price.’

          Even I do and I am sick of the games.

          Stop getting you’re panties in a bunch because of some semantics, how old are you? Lol.

          • http://twitter.com/kawaiisza riesza

            I have no clue who that is but I haven’t played a Call of Duty game since 2 so I guess I don’t count.

            What does my age have to do with the discussion?

            • rockman29

              That you are crying so hard they said Kratos was a well-known character kind of indicates a low level of maturity :)

              • http://twitter.com/kawaiisza riesza

                Last time I checked I was laughing, not crying.

                What does age have to do with maturity?

                • rockman29

                  A lot actually, there’s an entire slice of psychology devoted to it, mainly dominated by behaviourists.

                  Why are you still defending your remark?

                  I’m just trolling you at this point, do you realize that? Lol.

                  • http://twitter.com/kawaiisza riesza

                    Why shouldn’t I be? I brought across my points while all you’re doing is trying to attack me on a personal level.