Sony has reiterated that the God of War: Ascension multiplayer beta will launch for PS Plus subscribers this winter, and announced that players of a new social game will receive early access.
'The Rise of the Warrior' is a new interactive graphic-novel style story on the official God of War website, and by competing in a number of social challenges PS3 owners can unlock a week of early access to the God of War Beta and 30 days of PS Plus.
Between now and March users will also be able to earn early in-game unlocks for God of War: Ascension multiplayer, along with exclusive multiplayer weapons and armor.
Sony promises the beta will include "all-new multiplayer action that we haven't yet shown," as well as the first God players will be able to align with; Zeus.
Sony has confirmed a God of War: Ascension release date of March 15, 2013 in the UK and Ireland.
An accompanying Special Edition version will feature a premium steelbook case, the official soundtrack (digital version), PS3 dynamic theme and avatar pack, and a multiplayer double XP bonus.