God of War: Ascension is the first entry in the flagship PlayStation action franchise to feature multiplayer, and the beta for the online component was opened up to PlayStation Plus subscribers earlier this week.
Ascension's multiplayer supports up to eight-players, and the beta offers a slice of the action with Favor of the Gods (Deathmatch), Team Favor of the Gods, plus the unimaginatively titled Capture The Flag.
Here's some gameplay footage we captured earlier this week:
Sony has also released a God of War: Ascension video providing a look at the early development stages of the game's multiplayer component, in which developers speak candidly about working on something that they've had no prior experience with.
The platform holder has confirmed a God of War: Ascension release date of March 12, 2012.