Kratos had the blues before he saw red

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Game Info

GAME NAME: God of War: Ascension

DEVELOPER(S): SCE Santa Monica



GENRE(S): Action

RELEASE DATE(S): 14 March 2013


In a recent post from David Jaffe - director of God of War and Twisted Metal - he revealed that Kratos was not originally designed with his recognisable red stripe. Up until days before the game was revealed to the media, Kratos - as can be seen above - featured a blue stripe.

The change was made when a member of the team showed Jaffe an image of the barbarian from Diablo II.

Jaffe said "I had played Diablo 1 but never 2, and this was sure news to me as it was clearly to many/all others on the team, as this was the first time we'd heard of the character, let alone the similarity."

After a quick makeover, the Ghost of Sparta sported the red players are familiar with.  I couldn't imagine playing with Kratos the smurf, could you?

God of War: Ascension will be available exclusively for PS3 14 March 2013.

About the Author
Leo Stevenson
Leo Stevenson

I've been playing games for the past 25 years and have been writing for almost as long. Combining two passions in the way I'm able is a true privilege. I'm mostly drawn to single player, story driven games and couch co-op, but will occasionally delve into multiplayer.

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