By Leo Stevenson
GAME NAME: God of War: Ascension
DEVELOPER(S): SCE Santa Monica
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.