Sony has confirmed that God of War: Ascension’s multiplayer beta will launch this winter.
PS3 owners can unlock the beta a week earlier by competing in various social challenges through 'The Rise of the Warrior' – a new interactive graphic-novel style story on the official God of War website.
Between now and the game’s release date in March, players will also be able to earn in-game unlocks for Ascension’s multiplayer components such as weapons and armour.
Sony said the beta itself will include "all-new multiplayer action that we haven't yet shown.”
God of War: Ascension is due for a release on March 12th and three days later in Europe.