Sony Santa Monica showed off some gameplay from it’s new God of War title “Ascension” at E3 and also served up a nearly hour long interview with game director Todd Papy

Of course, God of War is a PS3 exclusive. Sorry to all PC gamers. They even brought multiplayer to God of War for the first time ever.

View the Trailer and Developer Interview

This long video starts with a 1 minute, 15 second teaser trailer, followed by the interview with a lot of gameplay action.

The Story

Vengeance is born in the fires of betrayal in this prequel to the best-selling God of War® franchise. Six months have passed since Kratos stood over the bodies of his wife and child, his hands stained with their blood – tricked by Ares into murdering the only people he ever loved. Swearing to avenge them, Kratos broke the blood oath that bound him to Ares, but oaths to Olympus are not so easily broken…

Sentenced to an eternity chained within a prison for the living damned, Kratos battles insanity at the hands of the Furies. He will be tested as he seeks freedom, redemption for his sins, and the clarity to avenge his family.

Get more info and screenshots at Ascension is available for pre order now for the usual $60, but you will have to wait until March 2013 to battle the gods again – 8 years after the launch of the original game on Playstation 2.