This week's PlayStation Network update is of godly proportions, both in terms of the sheer amount of games and content being offered and the nature of its headlining title, God of War: Ascension.
Yes, the God of War series has returned and, in Ascension, we'll finally get a better idea as to why Kratos is such a super-grumpy dude. Ascension tells Kratos' origin story and, as far as I can tell, basically fills the only remaining hole in the storied series following three console and two portable releases.
Available tomorrow in stores everywhere, God of War: Ascension will also be a day-one digital download on the PlayStation Network.
Kratos won't be lonely on the virtual market, however, as a bunch of additional games are also making this week's launch window. Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 gives players the chance to sneak around the battlefield and kill enemies from afar while Darkstalkers: Resurrection will offer two HD remakes of classic monster-fueled fighting games for the price of one. Heavy Fire: Shattered Spear gives players the chance to rescue a captured spy with FPS precision while Psych Yourself and Puzzle by Nikoli V: Sudoku will force gamers to flex their mental muscles.
A big update wouldn't be complete without a PlayStation 2 classic being added to the virtual library and, this week, it's strategy war game Kessen II. After a long absence from the PlayStation Store, PSone Imports are making a comeback in a big way, offering seven new Japanese titles starting tomorrow. Players will be able to download and muddle their way through Favorite Dear: Enkan no Monogatari, First Queen IV, Mohjong Uranai Fortuna: Tukino Megamitachi, Motorhead: High Velocity Entertainment, Rung Rung: Oz no Mahou Tsukai, Trump Shiyouyo! and the amazingly named Sentimental Graffiti.
Finally, rounding out this week's update will be a collection of demos including Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel, Darkstalkers: Resurrection, Fuel Overdose and Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge.
For more details on this week's PSN update, check out the PlayStation Blog. Otherwise, get your wallet ready and get ready for all of this content and more to go live once the PlayStation Store updates tomorrow afternoon.