God Of War Ascension Live-Action Trailer Gets Behind-The-Scenes Featurettes

At this point, you've probably seen the God of War: Ascension “From Ashes” live-action trailer in a variety of ways. It started as an extremely brief teaser last week, evolved into a longer teaser, and then was finally unveiled in its full two-minute form. Now you can check out a couple of videos that show how that trailer was made, from getting the look of Kratos just right to creating his Spartan army.

Last week, and after much teasing, Sony finally pulled back the curtain on its latest trailer for God of War: Ascension. Showing off a live-action Kratos and a brief, heartbreaking moment of joy with his young daughter, the trailer went on to air during the live stream of the Super Bowl. For those with a sketchy memory, here's another look at that trailer.

Obviously, a lot of pain and effort went into making sure Kratos looked exactly right. For those interested in a behind-the-scenes look at that process, a pair of “making of” videos have now gone up on the PlayStation Blog. The first video talks about the process of making Kratos live up to fans' expectations.

“Kratos is not an easy man to replicate in the flesh,” said SCEA Senior Product Marketing Manager Anthony Caiazzo. “A lot of work went into making sure his tattoos, armor, costume and ash make-up looked just right.”

At one point in the video, the crew even states that the developers were contacted to make sure the dimensions of live-action Kratos' goatee matched the one in the games. That kind of attention to detail, coupled with a pretty great performance by actor Brandon White, gave viewers a rare look at the more emotional side of a soon-to-be god of war.

The second video focuses on the details, specifically making the wardrobe look legitimate. Another fun fact: Just 10 dudes were shot and re-shot in order to create Kratos' Spartan army.

Ready to play the game now? Well, you don't have much longer to wait. Look for God of War: Ascension to hit the PlayStation 3 on March 12.

Ryan Winslett

Staff Writer for CinemaBlend.