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God of War: Ascension Collector's Edition detailed as series nears 22m sales

Limited version of the game to come with an eight inch Kratos statue

Sony has provided the first details of a limited God of War: Ascension Collector's Edition.

Game director Todd Papy said on the PS Blog: "We know you've been asking for the ultimate collectible, a Kratos statue, that will be the prized 8" centerpiece of this edition.

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"The CE is also jam-packed in a premium steel book game case, with the official game soundtrack (digital version), a PS3 dynamic theme and PSN avatar pack, double XP points for multiplayer (more on that later), and a DLC pass to unlock all future DLC releases at no additional cost. The team is working hard on a dedicated post-launch multiplayer experience, XP and DLC are going to be treasures you will want."

The collector's edition will cost $79.99 (£52) in the US when it launches alongside the standalone game on March 12 next year.

Pre-ordering either the standard or collector's edition will grant players access to the Mythological Heroes Multiplayer DLC Pack. The debut God of War: Ascension multiplayer details were released in April.

In related news, Sony has shipped over 21 million God of War games to retailers worldwide since the series debuted in 2005. Here's the breakdown:

  • God of War (PS2) - 4,617,347
  • God of War 2 (PS2) - 4,244,529
  • God of War 3 (PS3) - 5,197,632
  • God of War Collection (PS3): 2,418,516
  • God of War: (PSP) - 3,264,178
  • God of War (PSP) - 1,196,626
  • God of War Origins (PS3) - 711,737
  • Total - 21,650,595

Shannon Studstill, senior director of product development at God of War house Sony Santa Monica Studio, said: "We thrive on delivering fantastic gaming experiences to the community and to our fans across the world. We are extremely proud to have hit this incredible milestone, and owe a large part of it to our fans for all of their support throughout these years."

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