DLC: These corporate suits nickel and dime us for all we're worth. I would say it's a compelling case for communism - that noble, internationalist struggle of liberation from the tyranny of Capital - if not for the fact that God of War: Ascension sounds a bit more appealing than, say, "State-Approved Greek Mythology Combat Simulator #5, Manufactured For Celebration Of The Working People's Socialist Democratic Republic Of The Free Working People's States Of America." Yet there is one who takes sh*t from no man, beast, or corporate strategy: Kratos. Having sailed to victory on a sea of blood and women, this Spartan hero aims not merely to slay DLC, but to tear off its arms, beat it senseless, and eventually feed DLC its own severed chin.
Of course, such spectacle is not without cost: in the case of Ascension, such cost is $79.99 - $20 more than the core game. Indeed, the Collector's Edition will grant you access to all DLC at no additional cost, as well as an 8'
monument to masculine vigor statue, PS3 themes/avatars,"Multiplayer Double XP Unlock," and for you audiophiles, a digital copy of the soundtrack. All of this finds itself in a steel case, presumably because when it comes to Spartan brutality, plastic simply will not do.
Pre-ordering on Amazon will also get you the Mythological Heroes Multiplayer Pack, which allows you to "follow in the footsteps of some of ancient Greece's greatest mythological heroes in the new God of War: Ascension multiplayer mode," and "Don the armor of Achilles, Perseus, Orion and Odysseus as you strive to become a true champion of the gods.
The game has a release date of March 12th, 2013, so for those that are looking forward to Ascension, put on your favorite face-stomping boots and check out the Collector's Edition at this link!