After weeks of rumor-starting teasers, Sony Santa Monica has finally announced their plans for the next chapter of the God of War franchise.

God of War: Ascension will bring Kratos back to the PS3 for more hacking, slashing, and dismembering. Ascension will be a prequel to original trilogy looking Kratos' mortal life. 

Creative director Tom Pappy also said that fans will get their first glimpse of the game sooner than expected: Sony Santa Monica will be livestreaming a GoWA "event" on April 30th at 8am Pacific via the Playstation Blog and the game's Facebook page.

[Via PlayStation Blog]