The multi-player feature in ascension is what intrigues me most and I think will be a big surprise to players. An intense battle for FAVOUR (experience) ensures players will need to use teamwork and tactics to defeat their opponents and earn enough to become a champion of the gods. Opening chests, capturing altars, and of course dismembering your enemies all earn your team FAVOUR. The shockwaves of intensity from the gameplay does not stop even after match one beta tester blogged. “Even a full 10 minutes after exiting the multiplayer beta of God of War: Ascension I still have a slight shake in my hands from the tension and the created adrenaline, which is a testament to the quality of the experience.”
Shown at the Sony E3 press conference in 2012 the single player demo begins with beasts charging Kratos while he uses his blades of chaos to mutilate them.
We still have roughly three months until the release of God of War: Ascension and I personally am biting my nails in anticipation. This game will not only take us deeper into the life and logic of Kratos, but also let us lose ourselves in a multiplayer experience unlike most out there.
Source: Softpedia - Quick Look: God of War: Ascension Multiplayer Beta - with Gameplay Video