Sony Computer Entertainment Europe have announced that the God of War: Ascension Multiplayer Beta will arrive on PlayStation Plus next month, January 9th 2013.

The multiplayer levels come broken into two categories which include larger maps, which feature big open environments (like Desert of Lost Souls), and more compact Arenas which intensify the action and test your reflexes as you fight for survival in close-quarters combat.

Once the beta starts, PlayStation Plus subscribers will be able to take the experience further with Team Favour Rush mode which comes as the God of War twist on Team Deathmatch. Players will fight to reach the requisite number of favour points from Gods in order to unlock customisation options for their Gladiator. A single player version will also be available which is designed for warriors who like to go it alone.

A new trailer has also been released. Let us know if you plan on getting involved in the Beta via the comment section below.

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God of War: Ascension will be released for the PlayStation 3 in the UK on March 15th, 2013.