The team behind the God of War serious worked hard to bring something new to latest God of War title, entitled Acension. They have developed brand new weapons, armors and maps for the game’s multiplayer mode.
A DLC pack will contain all of the new things mentioned earlier and it will be called The Mythological Heroes Co-Op Weapons DLC. It will include four unique weapon and armor sets inspired by ancient Greece’s mythological heroes, alongside with some brand new maps.
You will be able to play with weapons like the Sword and Armor of Orion, Hammer and Armor of Odysseus, Sword and Armor of Perseus, and Spear and Armor of Achilles. Also, for those who decide to buy the DLC, they will receive a 24-hour 2X XP boost.
So it appears that the tease shown earlier was for a new God of War Ascension DLC, not a new game.
A PS Blog editor was kind enough to explain users how the co-op weapons will be used as follows:
How do I use Co-op Weapons?
These weapons were designed to execute Co-op Moves easily to deliver heavy blows to your opponents. Here’s how they work:
Equip one of the four Co-op Weapons
Enter any Multiplayer Mode for God of War: Ascension
Execute either your L1 Triangle or L1 Square special attacks
Upon special attack execution, a Green Halo will appear over your Champion’s head
Have a Teammate tether you when the Green Halo appears to begin the Co-op Move