Play as Kratos's brother in God of War III

After five years, even the most badass lead character starts to get a little boring. So for God of War III, you'll be able to play as Deimos, the brother of everyone's favorite fictional god Kratos.

Or more specifically, you'll be able to unlock a skin that makes Kratos look like his brother. Of course, Sony isn't just going to hand this away for free so anyone who wants the cool skin will have to buy God of War: Ghost of Sparta for the PSP.

Above: God of War: Ghost of Sparta "origins" trailer

It's not just getting to play as someone who looks different than Kratos, though. Equipping the Deimos skin lets players earn four times the amount of health and magic, as well as God Orbs. Ka-ching!

Deimos, who looks like a younger, hairier version of the bald Kratos, was referenced in the first and third games in the series, but didn't have a prominent role. In Greek mythology, Deimos was the god of fear, dread, and terror. Sounds like he has a lot to live up to.

Above: Deimos. He's the god of fear and dread but apparently still can't put on a shirt 

Gamers who want the special download code for the upcoming God of War III PS3 game should look for "specially marked boxes" of Ghost of Sparta when that game comes out November 2. Additionally, anyone who doesn't have a PSP yet and buys the special hardware bundle including Ghost of Sparta, will also receive a voucher.

Source: PlayStation Blog 

Oct 7, 2010


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  • Skeksis - April 8, 2011 2:27 a.m.

    .."In Greek mythology, Deimos was the god of fear, dread, and terror. Sounds like he has a lot to live up to.".. Say wha..? Deimos was the personification of dread and terror. Phobos - his twin brother, was the personification of fear and horror. A tiny detail, I know.. I agree with kyle94 and Tygerclaws.
  • sleepy92ismypsn - October 8, 2010 1:23 p.m.

    In the origins trailer when it shows Deimos and Kratos as kids, why is Kratos have pale white skin and red tatoos? In flashbacks in GOW1 kratos had regular skin and red tats but his skin turned white after he killed his wife and daughter. @ultimatpunchrod I think so too. I can't wait to play this game. It's going to be hard choosing which game to play in November when 5 games come out that I'm buying.
  • croatianmaniac232 - October 8, 2010 10:49 a.m.

    I think i just jizzed my pants...
  • Clovin64 - October 8, 2010 9:57 a.m.

    Goddamit, its Gerard Butler! Still, why does he have the white ash skin? I thought that was exclusive to Kratos due to storyline details? Anyhoo, I'm considering getting a PSP in the near future, and that special God of War bundle looks appealing.
  • NightCrawler_358 - October 8, 2010 3:12 a.m.

    if I wanted a new God of War skin, I'd just play Dante's Inferno! ssizzzzzz!
  • JADENkOTOR - October 8, 2010 12:42 a.m.

  • ultimatepunchrod - October 7, 2010 11:31 p.m.

    that trailer makes it seem like this is going to be a pretty story driven GOW. im excited
  • ThatGuyFromTV - October 7, 2010 11:26 p.m.

    Saw his face, and thought of one thing: THIS! IS! SPARTA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Wing126 - October 7, 2010 11:17 p.m.

    Looks like Leonidas from 300....
  • bloodkiller15 - October 7, 2010 11 p.m.

    god damn kratos's brother is chizzled
  • kyle94 - October 7, 2010 10:48 p.m.

    @Tygerclaws: God of War never stuck to the mythology anyway. Considering that in the games, Kratos is the son of Zeus. Anyway, at least you unlock it by buying a game. I hate most DLC since barely any is anything worthwhile.
  • Tygerclaws - October 7, 2010 10:44 p.m.

    Ahhaahahaha, Kratos's brother. That's funny. Way to stick to mythology. Let's ignore that Kratos is the son of Pallas and Styx, while Deimos was son of Ares and Aphrodite. :D

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