By: Eddie Makuch
Gamers who preorder God of War: Ascension at GameStop can add Spartan hero King Leonidas from the 2007 action film 300 to their multiplayer ranks, Sony announced today. Those who reserve either the standard or collector’s edition of the game will receive a voucher to download the character.
King Leonidas in God of War: Ascension will come with his signature red cape, helmet, and armor. Additionally, the character features his iconic spear, which Sony said has its own set of distinct combat abilities.
On top of the King Leonidas characters, those who preorder God of War: Ascension at GameStop will receive a 22″ X “28 double-sided poster. It is not clear if the King Leonidas character will be made available for those who do not preorder the game.
This is not the first special promotion for God of War: Ascension related to a film. Earlier this month, Sony announced that those who pick up the Total Recall Blu-ray, which launches December 18, will receive a single-player demo for the game.
God of War: Ascension is a prequel to the original trilogy that will tell Kratos‘ origin story. It is due out March 12, 2013 exclusively for PlayStation 3, and includes a series-first multiplayer mode.