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Imaginary Forces takes the videogame cinematic to a new level with Sony’s God of War live action trailer. Is it any further removed from the game than a rendered cinematic? Or is it a forerunner to a movie? Read the blurb, then watch the trailer.

What drives a warrior to relentless brutality? Deceived into murdering his beloved wife and child by Ares, the brutal warrior Kratos of Sony’s “God of War” video game series has endlessly sought to avenge the unthinkable deed he was tricked into committing. Director Karin Fong peers past the gruesome ferocity to uncover the genuine humanity and emotion brought on by this pivotal moment in the affecting 2:00 live action trailer “From Ashes” for the launch of Sony’s “God of War: Ascension” title, produced direct-to-client.

See below for a visual FX breakdown of the scene in Allan McKay’s 2013 Reel as well as Imaginary Forces’ Blood and Ink teaser for God Of War Ascension.


Now watch Allan McKay‘s behind the scenes VFX breakdown of the scene, from 3:22 onwards.


Imaginary Forces also created a fantastic teaser trailer for God Of War Ascension. Here’s their description of the motion graphics spot;

Take a look through the liquid looking-glass for a glimpse of the upcoming Sony PlayStation release God of War: Ascension. Game Director Todd Papy and the Santa Monica Studios crew had us create this trailer to announce Kratos’s return in this prequel. Blood and ink mix in an a viscous amber environment to hint at the nightmarish images that fill our anti-hero’s mind and fuel his quest. Just a hint of things to come.



Sources: Motionographer and It’s Art Mag.

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