Sony has announced a new bundle for the PlayStation 3. According to Eurogamer, the new bundle will be packaging Sony's upcoming first-party game—God of War: Ascension—with a white 500 GB PlayStation 3 and a skinned DualShock 3 controller.

The bundle is set to include the Special Edition version of the game, which comes in a black Steelbook case and includes the soundtrack, a double-XP unlock for multiplayer, and a dynamic PS3 theme and avatar.

According to Sony's Indian distributor Milestone, the company hasn't announced any plans to sell the bundle in India yet, but seeing as how other bundles have been released here, the God of War: Ascension bundle may see a release here after a month or so.

The God of War: Ascension bundle will have the newest slim PS3

The God of War: Ascension bundle will have the newest slim PS3

Those itching to get their hands on the upcoming God of War game can check out the demo Sony recently launched on PSN for PlayStation Plus members. When you start playing the beta, your first stop is the Rotunda of Olympus, where you learn the nitty-gritties of gruesome gladiator combat. Here you'll pick up vital techniques for special attacks, blocking, parrying and combos.

These early battles are essential to master, as the computer-controlled opponents are a lot more forgiving than the other fellow gamers you'll face in the multiplayer modes. Don't be afraid to replay these training stages to brush up on your skills until you're confident of your battle prowess.

Before you leave the Rotunda of Olympus, choose which God you'll pledge your allegiance to. In this Beta, you can pick between Zeus or the Greek god of war, Ares.

If you're a combo brawler who likes close combat, give Ares a try. You'll be blessed with defense-crippling fire magic and items to give you the edge in physical confrontations. However, if you prefer a more tactical fight, pick Zeus. With the Greek God of thunder and lightning on your side, you're able to call down powerful electrical magic to stun opponents, as well as use items which improve your defense.

You can use environmental traps, such as the spikes on the wall in Hercules' pit, for extra damage. Other ways to win include ring-outs and the more typical fights to the death.

Even if you're getting hammered by a merciless adversary, don't quit the game. You'll get bonuses for completing the match, which you'll need to make your Champion stronger.

If you know there's no way to win the match, focus on completing achievements, which give your character a boost for future battles. Opening a specific number of red orb chests or grabbing special treasure can help improve your Champion, letting you buy armour, weapons and items before your next match.

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