DNP UK's God of War Ascension PS3 bundle to include golden bespoke controller

If PS3 gamers across the pond were envious of the garnet red console North Americans were getting as part of a God of War bundle, they can feel a little more chuffed today. According to a Sony press release, British fans will be able to score their very own God of War: Ascension PS3 bundle, which includes a sparkling "Classic White" super slim console along with a lovely gold and custom-designed controller specially made for UK-dwelling Kratos lovers. It comes with the largest HDD available, 500GB, as well as a special edition copy of God of War: Ascension that contains a steelbook case, the audio soundtrack, a double XP unlock code for multiplayer gaming, avatars and a special PS3 theme. The release below didn't reveal pricing, but Joystiq pointed out an Amazon UK search result of £249.99 ($391) for the lot. So if you're a die-hard GoW fan, or just someone who loves golden game controllers, get ready to head to the shops (or click on that cart symbol) on March 15th.

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God of War Special Edition available with bespoke Dualshock and Limited Edition Classic White PS3

London, 6th February 2013: Sony Computer Entertainment UK has today announced a brand new Classic White version of the new model PlayStation®3 (dubbed the 'super slim' which went on sale in November 2012) to be bundled with the special edition of the gamer's favourite, God of War: Ascension.

Launching on March 15th, The God of War: Ascension PS3® bundle will include the Classic White 500Gb PlayStation 3 'Super Slim' plus a bespoke God of War: Ascension Dualshock®3 controller, and a copy of the Special Edition of God of War: Ascension.

The God of War Special Edition itself features the latest iteration of the award winning God of War franchise (Metacritic score of 90%!) in a premium Steelbook package, also containing the audio soundtrack, MultiPlayer Double XP Unlock, an exclusive PS3 dynamic theme and PS3 avatar.

This year, PlayStation 3 continues to grow from strength to strength with a huge line up of exclusive AAA titles and brand new franchises including The Last of Us, Beyond and Puppeteer. Add to this Blu-rayTM player functionality, a world of online services from catch up TV like BBC iPlayer and 4oD, through music video services like VidZone, movie download services like Netflix and Lovefilm plus PlayStation's very own Sony Entertainment Network offering movie and music downloads via PlayStation®Network and now with the exclusive God of War: Ascension Classic White PlayStation 3 bundle, there has never been a better time to discover the power of PS3.

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