Sony has labelled God of War: Ascension the "most ambitious" game in the series to date.
The PS3 exclusive, which was officially confirmed this morning after the first trailer leaked online overnight, will let players explore the origins of Spartan warrior Kratos.
Sony said: "The most ambitious God of War adventure in the series so far, God of War: Ascension takes us right back to where it all began.
"Discover the origins of Kratos as he takes his first steps on a now legendary quest for freedom."
Sony is to hold a God of War: Ascension live stream on Monday, April 30 to offer "a glimpse of what's in store".
The game's available to pre-order now from Zavvi and ShopTo.