Tom Pappy, who held the design director torch on God of War 3, has officially announced the PS3 exclusive God of War: Ascension’s existence today on the US PlayStation blog with a teaser trailer.

Official news of the fourth game comes after an Amazon leak earlier today. The aforementioned Mr. Pappy is seated in the director’s chair for this title at Sony Santa Monica Studio and has confirmed the game is a prequel to the series.

The official blurb describes the game as: “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 and vengeance.”

The rumor-mill has been churning like a, well like a mill, and a very active one at that for a good while now, especially after last week’s tease from Sony.