God of War: Ascension has been dated by Sony.

The game will launch on March 14 in Australia, and two special editions will be available.

The Collector’s Edition comes with a 20cm tall Kratos figurine, a steel book case, an official soundtrack download token, and a PS3 theme and avatar pack.

Those who purchase that edition will also receive a double XP bonus in multiplayer, as well as a free DLC season pass for all future add-on content.

The Special Edition includes all of the above, minus the figurine.

The price of standard and special editions of the game is expected to be announced shortly.

In related news, Sony has confirmed that the God of War Saga - an HD collection of all five God of War games that was released in America this week - will not be available locally as the games are already available in the God Of War Collection Volumes 1 and 2.