God of War: Ascension has been given a March 15 release date in the UK, Sony has announced via the Official EU PlayStation Blog.

Ascension will arrive in Australia and New Zealand on March 14, and the rest of Europe on March 13.

At launch a Special and Collector's Edition will be available. The Collector's Edition features an 8" Kratos figurine, a steel book game case, the official soundtrack, a PS3 dynamic theme and avatar pack, double XP bonus for multiplayer, and a DLC pass to unlock all future DLC at no additional cost.

The Special Edition will feature a premium steelbook game case, the soundtrack, PS3 dynamic theme and avatar pack, and the multiplayer double XP bonus.

More info on the XP bonus and DLC pass will be revealed soon.