To outsiders, they might think God of War seires is simply about tearing mythological creatures apart. Any fan of the series, however, knows it’s about Kratos’ despair and anger over his departed honor and lost family and that’s conveyed brilliantly in this live-action trailer.

“I’m extremely excited to share the final, full-length version of our From Ashes live action trailer for God of War: Ascension, featuring a special arrangement of Ellie Goulding’s Hanging On,” wrote senior brand manager Anthony Caiazzo. “This is just about the biggest production we’ve ever undertaken for a God of War commercial or trailer — or for any PS3 game for that matter. We are very proud of how it turned out, and we hope you enjoy watching it as much as we enjoyed making it.”

Also, check out the first 30 minutes of gameplay from God of War: Ascension.