The hook of the God of War franchise has always been a combination of the creative ways with which you can dispatch enemies and the originality of the enemies themselves. In God of War: Ascention Kratos is just a regular dude in this prequel storyline, yet we have no doubt he will be slaughtering gazillions of bad guys one after the other because he just does that.
In this producer interview, you get a glimpse into the animal-themed bad guys scattered throughout God of War Ascension from the title's art director. All I know is that elephant dude got his wig split and his brain exposed by Kratos like it was a biology class assignment. Devastating.