I'm really hoping its in the final game that 30 min. video didn't have 4 some reason and I wonder if they'll have the same start up menu in game where u level up ur weapons and powers like they did in god of war 3 by using pandora's box it was really neat flipping through it.
Don't think it's going to make it in this time. Ascensions menu system has seen a complete overhaul it seems.
But if you saw the 30min vid then you saw the Single Player still begins with the extreme closeup of Kratos we've come to expect. So technically it's still there.
Keep in mind the 30 minute demo is not final code though, so Kratos' ugly mug still might make it to the front-end of the menu system!