The War Elephant was a cut enemy in God of War: Chains of Olympus.
Elephants were powerful working animals. Numerous kingdoms/cultures used them in war, including the Persians in their wars with the Greeks. The most famous case was at the Battle of the Hydaspes River in 327 BC. Alexander the Great's campaign to reach the Eastern sea failed because his men were terrified of the elephants used by King Porus of Taxilia. Afterwards, during the Punic Wars, the Carthaginian general Hannibal Barca sent an army of 37 elephants across the Alps and nearly destroyed Rome. In 202 BC, Hannibal and his army were finally defeated at Zama, in North Africa. In 197 BC, the Romans confronted the Macedonian army at Cynosephelae. The Romans deployed 20 elephants as part of their invasion force. Although elephants have a bad reputation in antiquity as being unpredictable, regardless they served the Romans extremely well in breaking up numbers of Macedonian phalangites.
In God of War: Chains of OlympusEdit
The War Elephant was a cut enemy in God of War: Chains of Olympus, appearing only in the unlockable video "Making of Attica" and the "Outtakes" image gallery. In the video, the Persian King can be seen riding this creature on a small walkway where Kratos must kill it. Once dead, Kratos is seen leaping over it.