Sony Interactive Entertainment had given us an appointment this Thursday for a PlayStation Showcase 2021 to highlight the next exclusives from the PlayStation Studios. Obviously, players were finally hoping to see the next episode of God of War, unveiled last year under the same circumstances, as well as discover its exact title at the same time. Obviously, if you are reading this article, it is because our wait has been rewarded!
To start, you can keep calling him God of War Ragnarök, now official name attributed to this suite which will be the grand finale of the Nordic saga of Kratos Selon Hermen Hulst. Among the novelties that fans will have noticed immediately, note the presence of a sled to move us in addition to the boat ! An intense fight scene in front of Freyja will take place on board. Atreus will always accompany us, wishing to know more about his true nature in the coming conflict, as well as Mimir, and we will find our friends the dwarves forge over our travels in the 9 kingdoms, including Vanaheim, Svartalfheim and Asgard ! In addition to the clashes and action scenes always so intense, the end of the video also has something hyper, since the duo face Thor (voiced by Ryan Hurst) and releases none other than Tyr. A mysterious young girl also appears, who has nothing Nordic, it remains to be seen what role she will play in this end of the world to come.
the PlayStation Blog tells us a little more about the plot of this episode and some visuals are to be admired on the next page.
The Santa Monica Studio teams are happy to finally be able to share with you a first glimpse of God of War Ragnarök with our fans. We know you were eager to learn more!
As you can see in the trailer, the story picks up a few years after the plot of God of War (2018). The icy winds of Fimbulwinter swept over Midgard, making the saga of Kratos, Atreus and Mimir in the wilds of the North more perilous than ever.
While the last game focused on growing trust between father and son, their interactions remain complex, especially after revelations about Atreus’ legacy and the secret prophecy discovered by Kratos.
Atreus’ curiosity is only growing. Like many young people, he wants to understand who he is. Above all, he wants to understand who he could be. The mystery of Loki’s role in the coming conflict still haunts Atreus. He wants to protect his family at all costs, but Atreus doesn’t want to be left out as conflict rages across the Nine Realms.
Kratos, still affected by the weight of his past mistakes, wishes to spare Atreus the harsh lessons he learned from facing the gods. He wants to protect his son above all else, and their clash with Baldur has reinforced his belief that future clashes with the Aesir can only lead to a tragic outcome.
Together, Kratos and Atreus will have to choose which path to take. From this choice will flow the fate of the inhabitants of the Nine Realms as Ragnarök approaches.
Revenge and agony
We gave you a brief overview of the two main antagonists that will face you in God of War Ragnarök: Freya and Thor. Due to Kratos’ actions during the last installment, Freya has sworn revenge for the death of her son Baldur.
We want to remind players that Freya is not only a formidable practitioner of Vanir magic, but also a powerful warrior. Enraged by Kratos’ escape, Freya will use whatever weapons she has to defeat her son’s killer.
Mourning the death of his sons and half-brother, Thor will turn his legendary bloodlust and terrible wrath on Kratos and Atreus.
Considered by Mimir to be the “Greatest Slayer of the Nine Realms,” Thor achieved this title by single-handedly eliminating almost all the Giants following Odin’s orders, thus becoming the most powerful of the Aesir.
We don’t want to spoil the surprise for you, but we think a little glimpse of Mjölnir enveloped in lightning will give you a good idea of how powerful Thor’s might be.
And my ax
God of War wouldn’t deserve his title without some spectacular and intense fights. You got to see a preview of the new combat abilities, a new runic summon for Atreus, and of course, the return of Kratos’ legendary weapons.
Our team has worked hard to capitalize on our gains made during the creation of God of War (2018) and to improve the fight by bringing it a touch of freshness. One of our goals for God of War Ragnarök was tooffer choices to players during combat phases. Whether it’s performing powerful combos, mastering the elements or adopting defensive tactics, you will be able to appropriate the combat phases alongside our duo of heroes.
Whatever your combat strategy, the enemies that await you in God of War Ragnarök will be ready to receive you. Kingdoms have become more hostile, and brand new creatures from Norse mythology will stand in front of you. As you may have seen in the trailer, Kratos finds himself trapped under the Stalker’s hooves or caught between the jaws of a Dreki. And that’s just the beginning…
With these new opponents, we want to make every encounter a memorable one, whether it’s a small brawl or a boss fight! We can’t wait to show you more when the game’s release date draws near.
Fans who have played the latest game know that they will be able to experience six of the Nine Realms on their journey. In God of War Ragnarök you can visit all nine realms!
God of War Ragnarök will allow you to discover formerly forbidden places: Vanaheim, Svartalfheim, and Asgard, as well as new areas and locations introduced in the previous game. Exploring these realms will take you through lush green areas, exotic jungles, and intricate mining networks.
This next title will allow you to discover new magnificent places steeped in mystery, and more varied than in any other God of War game.
See you next year !
We are very happy to have been able to present to you this little preview of what Santa Monica Studio has been preparing for you since the release of God of War in 2018.
As you know, we are fans of our fans. We can’t wait to hear about all the conversations, art productions, videos and cosplays you create in the future. Be sure to tag us or include the hashtag GodOfWarRagnarok on our networks so we can discover (and share) your awesome creations!
Your support has been a real strength in the development of this new title. Thank you to all the members of the God of War community for believing in us and in this new project.
God of War Ragnarök is expected in 2022 on PS4 and PS5. While waiting for the return of Kratos and Atreus, you can purchase the 2018 episode at Amazon priced at € 16.59.