Santa Monica Studio dropped a bombshell throughout Sony’s PS5 showcase occasion on September 16, giving gamers a tantalizing first glimpse to the subsequent installment of the God of Warfare franchise — God of Warfare Ragnarok. The follow-up to the critically acclaimed 2018 sport will come to PS5 in 2021.
Here is all the pieces we discovered from our first take a look at Kratos and Atreus’ subsequent bloody romp via Norse mythology.
After revealing the worth of the PS5 Customary ($499) and Digital Editions ($399), Sony had yet one more factor for keen players. Whereas we did not see a lot footage of the particular sport, a particular booming baritone advised us all we would have liked to know. Kratos is again, and unhealthy shit is afoot in Nifelheim. Ragnarok, the bloody battle amongst the Norse gods, is right here. Or it is going to be. In 2021.
Sadly, the teaser does not present any footage of the sport itself, or our lead characters Kratos and Atreus. As a substitute, we hear the distinctive, deep-throated refrain that typified the 2018 sport’s soundtrack, as a blue omega image is painted throughout the display screen in ice. It is spangled with Norse runes, which glow earlier than being swept away by a gust of wind.
“You should put together your self,” Kratos intones.
Extra tales from Sony’s September 16 PlayStation 5 Showcase:
Whereas Sony and Santa Monica Studio didn’t formally affirm a sequel to 2018’s blockbuster reboot of the franchise till the PS5 occasion on September 16, the latter hasn’t been particularly refined in displaying off its enduring enthusiasm for Kratos and his twiggy offspring.
Forward of the sport’s launch in Might 2018, Sport Director Cory Barlog advised Kotaku that his writing group had a imaginative and prescient for 5 video games. When requested if Odin’s position within the sport would depart gamers pissed off, Barlog hinted that gamers might anticipate to see Kratos meet his counterpart — Odin’s the Norse god of warfare — in future installments.
“That’s what I needed. A few of the most compelling collection to me don’t at all times do all the pieces within the first—they set lots of stuff up so the facility of the characters and the interactions within the second or third actually resonate strongly,” he defined.
In Might 2019, Santa Monica Studio launched Raising Kratos, a behind-the-scenes documentary chronicling the making of the sport. (It is an enchanting watch should you’re a fan, or simply within the video games trade extra broadly.) Barlog additionally routinely posts concerning the sport and its characters on his Twitter account, (perhaps?) joking in January that he’d prefer to see God of Warfare turn out to be a Netflix collection after The Witcher‘s profitable first season on the streaming platform.