We couldn’t be extra excited right here at Santa Monica Studio to lastly share our first actual have a look at God of Conflict Ragnarök with all of the followers who’ve been very patiently ready for an replace!
As you may see within the trailer, we’re choosing up just a few years after the occasions of God of Conflict (2018). The freezing winds of Fimbulwinter have come to Midgard, making survival for Kratos, Atreus, and Mimir within the Norse wilds much more difficult than earlier than.
Whereas the final sport constructed an infinite quantity of belief and understanding between father and son, there’s nonetheless a substantial amount of complexity of their interactions – particularly after the revelation of Atreus’ Large heritage and the hidden prophecy solely Kratos noticed.
Atreus is desperately curious. Like most younger folks, he desires to grasp who he’s greater than something. On this case, he desires to grasp who he might be. The thriller of Loki’s position within the upcoming battle is one thing that Atreus can’t let go of. He desires to maintain his household secure, however Atreus additionally doesn’t need to stand by and do nothing whereas battle consumes the 9 Realms.
Kratos, nonetheless bearing the information of his previous errors, desires to spare Atreus the bloody classes he realized from his battle with gods. He desires to maintain his son secure, above all, and their confrontation with Baldur has vindicated the assumption that solely tragedy will come from additional entanglements with the Aesir.
Collectively, Kratos and Atreus can have to select about which path they’ll take. No matter they select will outline the destiny of all these residing within the 9 Realms as Ragnarök approaches.
Agony and Vengeance
We present a quick have a look at two of the principle antagonists you’ll face in God of Conflict Ragnarök: Freya and Thor.
Due to Kratos’ actions on the finish of the earlier sport, the once-ally-turned-enemy Freya has sworn vengeance for the loss of life of her son, Baldur.
We needed to remind gamers that Freya isn’t only a terrifyingly highly effective person of Vanir magic, but additionally that she’s a formidable warrior in her personal proper. Enraged by Kratos’ evasion of justice by her hand, Freya will flip each weapon at her disposal in direction of her son’s killer.
Additionally struggling the lack of his sons and half-brother, Thor’s legendary bloodlust and wrath might be aimed toward Kratos and Atreus.
Referred to disparagingly by Mimir as the “Greatest Butchering Bastard within the 9 Realms,” Thor earned his title as probably the most highly effective Aesir gods by wiping out practically all of the Giants at Odin’s command.
Whereas we don’t need to give an excessive amount of away proper now, we expect even a peek at Mjölnir wreathed in lightning will provide you with a touch at simply how formidable Thor might be as an adversary.
You Have My Axe
It might not be God of Conflict with out a wholesome serving of visceral and spectacular fight. You’ve been in a position to see only a trace of recent assault talents, a brand new Runic Summon for Atreus, and naturally, the return of Kratos’ legendary weapons.
As a crew we’ve labored onerous to take our learnings from God of Conflict (2018) and enhance upon fight to really feel contemporary, but acquainted. With God of Conflict Ragnarök, one among our foremost targets was to push participant alternative in fight. Whether or not it’s by way of onerous hitting combos, a mastery of parts, or intelligent defensive ways – you’ll discover loads of alternative to battle alongside our duo in a means that feels uniquely expressive.
No matter your alternative of fight technique, the enemies that await in God of Conflict Ragnarök might be prepared. The realms have grown harsher, and a complete host of recent creatures from throughout Norse mythology will take a look at your abilities. From the trailer you may see what occurs when Kratos finds himself underneath the hooves of the Stalker or grabbed between the jaws of a Dreki, and that’s just the start.
With an expanded solid of adversaries, we goal to maintain every fight encounter memorable from the smallest brawls to the large show-stopper bosses! We are able to’t wait to point out you extra as we get nearer to launch.
Onward to Asgard
Followers who performed the final sport know they have been in a position to go to six of the 9 Realms throughout their journey. In God of Conflict Ragnarök, it is possible for you to to go to all 9!
God of Conflict Ragnarök will take you to the beforehand unreachable Vanaheim, Svartalfheim, and Asgard – in addition to to new areas from places featured within the final sport. Exploring the realms will take you in all places from verdant, otherworldly jungles to intricate subterranean mining networks.
This subsequent installment within the collection will deliver you a extra numerous, stunning, and mysterious number of places than in every other God of Conflict sport.
See You Subsequent 12 months!
We’re so comfortable to lastly be capable of share a small style of what we’ve been engaged on over at Santa Monica Studio for the reason that launch of God of Conflict in 2018.
As all the time, we’re followers of our followers. We are able to’t wait to see all of the dialogue, artwork, movies, and cosplay that you simply create. Be sure to tag us on social or use #GodOfWarRagnarok so we are able to see (and share) your wonderful work!
Your help for the collection and our studio has been a pillar of power for us throughout each second of growth on this title. Thanks to everybody within the God of Conflict group for persevering with to imagine on this mission and our crew. We are able to’t wait to share extra as we get nearer to the 2022 launch of God of Conflict Ragnarök on PlayStation four and PlayStation 5.