God of War's reboot in 2018, it would be fair to say, set a new bar for Kratos's adventures. The once shouty, gore-hungry god was just as brutal as ever, but with a newfound connection with his son, Atreus.
The game was awarded numerous Game of the Year awards, suggesting that a sequel is almost certain. We've been picking through the rumours and updates to put together everything we know about the next God of War title.
God of War: Ragnarok Announced
As part of Sony's PS5 showcase, the publisher revealed that the next God of War title will be dubbed Ragnarok, and launch in 2021!
What Will God Of War Ragnarok Be About?
SPOILER ALERT FOR THE FIRST GAME
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The first God of War (well, the rebooted one, anyway) followed Kratos and Atreus' journey to the tallest mountain to spread the former's wife and the latter's mother's ashes.
In the game's final moments, it's revealed that Atreus' name is, in fact, Loki, as chosen by his mother - herself a giant. After returning home, it's revealed that Ragnarok will follow after a three-year-long Fimbulwinter, and that Thor will confront them.
This sets things up nicely for Kratos to do battle with more Norse Gods. While Odin is referenced in multiple sections of the game, we never meet him, so expect him to show up, too.
Hopefully, we'll also find out more about what Atreus is capable of now that we know he's part giant, part god, and part mortal.
God Of War 2 Timeline
In a 2018 interview with Kotaku Splitscreen, game director Cory Barlog said he had five games' worth of story planned out. So how do you fill that many games? For one, we might expect a portion of the next game to be told in flashback.
"I really want to tell the story of Kratos and Faye meeting," Barlog told PlayStation Access in January. "You get to understand that [Faye] has way more power than all of them, and is actually the controller of so much in this universe."
Check out the teaser from the September PS5 Showcase below.
The game is expected in 2021!
With the game being a Sony first-party exclusive it'll no doubt be released solely on PlayStation 5.
Expect it to shift plenty of consoles, but we can't see it coming to PS4, too.