God of War's reboot in 2018, it would be fair to say, set a new bar for Kratos's adventures. God of War Ragnarok was revealed a couple of years ago, but we're finally close to its release date.
This piece will go over everything you need to know about the game, from when it will release, the latest trailers, and what it will be about.
Latest news - release date confirmed
A new leak from the Twitter account PlayStation Game Size suggests the file size for God of War Ragnarok on PS4 will come in at 90.6 GB. That's a hefty install, so you'll need plenty of free hard drive space. Of course, the PS5 version will likely be smaller, since next-gen games can be more easily optimised for the hardware. We'll have to wait and see.
Game Informer has released the first look at Ragnarok's gameplay. It focuses on the new dwarven realm, Svartalfheim. Check it out below:
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After some rumours, the God of War Ragnarok release date has finally been confirmed as November 9, 2022.
You can read all about it on the PlayStation Blog, where all of the editions have been revealed.
Sony's confirmed a new PlayStation Showcase will air on September 9th. Focusing exclusively on PS5 games, there's a good chance we'll finally get a new look at God of War Ragnarok.
According to a new report from a reputable leaker, the first God of War Ragnarok gameplay will be shown at Sony's next showcase, which is reportedly set to happen in the next few weeks. Full details here.
Sony Santa Monica announced God of War Ragnarok is delayed until 2022, citing multiple challenges facing its development.
God of War: Ragnarok announcement
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, though it has now been delayed. In a since-deleted tweet, a game tester and UI designer at Sony Santa Monica tweeted the following:
Playing God of War 2018 feels surreal now. Back then I never ever thought I would be in game development in any form. We're working on something special and crazy.. it's time to get ready for GOTY 2021.
What will God Of War Ragnarok be about?
SPOILER ALERT FOR THE FIRST GAME
Still here? OK.
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 Ragnarok timeline
With the promise of a three-year Fimbulwinter between the first game and Ragnarok, there's plenty of room for Santa Monica Studio to play around with chronology and keep teasing Ragnarok. There's also a chance Kratos and Atreus might make a detour through East Asia or Egypt.
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. There isn't much to go on, but the 2021 release window is enough to get us excited!
A new development has been made into whether or not the new God of War game is going to be a PS5 exclusive. Jim Ryan, the CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment noted the following in a new interview with The Telegraph:
Sorry. I've got nothing to say about that today.
This was his answer to whether or not the new title would be a PS5 exclusive. So, it appears to be a bit strange he did not confirm it as many of us would expect!