Sony Santa Monica revealed the first trailer for God of War 2, officially called God of War: Ragnaraok.
We see Atreus and Kratos arguing over the best way forward. Kratos can't abandon his duties as a father and risk war against the gods. Atreus has other ideas in mind.
He wants answers and refuses to accept he'll get them by waiting quietly and doing what his father wants.
Sony Santa Monica said Ragnarok itself will happen and the game caps off the Norse saga. Thor will appear, played by Ryan Hurst, and will be slightly "off kilter" compared to how people expect the powerful god.
Here's how Sony Santa Monica describes it on the PlayStation Blog:
While the last game built an enormous amount of trust and understanding between father and son, there is still a great deal of complexity in their interactions – especially after the revelation of Atreus’ Giant heritage and the hidden prophecy only Kratos saw.
Atreus is desperately curious. Like most young people, he wants to understand who he is more than anything. In this case, he wants to understand who he could be. The mystery of Loki’s role in the upcoming conflict is something that Atreus cannot let go of. He wants to keep his family safe, but Atreus also doesn’t want to stand by and do nothing while conflict consumes the Nine Realms.
Kratos, still bearing the knowledge of his past mistakes, wants to spare Atreus the bloody lessons he learned from his conflict with gods. He wants to keep his son safe, above all, and their confrontation with Baldur has vindicated the belief that only tragedy will come from further entanglements with the Aesir.
Freya is hunting Kratos and demands vengeance for the death of her son, while Thor is determined to draw blood on behalf of his slain sons and brothers.
In short, Kratos' past is never far behind. Fortunately, he'll have new abilities and the option to plan team assaults with Atreus, who gets a new summon. Sony said the goal in Ragnarok was giving the player more choices in combat than ever before.
God of War Ragnarok takes Kratos and Atreus to all nine realms this time, instead of limiting it to six like as God of War (2018) did. You can see some of them in the trailer below.