We couldn’t be extra excited right here at Santa Monica Studio to lastly share our first actual take 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 selecting up a couple of 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 recreation constructed an unlimited quantity of belief and understanding between father and son, there’s nonetheless quite a lot of complexity of their interactions – particularly after the revelation of Atreus’ Big heritage and the hidden prophecy solely Kratos noticed.
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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 may be. The thriller of Loki’s function 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 wish 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 idea that solely tragedy will come from additional entanglements with the Aesir.
Collectively, Kratos and Atreus can have to choose about which path they are going to take. No matter they select will outline the destiny of all these dwelling within the 9 Realms as Ragnarök approaches.
Agony and Vengeance
We present a short take 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 recreation, the once-ally-turned-enemy Freya has sworn vengeance for the demise of her son, Baldur.
We wished to remind gamers that Freya isn’t only a terrifyingly highly effective consumer of Vanir magic, but in addition 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 will probably 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 one of the highly effective Aesir gods by wiping out almost all of the Giants at Odin’s command.
Whereas we don’t wish to give an excessive amount of away proper now, we predict even a peek at Mjölnir wreathed in lightning offers you a touch at simply how formidable Thor will probably be as an adversary.
You Have My Axe
It will 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 latest assault talents, a brand new Runic Summon for Atreus, and naturally, the return of Kratos’ legendary weapons.
As a workforce we’ve labored arduous to take our learnings from God of Conflict (2018) and enhance upon fight to really feel recent, but acquainted. With God of Conflict Ragnarök, considered one of our fundamental objectives was to push participant selection in fight. Whether or not it’s by arduous hitting combos, a mastery of components, or intelligent defensive techniques – you can see loads of alternative to struggle alongside our duo in a method that feels uniquely expressive.
No matter your selection of fight technique, the enemies that await in God of Conflict Ragnarök will probably be prepared. The realms have grown harsher, and an entire host of latest creatures from throughout Norse mythology will check your expertise. From the trailer you may see what occurs when Kratos finds himself beneath the hooves of the Stalker or grabbed between the jaws of a Dreki, and that’s only the start.
With an expanded solid of adversaries, we goal to maintain every fight encounter memorable from the smallest brawls to the massive show-stopper bosses! We will’t wait to point out you extra as we get nearer to launch.
Onward to Asgard
Followers who performed the final recreation know they had 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 recreation. 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 convey you a extra numerous, stunning, and mysterious number of places than in another God of Conflict recreation.
See You Subsequent 12 months!
We’re so pleased to lastly have the ability to share a small style of what we’ve been engaged on over at Santa Monica Studio because the launch of God of Conflict in 2018.
As all the time, we’re followers of our followers. We will’t wait to see all of the dialogue, artwork, movies, and cosplay that you simply create. Be sure you tag us on social or use #GodOfWarRagnarok so we are able to see (and share) your wonderful work!
Your assist 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 neighborhood for persevering with to imagine on this venture and our workforce. We will’t wait to share extra as we get nearer to the 2022 launch of God of Conflict Ragnarök on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.