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God of War: Ragnarok Announced! What we know and what we don't

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God of War: Ragnarok Announced! What we know and what we don't

God of War Sequel Announced! Ragnarok is coming
What we know and what we don’t.

 

*This article contains spoilers for the original PS2 2005 game God of War, none of the others*

 

        Sony’s 2018 Norse themed God of War reboot was undoubtedly one of the biggest surprises of the Playstation 4 generation, receiving multiple game of the year accolades and racking up over 10 millions sales, so a sequel was always just a matter of time. By the final cutscene of the first game, fans of norse mythology would have been well aware of what event was being set up for the next God of War and now it’s been officially confirmed in Sony’s Nov 16th PS5 showcase event. That’s right, we finally have confirmation that Kratos is going to be facing his biggest challenge yet, the Twilight of the Gods, the end of everything- Ragnarok is coming! But what exactly was announced, and more interestingly, what have they NOT told us yet about this new title?

 

          For anyone unfamiliar with the God of War series, or at least hasn’t played the PS4 iteration, Kratos is a Spartan warrior and the son of Zeus, who has a taste for murdering gods- of the Greek kind. In the original series of games pre- PS4 era, Kratos goes on a rampage through Greek mythology, taking on famous legends like Hades, his father Zeus, becoming the ‘God of War’ after killing and replacing Ares

 

          However the PS4 2018 sequel/semi reboot, God of War sees Kratos migrating from Greece to the Norse world to cause headaches to a new mythology! Traveling on a quest with his son Atreus, Kratos travels throughout the 9 realms- such as Nifflheim, Jotunheim and Musphelheim and interacts with everyone’s favourite legends of Norse Mythology, such as Jormungandr the world serpent, Magni and Modi and even Baldur, brother of Thor, who is the main antagonist. I’ll not spoil any plot points here though!

       Disappointingly, during the PS5 showcase, details for the highly anticipated sequel were kept to a minimum and it leaves plenty of questions to speculate on. In place of the epic 10 minute slow reveal of Kratos and plenty of gameplay that the previous game got during its announcement for E3 2015 to get us excited, the sequel reveal was about as minimal as they come, feeling a bit premature and shall and possibly just existing to hype people to pre order new PS5 hardware without actually showing anything of substance. Here's a list of what we learned from the event and some key questions that will need to be answered!


  • Release date: We know it’s due to drop in 2021, although no period was specified and release dates are pushed all the time, so I would take this with a grain of salt. 

  • Console: It’s confirmed to be released on the PS5, however there is no word on if there will be a separate PS4 version of the game released simultaneously, as is the case with Horizon 2: Forbidden West and Spider-man: Miles Morales. Sony have announced that more previously exclusive first party games could be migrating over to the PC, as happened with Horizon Zero Dawn earlier this year, but there was no mention of God of War 2 on PC yet.

  • Title: We did get a fancy new logo, but no text. The name of the game wasn’t revealed during the event, with the caption ‘Ragnarok is coming’ displayed, but no official logo stating the game was officially titled ‘God of War: Ragnarok’. Although several games media outlets are reporting that this is the final title so it could have been revealed afterwards (a common trend of Playstation leaving out key details in their videos)

  • Scope: We also don’t know for certain if this is a full game, or if it is a shorter experience more akin to standalone DLC, like Spider-man: Miles Morales or Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, somewhere between the 2 and 20 hour length. For all we know this could not be a fully fledged sequel at all, but be an in between game that bridges the time between the end of the first game and the arrival of Ragnarok in a full fat God of War 2 some time later in the PS5’s lifespan.


What did you think of the announcement of the new God of War? Will it sway your decision to pick up a PS5?

Keep checking back for more updates on all things God of War here at The Viking Dock.

 

-Scott

 

 




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God of War: Ragnarok Announced! What we know and what we don't

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What we know and what we don’t.

 

*This article contains spoilers for the original PS2 2005 game God of War, none of the others*

 

        Sony’s 2018 Norse themed God of War reboot was undoubtedly one of the biggest surprises of the Playstation 4 generation, receiving multiple game of the year accolades and racking up over 10 millions sales, so a sequel was always just a matter of time. By the final cutscene of the first game, fans of norse mythology would have been well aware of what event was being set up for the next God of War and now it’s been officially confirmed in Sony’s Nov 16th PS5 showcase event. That’s right, we finally have confirmation that Kratos is going to be facing his biggest challenge yet, the Twilight of the Gods, the end of everything- Ragnarok is coming! But what exactly was announced, and more interestingly, what have they NOT told us yet about this new title?

 

          For anyone unfamiliar with the God of War series, or at least hasn’t played the PS4 iteration, Kratos is a Spartan warrior and the son of Zeus, who has a taste for murdering gods- of the Greek kind. In the original series of games pre- PS4 era, Kratos goes on a rampage through Greek mythology, taking on famous legends like Hades, his father Zeus, becoming the ‘God of War’ after killing and replacing Ares

 

          However the PS4 2018 sequel/semi reboot, God of War sees Kratos migrating from Greece to the Norse world to cause headaches to a new mythology! Traveling on a quest with his son Atreus, Kratos travels throughout the 9 realms- such as Nifflheim, Jotunheim and Musphelheim and interacts with everyone’s favourite legends of Norse Mythology, such as Jormungandr the world serpent, Magni and Modi and even Baldur, brother of Thor, who is the main antagonist. I’ll not spoil any plot points here though!

       Disappointingly, during the PS5 showcase, details for the highly anticipated sequel were kept to a minimum and it leaves plenty of questions to speculate on. In place of the epic 10 minute slow reveal of Kratos and plenty of gameplay that the previous game got during its announcement for E3 2015 to get us excited, the sequel reveal was about as minimal as they come, feeling a bit premature and shall and possibly just existing to hype people to pre order new PS5 hardware without actually showing anything of substance. Here's a list of what we learned from the event and some key questions that will need to be answered!






What did you think of the announcement of the new God of War? Will it sway your decision to pick up a PS5?

Keep checking back for more updates on all things God of War here at The Viking Dock.

 

-Scott