God Of War Ragnarök Gets New Story Trailer In State Of Play

Kratos looks sadly at the ax he is holding in his hands.

Really bold choice to ask Kratos, the god of war, if he does in fact want war.
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Last year, Sony Santa Monica didn’t even confirm the next God of Warofficial name of . In the last year, however, he finally started pulling the curtain in god of war ragnarok somehow bigand now a new trailer at today’s State of Play showcase has revealed even more about its world and the mythological obstacles Kratos and his son will face in it.

The new trailer is packed with great action shots of Dad of War and his brooding Aaron Paul-looking teenager Atreus battling harpies, watching gigantic flying jellyfish hover on the horizon and releasing Tyr, the Nordic god of war, of slavery. But because this is the new God of War series, the trailer didn’t skimp on characters reading Kratos for dirt, calling him a false god, saying no one worshiped him and that he’s just a blood-drunk jester.

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While Kratos doesn’t seem fazed by their public roast, the trailer suggests that Atreus is keeping a secret from his beloved father, and the two have an argument that culminates in Kratos declaring that he doesn’t need anyone to protect him. The trailer’s sting even teases us with a brief glimpse of a confrontation between Kratos and Thor. Let the sparks fly.

The follow-up to the critically acclaimed reboot of the 2018 action franchise, god of war ragnarok it was originally scheduled to release last year before being delayed. The additional production time was necessary in part due to work complications from covid-19, as well as Kratos’ voice actor, Christopher Judge. needing time to recover of the surgery he underwent in the second half of 2019.

where 2018 God of War saw Kratos guide his young son through Midgard on a journey to scatter his wife Faye’s ashes on the top of the tallest mountain, the sequel sees them searching for answers about the identity of a now-teenage Atreus. Thor and Freya also show up at some point to try and fight the duo. The new game will be also characteristic an expanded map, more verticality and a new director, although it will still be presented as a single cinematic shot. More important, there will be dog sledding you can use to cross the frozen tundra of Scandinavia with the best friends a god of war ever had.

While Ragnarok won’t be the last God of War game, it will be the final chapter in its Norse saga. Producer Cory Barlog revealed there wouldn’t be a third game because trilogies just take too long. All the big questions fans have about the 2018 game should be answered soon enough.

god of war ragnarok is scheduled to release on November 9 for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.

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