This is God Of War like we’ve never seen it before!
One of the biggest reveals of last year’s E3 was the God Of War. We are glad to see that Kratos is returning for yet another game in the franchise, but this time in a very different way. Today we are looking are the top 5 things you need to know about the new God Of War for PlayStation 4.
1: Kratos has a son.
Let’s get the most obvious thing out of the way first, Kratos now has a son. It was very evident right from the reveal of the game that the game will center on the journey of Kratos and his son Atreus.
But the information we got from the game’s director Cory Barlog was rather interesting where he said that Kratos is trying to make his son a God and his son is trying to make him a human. Now that’s a very interesting arc. It was also confirmed that there will be a dedicated button to control the actions of Atreus in the game.
2: The game is directed by Cory Barlog.
Most of the God Of War fans might already know who Cory Barlog is. For the uninitiated, Cory Barlog has been the core of God Of War franchise from the very beginning. He was the lead animator of the first God Of War and then the director and writer for God Of War 2 (our favorite game in the franchise). He also penned down the original layout for God Of War 3 and went on the direct God Of War: Ghost of Sparta on PSP.
With all that said, the new direction God Of War is going to take is not a case of someone coming in and changing everything. The game is in good hands since God Of War is so near and dear to Barlog.
3: The game is a continuation of God Of War 3.
The new God Of War is not a reboot. The game will be a continuation of where God Of War 3 left off. This is very interesting considering the fact that the setting is completely different with a different set of God and a new time period.
In an interview Barlog said “I knew I didn’t want to simply reboot the franchise, starting over with a retelling of the origin story. I wanted to reimagine the gameplay, give players a fresh perspective and a new tactile experience while delving deeper into the emotional journey of Kratos to explore the compelling drama that unfolds when an immortal demigod makes a decision to change.” He also confirmed that it will all connect back to God Of War 3 in some way.
4: God Of War is set in Norse Mythology.
There were a number of rumors surrounding the setting of new God Of War including Kratos turning to the Norse Gods which actually turned of to be true.
The new E3 2017 demo showed us more connections to the Norse setting and how Kratos will deal with whats happening around him and more importantly around Atreus. Part of the demo suggested that Atreus is cursed and needs Krato’s help, could he be the embodiment of Ragnarök? Only time will tell.
What are the things you are looking forward to in the new God Of War? Got any theories about the game’s setting? Let us know in the comments below!