In addition to the first trailer released during PlayStation Showcase, Santa Monica Studio has returned in more detail on God of War Ragnarök in a press release revealing a lot of additional information: story, new gameplay, characters, and more.

We are finally there. A year after being teased by Santa Monica, the next God of War finally revealed to us through a first trailer, broadcast last night during the PlayStation Showcase. The one who will be called God of War Ragnarök has thus unveiled the first elements of its plot, which will take place a few years after the 2018 opus. In this second stage of the Nordic epic of Kratos and Atreus, the latter seeks to understand who he is and who he could become, in particular vis-à-vis the prophecy they have discovered.. But despite the evolution of their relationship, their interactions often remain complex and opposing: while Atreus does not want to be left out of the conflict of the Nine Realms, Kratos wants to do everything to protect his son.

The main cast of God of War Ragnarök
The main cast of God of War Ragnarök – Credit (s): Sony Interactive Entertainment
New characters will be there ...
New characters will be on the party … – Credit (s): Sony Interactive Entertainment
... accompanied by certain faces already known
… accompanied by certain faces already known – Credit (s): Sony Interactive Entertainment

This first trailer also gave us a look at the two antagonists in this new installment, namely Freya and Thor, both seeking revenge for Kratos’ past actions. And the fight is likely to be tough since, as indicated by Mimir, who will also be back, Thor is probably the “Greatest killer of the Nine Kingdoms”. On the gameplay side, the studio claims to have “Worked hard to capitalize on [ses] acquired during the creation of God of War (2018). Ragnarök will therefore mark the return of “Spectacular and intense fights” of the latter, embellished with new combat abilities and a never-before-seen runic summon for Atreus. Without counting, of course, the presence of the legendary weapons of Kratos : The Leviathan Ax and the Chaos Blades.

The game's bestiary will be enriched with new enemies
The game’s bestiary will be enriched with new enemies – Credit (s): Sony Interactive Entertainment
Norse mythology will remain in the spotlight
Norse mythology will remain in the spotlight – Credit (s): Sony Interactive Entertainment
The Nine Kingdoms will be visited in God of War Ragnarök
The Nine Kingdoms can be visited in God of War Ragnarök – Credit (s): Sony Interactive Entertainment

With a freer approach to clashes, this new opus promises enemies “More hostile” and “Brand new creatures from Norse mythology” within the bestiary, like the Stalker or the Dreki, visible in the trailer. Another novelty, while the previous opus only allowed you to visit six of the nine kingdoms, this one will offer the possibility of visiting all of them. Thus, Vanaheim, Svartalfheim, and Asgard, formerly inaccessible, will complete the playing area, which will also offer “New areas and new places” like “Green areas, exotic jungles and complex mining networks”. Now we just have to wait the release of God of War Ragnarök, scheduled for 2022 on PS4 and PS5.

Credit: PlayStation Blog
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