God Of War Ragnarök Gets New In-Game Story Trailer

Kratos looks sadly at the ax in his hands.

A real bold choice that asks Kratos, the god of war, if he actually wants war.
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Last year, Sony Santa Monica didn’t even confirm the next one God of Warhis official name. Last year, though, it finally started pulling back the curtain on God Of War Ragnarok in some big waysand 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 full of cool action shots of Dad of War and his otherworldly Aaron Paul-like teenage boy Atreus battling harpies, seeing giant flying jellyfish float across the horizon and unleash Tyr, the Norse god of war, from slavery. But because this is the new one God of War series, the trailer didn’t skimp on characters calling Kratos a filth, calling him a false god, saying that no one worshiped him and that he’s just a bloody buffoon.

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While Kratos doesn’t seem phased by his public roasting, the trailer suggests that Atreus is hiding a secret from his dear old dad, and the two have a fight that culminates with Kratos declaring that he doesn’t need anyone to protect him. The sting of the trailer even teases us with a brief glimpse of a confrontation between Kratos and Thor. Let the sparks fly.

The sequel to the critically acclaimed 2018 reboot of the action franchise, God Of War Ragnarok it was originally scheduled for release last year before being delayed. The additional production time was needed in part due to work complications from Covid-19, as well as Kratos singer Christopher Judge he needs time to recover from surgery performed in the second half of 2019.

Where in 2018 God of War saw Kratos shepherd his young son through Midgard on a journey to scatter his wife Faye’s ashes atop the highest 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 also characteristic an expanded map, more verticality and a new director, although it will still be presented as a single cinematic. The most important, there will be dog sleds you can use it to cross the frozen tundra of Scandinavia with the best friends a god of war ever had.

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

God of War Ragnarok is scheduled for release on November 9 for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.

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