The long wait has finally paid off for the fans of the series, as God of War Ragnarok revealed a new trailer containing a lot of exciting developments and gameplay. It was showcased as a part of PlayStation Showcase 2021 alongside various other properties.
The sequel to the highly acclaimed 2018 PlayStation exclusive God of War, developed by Santa Monia Studio, was being anticipated as soon as the first game ended because of the ending that hinted towards a sequel. The game was hugely successful both critically and commercially, and as such, a sequel was virtually confirmed without an official statement.
The sequel was originally slated for a 2021 release, but the COVID-19 pandemic put an end to that idea. In an interview with the PlayStation blog, The head of PlayStation Studios confirmed the delay citing the lack of motion capture equipment as the reason why the game wasn’t going to be coming out in 2021.
God of War Ragnarok is now confirmed to be the game’s title, alongside a brand new story and gameplay reveal trailer. You can also follow up on more details by going to the God of War Ragnarok PlayStation Blog. The trailer showcases Kratos and Atreus struggling to live atop the mountains of Midgard while experiencing the winds of Fimbulwinter.
Set a few years after it, God of War Ragnarok features the fallout from the events at the end of the first game, with the Betrayal of Freya bearing heavily upon the story. The father-son duo of Kratos and Atreus attempt to stop Ragnarok while facing the Norse God of Thunder Thor and the Norse God of Trickery, Loki. The trailer didn’t show us how Thor or Loki look, but we did hear some voice lines from Thor.
The three Realms that the fans were unable to visit in the previous games will all be traversable in God of War Ragnarok, with Asgard, Vanaheim, and Svartalfheim added to the game. There have also been some combat improvements, and new enemies from the Norse Mythology have been added to the game, some of which were featured in the trailer.
The game doesn’t have a release date yet, but it is expected to be in early to mid-2022 by the looks of the polish in the trailer. As soon as we know more, you’ll know more. Stay tuned for more coverage relating to the Playstation Showcase 2021.