The new-look Kratos is coming in just a few short months: today, Sony revealed that the upcoming God of War on PS4 is launching on April 20th. The game is something of a reboot of the long-running action series, shifting the focus from Greek mythology to what looks like a world inspired by Norse folklore.
The new God of War will also represent a new look for protagonist Kratos, previously an incredibly angry man hellbent on revenge.
This time around, he’s a father, and balancing his tough-guy persona with the struggles of parenthood should make for an interesting dynamic. “This is a guy who can go up against a giant Atlas and not flinch, but the idea of giving his kid a hug scares the hell out of him because he doesn’t know how to relate,” director Cory Barlog told The Verge back in 2016.
You can get a new glimpse of the revamped God of War in the just-released trailer above. The game is one of the biggest exclusives coming to the PS4 this year, and it’ll be released on what’s turning out to be a rather busy day for video games: April 20th will also see the launch of Nintendo’s new line of DIY cardboard Switch accessories.
God of War is an upcoming third-person action-adventure video game in development by Santa Monica Studio and to be published by Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE). It is scheduled to be released on April 20, 2018 for the PlayStation 4 (PS4) console. It will be the eighth installment in the God of War series, the eighth chronologically, and the sequel to 2010’s God of War III. The game will be a soft reboot for the franchise and will take the series to the world of Norse mythology—all previous games were based on Greek mythology. Series protagonist Kratos will return as the main character, and he now has a son named Atreus. Kratos acts as a mentor and protector to his son, and has to master the rage that has driven him for many years.
Source: https://www.theverge.com; https://en.wikipedia.org;