release date, gameplay, collector… The summary

Our favorite Spartan is making his grand return to the Seven Kingdoms on November 9th, an opportunity for us to take stock of all the essential information regarding the release of this event.

[Mis à jour le 10 octobre 2022 à 13h03] A shaggy beard, a look to calm Sébastien Chabal, no doubt Kratos is back. Our teenage boy-turned-father is setting the stage for a bloody new adventure in God of War: Ragnarök. The sequel to 2018’s acclaimed God of War is once again being developed by the talented studios at Sony Santa Monica, who have prepared for us a full-scale epic through the Seven Kingdoms of Norse mythology. And yes, Kratos isn’t done with the gods of Asgard and he intends to go and break another holy back or two. We take stock of God of War: Rangarök release date, gameplay, collector’s editions, and pre-orders just below.

Aside from this three-minute trailer, Sony Santa Monica was pretty quiet about the setting for God of War: Ragnarök. We only know that the game will resume where its predecessor left off, that is, after a somewhat brutal osteomassage that Kratos gave Baldur, the main antagonist of this first part. Except that Baldur comes from quite a prestigious family, his father is called Odin, his mother is Freya and his brother is Thor. And in this universe, Thor is far from Chris Hemsworth, more of a bloodthirsty brute than an Australian playboy. So much to tell you that Kratos once again risks exercising his talent as a deicide.

It is also in a hidden ending of the previous God of War where we got our first glimpse of the god of Asgard. Directly threatening Kratos outside of his cabin. A few lightning bolts, a hammer, and a hair-raising out-of-the-box threat, and that’s what Sony Santa Monica is all about. And the difficult thing is that Thor is not alone in his murderous search for Kratos, he is accompanied by his stepmother Freya who mourns the loss of her son Baldur, or even Odin and Fenrir that we could well meet in this new episode. In short, it’s all of Asgard arriving to take care of our grumpy Spartan. Additionally, Ragnarök will also be the time to meet Tyr and Mimir, the two allies of our favorite father-son duo.

As for the worlds where the continuation of the search for Kratos and Atreus will take place, they will again be the Nine Kingdoms made up of Ásgard, home of the gods, Vanaheim home of the Vanes, Alfheim kingdom of the light elves, Midgard realm. of men, Jotunheim the home of the giants, Svartalfheim the realm of the dark elves and dwarves, Nilfheim the abode of the Mist, Muspelheim the realm of fire and Helheim, the empire of the dead and literally hell. For now, we don’t know much about the path our heroes will take in this second part of their adventures, but we can’t wait to find out.

If we still can’t be euphoric in front of the official gameplay sequences of God of War: Ragnarök, we were still able to see some images thanks to our colleagues at Gameinformar. In fact, it is in an exclusive interview with Mihir Sheth and Denny Yeh, the two responsible for the fight in the game, that we were able to learn more about the fight in this upcoming release. And according to our two friends, Kratos has new ways to “play with his food.” Specifically, our Spartan will now have two shields, one smaller and offensive and the other larger and defensive bastion. The ax can also be “infused”, as well as other items in Kratos’ arsenal, to add fire or ice elemental damage to them. The Blades of Chaos also seem to have been redesigned and the bestiary has been greatly expanded.

All of these changes speak to Yeh and Sheth’s desire to deepen the combat in God of War: Ragnarök: “In the last game, if you pressed the “Triangle” key, the ax returned. But if you already had the axe, nothing happened. Likewise, if you had Chaos Blades, you switched to Axe. We wanted to add something to this button: a new set of options.“Little highlight of this interview, four images showing us some of Kratos’ fight sequences.

Kratos in action © SIE
Kratos in a hug © SIE

With so much hype for the release of God of War: Ragnarök, Sony had to think big for their video game edition. That’s why God of War: Ragnarök will be released in four different editions, available for pre-order starting July 15. You will find there the edition “Throw“, including the digital game and the skins of Kratos and Atreus, the edition “deluxe digital“with additional skins of our two heroes and their weapons, as well as the game’s soundtrack and a digital art book, the edition”collector“which will also include a replica of Mjölnir, Thor’s hammer, as well as wooden figures, a Steelbook, an altar of knowledge box and dwarf dice, and finally the edition”Jotnarwhich in addition to these elements includes a map, pins and an exclusive vinyl.

God of War Ragnarök Release Date Finally Known! The game is planned for PS4 and PS5 for the 09 November 2022 and is now available for pre-order. Therefore, you will have the opportunity to discover the continuation of the adventures of Kratos and his son trying to thwart the Apocalypse both in the previous generation and in the next one, although the first images of the game published during the Playstation Showcase can be worrying as far as to technique. capabilities of the Playstation 4 to run the game in good condition. On PS5, on the other hand, there is no problem, the game will benefit from the technical advances of the console for a display in 4K and at 60 fps.

Last September’s Playstation Showcase delivered plenty of surprises, but it was God of War Ragnarök that impressed. Santa Monica Studios presented us with a three-minute trailer of his little protégé, the PS5 exclusive capable of overturning the hearts of even the most extreme Xbox fans. Kratos returns, and he comes back strong. The adventures of our favorite Spartan and his son Atreus pick up where they left off, at the end of the last God of War, and are still unlikely to compare to a walk in the park. We can also note muscular game sequences and impressive graphics. Nothing better to exploit the full power of the Playstation 5 than an exclusivity of this level.

If Sony’s God of War: Ragnarök release date announcements don’t mention PC as a gaming medium, nothing is set in stone regarding the future of this Playstation exclusive. In fact, although the game is reserved for the Playstation 4 and Playstation 5 consoles, it could well arrive on PC in a few months or even years. Sony’s policy regarding its exclusives is changing, and the video game giant intends to carry over the exclusives that have made the success and identity of its keyboard and mouse consoles. This is particularly the case with the previous Horizon: Zero Dawn and God of War, which appeared on Steam just over two years after their release on Playstation 4. The PC market is too big for console makers to ignore.

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