God of War is an adventure-action game series created by Sony for its PlayStation consoles. David Jaffe, one of Sony’s video games developers and designers, took charge of the series’ back-end process. In 2005, the first installment of what is now an infamous game series has been released to PlayStation 2 devices as one of the console’s flagship titles. Spanning across multiple devices, God of War currently has 10 games in its arsenal, with the 11th one currently in development.
God of War: Ragnarok was plated for launch last 2021 after it was announced in 2020. Unfortunately, Sony has delayed its launch several times due to the global pandemic situation. The game’s release date has been moved to an indeterminate time in 2022, based on news articles released later last year.
The Story Revolving God of War Ragnarok
Ragnarok is the latest installment to the long-running series and is the direct sequel to the God of War 2018 episode. Fans of the widely acclaimed game saga will be sad to know that Ragnarok will be the finale to the Norse era of the saga. While this may be the case, the entire God of War game franchise has not yet died. In fact, it is set to launch a new series in the years to come.
God of War: Ragnarok is broadly about Norse mythology and will be set in ancient Scandinavia. It features the same protagonists found in previous installments – Atreus and his father Kratos. Also, the upcoming game will cover the end of days or Ragnarok, as it is in Norse mythology. It will also depict the demise of Norse gods and why they will die. All of this was foretold in the previous episode after Kratos killed Baldur, the Aesir God.
What To Expect in the Ragnarok Storyline
Whereas God of War 2018 revolved around the events in ancient Greece to Scandinavia and how Kratos bravely fought wicked monsters. It also tackled the lives of different Norse Mythology Gods and Goddesses. Later in the series, it was revealed that Atreus was originally named Loki by his mom, Faye, a giant who foresaw the future of Ragnarok.
What’s on the Trailer?
Based on the trailers, Ragnarok will portray a more confident and older Atreus and how his Giant’s DNA will affect his adventures and growth. The narrative will be about the father and son duo facing their arch-nemesis and God of War, Freya. She is out to avenge the death of her son, Baldur. Of course, they will be facing new Norse Gods as enemies including Thor, the God of Thunder. As this story also depicts an older Atreus, fans will be shown how Kratos deals with his son’s rebellious nature.
The trailer also shows new characters will join the latest installment. Angrboa will make its debut as the last full-blooded giant in the saga. If you watched closely, you may have seen another big guy in the trailer. His name is Tyr, one of Odin’s sons and the half-brother of Thor and Baldur. Interestingly, the trailer shows Tyr being imprisoned by his own father. This clip could make fans speculate as more exciting things will unfold in the upcoming game episode.
Overall, the plot of God of War: Ragnarok will go around Nine Realms; with the 6 already shown in God of War 2018. The new realms are Asgard, Vanaheim, and Svartalvheim. While the trailer revolves more around the ingress of Ragnarok, there are some Easter eggs to the upcoming game. It was revealed by the end of God of War 2018 that Faye is actually Giant Laufey. With this, Atreus possesses Half God and Half-Giant blood. It will also be exciting to see how Atreus unfolds as the God of Trickery, Loki, which was disclosed to be his original name.
With all these, in a nutshell, we expect Ragnarok to explore the mysteries behind why Faye kept her real identity a secret. Consequently, we are hoping that Atreus will have shapeshifting abilities that Loki is known for. So we are expecting he will be more significant as a character and not just hanging on the sidelines, firing arrows at enemies, most of the time.
Impending Details for God of War Ragnarok
The upcoming installment to the beloved game series is expected to be a big hit. Not only that, but it will surely stamp Sony’s place as one of the best video game creators nowadays. Despite being unable to meet the demands for PlayStation 5 consoles and losing a lot of its market shares. In one of the recent articles published on the PlayStation Blog, it was discreetly mentioned that God of War: Ragnarok will not be a PS5 exclusive.
Although nothing has been confirmed, Ragnarok will be playable on the older PlayStation 4, which already has over 117 million units worldwide. Going with this change, the forthcoming game will already have a substantial number of players, unlike its predecessors.
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