Everything seen so far in the new trailer of God of War Ragnarok indicates Sony Santa Monica might have done it again in producing a more than worthy sequel to 2018’s God of War. The trailer is filled with iconic imagery, including the wolves chasing the moon and great lines like ‘Death can have me when it has earned me.”
It is also tasked with showing as much footage as possible to differentiate the game from the last one.
“Witness the changing dynamic of [Kratos and Atreus’] relationship as they prepare for war. Atreus hungers for knowledge to help him grasp the prophecy of Loki, as Kratos struggles to free himself from the past and be the father his son needs. All the while, the eyes of Asgard watch their every move,” Sony said of the new trailer.
Players are encouraged to embark on an epic and courageous journey as Kratos and Atreus struggle with holding on and letting go.
As with if God of War Ragnarok or Elden Ring will take home GOTY, Paul Tassi for Forbes said: “I guess the one that matters now is The Game Awards, that’s complicated. I feel like you could have something just as high quality as the first game, but the nature of it being a sequel would mean it would have to go well above and beyond the first game to attract the same level of attention and accolades.”
Tassi added Elden Ring, meanwhile, is a sales monster, an instant-classic IP, and a crowning achievement from one of the best developers.
“It’s going to be hard to compete. But of course, the correct answer here is everyone wins. Even as this has been a relatively light year overall with so many pandemic-induced delays, the fact that both Elden Ring and Ragnarok will hit this year is something all it by itself. Originally, this could have been a three-way race with Xbox’s Starfield, but that was delayed until 2023.”
“I am impressed that Sony Santa Monica didn’t have to hit God of War Ragnarok with another delay,” Tassi alleged.
They continued: “Though I suppose it already had a year-long one, with the hilarious notion it was originally supposed to be out in 2021, which no one believed. Even still, I would have lost money guessing that Starfield, with its very prominently announced holiday 2022 date, would be delayed and Ragnarok would not when all was said and done. Just two more months now.”
An update ahead of the November release of the game comes in the form of a new PS5 DualSense Controller.
Inspired by the Norse World of Midgard, the controller, as per NME, features a two-tone design of cool blue on icy white. Kratos and Atreus will be represented by a bear and a wolf on the touchpad. Details for the revamped combat system in God of War, first announced in 2020, sees new elemental attacks plus a redesign of the shield.