Kratos is back to satisfy his bloodlust.
God of War is one of the best video games series for the PlayStation console. In fact, it may be one of the best video game series ever. The first installment of the series was released in 2005, and since then, protagonist Kratos has slaughtered his way to video game stardom. Mixing the elements of Greek mythology and ancient folklore, developer Santa Monica Studios struck gold and they haven't looked back since.
Santa Monica Studios and Sony Interactive Entertainment have returned in 2018 with another installment of God of War for the PS4. The story takes place after Kratos has fled Greece, and now the brutal warrior is stationed in the Norwegian area. Norse mythology will set the background for this installment, and we may even see renditions of Odin, Thor, and Loki, popular Marvel characters that are based on Norse mythology. Kratos' son, Atreus, will also play a main role in the game.
Gamestop recently got their hands on the highly anticipated video game, and they revealed that the gameplay has evolved. "Kratos is a stranger in the Nordic land he finds himself in, and he relies on his son to teach him about Norse culture and to decipher the people's runes and language," stated the gaming site. Gamestop also reveals that Atreus helps out in combat.
The story surrounding Kratos and his son has been teased as a more mature experience. Speaking with The Verge, God of War director Cory Barlog stated, “I wanted to tell a far more intimate story. I want to take a character that everyone thinks that they know and show that there’s actually hidden depth and dimension.”
God Of War hits shelves on April 20, and is expected to take 25-30 hours to complete.