Sony dropped a ton of information about their hotly expected next-gen console in the modern Playstation 5 Showcase Livestream. One of the most exciting statements came at the end of the demonstration, in a teaser trailer announcing another installment of the God of War franchise, God of War: Ragnarok.
Fans have been eagerly awaiting news of a follow-up to the excellent 2018 action game God of War, which acted as a soft reboot of the string transferring the rage-fueled anti-hero Kratos from the world of Greek mythology into Norse mythology. The game also introduced an open-world component, letting Kratos (now older and in total Beard Daddy land ) sail around various islands with his son Atreus in search of loot and sidequests. God of War introduced a more serious, somber tone to the series too, in stark contrast to the gonzo hypermasculinity of the previous installments.
At the end of the game, Kratos learns that Fimbulwinter has begun, meaning Ragnarok –a time where the majority of the gods will die and the earth will soon be underwater and reborn– will probably soon follow. In a post-credits sequence, Atreus dreams that Thor will soon arrive at their cottage to face Kratos over the death of his brother Baldur. This teaser trailer doesn’t show anything past the game’s title, emblem, and 2021 release window, but dependent on the ending of the previous game and how this new installment is subtitled Ragnarok, it’s safe to assume that Kratos is going to be windmilling his series blades through Thor and possibly several other Norse gods. You can check out the preview below. For more PS5 information, check out the console’s price and launch date, as well as some gameplay footage of Spider-Man: Miles Morales.