The ninth instalment in the God of War franchise has been announced with a new trailer.
The new release dubbed God of War: Ragnarök will see Kratos and Atreus venture out on another adventure. This time around, they’re being closely watched by Asgard every step of the way and not all the gods they meet on their journey will be friendly.
The God of War game is loosely based on Norse mythology rather than Greek mythology this time around, which means that the world is going to be a whole lot different from what fans are used to. The game takes place in Midgard (the home of humans), Asgard (the home of gods), Svartalfheim (home of dwarves), Muspelheim (home of fire giants), Jotunheim (home of frost giants), and Niflheim (a dark land).
Each realm has its own unique look as well as its own inhabitants, with each realm having its own set of enemies or bosses that must be defeated in order for Kratos and Atreus to move forward with their journey. You’ll also find plenty of puzzles and quests along the way that will give you an opportunity to explore each realm even further!
The latest trailer for God of War: Ragnarök shows off a few moments of the duo’s journey, which will take them through some familiar locations while also venturing into uncharted territory.
The story follows Kratus and his son Atreus Taking place three years following the events of the previous game, Fimbulwinter, a great winter that spans three summers, is drawing to a close, which will begin the prophesied Ragnarök. Kratos and his teenage son Atreus begin to traverse the nine realms to seek out a means to prevent Ragnarök, while attempting to uncover answers behind Atreus’ identity as Loki. Their journey will lead them to the Norse God of War, Týr, who was previously believed to be dead. Their conflict will lie with Thor, the Norse God of Thunder who seeks revenge following the deaths of his half-brother, Baldur and his two sons Modi and Magni, Odin, Thor’s father and King of the Norse Gods and ally-turned-enemy Freya, who seeks revenge following the death of her son, Baldur.