Everything we know about God of War: Ragnarok

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One of the most surprising announcements during the PlayStation 5 event in September 2020 was the reveal of the next God of War game, which will be officially named later. Ragnarok. This will be the follow-up to 2018 God of war, developed by Santa Monica Studios – the team responsible for most of the games in the series. of Ragnarok The show was brief, but after a new trailer during the PlayStation Showcase event in September 2021, we know a lot more about the game.

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We’ve Scoured The Internet To Gather As Much As We Can About The 2018 Sequel God of war. Here’s Everything We Know About God of War: Ragnarok, which includes its trailer, release window, and more. (note that we will spoil the 2018 plot God of war, so read no further if you’re worried about spoilers.)

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release date

Tire and Kratos in Ragnarok, the god of war.
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in the beginning, God of War: Ragnarok It was supposed to launch in 2021. This is the release window that was given during the 2020 game announcement trailer. But the game was delayed until 2022. As part of the September 2021 PlayStation Showcase, many expected Sony to announce the game’s official release date. , but it was not so. As it stands, the game could be ready sometime in the spring or summer of 2022.

In terms of the development timeline, this release window is not entirely different. Corey Barlog, Creative Director of 2018 God of war, teased the sequel back in April 2019 via a clever Twitter thread. disguised as a post about his time working on God of war, the first letter of each post states “Ragnarok is coming”. So, even assuming the studio started work on the sequel by the end of April 2019, being ready to go by the summer of 2022 isn’t out of the question — especially since the team will be repurposing some assets and animations from the first game. : can use.

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Check out Barlog’s teasing tweets Ragnarok Down.

However, as game developers begin working from home throughout 2020 and into 2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, complications have escalated and delays have hit the entire industry. Even before the pandemic, game delays were common, and the pandemic has made it difficult for developers, so Ragnarok may not be ready until much later in 2022.

platforms

Atreus in Ragnarok, the god of war.

We know God of War Ragnarok Will be coming to PS5, but it’s also coming to PS4, as a . has been confirmed by playstation blogpost. At least from a business standpoint, it makes sense to launch for both platforms. The hard part is like a game Ragnarok It’s expensive to make, and Sony certainly wants more players to be able to buy a copy when it’s released — even if it means holding back the overall product for less powerful hardware.

With that in mind, it would be beneficial to have it on the PS4, as Horizon Forbidden West — yet another PlayStation exclusive — will be a cross-generational game. Together of Ragnarok With a 2022 release window expected, it makes sense to launch on both systems, unless the previous generation version supersedes the PS5 version. With more than 115 million PS4s in the wild, the installed base is plentiful, guaranteeing sales over the previous generation of hardware.

God Of War Ragnarok Trailer

A teaser trailer above was shown during a PS5 event in 2020, and in terms of official information about the project, that’s all we knew for a whole year. It didn’t show any gameplay or much other than the logo and expected release window. Apart from including the text “Ragnarok 2021 is coming”, the game didn’t even have an official name.

Then, in September 2021, Sony unveiled a three-minute trailer showing off new and familiar characters from the series. Most notably, we took a look at Mimir, Freya, Tyre, and Thor, along with an older version of Atreus. But it also includes our first look at the gameplay, which dates back to the first game, although it looks like there will be new features as well. Atreus is seen riding a magic stag, while Kratos wields the Blades of Chaos.

There’s a lot of gameplay footage in the trailer without spoilers Ragnarokstory or twist. Looking forward to the leap forward in the 2018 game, it’s likely Ragnarok There will also be its fair share of surprises. At the end of the trailer, we get a look at a new character named Angarboda, a young girl who could play a big part in the overall narrative.

God Of War Ragnarok Gameplay

Kratos and Atreus in the boat in Ragnarok, the god of war.

September 2021 PlayStation Showcase gives us a first look God of War: Ragnarok Gameplay, and while there were some new inclusions (such as Runic Summon for Atreus), Santa Monica Studios still has a lot to show. Much of the trailer focused on the returning aspects like the famous boat riding sequence, exploration and fast-paced action.

“As a team, we have worked hard to take our lessons God of war (2018) and revamp combat to feel fresh, yet familiar,” Grace Orlady said, Senior Community Manager at Santa Monica Studios.

“Together God of War: RagnarokOne of our main goals was to advance the player’s choice in the match. Whether it’s through hard-hitting combos, mastery of the elements, or clever defensive tactics – you’ll have plenty of opportunity to fight alongside our pair in a way that feels distinctly expressive. “

We’ll take a more in-depth look at the gameplay later, but we do know that Ragnarok It will feature even more places to explore than its predecessor, such as “otherworldly jungles” and “complex underground mining networks.”

One, unbroken shot like 2018.

— Matt Sophos (@mattsophos) September 9, 2021

Tying the entire game together would be another single camera shot, just like in the first installment. It was one of the best features of God of war, giving the whole adventure a more personal, intimate feel. Given the premise of heartwarming storytelling of a father and son, uninterrupted camera shots add to the whole experience.

multiplayer

Kratos and Atreus in God of War Ragnarok.

While the God of War series has previously featured multiplayer (especially as of 2013) God of War Ascension), it is highly unlikely Ragnarok Anything but a single-player adventure will happen. The first game was a masterpiece, especially because the Santa Monica team focused on the narrative without other distractions such as the addition of an arbitrary multiplayer mode. And given the deadline for the alleged launch this year, the team doesn’t have enough time to implement a strong online multiplayer segment.

It’s certainly not out of the question, but highly unlikely. If anything, an asynchronous online component could be implemented, like Notes in the Dark Souls series or something like that. But in terms of playing side-by-side with others – whether cooperatively or competitively – we don’t expect to see anything like that.

God of War Ragnarok DLC

God of War Ragnarok War.

This Is Maybe we’ll see some kind of DLC RagnarokHowever, given that we don’t know much about the game, it’s still too early to say for sure. God of war The 2018 release actually got additional content, including some extra weapons and a new Game+ mode. As far as additional story content or major expansions, we wouldn’t bet on it. The God of War series isn’t known for featuring major DLC additions, and we wouldn’t expect that to change with Ragnarok.

pre order

Kratos in Ragnarok, the god of war.

Finally, you might be thinking of pre-ordering the next God of War game. Unfortunately, it’s not quite ready for pre-orders yet, but once we get confirmation of the official release date, the pre-orders will probably go live.




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