Originally scheduled for release in 2021, God of War: Ragnarok has been pushed back to the 9th of November, 2022, for both the PS5 and PS4. Santa Monica Studio is responsible for the development of the upcoming action-adventure video game God of War Ragnarok, and Sony Interactive Entertainment will be the game’s publisher (SIE). The PlayStation 4 (PS4) and PlayStation 5 versions of the game are both slated to get global releases on the 9th of November, 2022. (PS5).
It will be the ninth entry in the God of War series, the ninth entry in the series chronologically, and the sequel to the God of War game that was released in 2018. The game will be somewhat based on Norse mythology and will be set in ancient Scandinavia. The protagonists of the series, Kratos and his teenage son Atreus, will be included in the game. Ragnarok is a series of events that bring about the end of days, and the game will cover Ragnarok.
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It will also depict the deaths of some of the Norse gods, which was foretold to happen in the previous game after Kratos killed the sir god Baldur. This game will serve as the finale to the Norse era series, and it will also serve as the finale to the Norse era of the series.
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Many gaming journalists and websites regarded the sequel as one of their most anticipated games in the months that followed the game’s announcement in September 2020. As a result, the game was given awards for Most Wanted Game and Most Anticipated Game at the 2020 Golden Joystick Awards and the PlayStation.Blog awards, respectively.
The game was initially scheduled to be released in 2021; however, its release was pushed back in part because of the influence that the COVID-19 pandemic had on development, and also due to the health troubles that Kratos voice actor Christopher Judge experienced in August 2019.
Fimbulwinter, a vast winter that spans three summers, is ending three years after the events of the last game, ushering in the prophesied Ragnarök. In an effort to save Ragnarök and learn more about his son Atreus’ secret identity as Loki, Kratos and his son Atreus, now a teenager, set off on a journey across the nine realms. They are on their way to meet the Norse God of War, Tr, who was thought to be long dead. Thor, the Norse God of Thunder, and his former ally-turned-enemy Freya, who is seeking vengeance for the loss of her son Baldur, will be their main antagonists.
At the conclusion of the God of War game that was released in 2018, a hint was given that a sequel would be coming. The game finished with Ragnarok on the horizon, and there was also a secret ending that revealed a vision of the god Thor confronting Kratos and Atreus at the end of Fimbulwinter. Although he did not formally announce a new game at the moment, that game’s director, Cory Barlog, confirmed that the 2018 installment would not be Kratos’s last game, and it was later announced that further games would continue to be set in the Norse environment and involve Atreus.
In April 2019, a teaser was released in the form of a PlayStation 4 dynamic backdrop theme. On the side of the boat that Kratos and Atreus were traveling on, runes that translated to “Ragnarok is coming” were written in runic script. At the same time, in order to commemorate the first year anniversary of the release of the previous game, Barlog posted a thread of tweets on Twitter with pictures and a statement concerning the development process; some fans noticed that the first letter of each tweet spelled out “Ragnarok is coming.”
On September 16, during the event known as the 2020 PlayStation 5 Showcase, it was formally announced that a new God of War will be coming out in 2021 for the more recent console. Although the name of the sequel was not officially revealed in the brief trailer, which featured a voice-over by Christopher Judge, the actor who plays Kratos, the trailer did mention that “Ragnarok is coming,” which is consistent with the prior teasers. Because of this, some outlets came to the conclusion that the name of the game would be God of War:
Ragnarok; however, at the time, Sony had not yet verified this information. The tagline gave the impression that this would be the beginning of Ragnarok in the God of War universe. Ragnarok is a chain of events that, according to Norse mythology, brings about the end of the world and the deaths of the Norse gods.
The PlayStation 5 version of the game was the only one that was mentioned when the game was initially revealed in September of 2020. However, after Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) revealed their plans to support their previous console until at least 2022, speculation began on whether the new God of War would see a cross-gen release on the PlayStation 4 (PS4), as some other titles that were initially thought to be PlayStation 5