The God of War: Ragnarok Release Date, Trailers, and News

One of the most eagerly awaited games in recent memory is Sony’s follow-up to the PS4 title we think is the best of all time, God of War Ragnarok. As a result, we are aware of the insatiable desire for new information, particularly now that three months have passed since its published.

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For those looking to stay up to date on the most recent God of War: Ragnarok news before their return to The Nine Realms, we’ve created this one-stop shop for the most important details surrounding the upcoming PlayStation game, from the latest news and trailers to the story synopsis and most noteworthy gameplay changes. To learn everything we know about God of War Ragnarok, continue reading.

God of War: Ragnarok Release Date

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On November 9, 2022, God of War Ragnarok will be available for PS5 and PS4.

As you may recall, the release date for Ragnarok was initially set for 2021 but later moved to 2022. According to Kratos voice actor Christopher Judge, the delay was brought on by his recovery from several surgeries. According to IGN’s sources, the release date for Ragnarok was set for September 2022. However, that date was never official, and Sony would announce the actual November 9 date soon after.

Latest God of War: Ragnarok Trailers

The September State of Play provided the most recent look at God of War Ragnarok. Atreus, Tyr, Thor, Freya, the giant wolves Sköll and Hati, and (probably) Odin are all new characters in the ideal three-minute story trailer, including new combat footage. Look it up below:

God of War Ragnarök – State of Play Sep 2022 Story Trailer | PS5 & PS4 Games

God Of War Ragnarok – PlayStation Showcase 2021 Reveal Trailer | PS5

God of War Ragnarök – “Father and Son” Cinematic Trailer | PS5 & PS4 Games

God of War Ragnarok Story

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The following is the official plot synopsis for God of War Ragnarok, which takes place “a few years” after God of War:

The “great winter,” or Fimbulwinter, is well underway. As Asgardian forces prepare for a battle that will supposedly end the world, Kratos and Atreus are forced to travel to each of the Nine Realms in search of answers. They will travel through breathtaking mythical lands and face to face with terrifying foes like Norse gods and monsters. Ragnarök, the world’s impending end, is getting closer and closer. Kratos and Atreus must choose between their safety and the safety of the realms.

Santa Monica Studio has primarily remained tight-lipped about story details. However, according to director Eric Williams, the sequel’s new aspect will see Kratos struggling with the knowledge that his son is Loki and that his wife intentionally kept that information from him. Like its predecessor, Ragnarok will again strike a balance between epic setpieces and smaller-scale “slice-of-life” moments.

Characters like Kratos, Atreus, Freya, Mimir, Brok, and Sindri are returning. Thor, the Norse God of Thunder; Tyr, the Norse God of War; Durlin, the giantess Angrboda; and Odin, the leader of the Norse Gods, are among the new characters. In contrast to God of War, where players could only visit six realms, Ragnarok will allow them to travel to all nine. Vanaheim, Svartalfheim, and Asgard are the three unexplored realms.

Latest God of War Ragnarok News

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The most important Ragnarok news that we neglected to mention is the director’s change: Eric Williams, a seasoned franchise member, credited as a designer on the previous game, has taken over as God of War 2018’s director after Cory Barlog stepped down. Williams was instrumental in guiding the series in its new direction, according to Barlog, who describes him as the game’s “sounding board and the boundary limit testing.”

A larger focus on accessibility is another change in the follow-up. Santa Monica Studio has promised that Ragnarok will have over 60 accessibility options, including complete controller customization, automatic movements (such as sprinting, vaulting, etc.), a navigation assist button, and improved subtitle options.

 

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The conclusion of the series Norse saga will be signaled by Ragnarok, according to Barlog. Given the first game’s popularity, it came as a bit of a surprise. But for Barlog, it was essential to avoid overextending the narrative over a trilogy: “We’re talking about a single story that takes place over almost fifteen years, and I think that’s just too long. It just seems too much to ask to say that the actual conclusion of that story took that long.”

Most recently, we learned that on November 9, the day and date with the game, Dark Horse, would publish an art book for God of War: Ragnarok. The book includes developer commentary, hundreds of pages of concept art, and additional behind-the-scenes content.

Sony also revealed a God of War television series for Prime Video while Ragnarok was being developed. Although it is claimed to be live-action, little is known about the series. According to a March report, the makers of The Expanse may be responsible for the TV adaptation.