A God of War sequel is coming to the PlayStation 5 in 2021, as revealed towards the end of the PS5 Showcase today. Being made once again by series’ developer Santa Monica Studios, the game will presumably be called God of War: Ragnarok given the mention of the iconic event in Norse mythology during the minute long teaser trailer. No gameplay, cinematics, or in-game visuals were shown.
Kratos can be heard saying “The time draws near, you must prepare yourself”, most likely addressed to his son Atreus. Snow is falling throughout the video, which hints towards the destructive Ragnarök approaching, as teased originally in the 2018 God of War reboot. It is unclear who the main playable character will be, but once again it can be presumed that combat will follow the over-the-shoulder style that was introduced in the reboot.
God of War on PS4 was seen as one of the crowing achievements of the generation. The father-son dynamic gave the story a deeply human layer that had never been uncovered in the series before, and the gameplay maintained God of War’s signature visceral combat, just now from a more intimate point of view. In our review, we said that “the poignancy of Kratos coming to terms with being a father and accessing any emotion other than anger never takes away from what God of War is all about”.
It will be intriguing to see where Cory Barlog and his team take this sequel on the PS5. Best of all, we won’t have to wait too long if God of War: Ragnarök makes its promised release window of 2021. For more content on Sony’s mythological action series, check out our ranking of the God of War games from worst to best, and stay tuned to KeenGamer as we discover more about the next chapter in the journey of Kratos and Atreus.