A new God of War game is upon us! Mighty Kratos and his son Atreus are back for another adventure in God of War: Ragnarok, Santa Monica Studio’s sequel to 2018’s God of War. The new game is set a few years after the events of God of War. “The freezing winds of Fimbulwinter have come to Midgard, making survival for Kratos, Atreus, and Mimir in the Norse wilds even more challenging than before.”, says a PlayStation blog post about the story of the new game.
If you have played God of War, then you know Freya, mother of Thor and Baldur, has stopped being on friendly terms with the son of Zeus. Far from friendly, actually. Without going into spoilers, we will just say that she and Thor are going to be the main adversaries in the game. The trailer does not show Kratos and Thor duking it out but just gives a brief glimpse at Mjölnir, the famed hammer of the Norse god of rain and thunder, sparkling with the lightning of the skies, while he faces Kratos and ahem, Atreus. “You seem like a calm and reasonable person. Are you a calm and reasonable person.”, says Thor to Kratos, while the son of Zeus is seen trying to push his son back from the possible ire of Thor.
As a concerned father, Kratos would naturally want to keep his son out of the hairs of the Aesir due to some of his past actions that ended badly for the gods. To know how it is going to turn out, you’ll have to wait for the game that’s scheduled to launch next year.
God of War Ragnarök will feature new enemies from Norse mythology like the Dreki and the Stalker. And this time, you will be able to visit all the nine realms, including Vanaheim, Svartalfheim and Asgard.