Sony Opens E3 Conference With New God Of War

To Valhalla.

A new God Of War has been expected for a while and Sony has opened its conference with gameplay of Kratos’ latest adventure with accompanyment from an orchestra. It looks like leaks from a few weeks ago were correct as Kratos is in the Nordic countries with references to Valhalla spoken by one enemy. Kratos also appears to be a lot more calmer, trying to help a child hunt.

UPDATE:  “I knew I didn’t want to simply reboot the franchise, starting over with a retelling of the origin story,” explains Corey Balrog. “I wanted to reimagine the gameplay, give players a fresh perspective and a new tactile experience while delving deeper into the emotional journey of Kratos to explore the compelling drama that unfolds when an immortal demigod makes a decision to change.”

“For Kratos, this change means breaking the cycle of violence, distrust and deception that his family, the Greek pantheon, perpetuated for so long. That cycle drove a whole host of bad decisions – the ill-fated deal with Ares, the murder of his family and a rage fueled descent into madness and vengeance that ultimately ended with the epic destruction of Olympus.”

A release date is to be confirmed.

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10 Comments

  1. The best news ever, this & Skyrim was all I needed in my life

    • This looks like it’s the Norse mythology as well

  2. Looks very interesting. I wonder if or how this will tie-in with the previous games.
    I noticed it said ‘Spartan Rage’, so I guess the Greek mythological background hasn’t been dropped.

    Maybe after killing Zeus and Hercules he decided to take on Odin and Thor…

  3. Crispy.

  4. Whilst I would have liked a new PC, Kratos actually getting some much needed development. Or at least he is more likable this time around instead of one big ball of angry muscle that murders everything, goes down to hell, murders hell, murders murder itself and murders everything even more.

    It does seem to be slower in terms of combat but that seems to work. I seldom found GOW to have too much action going on at once and well, seldome struggled to keep track of enemies.

    But i’m surprised Kratos seems to give a damn and seems to have a son. Naturally, once Odin and Thor screw him over, the God of War will return. And that

    DUN DUN DU DU DUN DUN DU DOO DUN DUN DU DU! will start playing as Kratos regains his anger and tears shit up!

    Then goes back to being the unlikable angry man that we all know him as.

    KRATOS!

  5. I don’t like the new direction. This is more of a Last of Us, Tomb Raider, Dark Souls style game from the looks of things. All great games, but not the wide framed multi-enemy carnage that is God of War.

    • I know what you mean. I thought it was strange at first but after a few replays i’ve kind of come around to the idea.

      I think I would have preferred a new protagonist tbh but I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt and see how it all plays out. It does scream The Last of Us/Tomb Raider reboot but it looks so good and appears to play very well.

  6. I’m liking the new 3rd person type camera angle with this. The previous games never interested me much as they seemed a bit more hack & slash. The character seems calmer & more rational too, I never liked what I saw of the old Kratos – too angry! I may well lose my GoW virginity when this is released.

  7. I liking the new approach, that looked like the game’s opening level though so there is much more to reveal yet.

    • SPOILER ALERT THAT CONTAINS THE SPOILER BECAUSE SPOILER ALERTS DO NOT HIDE SPOILERS!

      The Kid dies, Kratos goes back to being very angry, stuff dies. The end.

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