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.