After all the kinky lustiness that Resident Evil: Village’s Lady Dimitrescu sparked when she towered over gamers earlier this year, it’s probably no surprise that the height of God of War: Ragnarok’s big, beardy Norse god Tyr has become a little bit of a talking point.
Here’s the thing: he might tower over Kratos, but he’s a few inches shorter than Lady Dimitrescu. Where Lady Dimitrescu stands at a whopping 9’6″ (in hat and heels), Tyr is a mere 8’5″ tall. Lady Dimitrescu’s definitely got a few inches on him, even if she took her heels off to give her ankles a break.
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Tyr was one of the new characters that appeared in the God of War: Ragnarok reveal trailer, with Sony Santa Monica giving us a good look at the next Norse entry in the long-running series. A god in both Germanic and Norse mythology, Tyr has a pretty key role in Ragnarok, losing his hand in a sacrifice to Fenrir and more as the gods grapple with the impending end of the world.
Of course, the God of War series is going to put its own spin on things.
God of War: Ragnarok was one of the main highlights from last night’s PlayStation Showcase, finally confirming that the game that Sony execs have been ever-so-carefully been calling “the next God of War” for the last year was actually going to be called God of War: Ragnarok, just like everyone assumed it would since it was first announced.
God of War: Ragnarok was first announced during the PS5 showcase last September – almost exactly one year ago – and handed a 2021 release window at that time. Unfortunately, in June, Sony pushed it back to 2022 to give the team more time during this terribly awkward period for game developers. Not only that, but with pretty much every person in the world having spent nine months thinking that God of War: Ragnarok was a PlayStation 5 exclusive, Sony admitted that it God of War: Ragnarok is actually coming to PlayStation 4 as well.
We were fans of the PlayStation 4 reboot, though not quite as head-over-heels for it as some. In our God of War review, Jim said:
“A lot of what goes into God of War feels as though it was cherry-picked from the modern gaming zeitgeist. The semi-open world structure, loot system, and a much deeper narrative focus work well, but are all trends being pushed by most other big games. As a result, God of War can feel slightly homogenised in a way that some fans may find unappealing. Thankfully, a strong sense of setting and brutally satisfying combat help maintain that God of War identity. If it wasn’t made abundantly clear already, this is the first in what will most likely be a new trilogy for the God of War franchise, and this first instalment serves as a pretty great foundation.”
God of War: Ragnarok is expected to release for PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 in 2022.