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God of War Ragnarök is the upcoming sequel to God of War (2018). Although originally showed for a release in 2021, on May 3, 2021, Santa Monica announced it had been delayed to 2022, due to the pandemic and Christopher Judge's health problems. According to Santa Monica Studios, God of War Ragnarok will be the last installment in the Norse Era games.

Plot

Although exact details are unknown, the game will pick up approximately three years after the events of God of War due to Fimbulwinter, which saw the beginning of Ragnarök with the death of Magni, Modi and Baldur.

Characters

  • Kratos: The main protagonist of the God of War Series. The former Greek God of War.
  • Atreus: Kratos' son from his second marriage.
  • Mimir: The smartest man of all realms.
  • Thor: The father of Magni and Modi and son of Odin.
  • Freya: The mother of Baldur and former wife of Odin.
  • Odin: The King of Asgard and father of Thor.
  • Angrboða: One of the last non-Fire Jötnar and wife of Loki.
  • Týr: The Norse God of War and son of Odin.
  • Brok: Member of the Huldra brothers who forged the Leviathan Axe.
  • Sindri: Member of the Huldra brothers who forged the Leviathan Axe.
  • Durlin: The second dwarf created after the first and foremost dwarf Mótsognir. In the trailer, Durlin appears to be acquaintainces of Brok and Sindri. He carries around a purple octopus on his shoulder.[1]

Enemies

  • Draugr: The most common enemy found in the Norse Realms. Draugrs are reanimated corpses that haunt battlefields. Many varieties of Draugr exist, some with magical abilities and others with different weapons and equipment such as shields. They are found commonly throughout Midgard.
  • Dark Elves: One of the two Elven races that make their home in Alfheim. Since the previous game, they have taken a more warrior approach as they are shown fight both Kratos and Atreus.
  • Berserkers: Human or humanoid warriors.
  • Stalker: A Centaur like creature with antlers.
  • Dreki: A giant crocodile like creature from Vanaheim.
  • Ogres: A Giant Gorilla-like monsters.

Both Thor and Freya have been confirmed as the main antagonists of the game.[2]

Weapons

  • Leviathan Axe: Kratos's primary weapon is a one-handed battle axe with frost magic properties. Leviathan can be immediately recalled by Kratos after being thrown. The axe originally belonged to Faye, a Jötnar and the wife of Kratos and mother of Atreus. The brothers Sindri and Brok crafted the axe long ago.
  • Kratos' Fists: Kratos uses his fists in unarmed combat and can perform multiple hit combos.
  • Talon Bow: Atreus' primary weapon is a magical bow and arrows. The bow has the ability to summon spectral animals to perform attacks and assist Kratos in combat.
  • Guardian Shield: Kratos has a gauntlet that transforms into a circular shield for parrying blows and wide-ranged attacks. The shield can be used to block attacks, projectiles, and a well-timed block can parry enemies' attacks. The shield can be upgraded to perform powerful slams and area-of-effect attacks.
  • Blades of Chaos: Kratos' most vile weapons since his time in the world of Greece, twin chained-blades that possess fire magic properties. Originally given to him by Ares after pledging his loyalty to the God of War and stayed with him even after killing his former master, they can never leave Kratos no matter how much he tries to get rid of them.

Gameplay

The studio has confirmed that players will be able to visit all nine realms in the next game[3], inclduing Vanaheim, Asgard and Svartalfheim which players will see for the first time.

Development

Cast

Principal voice actors

Additional voices

  • Anna Brisbin - Einherjar
  • Aaron Philips - Einherjar
  • Laura Stahl - Einherjar
  • Aleks Le - The Mystic
  • Mark Whitten - Mystic Assassin
  • Chris Tergliafera - Berserker Ox enemies
  • Connor Fogarty - Berserker Ox enemies
  • Kellen Goff - Berserker Stag enemies
  • Yong Yea - Berserker Stag enemies
  • Michael Schwalde - Ljósálfar / Light Elf Warriors, Nidavellir Dwarves, Father's Ghost
  • Lani Minella - Light One, Raven Keeper, Garden Spirit
  • Darin De Paul - Unknown Role
  • Sara Cravens - Unknown Role
  • Laura Post - Unknown Role
  • Erin Yvette - Unknown Role
  • Sarah Elmaleh - Unknown Role

Trivia

- Ragnarok is the last game of the series, because developers did not want to take another 5 years to develop a new game from scratch. Santa Monica Studios has other new projects in its lineup.

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God of War Main Series
Main Games: God of War: Ascension | God of War: Chains of Olympus | God of War (2005) | God of War: Ghost of Sparta | God of War: Betrayal | God of War II | God of War III | God of War: A Call from the Wilds | God of War (2018) | God of War Ragnarök
Others: God of War (Novel) | God of War 2 Novel | God of War (2018) Novel | God of War (Comics) | God Of War (Dark Horse Comics) | God of War: Lore and Legends
Remakes and Ports
Collections: God of War: Collection | God of War: Origins Collection | God of War: Saga
Non-Canon
Games: Bit of War
Films: God of War (Film)
Plot Elements
Terms: God of War (Title) | Gods | Immortal | Mortal | Titans | Pandora's Box | Hope | Plagues | Colors | Greece
Events: Siege of Attica | Siege of Athens | Siege of Rhodes | Titanomachy | Second Titanomachy | The Marked Warrior
Gameplay Elements and Bonuses
Gameplay Chest | Orb Chests | Multiplayer | Kratos' Equipment | Godly Possessions | Urns of Power | Sex Mini-Game | Quick Time Events | Rage Ability | Save Altar | Combos | Bonus Play
Bonuses: Bonus Costumes | Easter Egg | Secret Message | A Secret Revealed | Birth of the Beast | The Fate of the Titan
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