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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 presumably due to the pandemic.

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, with both Freya and Thor seeking revenge against Kratos and Atreus.

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.

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.

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

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

Video

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