Last week during E3 2016, Sony announced a new god of war title. This new title looked different from what we’ve seen before because a new individual was introduced, Kratos’ son, the spartan warrior is now a father. Several folks i came across said this might make Kratos weaker and soft unlike before. Well, one cant really say for now, all i know is that Kratos looks older, has a son who will likely humanize him and also has a certain burst of rage which makes him stronger! until the game is released we will give you certain bits of information which will give you a clear view of what is to be expected.

The upcoming third-person action-adventure video game is developed by Santa Monica Studio and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment for the PlayStation 4 PS4 console. It will be the eighth installment in the God of War series, the eighth chronologically, and the sequel to 2010’s God of War III.

The gameplay will be different from the previous installments, because it has been rebuilt from the ground up. Although the previous installment, Ascension (2013), introduced multiplayer to the series, Sony game’s director Cory Barlog has confirmed that the new god of war title will not have multiplayer feature. Most god of war fans didn’t really care about the multiplayer, lots of emphasis was placed on the action and story in single player mode.

In this new god of war, Kratos no longer uses his signature double-chained blades. Instead, he now uses a magical battle axe. One instance in the trailer shows the axe being engulfed in ice, to which Kratos hurls at an enemy and magically summons it back to his hand. Barlog said that the axe has a deep rooted history and connection with the characters; it is connected to both the son and his mother. Kratos was also shown to utilize hand-to-hand combat.

With Kratos son introduced to the spotlight i was forced to say he might take up Kratos role very soon, but in a statement made by Barlog, fans of the god of war franchise would be seeing more of Kratos and this wouldn’t be the last title in the series. Although players will play as Kratos throughout the entire game, there will be times when the player will passively control Kratos’ son. One button is dedicated to his son and its use depends on the context. Barlog stated that the son is “like magic, an additional combat resource, and [the player is] training him and teaching him.” The son can shoot lightning arrows with his bow, depending on where the player looks. Over the course of the game, the son helps in combat, traversal, exploration, and puzzle-solving. When facing a large amount of enemies, the son will freely act as a distraction for the weaker enemies as Kratos fights

Barlog also said the new god of war was influenced by canceled Star Wars TV show, and will offer ‘more diverse emotional palette’. Additionally he said when he worked at LucasArts, he visited the Skywalker Ranch where he got to read the scripts for the canceled live-action Star Wars TV show. This influenced the tone and direction for the new title.

Although fans should still expect lots of action in the new title, Barlog said the shift to a more “thoughtful” game was intentional.

“I saw that people were accepting bigger games that didn’t have to shout all the time,” he explained. “I thought this was an opportunity for us. It’s cool to get in and be able to tell stories in a much more diverse emotional palette. We were always kind of, ‘RAAARGH!’”

Remember we spoke about a certain burst of anger right? Barlog talked about the new approach to Kratos, using a Hulk/Bruce Banner analogy. “In that previous era of games, he was the Hulk all the time, 24/7, because he didn’t know how to be Bruce Banner,” Barlog said. “And in this iteration, the son is teaching him how to be human, it’s bringing out that closeted humanity that he stamped down for so long.”

Originally Kratos voice actor was T.C. Carson, in the new god of war Stargate SG-1 actor Christopher Judge will taken over as the voice of Kratos. Also the game the game will be set after the events of third game and wont be set in an open world, though Barlog says it is “open.” And Kratos son? few details have been revealed about the child, even the identity of his mother is yet to be confirmed. There is no set date for the game release yet.

god of war is an action-adventure video game series loosely based on Greek mythology, created by David Jaffe. Debuting in 2005, the series has become a flagship title for the PlayStation brand, consisting of seven games across multiple platforms. An eighth installment is currently in development; it will be a soft reboot for the series and will be loosely based on Norse mythology. The series’ story centers around its playable character, Kratos, a Spartan warrior tricked into killing his wife and daughter by his former master, the god of War Ares. Kratos kills Ares at the behest of the goddess Athena and takes his place as the new god of war, but is still haunted by the nightmares of his past. Revealed to be a demigod and the son of Zeus, the King of the Olympian gods who betrays Kratos, the Spartan then seeks revenge against the gods for their machinations. What follows is a series of attempts to free himself from the influence of the gods and the Titans and exact revenge. Each game chapter forms part of a saga with vengeance as a central motif.


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