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E3 2016: New God Of War Confirmed, Moves To Norse Mythology

We all knew that it was coming, and Santa Monica Studios couldn't have announce it at a better time. 

Today at Sony's E3 2016 press conference the company officially unveiled a new God of War, developed by Sony Santa Monica. As rumored, the game takes inspiration from Norse mythology, including a dramatic encounter with a dragon. For now the game seems to just be titled simply "God of War".

The first gameplay footage, which was a live demo at the Sony press conference, showed players how Kratos will look (full beard and all) and how the environment has taken more of a Norse feel, which has been the rumors for some time now. The footage shows the franchise's main antihero, Kratos, training a young boy to hunt in the wilderness. The boy, who calls Kratos his father, helps him take down a series of vicious monsters, showing off the series' signature mix of hack-and-slash action and quick time event cutscenes. There does appear to be a more fluid, Dark Souls-style combat going on though. Kratos also has a wicked beard, so there's that too. You can check out the gameplay footage below.

 

Smaller details in the gameplay demo show what appears to be RPG elements, such as archery knowledge points, as well as a Spartan Rage timed-ability during battle. Later the gameplay briefly switches control between Charlie and Kratos. The trailer concludes with a tantalising glimpse of a dragon flying over Kratos and Charlie, foretelling a grand battle later in the game.

The trailer ends with no date, simply stating the game is "in development for PS4", indicating we could be in for a bit of a wait. I'm glad that Santa Monica Studio has finally announce to us the next God of War game. I'm fine with the setting of the game being moved to Norse mythology, instead of the Greek mythology that we have been accustomed to. So what do you think guys of the brand new God of War and the new Kratos?

 

Related Game(s): God of War games

6/14/2016 2:50:46 AM Drew Constantino

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FM23
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 @ 5:47:39 AM
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Color me impressed. Been waiting for GOW to ditch that fixed camera. This new angle is more immersive, although I hope you can extend the view as it seems the camera may be too close.

But GOW is reborn!!! This looks good.

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slow and smart
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 @ 6:39:25 AM
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I liked this one also,what a line-up from Sony,wow!

[Also a nice vr line-up]

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Godslim
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 @ 6:56:33 AM
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Good guy kratos loves wiping out different mythologies gods!

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trinichinese
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 @ 7:24:05 AM
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wow sony e3 2016 was insane great just wow.

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Temjin001
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 @ 10:57:23 AM
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This and Spider-Man have me sold.
Man. Sony just killed MS this year.... Again

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Temjin001
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 @ 11:04:54 AM

Oh and the XO stage demo of FFXV was so bad. I was frustrated just watching the guy try to play it. And then the PSVR demo of it? Heh man. Off the deep end.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 @ 5:53:46 PM

The trolls are out in force about Spider-man exclusive. I didn't see them when they took Lara.

Final Fantasy bad now.

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Clamedeus
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 @ 1:46:47 PM
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I love this direction they are taking with God of War, fresh take in my opinion, which it needed. (Not that there is anything wrong with the original GoW games)

Love Norse Mythology. =D

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Godslim
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 @ 5:23:29 PM

Yeh im loving that its not just a normal sequel but instead a fresh experience.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 @ 5:49:01 PM
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This. Is. Sparta! I mean Norway!

OMG a 3D camera, hell yes!

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Banky A
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 @ 5:46:53 AM
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Pumped for Dad of War: The Last of Kratos.
The resemblance was uncanny valley. The orchestra was mad.

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BlinkBoy
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 @ 1:23:30 PM
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I wonder if this is Kratos passing the torch to his son, and you play as him later in the game or in a sequel to this one.

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