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