Kratos and his son Atreus embarked on another adventure and encountered many influential figures from Norse mythology. What’s different about previous God of War games is that this time it will be a direct sequel to the previous installment. This is not at all surprising.
In the last part, a secret ending was hidden in the game. When you come home with Atreus and fall asleep, you will see how Thor comes in front of the house in a dream or vision and sows a lot of unrest. He doesn’t seem happy with Kratos and his son at all, and he has plenty of reasons for that. In the last part, Kratos kills two of his sons and also his brother Baldur. This will indeed not have fallen into the right hole with the Norse ‘God of Thunder,’ and the chance that he will go after the two in God of War Ragnarok is undoubtedly present.
God of War was released in 2018, and because such games often take a long time to make, a new title was not expected from the franchise very soon. We all knew that the game was coming, but that the goal is to release God of War Ragnarok in 2021 comes as a very welcome surprise. This will probably mean that the makers started production of This Part right after the last part. There has been speculation about this, as Cory Barlog, the game’s writer, indicated that they had enough material for as many as five games. We can release them all!
What’s the story?
At the end of the previous part, Kratos and Atreus travel to Jotunheim, the land of the giants, where they learn that Atreus’ late mother, Faye, was a giant. This makes Atreus a half-god and half-giant. They also discover that Atreus has a second name, Loki. Atreus has a lot of questions about his origin and identity. Kratos is unable to answer many of these questions. This will be a part of God of War Ragnarok. In addition, the death of Thor’s brother Baldur hinted at the tragic prophecy “Twilight of the Gods,” in which, according to Norse mythology, many gods are killed. Could Thor’s visit to Kratos have something to do with this?
dgard (Human World), Alfheim (Elf World), Jötunheim (Giant World), Helheim (Hell), Niflheim (Mist) and Muspelheim (Fire World). However, Norse mythology consists of nine realms. After all, anyone who paid attention while traveling through the Realm Travel Room saw a few blocked worlds. It is likely that in God of War: Ragnarok, you will at least revisit Midgard, but who knows, this time Asgard (Aesir world of gods), Vanaheim (Vanir world of gods), and Svartalfheim (Dwarf world) will also pass in review.
God of War Ragnarok: Story
The 2018 God of War ending featured quite a few lightning-fast revelations, so stop reading if you haven’t finished reading it yet!
At the end of the game, we find out that Atreus was named Loki at birth, suggesting that he is part of the Norse pantheon that Kratos has tried so hard to hide from. Baldur’s death leads to the onset of Fimbulwinter, an ice plague that precedes the world-ending Ragnarök himself.
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From the first trailer for Ragnarök, we can see that a few years have passed, and Atreus has matured a bit in his awkward teenage years. The Norse gods are coming for Kratos, not least Freya, who is still mourning Baldur – and in the background, Thor’s presence cannot be ignored.
Mimir, your friendly talking head from the last game, returns, and based on its sounds, devises a plan to free the imprisoned Tyr, Norse mythology’s war god, to help him push you back against the other gods. Whether that will work as simple as it sounds, we’ll leave it up to you.
God of War: Ragnarok Gameplay – How does the gameplay?
God of War from 2018 still shows glimpses of a hack-and-slasher, but the gameplay has been deepened to such an extent that it can no longer easily be placed in a genre box. Remarkably, Kratos’ primary weapon is now an ax and shield, which gives a different dynamic to the combat. Later in the game, the infamous Blades of Chaos make their return. An exciting addition is passive control over the bow and arrow-armed Atreus, which you can engage in combat through commands. God of War also has some RPG elements, such as crafting better armor and unlocking new skills with XP.
Developer Santa Monica Studio has not released any information about the gameplay at the time of writing. In line with expectations, the above gameplay elements in God of War: Ragnarok will continue, and who knows, new features may also be added.