PlayStation has released a new story trailer for developer Santa Monica Studio’s latest entry in the God of War series. And if that’s not exciting enough for you, an official release date for the game has also finally been announced.
In the new game Kratos jumps from Greek mythology over to Norse mythology and finds himself not only battling all sorts of new beasties, but also sharing much knowledge with his son Atreus.
Continue below for more on the game and to watch the new trailer.
Here’s the release date and more straight from God of War creative director Cory Barlog over at the PlayStation Blog:
People of PlayStation the world over, God of War is launching April 20, 2018.
I would love to write a long blog post here but, apparently, I have a game to get done by 4/20 so I gotta get back to work as soon as possible.
First, let me say that this is my favorite release day of my entire career. If I live to be 100, I do not think I will be able to top this release day.
There has been a long journey just to reach this point, so it’s a little bittersweet to think that we are only a few months away from that journey finally coming to an end. While I am sad, I am also excited because it means everyone will get their hands on this crazy adventure we have been crafting for nearly five years!
Speaking of trailers. Yeah, I just lost interest finding an elegant way to get here from the last paragraph so I just went for it. That is just how I roll. I really am ecstatic that I can finally show you this beautiful trailer we have been cooking up in the creative kitchens of Santa Monica Studio headquarters. It will give you more insight on why Kratos and Atreus are going on their journey as well as provide a glimpse at some new bits of action.
I love this trailer. After I saw it, I pre-ordered the game.
So, April 20, 2018…mark the date on your calendar, people. Clear that schedule, tell your significant other they are wonderful, because that is always a nice thing to do, and then wonder what you will do with all that free time you have now that you don’t need to keep asking me when the release date is.
Thank you everyone for your continued support of our game-making addiction. I will do my best to keep sharing information as we head towards launch.
Find much more on God of Warright here including trailers and gameplay if interested.
From Santa Monica Studio and creative director Cory Barlog comes a new beginning for one of gaming’s most recognizable icons. Living as a man outside the shadow of the gods, Kratos must adapt to unfamiliar lands, unexpected threats, and a second chance at being a father. Together with his son Atreus, the pair will venture into the brutal Norse wilds and fight to fulfill a deeply personal quest.