Here it is: God of War Ragnarok finally gets a launch date. Set to be released on PS5 and PS4 sometime next year in 2022, Santa Monica Studio also showed off a brand new trailer of the upcoming game, and it looks fantastic.
Ragnarok takes place a few years after the events of the 2018 God of War. Kratos’ son, Atreus, is now a teenager, and he “wants to understand who he is more than anything,” as the developer puts it. After all, the big revelation of the previous game is the fact that he is – spoiler alert – the infamous Loki in Norse mythology.
Speaking of which, Kratos and Atreus will also face off against the legendary Aesir god Thor in Ragnarok, along with Freya from the previous game. We can see a glimpse of these two characters in the trailer above, and it looks like we’re in for quite the ride. Oh, Odin himself will be making an appearance too.
Naturally, Ragnarok will introduce a number of new enemies and abilities as well. Kratos will have new attacks and weapons, while Atreus seems to have gained a new Runic Summon. All nine realms will also be accessible in Ragnarok, including Vanaheim, Svartalfheim, and Asgard itself.
God of War Ragnarok will be released sometime in 2022 next year for the PS5 and PS4. As previous revealed, there will be no free upgrade from PS4 to the PS5 version of Ragnarok. Instead, a $10 upgrade option will be offered.