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God of War (also known as God of War IV) is the upcoming sequel to God of War III as well as a continuation of the canon God of War chronology. God of War is the eighth installment in the franchise overall. Unlike previous installments, this game will focus on Norse mythology and will follow an older Kratos in the years since God of War III.[1][2] God of War will be an exclusive PlayStation 4 launch.[3]

Story Edit

Many years have passed since Kratos took his vengeance against the Olympian gods. Having survived his final encounter with his father Zeus, Kratos now lives with his young son Atreus in the world of the Norse gods, a savage land inhabited by many ferocious monsters and warriors. In order to teach his son how to survive in such a world, Kratos must master the rage that has driven him for many years and embrace his newfound role as a father and mentor.

Items and AbilitiesEdit


  • War Axe: in the E3 2016 gameplay trailer, Kratos' main weapon seems to be a War Axe. In combat, it appears that the Axe has certain magical properties like the ability to freeze enemies, when thrown. Similar to World Weapons in Ascension, the Axe can be discarded, but only temporarily, as Kratos can summon it back to his hand.
  • Kratos' Fists: in the E3 2016 gameplay trailer, when he was disarmed, Kratos used his fists to finish an opponent.
  • Bow and Arrow: In the E3 2016 gameplay trailer, Kratos' son uses bow and arrow to hunt and later assist his father in fighting a troll.


  • Spartan Rage: in the E3 2016 gameplay trailer, it is shown that if Kratos gets angry enough, he can access the Spartan Rage, increasing his speed and strength. It appears that this can be used to finish enemies as well, as seen in his battle with the Troll.


  • Armor Rune: in the extended gameplay, shown at E3, there is an alternative route explored, where Kratos finds an Armor Rune, as a collectible.

Characters Edit

  • Kratos: the main character of the game. After the events of God of War III, Kratos seemed to have moved to Scandinavia and has started a family. He has become older and wiser, and he has better control over his temper, his actions are no longer simply based on rage and anger, and he shows moments of regret at lashing out. However, he does this to discipline his son and tells him that not to be sorry, but be better.
  • Atreus: in the E3 2016 gameplay trailer, Kratos is testing his son, Atreus, to see how he hunts. The boy, however, is impulsive and untrained, leading him to make mistakes.
  • Atreus' mother: in the E3 2016 gameplay trailer, Atreus' mother is briefly mentioned by Kratos, and it is revealed that she taught him to hunt.
  • Norse Gods: it is almost sure that some of the Norse gods will appear in the game, whether they serve as an antagonist or as a source of help is completely unknown.


Note: Any names given are speculative and only based on their appearances:

  • Draugr: in the E3 2016 gameplay trailer, the first enemies Kratos faces, are a group of humanoids, as tall as men. Based on their designs, they are draugrs. When fighting these creatures, Kratos can kill them with his axe or with his bare hands. They appear to be elemental in nature as they bleed lava when hit.
  • Troll: in the E3 2016 gameplay trailer, Kratos and his son are attacked by this giant creature. The troll has giant tusks and looks like a replacement of the cyclopes or the Juggernauts from previous installments. He wields a giant pillar as a weapon. Just like the undead, he appears to possess the element of fire as he is able to turn his limbs into lava, before slamming them in the ground, melting the earth beneath. He can also throw lava at Kratos, from his fingertips.
  • Dragon (Possibly): in the end of the E3 2016 gameplay trailer after Kratos taught his son how to kill a deer, a dragon, or perhaps even a wyvern, appears in the distant sky.
  • Jormungandr (Possibly): in the end of the E3 2016 gameplay trailer after Kratos taught his son how to hunt, a giant snake can be seen in the background, which could very well be Jormungandr, the world serpent.

Trivia Edit

  • God of War (2018) is the first game that doesn't focus on Greek mythology, as it has changed the narrative to Norse mythology.
    • It is however not the first time the God of War franchise features characters from a different mythology, as God of War: Chains of Olympus featured aspects of Persian and Arab mythology, in the forms of the Basilisk and the Efreet.
  • Kratos appears to have a son now. However, like his first wife, his son's mother appears to be deceased or otherwise missing.
  • Indicative of the fact that this installment is a continuation of the series, the move "Spartan Rage" nods to Kratos' past as a Spartan. Kratos also retains his Spartan tattoo, scars on his forearms resembling the chains from the Blades of Exile, the scars on his abdomen and left eye in addition to the ashes of Lysandra and Calliope covering him.
  • Sony Entertainment has confirmed that Christopher Judge will be voicing Kratos for the upcoming God of War game to be released on PlayStation 4. He replaces TC Carson, who has voiced the character in all previous installments. Judge is well known for his role as Teal'c in Stargate SG-1. This marks the first game that Kratos isn't voiced by TC Carson.
    • Although, Christopher Judge initially hinted at a 2017 release, his twitter page now state that it will have a 2018 release. 

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Development Edit

On the day of December 6th, 2014, Corey Barlog, the lead animator of God of War and the game director of God of War II revealed that Sony Santa Monica was working on a new game, in the God of War Franchise. It was announced on Twitter, only taken down later by Sony.

The game is conceptually set in the pre-migration point of Viking history; a period in Norse culture where the Norse gods were said to walk among mortals.[4]



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