God of War debuts stunning new story trailer, unveils release date

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Dec 11, 2020, 1:50 PM EST (Updated)

It’s been a long time coming, but PlayStation has finally unveiled the release date for Sony's newest God of War video game by unleashing a stunning new story trailer.

Fans of Kratos can bring home the Ghost of Sparta for a brand-new adventure on Apr. 20, when God of War will be available exclusively for the PS4 in various editions.

Having left Greece behind after his vengeance on the Gods of Olympus was finally done, Kratos now lives in the much colder climes of the Nine Realms of Norse Mythology. The cool new setting means that players will get to encounter new creatures and monsters such as trolls, dragons, the massive World Serpent Jörmungandr, and Mimir -- the "smartest man alive," who, in the Norse myths of old, was considered a wise being as well as a counselor of the gods, according to the game's official site

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In the upcoming new game hailing from Santa Monica Studio and creative director Cory Barlog, Kratos will be voiced by Stargate SG-1’s Christopher Judge, replacing Terrence C. Carson who voiced the character for the six previous games in the series. Kratos is now a father again, to a young boy named Atreus, whom we find out shares in his dad’s mighty DNA (Kratos is the son of Zeus and a Demigod himself). Pops will get a badass new weapon in the shape of a magic axe, which will replace his blades.

The trailer above opens on Atreus, saying a prayer over his mother’s shrouded body. We’re also introduced to a mysterious new female character. The site says that “together with his son Atreus, the pair will venture into the brutal Norse wilds and fight to fulfill a deeply personal quest.” From what we can see (and what is being said) in the video below, it looks like that quest involves taking the dearly departed's ashes to the highest peak in the realms, which won’t be an easy task for them, but surely a fun one for fans of the Ghost of Sparta. Don't you agree?