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God Of War Ragnarök

Platform(s): PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5
Genre: Action/Adventure
Developer: SCEA Santa Monica
Release Date: Nov. 9, 2022

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'God of War Ragnarok' Gets Release Date, Collector's Editions - Trailer

by Rainier on July 6, 2022 @ 8:03 a.m. PDT

Set a few years after the events of the previous God of War, God Of War Ragnarök is the next installment in the franchise.

Together, Kratos and Atreus venture deep into the Nine Realms in search of answers as Asgardian forces prepare for war. Along the way they will explore stunning, mythical landscapes, gather allies from across the realms and face fearsome enemies in the form of Norse gods and monsters.

As the threat of Ragnarök grows ever closer, Kratos and Atreus find themselves choosing between the safety of their family and the safety of the realms...

The freezing winds of Fimbulwinter have come to Midgard, making survival for Kratos, Atreus, and Mimir in the Norse wilds even more challenging than before.

While the last game built an enormous amount of trust and understanding between father and son, there is still a great deal of complexity in their interactions – especially after the revelation of Atreus’ Giant heritage and the hidden prophecy only Kratos saw.

Atreus is desperately curious. Like most young people, he wants to understand who he is more than anything. In this case, he wants to understand who he could be. The mystery of Loki’s role in the upcoming conflict is something that Atreus cannot let go of. He wants to keep his family safe, but Atreus also doesn’t want to stand by and do nothing while conflict consumes the Nine Realms.

Kratos, still bearing the knowledge of his past mistakes, wants to spare Atreus the bloody lessons he learned from his conflict with gods. He wants to keep his son safe, above all, and their confrontation with Baldur has vindicated the belief that only tragedy will come from further entanglements with the Aesir.

Together, Kratos and Atreus will have to make a choice about which path they will take. Whatever they choose will define the fate of all those living in the Nine Realms as Ragnarök approaches.

God Of War Ragnarök is coming to PS4 and PS5 on Nov. 9, 2022. The long-awaited release date was announced in a new trailer.

Sony also revealed that Ragnarok preorders will go live on July 15 (starting at 7 AM PT/10 AM ET for those in the United States) and showcased some of the special editions that will be available. Preordering any edition will get you a set of snow-themed items for Kratos and Atreus to wear.

Before pre-orders for God of War Ragnarök open July 15, 2022 at 10:00 am Local Time (10am Eastern Time for North America), we’ll take you through all the editions of the game, as well as the launch edition items. 

God of War Ragnarök – Launch Edition Items 

When you purchase God of War Ragnarök before launch, you will receive the Kratos Risen Snow Armor and the Atreus Risen Snow Tunic (cosmetic).*

*God of War Ragnarök Launch Edition, Collector’s Edition, and Jötnar Edition include a voucher code to redeem select God of War Ragnarök digital bonuses. Account for PlayStation Network, and internet connection required for code redemption. Unlock in-game items via story progression.

God of War Ragnarök – Standard Edition 

The God of War Ragnarök Standard Edition (digital and physical) comes with the full game for either PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5. 

If you purchase the God of War Ragnarök standard edition for PlayStation 4, you can upgrade to the PlayStation 5 version for $10 USD (or currency equivalent).

God of War Ragnarök – Digital Deluxe Edition 

Included in the God of War Ragnarök Digital Deluxe Edition, you will receive: 

  • Full God of War Ragnarök game on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 consoles. 
  • Kratos Darkdale Armor**
  • Atreus Darkdale Attire (cosmetic)** 
  • Darkdale Blades Handles for the Blades of Chaos** 
  • Darkdale Axe Grip for the Leviathan Axe**
  • Official God of War Ragnarök Digital Soundtrack 
  • Dark Horse Digital Mini Artbook 
  • Avatar Set 
  • PlayStation 4 Theme

**Unlock in-game items via story progression.

God of War Ragnarök – Collector’s Edition

As you’ve seen in the above video, the God of War Ragnarök Collector’s Edition comes housed in a beautiful box representing the Knowledge Keeper’s Shrine. This shrine was of the triptychs that Kratos and Atreus came across in God of War (2018), depicting the tale of a powerful seer, the Giant Sorceress called Gróa, who was the first to have a vision of Ragnarök. 

Opening the Shrine, you’ll find the following: 

  • Printed voucher code for the full God of War Ragnarök game on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 consoles.
  • A Steelbook Display Case (no game disc included) – The God of War Ragnarök Steelbook Display Case depicts renditions of the Bear and the Wolf. 
  • 2” Vanir Twins Carvings – In the same style as Atreus’ wooden toy carvings of the Huldra Brothers from the God of War (2018) Collector’s Edition, the God of War Ragnarök Collector’s Edition completes the set with carvings of the Vanir Twins. 
  • Dwarven Dice Set – This set comes with a set of dice with a quality wood-like finish in a dice bag with a symbol of Yggdrasil on the outside. 
  • 16” Mjölnir Replica – A highly detailed replica of Thor’s signature weapon from God of War Ragnarök. 

Also included in the Collector’s Edition are the following digital items*: 

  • Kratos Darkdale Armor** 
  • Atreus Darkdale Attire (cosmetic)** 
  • Darkdale Blades Handles for the Blades of Chaos** 
  • Darkdale Axe Grip for the Leviathan Axe**
  • Official God of War Ragnarök Digital Soundtrack 
  • Dark Horse Digital Mini Artbook 
  • Avatar Set 
  • PlayStation 4 Theme

*Account for PlayStation Network and internet connection required for code redemption.

**Unlock in-game items via story progression.

God of War Ragnarök – Jötnar Edition

The God of War Ragnarök Jötnar Edition is a premium selection of items designed with care by our team here at Santa Monica Studio to be a collector’s set worthy of our amazing fans. You’ve seen it unboxed in the video above, but we’ll also run you through its contents here. 

Inside the Knowledge Keeper’s Shrine, you’ll receive: 

  • Printed voucher code for the full God of War Ragnarök game on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 consoles.* 
  • 7-Inch Vinyl Record with music by Bear McCreary – This includes two tracks from composer Bear McCreary. 
  • The Falcon, Bear, and Wolf Pin Set – Representing Faye, Kratos, and Atreus respectively, this pin set symbolizes our heroes’ family. 
  • The Legendary Draupnir Ring – A ring from Norse Mythology, the Legendary Draupnir Ring comes in a red cloth bag. 
  • Brok’s Dice Set – This dice setcomes with a metallic silver finish with blue detailing. The dice bag features the Huldra Brothers’ brand. 
  • Yggdrasil Cloth Map – This cloth map shows each of the Nine Realms within the branches and roots of Yggdrasil. 
  • A Steelbook Display Case (no game disc included)
  • 2” Vanir Twins Carvings 
  • 16” Mjölnir Replica 

Also included in the Jötnar Edition are the following digital items*: 

  • Kratos Darkdale Armor** 
  • Atreus Darkdale Attire (cosmetic) ** 
  • Darkdale Blades Handles for the Blades of Chaos** 
  • Darkdale Axe Grip for the Leviathan Axe**
  • Official God of War Ragnarök Digital Soundtrack 
  • Dark Horse Digital Mini Artbook 
  • Avatar Set 
  • PlayStation 4 Theme

We hope you’ve enjoyed this look into the different editions of God of War Ragnarök that will be available for pre-order starting July 15, 2022 at 10:00 am Local Time (10am Eastern Time for North America).

*God of War Ragnarök Launch Edition, Collector’s Edition, and Jötnar Edition include a voucher code to redeem select God of War Ragnarök digital bonuses. Account for PlayStation Network, and internet connection required for code redemption. 

**Unlock in-game items via story progression.

God of War Ragnarök antagonists Thor will be voiced by Ryan Hurst (Opie in Sons Of Anarchy) while Richard Schiff (The West Wing, The Good Doctor) is cast for Odin.

Because of Kratos’ actions at the end of the previous game, the once-ally-turned-enemy Freya has sworn vengeance for the death of her son, Baldur. Freya isn’t just a terrifyingly powerful user of Vanir magic, but also she’s a formidable warrior in her own right. Enraged by Kratos’ evasion of justice by her hand, Freya will turn every weapon at her disposal towards her son’s killer.

Also suffering the loss of his sons and half-brother, Thor’s legendary bloodlust and wrath will be aimed at Kratos and Atreus. Referred to disparagingly by Mimir as the “Biggest Butchering Bastard in the Nine Realms,” Thor earned his title as one of the most powerful Aesir gods by wiping out nearly all the Giants at Odin’s command.

Whatever your choice of combat strategy, the enemies that await in God of War Ragnarök will be ready. The realms have grown harsher, and a whole host of new creatures from across Norse mythology will test your skills. From the trailer you can see what happens when Kratos finds himself under the hooves of the Stalker or grabbed between the jaws of a Dreki, and that’s just the beginning.

With an expanded cast of adversaries, we aim to keep each combat encounter memorable from the smallest brawls to the big show-stopper bosses! We can’t wait to show you more as we get closer to release.

Fans who played the last game know they were able to visit six of the Nine Realms during their journey. In God of War Ragnarök, you will be able to visit all nine! God of War Ragnarök will take you to the previously unreachable Vanaheim, Svartalfheim, and Asgard – as well as to new areas from locations featured in the last game. Exploring the realms will take you everywhere from verdant, otherworldly jungles to intricate subterranean mining networks.

This next installment in the series will bring you a more diverse, beautiful, and mysterious variety of locations than in any other God of War game.

Key Features:

  • Those who break fate: Atreus seeks knowledge to help him understand the prophecy of “Loki” and what role he is to play in Ragnarök. Kratos must decide whether he will be chained by the fear of repeating his mistakes or break free of his past to be the father Atreus needs.
  • Weapons of war: The Leviathan Axe, Blades of Chaos and Guardian Shield return alongside a host of new abilities for both Kratos and Atreus. As they take on gods and monsters from across the Nine Realms, Kratos’ deadly Spartan skills will be tested like never before as he fights to protect his family.
  • Explore the realms: Journey to dangerous and stunning landscapes while facing a wide variety of enemy creatures, monsters and Norse gods as Kratos and Atreus search for answers and allies.

God Of War Ragnarök is coming to PS4 and PS5 on Nov. 9, 2022.


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