Amongst the slew of news during the PlayStation 5 Showcase the other day, God Of War: Ragnarok was also announced. It appears that this will follow on from the 2018 instalment of the God of War series, but what does that mean?
Sony’s PlayStation 5 Showcase gave fans an exciting look at a number of upcoming titles for the next-generation console along with announcing a price and launch date. One of the titles is one a lot of people have been waiting for: God Of War: Ragnarok.
You can see the teaser below:
You may have already heard of Ragnarok, thanks to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but what actually is it?
In Norse mythology, Ragnarok is a series of events that brings about the end of a number of prolific Norse characters and, ultimately, the world. Odin, Thor, Loki, and Heimdallr are all foretold to meet their end through Ragnarok, then the world is to be submerged after a series of natural disasters.
It isn’t all bad, though. From this, a new world is said to rise. It’s a strange story of hope through adversity and appears as a refreshment of life. The Gods that survive come together to rule over two human survivors who are tasked with repopulating the world. Without a doubt, this world is supposedly meant to be created away from Odin’s overbearing hubris. In a way, it’s quite nice. In another, it seems like the perfect next step for Kratos and Atreus.
God Of War: Ragnarok Brings The Thunder
After the events of God Of War, in which Kratos kills Baldur, Magni, and Modi… He has a vision that Thor will soon confront him and his son. Mirmir announces that a three-year winter has begun which will act as a precursor for Ragnarok. However, Ragnarok wasn’t supposed to happen for another hundred years. It could be possible that Kratos’ angering of Thor has set in motion a series of events which will force Ragnarok. After all, if Kratos is forced into killing Thor… That would very-much fit in with the prophecy of Ragnarok. What’s interesting, though, is 2018’s God Of War doesn’t seem to feature any humans at all, so it’ll be interesting to see how this interpretation of Ragnarok plays out.
There isn’t a whole lot more we know about the title other than the teaser above. However, this is still a pretty great amount when you consider the ending of 2018’s God Of War (which is also available in the PS Plus Collection.)