God of War

Release Date: Out Now
Publisher: SIEA
Developer: Santa Monica Studio

Exploration

A Darker, More Elemental World

From the marble and columns of ornate Olympus to the gritty forests, mountains, and caves of Pre-Viking Norse lore, this is a distinctly new realm with its own pantheon of creatures, monsters, and gods.

With an added emphasis on discovery and exploration, the world will draw players in to explore every inch of God of War’s breathtakingly threatening landscape—by far the largest in the franchise.

Gameplay

Vicious Physical Combat

With an over the shoulder free camera that brings the player closer to the action than ever before, fights in God of War mirror the pantheon of Norse creatures Kratos will face: grand, gritty, and grueling. A new main weapon and new abilities retain the defining spirit of God of War while presenting a vision of violent conflict that forges new ground in the genre.

"On our journey, we will be attacked by all manner of creature. To be effective in combat, a warrior must not feel for his enemy. Close your heart to their desperation, close your heart to their suffering. The road ahead is long and unforgiving, no place for a boy. You must be a warrior." — Kratos

The Lost Pages

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he Myths and Legends of the great Norse gods have passed through generations in an epic tome: the Prose Edda.

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    ashed upon our shores from a distant land,
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    wo battle-born companions bear fruit, an unlucky heir to a cursed life of power.

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    hence three become two, a new journey begins, borne from sorrow, from duty, from love, from ash.

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    ashed upon our shores from a distant land,
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    hence three become two, a new journey begins, borne from sorrow, from duty, from love, from ash.

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    ur sacred alphabet
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    peaking runes aloud invokes a mystic power. Now, visions of Midgard, the realm of many mysteries, forms before your eyes.

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    peaking runes aloud invokes a mystic power. Now, visions of Midgard, the realm of many mysteries, forms before your eyes.

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    peaking runes aloud invokes a mystic power. Now, visions of Midgard, the realm of many mysteries, forms before your eyes.

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    springs forth from the ancient Well of Urd, a gift borne of sacrifice by the All-Father.

    ᚱᛖᚫᛚᛗ ᛟᚠ ᛗᚫᚾᛃ ᛗᛃᛊᛏᛖᚱᛁᛖᛊ
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    ᛏᛁᛗᛖ’ᛊ ᚷᚾᚫᚹᛖᛞ ᛒᛟᚾᛖᛊ
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    ALICE AND DANGER ABOUND throughout the Realms— fearsome creatures stalk traveler and warrior alike.

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    oe be unto anyone unfortunate or foolish enough to cross the path of these terrors in the wild, for it will seal your doom.

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    oe be unto anyone unfortunate or foolish enough to cross the path of these terrors in the wild, for it will seal your doom.

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    oe be unto anyone unfortunate or foolish enough to cross the path of these terrors in the wild, for it will seal your doom.

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    HIS ANCIENT TRIPTYCH tells the tale of the master Stone Mason: a giant honor-bound to save his home of Jötunheim.

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    herein a son’s betrayal pits god against giant—a battle ensues that would change the land of Midgard forever after.

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    HE MOST LEGENDARY weapons of our age were forged by the Dwarven brothers, Brok and Sindri.

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    HE MOST LEGENDARY weapons of our age were forged by the Dwarven brothers, Brok and Sindri.

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    urdened to see their work abused by the warlike Aesir gods, they created the Leviathan Axe to restore balance to the realms.

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    E WIELDED A SHIELD
    like none other seen before in this realm. It sprang from his arm as if an extension of himself.

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    E WIELDED A SHIELD like none other seen before in this realm. It sprang from his arm as if an extension of himself.

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    OT EVERY WEAPON is borne of the forge. A bow from the simple yew tree, in an archer’s skilled hands, can settle a battle from afar.

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    he young hunter learns to protect his father, his arrows whispering death as they pierce the hide of their dreaded foes.

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    he young hunter learns to protect his father, his arrows whispering death as they pierce the hide of their dreaded foes.

    EXPLORE

    God of War PODCAST

    The Lost Pages
    of Norse Myth

    Join host Jason Weiser as we reveal The Lost Pages of Norse Myth.

    Discover lore from the new Norse world of God of War, alongside interviews with Santa Monica Studio.

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    • EPISODES

    • Episode EIGHT

      An Eye for an Eye

    • Episode SEVEN

      The First Great War

    • Episode SIX

      The Sundering of Jötunheim

    • Episode FIVE

      Like Father, Like Son

    • Episode FOUR

      The Forging of Leviathan

    • Episode THREE

      The Dead Stone Mason

    • Episode TWO

      And Only Rage Remained

    • Episode One

      Odin and the Knowledge Keeper

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        In the last Lost Page, Odin attempts to prevent the apocalypse, destroying the reams and his personal relationships in the process.

        Stay tuned after the story for a conversation between Creative Director Cory Barlog, Chris Judge (Kratos), and Sunny Suljic (Atreus).

        Episode length: 42 minutes

      • EPISODE SEVEN The First Great War
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        The eighth Lost Page of Norse Myth tells a tale of long ago: The First Great War.

        Tensions between the Vanir and Aesir had been simmering for centuries when the two sides finally tipped into all-out war.

        After the story, keep listening for an interview with God of War’s Senior Systems Designer Anthony Dimento, and Lead Level Designer Luis Sanchez.

        Episode length: 49 minutes

      • EPISODE SIX The Sundering of Jötunheim
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        The seventh Lost Page illuminates the origin of a most magnificent temple.

        Attempting to unite the realms, Týr constructed a new way to travel between them. But his plans go awry, and his best builders seal themselves away forever.

        After the story, stay tuned for a chat with Nate Stephens, Lead Environment Artist, and Luke Berliner, Lead Environment Concept Artist.

        Episode length: 45 minutes

      • EPISODE FIVE Like Father, Like Son
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        The sixth Lost Page tells the tale of young Atreus on his first journey away from the protected woods near his home.

        Following the pained cries of a wounded animal, the boy finds himself lost in Midgard's woods--and in imminent danger.

        Keep listening after the story for an interview about Atreus and Kratos with Story Lead Matt Sophos and Senior Narrative Designer Richard Gaubert.

        Episode length: 47 minutes

      • EPISODE FOUR The Forging of Leviathan
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        The fifth Lost Pages of Norse Myth unveils the origins of the Leviathan Axe.

        As the Aesir wage their endless war, Dwarven brothers Brok and Sindri begin crafting a new weapon to restore balance to the realms—at great peril to themselves.

        Stay tuned after the story to hear an interview with Jason McDonald, Lead Gameplay Designer, and Jeet Shroff, Lead Gameplay Engineer.

        Episode length: 43 minutes

      • EPISODE THREE The Dead Stone Mason
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        The fourth Lost Page of Norse Myth tells the tale of the Dead Stone Mason.

        Thamur, a giant, was the greatest builder the realms had ever known. Until he encountered Thor, the great destroyer.

        Stay tuned after the story for a conversation about the score of the game with composer Bear McCreary.

        Episode length: 41 minutes

      • EPISODE TWO And Only Rage Remained
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        In the third Lost Page, we explore the origin story of the Draugr—one of Midgard’s most horrific creatures. Now it spreads violence to all it encounters, but this monster was once a man.

        Stay tuned after the story for a conversation with God of War’s Principal Character Artist Rafael Grassetti and Principal Animator Bruno Velazquez.

        Episode length: 38 minutes

      • EPISODE ONE Odin and the Knowledge Keeper
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        In the second Lost Page of Norse Myth, the oracle Groa desires to see far enough to find her love. But she discovers that knowledge comes at a cost when Odin the All-Father covets her gift of foresight.

        Then, stay tuned for a behind-the-scenes chat with God of War’s Creative Director Cory Barlog and Story Lead Matt Sophos.

        Episode length: 35 minutes

    Over the centuries, some stories from the book were lost to time. There are those who speculate that this was no accident—that these “lost pages” were removed by an unseen hand.

    It is whispered these pages tell the saga of a vengeful god from a distant land, traveling the Realms with his young son on a journey borne of ash.

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    This Limited Edition God of War PS4™ Pro bundle includes a fully customized PS4 Pro console inspired by Kratos’s Axe, a Leviathan Gray DUALSHOCK®4 controller with insignia, God of War game on Blu-Ray disc, and deluxe digital content.

    ESRB Rating: MATURE with Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Strong Language

    THE OFFICIAL NOVELIZATION

    WRITTEN BY J.M. BARLOG

    PAPERBACK, E-BOOK, & AUDIOBOOK READ BY ALASTAIR DUNCAN

    Behind the Curtain

    Watch the Santa Monica Studio development team as they deconstruct the core elements that defined the series—satisfying combat, breathtaking scale, and a powerful narrative—and fuse them anew.

    "In the game, we use a lot of the original Norse language. So anything actually you can read written on all the walls is something, it means something. We've written it, and it's placed there for a very specific reason."

    — Cory Barlog, Creative Director

    God of War in a Single Shot

    Perfect movement; no cuts; no errors, not even a single load screen. Could be a legendary story. Dori Arazi, God of War Director of Cinematography, opens the lens on achieving what was once thought impossible – never taking the players eyes away from the journey.

    Fight Like Kratos 

    5-hit combo. Axe melee. Sparta kicks. Discover how mocap stuntman, Eric Jacobus, learned to fight and become Kratos, and how we discovered him.

    Bringing Atreus to Life

    How can Atreus be a capable warrior in combat and an emotional anchor for Kratos? Engineering Lead, Jeet Shroff, brings us inside the journey to create one of God of War most fundamental changes: Atreus.

    The DNA of the New God of War Score

    Big strings, big brass and a choir singing old Norse. Lead Music Producer, Peter Scaturro, takes us into the melodic world of Iceland, and the musical inspirations that led to the new score for God of War.

    Voicing a God

    How do you become the voice of Kratos? Listen to famed Brazilian voice actor, Ricardo Juarez, take us into how he became the voice of Kratos for Brazil.

    God of War – War On The Floor Event | PS4

     

    On February 10th, basketball fans gathered to watch a battle. But instead, would witness a war.

     

    Watch as Kratos journeys through a perilous Norse realm fighting off a new pantheon of epic creatures while teaching his son, Atreus, to do the same. A glimpse of the greatness that awaits in the new God of War, available April 20th.

    Long Way from Home, Aren't You?

    "The gods of these realms don't take kindly to outsiders, trust me."

    ©2018 Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC. God of War is a trademark of Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC.