Initial release date: April 20, 2018
Series: God of War
Developer: SIE Santa Monica Studio
Designer: Cory Barlog
Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
Platform: PlayStation 4
God of War is an upcoming third-person action-adventure video game in development by Santa Monica Studio and to be published by Sony Interactive Entertainment. It is scheduled to be released on April 20, 2018 for PlayStation 4.
Described as a “reimagining” for the franchise, the story will take Kratos to the world of Norse mythology—all previous games were based on Greek mythology. The gameplay has been completely rebuilt, with one major change being that Kratos no longer uses his signature double-chained blades, and instead uses a magical battle axe called the Leviathan Axe. Another notable change is the camera. The game uses an over-the-shoulder free camera as opposed to the fixed cinematic camera seen in the previous entries. There will also be elements similar to role-playing games. Kratos’ son Atreus can also provide assistance during gameplay.