After what feels like months of speculation if the next God of War game is actually coming this year, PlayStation has announced in a PlayStation Blog post that God of War Ragnarök will launch on PS4 and PS5 consoles on November 9th.
In addition to the news, PlayStation has also released a 30-second CG trailer and an official unboxing of the game’s Collector’s Editions with Thor actor, Ryan Hurst and Santa Monica Studio art director, Rafael Grassetti. PlayStation players who pick up the PS4/PS5 standard edition on launch day will get the Risen Snow armour and tunic cosmetics for Kratos and Atreus as a bonus.
The news of the game’s official release comes a week after the game’s cinematics producer, Estelle Tigani revealed that she has been receiving harassment from “God of War fans” in the form of pictures of genitals from “fans” to reveal the release date. Estelle requested for people to stop doing this.
“Join Kratos and Atreus on a mythic journey for answers before the prophesied battle that will end the world. All the while, the eyes of Asgard watch their every move,” God of War Ragnarök‘s description ominously says.
Getting into the more expensive versions, we start off with the digital deluxe edition which comes with digital goodies like the Kratos Darkdale Armor, Atreus Darkdale Attire, Darkdale Blades Handles for the Blades of Chaos, Darkdale Axe Grip for the Leviathan Axe, a digital soundtrack, a mini digital artbook, an avatar set, and a PS4 theme. Meanwhile, the game’s Collector and Jötnar Editions come with the game, a set of pins, Brok’s dice set, a 16-inch Mjölnir replica, and much more. You can get an actual look at it in the official unboxing below.
God of War Ragnarök takes place three years after the series’ soft reboot, God of War (2018) on PS4 and later on PC. The upcoming title is set to be the conclusion to the series’ Norse saga where Kratos and Atreus in his teenage years attempt to take on Norse gods — Thor, the god of thunder, and the duo’s former ally turn enemy, Freya as they search for Tyr, the Norse god of war. The game was previously announced at the 2020 edition of The Game Awards with just an in-the-works title and a 2021 release which didn’t work as the game was delayed to 2022, and now we know is thankfully coming out later this year.