God of War Ragnarok Revealed at PlayStation Showcase 2021: Featuring Gameplay, New Characters, and More

God of War Ragnarok gets a gameplay trailer featuring some new faces as well as returning familiar ones.

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God of War Ragnarok

Last year’s PlayStation 5 Reveal ended with one gigantic announcement- the reveal of the next game in the God of War franchise. Even though it was referred to as “God of War: Ragnarok” since that point on, the game wasn’t official revealed to be titled exactly that, until last night.

PlayStation Showcase 2021 featured a massively impressive lineup of games which, of course, included God of War: Ragnarok. The game was initially scheduled to be released in 2021 – but was pushed to 2022 and was confirmed as a cross-gen title releasing for both the PS4 and PS5.

This new trailer at the PlayStation Showcase confirms a lot of prevailing theories, and perhaps the most gigantic one being, quite literally, the presence of Tyr and him still being alive somewhere in Midgard.

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God of War Ragnarok trailer featured at PlayStation Showcase 2021

While Cory Barlog will not be returning as Game Director for the upcoming title, the studio seemed to have confirmed that they are indeed working on other titles as well currently.

While the weeks leading up to it featured little to no information from Santa Monica, especially Cory Barlog, who famously had “never heard of it” – the trailer and the subsequent talk with Eric Williams and Cory Barlog detailed quite a bit. While Cory Barlog will not be returning as Game Director as Eric Williams will be taking on the role for the upcoming title, the studio seemed to have confirmed that they are indeed working on other titles as well currently.

God of War Ragnarok
Looks like the pair have ditched the boat for a sled.

The trailer featured an especially angry Freya attacking Kratos as he slides across the ice on his very own sled. Which can only mean that the scale of the sandbox will be a lot larger than the 2018 God of War, as it looks like Kratos and Artreus will need a sled to get around.

Not only this, but the game seems to also feature actual civilization – that is, people alive not trying to kill Kratos and Artreus (Loki). The trailer briefly featured an almost marketplace-like setting, which is in stark contrast to the cold, desolate world from the previous game in the series.

Thor

The trailer also confirmed that Thor (Ryan Hurst) and Odin (Thomas Schiff) will be showing up in the game, as teased in the ending of the last game. Alongside them, there are also new people to the party such as Tyr, the Norse God of War as well as Angrboða, one of the last surviving giants.

After the trailer, game director Eric Williams confirmed that this will be the end of the Norse saga of God of War – and that Ragnarok will indeed, quite obviously, take place in the game.

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