Kratos has a new look in the game and is aged with a nice full beard. At the start of the demo, old Kratos takes a boy hunting. They get into a fight with Nordic-like monsters. Kratos swings his axe and makes brutal kills, while his son grapples with a bow. Kratos then fights a horned troll who makes reference to Valhalla.
God of War has been a popular franchise since 2005 with the first game on the PlayStation 2. It’s been a staple of the PlayStation consoles, ranging from the PS2, PS3, PSP, and now the PS4.
“I knew I didn’t want to simply reboot the franchise, starting over with a retelling of the origin story,” explained creative director Cory Barlog. “I wanted to reimagine the gameplay, give players a fresh perspective and a new tactile experience while delving deeper into the emotional journey of Kratos to explore the compelling drama that unfolds when an immortal demigod makes a decision to change.”
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