Post by Steve Farrelly @ 03:31pm 24/01/18 | 0 Comments
Sony has let us know today that the forthcoming PlayStation 4 exclusive from Santa Monica Studios, God of War, is set to release this April. They've also updated the various versions of the game releasing with Collector's, Limited and Digital among them. They've also dropped a new story trailer to celebrate the news of the game's firm release date.
April 20 is when you'll be able to swing Kratos' axe in his new Nordic homeland as a wayward god, now with a son.
Here's what Santa Monica Studios' Cory Barlog (Creative Director) had to say about the release date announcement:
People of PlayStation the world over, God of War is launching on 20th April 2018. I would love to write a long blog post here but, apparently, I have a game to get done by 20/4 so I gotta get back to work as soon as possible.
First, let me say that this is my favourite release day of my entire career. If I live to be 100, I do not think I will be able to top this release day.
This has been a long journey just to reach this point so it is a little bittersweet to think that we are only a few months away from that journey finally coming to an end. While I am sad, I am also excited because it means everyone will get their hands on this crazy adventure we have been crafting for nearly five years!
Speaking of trailers. Yeah, I just lost interest in finding an elegant way to get here from the last paragraph so I just went for it. That is just how I roll. I really am ecstatic that I can finally show you this beautiful trailer we have been cooking up in the creative kitchens of Santa Monica Studio headquarters. It will give you more insight on why Kratos and Atreus are going on their journey, as well as provide a glimpse at some new bits of action.
Watch said trailer embedded below.
And as for the various editions of the game releasing, check them out below.
The 9” statue was crafted by our team in collaboration with the incredible folks at Gentle Giant. The cloth map is a unique companion to your journey, and an art piece on its own. The Huldra Bros carvings pack as much detail as their personas do in game. Just a few of the highlights, not to mention the digital items as well!
Designed to look like it came straight from the forges of Midgard, the black and silver SteelBook is embossed with the Huldra Bros logo, and it comes with a physical copy of the art book by Dark Horse too. Of course, we’ve also included some cool in-game extras, like the Death’s Vow armour set, Exile’s Guardian Shield and a GoW PS4 theme.
If digital-only is king for you, we didn’t forget. Adorn the legendary Death’s Vow Armor Set to increase your strength, and honour the solemn promise that sends Kratos and Atreus on their journey through the Norse wilds of Midgard and beyond.
The digital comic book from Dark Horse, Issue #0 starts to unearth the story of Kratos before his quest with Atreus begins. Not to mention both the digital comic and mini art book will come with exclusive creator commentary tracks.