God of War Trailer Delivers Another Dose Of Intense Action And Father-Son Bonding


Sony had a huge showing at Paris Games Week 2017, which, of course, included a fresh look at the upcoming God of War. We still don’t have a specific release date for the game, but we did get to see some more action and bonding between Kratos and his son Atreus.

It seems as if this new footage is taken from later in the game than what we’ve seen previously, as Kratos and Atreus have developed a pretty good rapport. The usually-grumpy Kratos almost seems happy to listen to his kid rattle off factoids about Soul Eaters and other dangers. You can check out the trailer, below.

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Haven’t been keeping up with the latest God of War? Here’s Sony’s official rundown:

Bold New Beginning

His vengeance against the Gods of Olympus years behind him, Kratos now lives as a man in the realm of Norse Gods and monsters. It is in this harsh, unforgiving world that he must fight to survive…And teach his son to do the same. This startling reimagining of God of War deconstructs the core elements that defined the series—satisfying combat breathtaking scale and a powerful narrative—and fuses them anew.

A Second Chance

Kratos is a father again. As mentor and protector to Atreus, a son determined to earn his respect, he is forced to deal with and control the rage that has long defined him while out in a very dangerous world with his son.

A Darker, More Elemental World

From the marble and columns of ornate Olympus to the gritty forests, mountains, and caves of Pre-Viking Norse lore, this is a distinctly new realm with its own pantheon of creatures, monsters, and gods. With an added emphasis on discovery and exploration, the world will draw players in to explore every inch of God of War’s breathtakingly threatening landscape—by far the largest in the franchise.

Vicious, Physical Combat

With an over the shoulder free camera that brings the player closer to the action than ever before, fights in God of War mirror the pantheon of Norse creatures Kratos will face: grand, gritty, and grueling. A new main weapon and new abilities retain the defining spirit of God of War while presenting a vision of violent conflict that forges new ground in the genre.

The new God of War trailer is just one of many PlayStation reveals made at Paris Games Week 2017. Click here to keep up with all the latest PGW coverage.

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