God of War Shows Off Exploration, Puzzle Solving, and a Very Angry Troll in New Footage

Nathan Birch
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The new God of War arrives this month and Sony has released a new chunk of footage to keep the hype at a fever pitch. The new PlayStation Underground video is comprised of several short clips, some of which show off aspects of the game we haven’t seen much of before. Check it out below.

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The video kicks off with a battle against a troll, which looks and behaves differently than the trolls we’ve see in other clips. One of the Sony reps commenting on the footage explains why that is…

"Each one [of the trolls] is different. Each has a completely different backstory. As with Norse mythology, everything has a little bit of a story, a little bit of a narrative to it. Each of these guys, they're going to look a little different, they're going to fight a little different. When you go up against them you might want to think a little differently. [...] Part of their backstory is that they've been betrayed by the Gods, and that they've got all these different cities and villages."

The footage also provides a look at the quieter, more exploratory side of God of War. We see Kratos and Atreus searching through caves, collecting loot, solving simple puzzles, and scaling a cliff together. The video ends on an intriguing note, as Kratos desperately tries to locate Atreus in a misty forest. God of War certainly looks impressive and it seems it will be nicely varied, as well.

For those who haven’t been keeping up, here’s Sony’s synopsis for the new God of War:

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.

God of War rampages onto PS4 on April 20.

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