[UPDATE] Tom Henderson has now posted a story to reveal some of the tidbits behind the God of War Ragnarok launch date announcement.
According to his sources, the news was pulled at the last minute and could go live at any time when given the green light. The blog post would have consisted of the release date itself, confirmation that a proper gameplay showcase would be shared at a later date, and details on the God of War Ragnarok Collector's Editions.
Fans will be able to purchase the Jotnar Edition, which includes a 1:1 replica of Thor's Mjolnir hammer alongside a copy of the game, and the Collector's Edition, which would also add other collectible items such as a world map, other badges, et cetera.
Regarding the God of War Ragnarok release date, Henderson believes it could happen on November 11th, as Sony tends to launch on Fridays, and November 4th already has EA's new Need for Speed game while November 18th is apparently the rumored launch date of Ubisoft's Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora game. This would be a significant date as it was originally occupied by Bethesda's Starfield, a tentpole game in Microsoft's lineup before it got delayed to the first half of 2023.
[ORIGINAL STORY] Over the past few days, several credible leakers had revealed that Sony would announce the launch date of God of War Ragnarok today, on June 30th.
The first to share the news was Bloomberg's Jason Schreier, who also said the release date of God of War Ragnarok, originally planned for September, had been moved to November. Then, Twitter insider The Snitch also cryptically teased an announcement happening on June 30th. Leaker Tom Henderson jumped on the bandwagon just yesterday as well.
However, it looks like now everybody is adamant the announcement has been pushed back. Kotaku learned as much by speaking directly with The Snitch via Twitter DM. Then Schreier also chimed in, pointing out that there seems to be no delay to the actual game itself.
On God of War Ragnarok rumors: as of very recently, there was indeed a release date announcement planned for Thursday, June 30, per people familiar. Recent tweets from Cory Barlog suggest that is no longer happening. Still, as far as I know the game has not been delayed again.
— Jason Schreier (@jasonschreier) June 29, 2022
Indeed, Sony Santa Monica's Cory Barlog came out to tell fans to chill before an announcement actually happens, but he also reiterated that God of War Ragnarok has not been delayed out of 2022.
because its not.
— cory barlog (@corybarlog) June 29, 2022
Still, Tom Henderson wrote this morning that while the official announcement may have been pushed back, the details might soon be heard anyway. He could be referring to a leak of his own coming later today.
So it sounds like the God of War Ragnarok announcement has been pushed back, but I think we'll hear the details by the end of the day anyway. 🙂 pic.twitter.com/GWrHf2sNhc
— Tom Henderson (@_Tom_Henderson_) June 30, 2022
As a reminder, God of War Ragnarok will launch on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.
From Santa Monica Studio comes the sequel to the critically acclaimed God of War (2018). Kratos and Atreus must journey to each of the Nine Realms in search of answers as they prepare for the prophesied battle that will end the world.
Together, Kratos and Atreus venture deep into the Nine Realms in search of answers as Asgardian forces prepare for war. Along the way they will explore stunning, mythical landscapes, gather allies from across the realms and face fearsome enemies in the form of Norse gods and monsters.
As the threat of Ragnarök grows ever closer, Kratos and Atreus find themselves choosing between the safety of their family and the safety of the realms...
Those who break fate
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Weapons of war
The Leviathan Axe, Blades of Chaos and Guardian Shield return alongside a host of new abilities for both Kratos and Atreus. As they take on gods and monsters from across the Nine Realms, Kratos’ deadly Spartan skills will be tested like never before as he fights to protect his family.
Explore the realms
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