Everything You Need To Know About God Of War 4 – Story, Characters, Blades Of Choas, Speculations, Trailer Breakdown, Graphics Comparison

By   /   Jan 24, 2018
Atreus and Lore Implications in God of War 4

God of War 4 is one of the highly anticipated games of this year and with Sony Santa Monica conforming the release date for the game the hype train has gained more momentum. However, here we will not be speculating or talking about how awesome the trailer is, instead, we will detail everything you need to know about the game.

God Of War 4 will be rolling out in just a few months exclusively for PlayStation 4. Given that there is so much information about the game on the internet, we have decided to compile everything you need t know about the upcoming God of War 4.

God Of War 4 – Everything You Need To Know

God Of War 4 was announced back at E3 2016 with an exciting gameplay trailer that showcased Kratos and his son Atreus trying to hunt a Deer but instead, they face some enemies. Fans of the God Of War franchise are eager to get their hands on the game but there are a few months before that happens. Let’s take a look at the God Of War PS4’s release date, story and more.

Release Date and Platforms

The upcoming God of War PS4 is a PlayStation 4 exclusive and will be available on April 20, 2018. From what we have seen in the trailers for the game, God Of War 4 will be harnessing every bot of PS4’s power and will look even prettier on the upgraded PlayStation 4 Pro.

Story

The latest chapter in God Of War saga will see Kratos going on a journey with his Son Atreus to fulfill the final wish of Atreus ‘ dead mother. Along the way, Kratos will not only have to keep his rage and anger in check but also protect his Son from seeing his true self.

This will be the first time in the series where we will see Kratos keeping himself under control and trying to be a good father to his son so that his son doesn’t repeat the same mistakes that he has made in the past i.e killing all Greek Gods.

This time around the series has moved on from the Greek mythology and has entered the era of Norse Gods which include Odin, Thor, and Loki. Will Kratos kill the Gods of this realm too? That is a question to which the answer will be revealed in the game.

Blades Of Chaos

Of all the trailers rolled out for the upcoming God Of War 4 one of the things that hardcore fans noticed were missing were the iconic “Blades Of Chaos”. While Sony Santa Monica has not revealed if we will be seeing these Blades in action but, according to the ESRB rating for the game, Blades of Chaos will be returning in the upcoming title.

Who Is Atreus

Kratos’ son, Atreus, will play an integral role in the God Of War 4 story. He will not only accompany Kratos on his journey but, will also help him in fights as we have seen in many trailers Atreus helping Kratos to take down enemies. Atreus is not an original character created for this game but, is a part of Greek Mythology. You can know everything about Atreus here.

Speculations

As soon as the game was revealed speculations about the game and its story emerged and here are some of the interesting ones.

Let’s start with Kratos’ rage. According to fan speculation, the reason why Kratos will be hiding the truth of Atreus from Atreus himself is that both Kratos and Atreus share their rage and if Atreus gives himself up to the rage then Kratos will also lose his cool and after a life ling of slaughter of Greek Gods, Kratos has learned that giving in to the rage is not a good idea. Also, there is that Kratos doesn’t want his son Atreus to be like him and tries to be good father and man.

Another interesting theory about the upcoming God Of War 4 is its villain. We know that the game will be set in Norse mythology and Sony Santa Monica has not revealed who will be the villain of the game. According to speculations, Thor will be the villain of the upcoming game.

Another theory about the game is that Loki will be helping Kratos to kill Thor and Odin. The theory comes from the E3 2017 trailer in which the World Serpent offers Kratos his help.

In Norse mythology, World Serpent in Loki’s offspring and in the game Loki might be helping Kratos with the World Serpent to kill both Odin and Thor as Loki is archnemesis of both of them in the mythology and with them out of the way, Loki can take over.

In what capacity we will see the Blades is unknown, it is possible that Blades of Choas will take center stage in a flashback sequence or towards the end of the game where Kratos grows tired of being in control and lets himself loose by tearing everything in its path using his Blades of Chaos.

Another theory about the upcoming God Of War 4 is that Norse Gods not happy with Kratos. The speculation suggests that the Norse Gods are not happy with Kratos for killing all Greek Gods and they fell threatened by his presence in their realm and that why they attack him.

Trailer Breakdown

God of War story trailer came out earlier and gave us a look at new characters, and the return of gigantic enemies. Breaking down the trailer will allow us to look more deeply and carefully into the world that awaits us.

God of War 4 aka God of War PS4 takes us to the Norse Mythology so many aspects and relevant characters appear in the footage we saw. The footage opens with Atreus lighting candles around his mother’s dead body. It is unclear if Kratos arrives after or before the death of Atreus’ mother.

Next, we see Atreus with a woman (speculated to be his aunt), and she asks him about the bow he’s using. It was revealed that the bow was crafted by Atreus’ mother for him, telling him that he’ll grow into it.

Kratos and his son are going on a journey to find the highest peak in the realms to bury the ashes of Atreus’ yet unnamed mother. As we head further into the trailer, we better understand what the relationship dynamics are between Kratos and his Son.

It seems they are both struggling to keep the rage at bay. The God of War and his son are both alike, there is a rage inside that can destroy gods which is something Atreus wants to do.

In one scene we can see that Atreus is angry with Kratos when the God of War tells him that there are “consequences to killing a god.” Atreus asks “how do you know?” It is clear that Kratos hasn’t told his son about his past. However, he sees the rage inside the boy and tries to control it, channel it toward better things.

But that backfires when Atreus falls ill, as seen in one scene. The reason seems to be shutting down his true self, locking the rage inside made him fall sick. This is going to a crucial part of the game and we expect Kratos to reveal the truth to Atreus at this moment.

We are introduced to Mimir, the smartest man alive! He calls himself a man but in reality, Mimir is the god of knowledge and wisdom in the Norse Mythology.

Mimir will guide Kratos and Atreus to the “highest peak in the realms.” But it seems there is a catch involved. He may send us on a little side quest which involves cutting his head off. Yes, he asks Kratos to cut his head off and later we see Kratos presenting that head to the world serpent who, by the way, is Loki’s offspring….Go figure!

Here’s a fun fact, according to the Norse Mythology, Mimir had his head cut-off in Vanir by Aesir.

Later in the trailer, we see Brok/Brokkr, who is a dwarf blacksmith. His appearance in the game suggests that Kratos will be able to upgrade his Axe by adding new abilities and moves.

The most interesting moment from the trailer is when Kratos’ bandages come loose. It is a clear sign of a conflict within him as he angrily tightens them back up. The bandages are covering the scars of his past when he used the chains of chaos to destroy Greek gods. It has already been confirmed that chains of chaos are in this game.

The rest of the trailer focuses on different types of enemies, all colorful and unique which is a trademark of God of War series.

You can also check out the graphics comparison between Reveal and Story trailer of God Of War 4. You will notice that the game has not been downgraded but Sony Santa Monica has made some artistic changes to the game.

That is everything you need to know about the upcoming God Of War 4 from its release date to interesting speculations. The game will be available on April 20, 2018, exclusively for PlayStation 4.

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