New God of War Details Concerning Kratos and His Son Emerge

September 11, 2017Written by Anthony Nash

God of War

More information on the upcoming God of War has been released, and it looks like we now have some more details regarding Kratos and his son Atreus.

In a recent podcast interview, director and writer of the upcoming God of War Cory Barlog shared some details about what Kratos and his son are able to do in the game. According to Barlog, Kratos’ son Atreus is crucial to solving puzzles in the game, as he is knowledgeable on a wide range of magic incantations.

It was also teased that Atreus is able to instill his magic into people, giving them the ability to help out Kratos on their journey. This can be as simple as one person helping out with a puzzle, or an entire army of people trying to defeat something.

For more on God of War, make sure to check out our preview of the game from this years E3:

God of War is back, and it has brought with it some fresh ideas. Not only in gameplay, with a helper character, truly defensive options, and the removal of blatant button prompts. But also in the world from which this game’s mythology is drawn from. Kratos continues to struggle despite a lengthy period of self-imposed isolation. Meanwhile, his son appears to be just as willing and able to conquer his fears and vanquish enemies as Kratos. Yet there remain so many unanswered questions: what is in that satchel Kratos is seen handing to Atreus? What happened to Kratos while he was away from the world? Who was Atreus’ mother? Or that woman talking to him? By leaving these things unanswered, Sony Santa Monica has left us all talking amongst ourselves, awaiting with a near fever-pitch level of anticipation, for what looks to be another solid entry in this venerable series.

It is still too early to call this game, but what we’ve seen is as promising as any of the other strong God of War games. Watch this space for more God of War E3 coverage to come, including a one-on-one interview with Cory Barlog to dive a little deeper into the development of this new direction for the franchise.

God of War is set to launch sometime in Q1 2018 for the PlayStation 4.

[Source: Blasting News]