Despite releasing back in 2018, Sony's Santa Monica Studio and the player-base continue to celebrate Kratos' return in 2018's God of War. The game is already a cross-generational success from PlayStation 4 to PlayStation 5 thanks, in part, to a visual upgrade on PS5 as one of the first backwards compatible games. It now looks to dominate on PC and, to celebrate its release, a new trailer is out that isn't shy about giving some major spoilers away.
2018's God of War saw Kratos trade in the Greek Pantheon for Norse Mythology in a personal journey alongside his young son, Atreus. As with the original games, the Ghost of Sparta crossed paths with many figures of Norse myths, such as the Jormungandr, also known as the World Serpent, and the wise Mimir. However, Kratos and Atreus were the heart of the game's narrative as it explored the relationship between the two in a journey of self-discovery.
Sony gave a glimpse of that journey, and a lot more, in the latest trailer for God of War's PC release. The trailer highlights moments commonly seen in the game's marketing since before its release, such as meeting the World Serpent or fighting one of the various trolls seen across the game. However, the trailer also gives players who may not be familiar with the narrative glimpses of some of the game's biggest narrative moments, the most notable involving Athena and the Blades of Chaos.
The spoilers don't stop there as the trailer also highlights select points from the game's climax and the pair's arrival in Jotunheim, where Kratos and Atreus' journey ends.
While the trailer does a good job of selling the epic scale of the game's narrative, there is a debate to be had about giving away spoilers in a trailer for a port nearly four years after God of War's original release. It is fair to argue, on one hand, that Sony is perfectly within its right to use those spoilers as marketing material given the aforementioned length of time. However, there are likely players who can argue they're disappointed Sony gave away key plot points in a trailer and ruined a potential first playthrough.
Aside from the spoilers, the trailer also shows off the impressive visual upgrade the jump to PC will provide. The game was already a visual beast on PS4 back in 2018, and has only gotten better on the graphical side as time has gone on between the PS5 upgrade and this port. It can be seen all over the trailer with improved lighting, detailing, and a smoother framerate amid the chaotic action Kratos is known for.
God of War will release on PC on January 14, 2022, and is currently available on PlayStation 4.
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