The upcoming major Game from Sony Santa Monica, God of War Ragnarok, will attempt to bring the Norse epic to a satisfactory conclusion. Even while the last Game laid a lot of groundwork for future events, there is still a lot that needs to take place, and there are many legendary characters we haven't even seen yet.
If you are unaware of the events that took place before Ragnarok, we have the comprehensive history and timeline of God of War, which will provide you with the complete narrative up to this point.
The God of War game that was released in 2018 is one of my favorites from the past few years, and if what we've seen so far of the God of War Ragnarok sequel is any indication, this sequel will be one of the finest PlayStation 5 games that are currently available.
I've always been a massive fan of both the God of War video games and Norse mythology, so I thought it would be fun to look at the first complete trailer for God of War Ragnarok and speculate based on what we've seen so far.
Even if the Game's director has said unequivocally that Ragnarok would be presented as a historically accurate occurrence, one should not assume that this will be an uncomplicated account of events. There are many opportunities, so let's get started exploring them.
Kratos and Atreus Have Gotten Close, But It Will Not Last
Surprisingly revealing information may be gleaned from the relatively quiet beginning of the God of War Ragnarok trailer. This is an explicit remark on Kratos' and Atreus' development up to this point in the story.
Atreus is now much older, and although he had trouble hunting and even hesitated to kill animals in the past, he can now bring back deer all by himself. During this time, Kratos is working hard to make some new arrows for his kid.
It's an unexpectedly moving sequence that drives home how far they have come since the beginning of the last Game. Regrettably, it is not going to last forever. Kratos is exhausted and reluctant to pick a quarrel with Asgard since he has previously been through the agony of walking down that route in the past.
This indicates that further tension is undoubtedly building up between the two of them. Atreus, on the other hand, has a radically different mindset. He is interested in learning more about his history as Loki and wishes that his father would start “thinking like a general.”
The concept that a person's fate is predetermined by their choices on how they respond to impending danger is central to many aspects of Norse mythology, but mainly to the story of Ragnarok.
Therefore, minimizing suffering and conflict may end up falling on the father and son regardless. It wouldn't surprise me if Sony Santa Monica decided to hand the franchise's reins over to a new leader in this installment, maybe passing the torch from father to son in the process.
Atreus is following in his father's footsteps in one way or another, and he may learn the same difficult lessons in more or less the same manner.
The Majority of What We've Seen So Far Is Early in the Game
A few folks were concerned that the tale trailer gave away too much information, particularly when it was revealed that Tyr is still alive. There is no need to be worried about this time, at least not yet, even though we live in an age of oversaturation in which more and more is revealed in the build-up to each significant media event.
Even though I appreciate the fear, there is no cause for alarm here. Everything seen in this video most likely takes place near the beginning of the game, considering that Kratos and Atreus are shown arguing in the woods where they dwell in this clip.
They probably run away after being attacked by Thor and Freya, and this is when we see Kratos and Atreus make their way over the frozen Lake of Nine and the bridge that leads to it. This trailer is only the preliminary stuff that will get things started, and it does not reveal any big plot twists, of which I'm sure there will be many.
There is no reason for anyone to be concerned about what has been revealed thus far, even if it will undoubtedly be challenging to wrap up the Norse epic within the confines of this Game.
The Biggest Threat Thus Far Has Been Posed by Thor and Freya
Sony's Santa Monica, California, headquarters It's evident that Kratos and Atreus' primary opponents will be Thor and Freya. Odin may have eliminated Freya's incapacity to injure others, which may have allowed her to pursue vengeance for the murder of her sons since both want retribution for the loss of their children.
Unlike enemies in the God of War series, both are given a unique treatment. When Kratos and Freya face off, they do so in a melancholy tone since it is evident that Freya is devastated and that Kratos does not wish to face her.
When it comes to the 2018 game, Thor doesn't show up at all, but Mimir tries to flesh out the mythology around him, which may be seen on murals and narrated by him. The reverence here is something we haven't seen before, and it's pretty thrilling to us.
While there are a few possible outcomes, it will not be a simple vengeance plan. Kratos may be unable to beat Thor and Freya's mighty pair.
Ragnarok Will Take Place, But Not in the Way You May Expect
It's abundantly evident by the Game's conclusion in 2018 that Sony Santa Monica has a firm grasp on Norse mythology but is also willing to explore new directions with it. In this version of the story, Baldur is still killed by Loki's use of mistletoe, but in a very unusual way. Ragnarok, too, will be a departure from the norm.
The mythical wife of Loki, the Jotun Angrboda, is presented in God of War Ragnarok as a little girl. In the tale of Ragnarok, Jormungandr and Fenrir are both sons of Loki. However, the former appears to have no connection to this Loki, and Fenrir has yet to appear in the myth. In the future, there's virtually surely going to be a close connection that develops differently.
Also, Sony Santa Monica knows it can't just re-release God of War III since it has a talented team. Although there will be a lot of significant fatalities, it will not be just another “kill them all” type of scenario.
The Norse Saga Sort of Ends
There will be no other games in the “Norse epic,” according to God of War Ragnarok's creative director, Eric Williams. However, there's more to that explanation than first appears.
It is revealed in the 2018 game that Tyr was a traveler between realms, bringing with him artifacts from many other cultures. In light of Tyr's rescue, it's feasible that the tale of God of War Ragnarok will no longer be tied to single mythology and may even travel to many realms in a single game.
Assuming that's true, a few loose ends in the Nordic countries may need to be explored later, even though the significant storyline has been concluded.