Even the most die hard of God of War fans will hold their hands up and admit they’re tired of the Greek mythos surrounding the series. I mean, how many times can Kratos really work his way through the gods to the top of Mount Olympus? I rest my case. It’s why there was plenty of brow furrowing when it was revealed God of War 4 was in the works, but on the basis of a recent leak it’s going to take a very different trajectory to what was expected.
Leaked artwork shows Kratos is back, or at least a bearded warrior who looks extremely similar, but this time God of War 4 will be drawing inspiration from Norse mythology. That’s right, Kratos will inevitably be going toe to toe with the likes of Loki, Thor and Odin in the halls of Valhalla.
From the sounds of things God of War IV will take in sites from Norse folklore, including Asgard, the nine worlds of the Norse universe, Alfheim and the Land of the Fairies. Sounds like a perfect place for a spot of bloodshed.
Other than the artwork details are of course a little scarce, but it’s certainly a drastic change of scenery from the usual jaunts. If true then Sony Santa Monica are definitely trying to breath new life in into a series which dipped to a low with the arrival of God of War: Ascension.
While pairing up two rumours seems like a fool's errand, we have also heard that God of War 4 is planned as a launch title for the PlayStation 4K, which is purported to launch in Q1 2017. The added power of the touted console would be used for much more detailed visuals and a steadier frame rate. As ever take all is this with a grain of salt, but we should find out all the gory details come E3 in June.