The long wait is finally over. In a blockbuster reveal overnight, Sony Interactive Entertainment confirmed the God of War: Ragnarok release date will be 9 November 2022. The video game giant announced that the long-awaited title will arrive on both PS4 and PS5, while simultaneously dropping an explosive new trailer that reignited fans’ interest in the iconic franchise and provided a sneak peek at what to expect.
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God of War: Ragnarok Trailer
The new “CG” trailer for the game, entitled “Father and Son”, is led by the voice of an older and slightly wiser Atreus. Now a teenager, the young champion is seen fighting alongside Kratos, taking down enemies and coming face to face with a giant wolf, which some have suggested is Fenrir of Norse mythology. Considering the franchise’s love of digging up relics from the past, the introduction of the Norse icon makes perfect sense and could signal a seriously exciting further foray into Viking history.
“We’re thrilled to be able to share our release date and the brand-new God of War Ragnarök – Father and Son CG Trailer with all the God of War fans who have been eagerly awaiting news,” Grace Orlady, sr. community manager at Santa Monica Studio said. “We hope you’ve enjoyed a glimpse at some of the dangers Kratos and Atreus could find themselves up against as Ragnarök approaches.”
While there isn’t a whole lot to deduce from the new trailer, Sony did drop a slight hint at what to expect. According to the official synopsis, Kratos and Atreus are back together for the good of the world, but an old foe continues to follow their travels.
“Join Kratos and Atreus on a mythic journey for answers before the prophesied battle that will end the world. All the while, the eyes of Asgard watch their every move…
God of War: Ragnarok Release Date
The God of War: Ragnarok release date announcement puts an end to months of speculation, after a series of setbacks and postponements rocked the release schedule. Originally slated to debut in 2021, the fan favourite historical fantasy game was pushed back to 2022 in June last year, however, Sony stopped short of giving an official timeline of events.
“Since the release of the next God of War teaser last year, we’ve been humbled by the amount of love our community has shown us,” developer Santa Monica Studio said in a tweet at the time. “We’re incredibly grateful to see so many people excited to experience the next chapter of Kratos and Atreus’ journey. “We remain focused on delivering a top-quality game while maintaining the safety and wellbeing of our team, creative partners, and families. With this in mind, we’ve made the decision to shift our release window to 2022.”
The latest announcement makes good on Santa Monica Studio’s initial promise, albeit a little later than fans may have been hoping for. God of War: Ragnarok will officially be released on PS4 and PS5 on 9 November 2022. You can watch the new trailer, “Father and Son” above.
Sony has confirmed that the God of War: Ragnarok release date will is 9 November 2022.
According to the official synopsis, God of War: Ragnarok follows Kratos and Atreus on a mythic journey for answers before the prophesied battle that will end the world. The new game sees both characters a little older and wiser.
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